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"All cities burn, as with flaming steps,
The Black Thing threads upon the earth.
That day, there shall be no end of death,
and It shall be the end of Death..."

A silly (but cool) painting about an Antediluvian death-god cleansing one of Istanbul's seaside neighborhoods with purifying fire.
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
After seeing a dream last night about the world being engulfed by the apocalypse, I feel strangely pulled into the world of this painting.

I know it's because of the mores of our civilization, but it does seem inappropriate that you don't see more old gods with genitalia.
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
The old gods seemed to be pretty comfortable with their sexuality - although I wouldn't say the new ones are devoid of such references either, just more closely wrapped in metaphors and symbols. I really wonder what happened at a certain period of history that got people so ashamed of sex all of a sudden. How did the world end in your dream?
BigOrca107 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Christianity mostly.

and on that note, its cool you added an unsheathed erect dick. many african, asian, pacific, and early european cultures revered the phallus as a symbol of power. a good example is the west african throwing knife, which features a silhouette of a rather formidable penis jutting out of the business-end

and i apologize for the sloppiness of this comment, both of my hands are broken atm
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
I think most abrahamic religions have this fear of sex. Of course, assuming that pagan religions were "more free" just because they had more sexual symbols might be wrong. For example, some Hindu temples are decorated liberally with erotic sculptures, yet women are severely oppressed in India today.

Both hands broken? Good lord, how did that happen?
BigOrca107 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter

And now I'm going to find some of those... temples
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Temples... right... :P
Nolo84 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eeek! A penis!

Technically, this violates dA's policy. I won't tell if you don't!
ramonpp Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I would love to see Samus kicking this Ridley's cousin ass!! That would be epic
grazatt Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Weird Dick!
QueenSerenity2012 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
As odd as this may sound, I had some sort of insane excited jitters when I heard that you responded to me. You've been a major influence in all of my art. Well, you and Lovecraft for my ideas and that sort of thing. Thanks for....responding! You've gotten me in trouble at school drawing Snaiad fanart, so I guess that makes up for it! Heheh...
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