Mollusc Tree by keith

Mollusc Tree

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Added: Jun 13, 2005
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This case of sorcerous artifice is one of many of its kind which dot the hills in this area. Originally a byproduct of alchemical study, the mollusc tree is now harvested for both medicinal and culinary applications. A rare mollusc is fished, and immersed in an amniotic solution within the bulb of a specially cultivated tree. The aging process is quite long and the mollusc actually lives in a torpor until its harvesting. Specific parts of the pickled mollusc meat are a much saught after delicacy, and the brine possesses a potent restorative effect when imbibed or applied as a salve. If the proper procedure is not followed, and the bulb split or tapped by a poacher, the mollusc will vicously attack, and soon drown, spoiling its meat.

Animator's blue colerase pencil. Photoshop.

Prints are available here: http://www.keiththompsonart.com/pages/mollusctree.html

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Guest's picture

I LOVE THIS ONE. I thonk this is my favorite of yours so far...

Guest's picture

your pencil and coloring techniques are exactly what I have tried to aim for years..
Also your art concepts are unique.

congratulations..

stinaw's picture

Your style is amazing and this piece is one of my favorites.

cerchione's picture

Deliciously Cthulhuesque! I love the contrast of the grotesque mollusc with the whimsical curly-Qs. Well done!

Guest's picture

Wonderful how many of your images are like doorways to other worlds, they make you think of what else there might be "round the corner" - and that's *before* reading the story.

rita's picture

Just awesome Keith!

Guest's picture

Beautiful and the story brings it out deliciously.

Art at its best.