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Lamplighter by korintic Lamplighter by korintic
Cover stuff.. ink+photoshop.
Hell Fire (Pelgrane Press, 2011)

-Olli
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Given 2012-04-04
Lamplighter by ~korintic, a mysterious and beautiful concept executed with fine detail and linework. A gorgeous illustration. ( Featured by alicexz )
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Chrysador Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
There's so much that could be said about this picture, but all I want to say is that it's marvelous
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Sagunt Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A light unto your path.
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arcxont Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Its just incredible!
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sevenxlives Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great image. =)
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TheMasterHama Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
The concept, the concept! Such a great concept!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Wow--eerie and beautiful! :blackrose:
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SleepyCity Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the atmosphere you put in this drawing. Feels like a nightmare or some kind of old legend.

really really love it! <3
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
do you know about the old song the lamplighter
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FabrykaImaginacji Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Amazing :D
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vya Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Thatīs great! :heart:
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ugly-swans Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
a very dark shadow :)
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superjaegar-aviator Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Whoah love how the shadows are all loopy and swirly and... Yeah.
I cant wven describe how epic this looks @w@
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
atmospheric. I like the way you used shadows and the subdued coloring.
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ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is remarkable. With the sort of 18th century feel, the lamplighter, and the darkness creeping up behind him, it reminds me a little of D.M. Cornish's 'Moster Blood Tattoo' series. You rarely see digital work with such skill, so huzzah, I say!
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FARTYTREEFROG Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
wonderfully atmospheric
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MiniMorrigan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing....
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DemoiselleDreamer Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
I'm just totally in love with the concept here. :heart:
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Philotanus666 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Evil.
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WaffleFort Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh, I like, alot!!!!
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:iconsfaerch:
sfaerch Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
very cool :D
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very good. The way that the lamplighter wants to cast out the shadows, but still, they are part of him! I also like the scenery: Dickens's old London or something similar where the dark was everywhere!
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Dark911evil Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
amazing!
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is beautiful!! Congrats for the DD, you totally deserved it! I'm in awe:love:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Awesome picture! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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shanepeters Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
That is freaking awesome, Olli!
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m-a-c-h-o Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Oh wow, this one is really nice. I really like that calm dreamy atmosphere.
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:iconbrookhood:
Brookhood Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
makes me think of characteres and themes from The Marquis by Guy Davis.
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Wackyjax Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Congrats! :clap:
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love this concept! It's so dark and exciting! :heart:!
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Kushina183 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:omfg: it's amazing
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DJ-Kamaitachi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
is this related to the book series called: The Monster Blood Tattoo?
beacuse the depiction is uncannily similar to its text
It is gracefully striking the very core of eerieness...stupendously beautiful bro
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gzzle Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
wicked! i love that sort of tentacle-y inky tidal wave of darkness that's recoiling from the light, such a cool concept :)
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Courtneycats Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
This is beautiful!
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ZappedKiwi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! I love the whole feeling I get from this piece along with the intricacies. Well done.
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Fpink202 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
awesomly awesome!
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Scottjunkie7 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Those who illuminate the darkness will constantly be in danger of being consumed by it.

I really like the theme you've taken with this art, the solemness of the lamplighter himself is a testimony to the deeper themes behind this. The beasty behind him seems to be what I automatically label a Shoggoth? Lovecraft in Colonial America, he'd love it! What I see in that undulating mass is the twisting coils of uncertainty, that struggle we all face against in our everyday battles to struggle and prosper. Even when we succeed in lighting the torch our struggles seem to grow, shadows spreading and gaining form under the brilliance of our achievements. Constantly they are seeking to bring us down, and yet we must remain stoic and face them down if we are to survive.

On the matter of the painting itself I love how you combine the more formal painting style with a bit of lovely splatter and rough texture, such as the white by the lamp and the texture of the gas/dust/snow that the monster stirs up. This combination forms a subject of interest that captures the eye and imagination, that union between what looks almost real and what is plainly artistic materials is a contrast the mind is fueled by.

Fantastic job with this piece, every bit deserving of a Daily Deviation. Keep up the excellent work.

-Seethe
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MountainGirl96 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
That is so awesome! I love the concept and the crisp lines, brilliant!
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Adagiobunny Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Writer
I love this! Wonderful use of symbolism, motion, atmosphere... the whole piece is stunning! Huge congrats on the DD.
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HerrHaller Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Photographer
This is fantastic. The shadows (?) retreating as he lights the lamp are masterfully done. One of the few DDs that actually DID deserve it, well done.
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Hoffers Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lamplighter would be a perfect chapter for a book o_o or character the illustration here is wonderful keep the work up!.
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CaptainSeawolf Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012   General Artist
This is amazing, the colors and the motion and the very idea is incredible! Nicely done! Very well deserving of a Daily Deviation!
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supersockmonkey Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
its cool how it looks like that if the light went out, that the dark would attack him :D
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krystal47 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
wow i love it
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InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is marvellous! Fantastic work!
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24WHISKERS Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Spectacular
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reading-fiend Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
For some odd reason, this reminds me of Pirates of the Caribbean...
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Maria2121 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And to think without him we'd all be thrown into darkness.
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ElectricMatriochka Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
this is wonderful, gongratulation !
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xlookdeepinsidex Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student
Wow, wow, wow.
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FiskXPhantom Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
:o
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