Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
The King in Yellow by AlixBranwyn The King in Yellow by AlixBranwyn
The first card in my new personal project, a Lovecraft inspired tarot deck. This is The Emperor card done as an interpretation of Robert W. Chambers' the King in Yellow. The rest of the deck will also be drawn from the Cthulhu mythos. 
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2015-05-08
:iconwendigomoon:
WendigoMoon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is incredible! I especially love how you conveyed what I'm assuming to be Carcosa near the bottom. Hauntingly beautiful!
Reply
:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Great work!
Reply
:iconrvzo:
RVZO Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
I'm still waiting your masterpiece. The best project of whole Deviantart
Reply
:iconalsalamek:
Alsalamek Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016
Amazing
Reply
:iconrvzo:
RVZO Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
I'm a Tarot reader, and i can't wait to see next fantastic pieces of art like this one. Congratulations! you're a really good artist.
Reply
:iconcoffeegoeswild:
coffeegoeswild Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Richly beautiful. Wonderful piece.
Reply
:iconandersln:
AndersLn Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is just spot on cosmic horror.
I'm looking forward to seeing, the rest of the deck
Reply
:iconapplesara:
AppleSara Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
Wow, beautiful ! Nice work ! 
Reply
:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

Reply
:iconanahatas:
anahatas Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
looks like something you would see in a tattoo 
Reply
:iconrodrigoayam:
rodrigoayam Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Wow, incredibly well done, the perspective of depth is exposed on an awesome way
Reply
:icontriziana:
TriZiana Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! :jawdrop: I love this so much. Very deep... Great stuff!!!♡♡♡
Reply
:iconalrikn:
AlrikN Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Interesting, lovely and striking. :)
Wonder what else will be in this project.Sherlock Holmes 
Reply
:iconvladnoxart:
VladNoxArt Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work :nod: Applaud fella (Reactions) by Ehsartem
Reply
:iconkittykillall-art:
KittyKillAll-Art Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
*jaw just drops to the floor and stays there forever*
Reply
:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
like it
Reply
:iconscaryren:
scaryren Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
beautiful , and the use of color is amazing
Reply
:iconartisthatchling:
artisthatchling Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAVE YOU SEEN THE YELLOW SIGN?
Reply
:iconsegura2112:
segura2112 Featured By Owner Edited May 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Love Thank You and congrats on the DD.
Reply
:iconreedenlandshey:
ReedenLandshey Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:wow:
Reply
:iconkrasblak:
krasblak Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation!
:heart::iconbutterfly1plz::iconbutterfly2plz::iconbutterfly3plz::iconbutterfly4plz::iconbutterfly5plz::heart:
Reply
:iconterepaimap:
Terepaimap Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Holy s***... you really have talent ! :o (Eek) :o (Eek) Clap Clap Clap 
Reply
:iconjullezart:
JullezArt Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
great illustration
Reply
:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning work and amazing details!
Reply
:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student Filmographer
love it! I thought It was a True Detectives inspired piece at first lol
Reply
:iconalixbranwyn:
AlixBranwyn Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I actually did the antlers on the crown as a nod to True Detective for bringing the book back into the spotlight for a bit!
Reply
:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student Filmographer
and the reference to the "Yellow King" got me too. Super neat piece!
Reply
:iconkatsiarynaharelik:
KatsiarynaHarelik Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Wonderful!
Reply
:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
Reply
:iconkida-neechan:
Kida-neechan Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the daily deviation, dear ~ ♡
Have a fabulous day ~ ☆
Reply
:iconkeren-or:
keren-or Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work!
Reply
:iconmarkos040122:
markos040122 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
i'l be looking forwarr for the rest, this is amazing!!
Reply
:iconafalstein:
Afalstein Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
A little puzzled... how is this Lovecraft if the author is Robert Chambers?  Or are we viewing Lovecraft as a genre?  But the Cthulu mythos was definitely Lovecraft...
Reply
:iconalixbranwyn:
AlixBranwyn Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
The Cthulhu Mythos is actually drawn from a larger collection of literature, Lovecraft liked to weave in elements from other authors and encouraged other authors, including Conan the Barbarian author Robert E. Howard, to do the same. Lovecraft included references to the Lake of Hali and the Yellow Sign in "The Whisperer in Darkness" while in the larger mythos it was suggested, I believe by Derleth, that the King in Yellow was a potential avatar of Hastur. 
Reply
:iconsegura2112:
segura2112 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Cool, This answers some things  I've wondered about in 2 of my favorite series, King's Darktower series and Bradley's Darkover series.
Reply
:iconafalstein:
Afalstein Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
I actually knew about Conan, but the rest is fascinating.  Last question, is the Yellow King in True Detective ACTUALLY this guy, or is it just a name/reference?
Reply
:iconalixbranwyn:
AlixBranwyn Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
The Yellow King in True Detective is a reference to Chambers' Yellow King from the book/play that drives you insane. I think in the world of True Detective it's meant to be this kind of large cultish cosmic thing that doesn't actually exist but is used as an obsession by some messed up people to do some messed up things.
Reply
:iconreddog909fallout:
reddog909fallout Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i have the strongest urge to take that crown as my ownFuturama Philip J. Fry (Not Sure) Millennium items will be ALL MINE! ...     you cant fly    :U
Reply
:iconfaosdesign:
FaosDesign Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
CARCOSA!
I do love Cthulhu Mythos and The King in Yellow is such an amazing book. You really did them honor with this work.
:)
Reply
:iconsirmimsypompingdon:
SirMimsyPompingdon Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Love it!
Reply
:iconalexgv-art:
Alexgv-art Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
wow this is amazing :D
Reply
:iconjresin:
jresin Featured By Owner May 6, 2015   Digital Artist
Stunning artwork, love it :)
Reply
:iconaronkamo:
AronKamo Featured By Owner May 6, 2015   Digital Artist
That looks great!
Reply
:iconprofchaos354:
profchaos354 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wow this is really beautiful. Very morbid but with bright colors. Really great!
Reply
:iconjust-lis:
just-Lis Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work!
Reply
:iconxerxan:
Xerxan Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well that's horrifyingly amazing 
Reply
:iconsapiento:
Sapiento Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent.
Reply
:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Nice U_U
Reply
:iconliambic:
Liambic Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
If the rest of the deck is similar to this, I for one would be interested in buying the actual deck of Mythos-inspired tarot. Kudos on the design, looking forward to the next!
Reply
:iconevilmurder:
EvilMurder Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Will we be able to get a look at the other arcana?
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Photo




Details

Submitted on
May 5, 2015
Image Size
1.3 MB
Resolution
1000×1713
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
15,231
Favourites
1,110 (who?)
Comments
62