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"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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the Rectory movie poster CAMPAIGN1 (2) by CEZacherl
the Rectory movie poster CAMPAIGN1 (2)
This is the final product they went with for this version of the film poster. They dropped some mildew & astral effects and plugged in the movie info. All in all I'm pretty proud of how this turned out. Goes to show that BW artwork is pretty adaptable to the needs of the customer. Either I can color it to your specifications, or you can add in your own series of creepy effects as many times as you desire.

The original Black & White version is here;
the Rectory movie poster by CEZacherl  

The first design for the film poster back when Dafoe was considering the script;

Something Like A Phenominon by CEZacherl 

And the poster designed for later in the campaign with the final/signed actor (Crispian Belfrage) is here;

the Rectory : Movie Poster by CEZacherl  
Iaae documentary reporter by CEZacherl

Been actually remembering my dreams lately. A mottled-insanity-deluge of (presumably?) pent up stressors/emotions/memories. I awoke with the poetry itching to get out of my fingertips, poetry too telling to post the masses (if I can call the few wonderful ganderers here "masses" :-P ).

But the R.E.M. roller-coaster could just as well be summarized in this sufficiently ambiguous, and yet still ridiculously Emo lil' penchant. What keeps spinnin' round my noggin is;


Blood in Ink by CEZacherl

I realize it's been a few weeks since the Shoggoth piece. I'm having some technical issues posting my painted Mansions of Madness figurines, but those'll hopefully be up w/in the next few days. The next Unhuman illustration (including some Dark Young aesthetics for all my fellow Cthonians out there) is coming along swimmingly, Ia! Ia! I'm stretching out of my comfort zone in a few different ways and pouring *a lot* of detail into this thing; but I think that you'll think it worth the wait.

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Szigeti Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Thou art to be thanked for that splendid little thingy called a Llama.;) (Wink) :D (Big Grin) 
CEZacherl Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll take that thanks.

Though, don't look behind ye; it be be eatin' yer rug!
Entropician Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago  Professional General Artist

Hi, thanks for the comment, I hope you'll enjoy even the rest of my gallery, have a good day, bye!:) 

CEZacherl Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome, and thanks for the invite; I'll go take a gander :)
Entropician Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
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