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"Liche" by Keith Thompson

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High priest and prime demagogue of a people displaced and driven into inhospitable salt plains. Disease and famine poised to kill the tribes to a man when the high priest declared that he would go alone into the salt flats, commune with the heavens, and return with the answer to their salvation. Days later, when his desiccated form reappeared on the horizon, he announced the discovery of a divine solution to their plight. He appealed to the medicine men to conduct a drastic form of trepanation on him. A large hole was cut into the top of his skull as his third eye with which he would commune with the heavens. After a day and night of mantras a holy pillar of light descended from the sky into the priest’s pate and burst forth from his face, removing much of it in the process. This beam of light acted as a guide to lead his people to a land of plenty. Once safe and settled, the priest announced that he was leaving, much to the lamentation of the saved tribes. It was blasphemy for him to dwell amongst them any further, he explained, for he had died on the first night he ventured forth into the flats to find his answer. Blue colerase pencil and Photoshop. Prints available here- http://www.keiththompsonart.com/pages/liche.html


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28 Aug 2005:-) Jenny M. Heidewald
Woah, creepy story! My favorite part of the picture is the way his lower robes attach to his waist, the draping is wonderful.
28 Aug 2005:-) Sara M Osth
Oh. Oh! This is absolutely stunning. From the colours to the actual figure to the text in the bottom of the page... I don't know where to start, and I really can't find out anything constructive to say, but I love it. Great.
29 Aug 2005:-) Rachel Danielle Toguchi
I would say simply amazing, but there is nothing simple about this picture. I am in Awe.
28 Oct 200545 FireFly! >^_^<
Yeah More scray thing! >^_^<
14 Aug 200945 Emma
Love that ending. It’s like a Saki story (Saki was a early 20th century satirist known for his twist endings) ...If Saki wrote freaky supernatural stories with weird sepia drawings to go with them
27 Mar 2011:-) Brian michael
A touching story, and a good illustration to go with it.
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'Liche':
 • Created by: :-) Keith Thompson
 • Copyright: ©Keith Thompson. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Cleric, Dark, Goth, Gothic, Liche, Undead, Wizard, Zombie
 • Categories: Vampires, Zombies, Undeads, Dark, Gothic, Wizards, Priests, Druids, Sorcerers...
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Computer Program
 • Submitted: 2005-08-12 03:09:33
 • Views: 9563
 • Resolution: 549x985

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