Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Dead City of Prolgu

Remember David Eddings? No? Well, earlier this year I posted a bunch of illustrations I made from the cliche-ridden but entertaining books of this now-deceased American fantasy author. Here's a few more. This one, based on Egyptian ruins, shows the entrance to the "Dead City of Prolgu," where the group of stock characters takes refuge as a blizzard approaches. Despite its small size this is one of my favorites of my Eddings illustrations.

"The Dead City of Prolgu" is watercolor and ink on illustration board, 6" x 9", June 1991.


Tristan Alexander said...

Wonderful atmosphere and great work on making this look foreboding and cold. The ruins are so realistic and have such character and mass!

Robby Baby Dark Poet of Amour said...

Again, the toppled pillars add to a sense of the corruption of time. A blizzard on top of that really adds to the sense of the place being forbidden. I like the drawing of the mason work in that one. I have a bit of a fascination with Egyptian culture, so my eyes and ears perked up when that was mentioned.