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Bloodthirst ( 2002 • digital • 4000 x 3157 px )
creepy fantasy skull with blood in a dungeon
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" The torturers brought one more victim to the room they dare not enter alone. Legend said the skull upon the wall was a heretic long past, from the days of the original Inquisition. Yet none explained the horns that grew from the ancient bone, or the disappearances of subjects left untended.

The pragmatic said that rats ate the abandoned souls left to rot after their confessions were extracted, and scattered the bones among the piles that littered the stone floor. There was no one to clean them up, the superstitious would not enter the room saved for these special cases, not until long after.

But this time, a pair of brothers had been taken. Confession had been wrung out from one the day before. The torturers expected to find his putrid corpse still bleeding upon the stone slab on which he had been chained and tortured to the brink of death.

But all they found was blood, a little dried where the chains had bound the unfortunate man, yet still dripping wet from the mouth of the inanimate skull on the wall. "


The above wonderful caption was written for this image by the Fantasy writer Jaq D. Hawkins. Thank you Jaq, I think you did an excellent job. To learn more about the author visit her website at www.jaqdhawkins.co.uk.




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reaper from south carolina wrote:May 4, 2010

it looks really cool. it looks like stone staue of a hollow that just ate someone. it looks really evil.

mark from kansas wrote:May 29, 2009

this is the best painting ever i wish i could draw like that

Scene-ish from USA wrote:December 26, 2008

I enjoy the way the painting kind of "sinks into" the blood drooling skull. As if to make the viewer seem more beast-like herself. Focused on the blood, and thirsting for it. Very creepy in that respect, and very well done. =D

Salvinorin from Portugal wrote:December 8, 2008

Awesome... for a full size wall poster... something to consider.... great work !!!!

Yatzie from Australia wrote:November 16, 2008

I love the deepth you have in your art i would love to do work like that it's my passion to create something so real but i will never be as smart as you great work

Emiesha from Camieshea wrote:September 26, 2008

That picture sends other verry interesting images through my mind.

Rob from Canada wrote:September 25, 2008

I'm loving the lighting and dark colouring of your fantasy art. I've actually used one as a thumb nail for a dnd campagn in fantasy grounds 2. Awsome work. And an inspiration to get off my arse and break out the oils paints again.

Felix from U.S. wrote:May 21, 2008

It is one of the coolest picture I've ever seen. I think it is awesome. My friend Jose, Alan and Luis we like it.

JOKER from MEXICO wrote:May 21, 2008

awesome

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