The Basalt Pillars of the West by feline

The Basalt Pillars of the West

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Added: Apr 04, 2003
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"It was dark when the galley passed betwixt the Basalt Pillars of the West and the sound of the ultimate cataract swelled portentous from ahead. And the spray of that cataract rose to obscure the stars, and the deck grew damp, and the vessel reeled in the surging current of the brink. Then with a queer whistle and plunge the leap was taken, and Carter felt the terrors of nightmare as earth fell away and the great boat shot silent and comet-like into planetary space."

-H.P. Lovecraft: The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

There's something about the atmospheric, Dunsanian use of language in Lovecraft's Dreamland stories that greatly inspires me. Smile The pic was done with watercolours and gouache. And although I'm quite happy with the result it seems I still need lots of practice with watercolours...

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Guest's picture

I love this picture. The Dream-quest of Unknown Kadath is one of the best stories ever. Awesome depiction!

Guest's picture

By Jove!!! This is the best pic ever....I really liked the little boat,it kind`a showes how big these pillars actually are.
Beautiful..

Guest's picture

Great pic! When I saw the title, I thought it had something to do with Lord of the Rings. ^_^;

megaflow's picture

I like it too! I hadn't seen it before somehow... It's very moody, and soft, yet foreboding (kind of like Lord Dunsanay or Lovecraft!) and the very solid feel of the watercolors is unusual. Nice piece.

feline's picture

Wow... Thanks. Smile I was convinced that nobody liked this one since there were no comments.

Guest's picture

HOLY SHNIKIES!!!!!! that is sOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo awesome! I love the color and they way you did it,just lovely!!!!

Art at its best.