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The High Priest by MichaelBrack The High Priest by MichaelBrack
Lovecraft time! This one is from "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath", in which a mysterious priest robed in yellow silk lives in an ancient monastery on the plateau of Leng.

Drawing pen & ink on paper (50cm x 70cm).

Note: The original is for sale on Etsy www.etsy.com/listing/177814634…

Art print available at Society6 society6.com/product/the-high-…

and INPRNT: www.inprnt.com/gallery/michael…
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:icondreamdecipher1994:
Dreamdecipher1994 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
The size is a interesting thing. Brilliant Black&White-Pictures Pixel: Spider Hangs 
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of my all-time favorite Weird Fiction stories.  I really like the way you illustrated this scene; the textures and the luminosity are wonderful.
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:iconmichaelbrack:
MichaelBrack Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconquinnymeow:
Quinnymeow Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconbrian-oconnell:
Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's freakin' terrifying!
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:iconoceli:
Oceli Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Is the priest not one of Nyraloteps' avatars
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:iconbrian-oconnell:
Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it is a form of Nyarlathotep.
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:iconsevenofeleven:
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Bingo night is such fun there.
*fingers scars*

Looks great.
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:iconguest5432:
Guest5432 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Wonderful job. It is exactly how Lovecraft described that setting, I think. I always wondered what just what in the hell were they going to do with Randolph Carter, throw him in a la "This is Sparta," or what? :D

Kudos for a great work of art.
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:iconbabakosen:
BabakoSen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What are those things sitting on the 6 little tables? They look like skulls with everything below the nose knocked out to make room for the tails of a bunch of big, hairless rats.
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:iconmindtuber:
MindTuber Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your pen-ink drawings are so great at every detail
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:iconkilljoynervosa:
KilljoyNervosa Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
your ink work is absolutely incredible, but i'm sure you know. hah. keep up the amazing work!
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:iconmichaelbrack:
MichaelBrack Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconclaymanson:
Claymanson Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work! Nice style!
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:iconzoon3d:
Zoon3d Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Lovely work!
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:iconharuka-sd:
Haruka-SD Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
omg it's awesome o.o It gives me a really really creepy feeling like the book itself <3 Good job on this :)
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:icongasluvmcr:
GasLuvMCR Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing detail! :D
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:icononegai87:
Onegai87 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
I like your style. I also paint pen.
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:iconthemasterofstyx:
TheMasterOfStyx Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
This is truly amazing! I got the inspirations for one of my drawings from this.
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:iconcthulhucattala:
CthulhuCattala Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Fantastic inking! Hope to see your work in a 7 billion paged novel filled with Lovecraftian fiction.
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:iconkohlsen:
kohlsen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
the light is really good ---- -
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:icondustfinger0:
Dustfinger0 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Very interesting piece of work you got there! I never thought a pen could do that XD nice lighting too
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:iconlordvitya:
LordVitya Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy _frell._ :jawdrop:
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:iconsirenamezzo:
sirenamezzo Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
D: ....
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:iconkatanear:
Katanear Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Very impressive drawing. You are very good with light and shadows. :)
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:iconterev:
Terev Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
One of the avatars of the crawling chaos Nyarlathotep! I finished reading this story today, coincidentally. This drawing is wonderful!
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:iconmagichild:
Magichild Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Lol, I recognised your work from the thumbnail :P
Thank you by the way :) Your use of ink wash got me interested in the idea of using illustration inks in my art and now I don't use anything else - they're my dream medium ^^
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:iconmonstah:
monstah Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the creepiest characters ever. In my opinion, he's a fallen flute player from Azathot's cohort.
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:iconbrian-oconnell:
Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That...is a very logical idea!
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:iconvampyreatheart:
vampyreatheart Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
amazing! :heart: your drawings always
make me want to put my face closer
to the screen to see all the little
details! your artwork is awe-inspiring!
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:iconxesatran:
Xesatran Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
amazing work
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
To be able to draw like this. Now that's a gift that rare people have. Be happy that you have it.

I'd give anything for that sort of ability.. :wow:
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neskind Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Great picture.
You know most people dont like The Dream Quest in unknown Kadath because the think it is a kids story unlike Lovecraft's other works. But I think it is the most creepy and pesimistic of his works. We are taken through this wonderfull dream world full of palaces and talking cat but are often given glimpses of the horrible truth that lurks behind the facade that the old ones created for their amusement.
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WeisWolf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
This is one of the most superb and imaginative images I have ever seen, excellent work!
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:iconmakers-idiom:
makers-idiom Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009   Writer
i love this picture. it really captures the claustrophobic feeling that Lovecraft describes in the actual story.
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:iconup-your-zyca:
Up-Your-Zyca Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fuckin hell this is hot! i love ur work! like all of it!!!!!!!!
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:icondreadpersephone:
DreadPersephone Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
You. Are. A. God.
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ThePistolsInItsPlace Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Lets just say I envy your skill with ink... Teach me! Lol, it makes me want to start drawing some more...thanks a bunch keep it up dude!

-Pistol Pete
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:iconinquanok:
Inquanok Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woh, this is awesome *-*
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:iconrolandboyce:
RolandBoyce Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing pen and inks !!!!
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:iconestallo-en-impacto:
Estallo-en-Impacto Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
im reaaaally fond of this one of yours
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:iconlafeenoir:
LaFeeNoir Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
Absolutely beautiful!
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:iconfiroe:
Firoe Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Student Artist
Looks like a sacrificial place... I love it! :D
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:iconkallestar:
Kallestar Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
My jaw just hit the floor, same as it always does every time I see one of your drawings. I bow to you from across the internet.
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Asfodelo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Student General Artist
awesome work!
all those details...and the atmosphere!

eh..50x70? your hands must be dead by now..
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:iconvoldemort92:
voldemort92 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Amazing. I love Lovecraft and "The Dream-Quest Of Unknown Kadath" <3
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:iconphilippel:
philippeL Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely nice...
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:iconnemesis12:
Nemesis12 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
The first thing I thought when I saw this was Lovecraft. This is just amazing.
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SabreBash Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It is not just the drawing that wins. I support anyone who is familiar with the Plateau of Leng.
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:iconblackrrose2:
blackrrose2 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutly dark and beautiful:D i love your style
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