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The Cask of Amontillado by shoomlah The Cask of Amontillado by shoomlah
My finished piece for the Clash of the Classics book! The prompt was to illustrate some iconic conflict from traditional literature and, well, who am I to resist Poe? I've been drawing Fortunato and Montressor in some way or another for years, so it seemed like a good opportunity to revisit some of my older work:


I'll be the first to admit that I bit off a little more than I could chew with this thing- spiritual triptych, an abominable number of elaborately-dressed background characters, like a ton of skulls. Way to simplify, Claire.

I should have copies for sale soon! :D
-C
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bedhead1167 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
christ this is beautiful
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1drunkencat1 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Damn, words fail me, this is simply brilliant, capture the story so perfectly and I love how you bookend it with the latin! Damn this is visionary. New to your work but love this and what I'm seeing. Great job.
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Baby-Darling Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is one of my favorite Poe stories! I just finished writing a paper on it :) I absolutely love the graphic contrast between the stories dark tones and the colors you chose. Simply beautiful!
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TheComicChick Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student General Artist
one of my favorite stories form Poe, and you've done an amazing job drawing the major parts :) 
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whiteraven9 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
I'm writing a paper on this atm. Thank you for inspiring more with this imagery. I love this!
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bingybongy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Claire, all of your work is so stunning, but the detail here is just dizzying -- in much the way you take in the beauty of a room, the costumes, the figures, while whirling uncontrollably at a masque.  So, what I'm saying, is it's quite perfect.  It makes me want to climb inside the picture and look in all the secret corners.  Brava!
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shoomlah Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! :D
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bingybongy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Of course!  You deserve it.  I am also exorbitantly flattered that you responded to one of my comments!  You are definitely on of my favorite artists.
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vetya Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
So good!!!
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sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing ^^ I loved that short story 
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