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Seven more days until we board the Ferry and leave Kodiak, likely for good (in both senses).

My apologies for not being more actively producing of artwork. I have a few pieces finished that I can't post until the publisher gives me the go-ahead, so hopefully that'll happen & I can put fresh work up here. I'm bringing my art supplies with me in travel, just in case I'm inspired in transit.
Writing again for the first time in a long time. the Rectory: neversafe. by CEZacherl
Thank you Muses.
A warm, familiar empty
                          fills the home as they sleep.
                          And the sound of Their claws
                          from across the tile floor
                         (as from the inside of my belly)
                          warn me that this is the last moment.
                          That all I must do to bar Their ghosts from my breath is follow my family to the Dreaming.

Unhuman : A haunted study. by CEZacherl
  • Mood: Horror
  • Listening to: an odd inner-babbling.
  • Reading: a friend's short story.
  • Watching: Marvel's Daredevil.
  • Playing: with the notion of deleting this journal.
  • Eating: the aftertaste of...
  • Drinking: ...lackluster Kurig coffee.
"Drown me in the eloquence of your work."
    I said.  And she did. So I was
    at the bottom of her thousand-league snow.

I have seen things I shouldn't.
have felt the cosmic.

Like powdered skin cupped magnificently in my palm,
the sensation lingers.

Perhaps we can't navigate
all the debris-splintered charnel
without holding His hand.

But damned if I'm not trying.
And so I'm trying
on everyone.

The white of the Ash, it streams down her throat
in its hallowed, powdery fill.

She clenches her teeth, and I lower my eyes.

There is no time when I am not alone.
  • Mood: Horror
  • Listening to: the thin whirl of the bathroom fan.
  • Reading: Needful Things.
  • Watching: Black Sugar.
  • Playing: my fingers against the soft skin inside my elbow.
  • Eating: the quiet.
  • Drinking: nothing.
Anulka, Priestess of the Black Goat of the Woods by CEZacherl
Anulka, Priestess of the Black Goat of the Woods
Look very closely, what do you see?


This is my first time using paint for snow-effects. There are a few things I'd rather be a little different (paint lends little control comparatively to ink, c'est la vie) but ultimately I'm really pleased with how this one came out. I need to extend my gratitude to the talented Elisanth for allowing me to use her modeling photography as reference for the Anulka character. The contrast between a stark, sleek beauty amongst the shattered debris of the winter forest-bed is *exactly* what I'd hoped for. And a huge thank you to sepraven for inspiring me to go all the further on the quality of the forest (check out Sep's work.. it is out of this world amazing) & rock out the snow.

Love this DA community :)


P.S.: You're looking for eyes, mouths, portals to darker dimensions and *maybe* even bits of a mangled corpse. But yes, they are purposefully hidden in the "appearance" of natural geography. Look up the mythology of Lovecraft's 'Dark Young', they terrify the heck out of me (consider thinking of them around 2AM when all you have is a thin camping tent between you and the dark of the forest) and this is my homage to that dreadful admiration.

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Charlie Zacherl
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Open for commissions and collaborations.



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giadrosich Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi, Charlie! Thanks so much for your recent watch and faves. It is greatly appreciated! :D
CEZacherl Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely brother. Thanks for posting such bad@$$ art.
HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
thanks a lot for the watch :)
CEZacherl Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for being worth the Watch :)
KoiFishAsylum Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch~! :glomp:
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