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The Black Monk by Roguehill The Black Monk by Roguehill
This is cover art for "The Black Monk; or the Secret of the Gray Turret" a gothic story from the 1800's. To be published by Valancourt Books early next year. Done with Pitt pens, warm and cool gray Copic markers, watercolor and colored pencil. 11x17.
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NickMockoviak Dec 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the colors in this!
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Roguehill Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Nick! I wanted a surreal, dreamy kind of feel. I'm new to painting, so one of my tricks is to limit my palette to very few colors. I think there were three different watercolors used in this piece.
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NickMockoviak Dec 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Neat trick! I'm still a novice as well; always learning and seeing how other people approach their craft.
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I'm getting into lovecraft recently so I'm liking this picture :)
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Roguehill Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovecraft can be a bit dry, but I LOVE the isolated, rural horror that the man produced. I managed to take a trip this year up to Cambridge and visited his grave. Very cool.
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two of my favs is the dunwich horror and the shadow out of time.
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Awesome! I love gothic horror, and sadly there's not enough new stuff in the genre being published these days, so I'm glad to see some old neglected classics get this kind of treatment.
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Roguehill Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, ND! I really had a blast doing it. I'm doing art for the back cover right now, and the whole thing will have a very vibrant, comic-inspired look to it. The editor and I really wanted something very fresh and interesting.
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