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Malleus Maleficarum by CanisAlbus Malleus Maleficarum by CanisAlbus
So this is what happens when you gen an overdose of Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose.
And I highly recommend that book, it's one of my resources of endless inspiration.

This is actually a bit older piece, done in last November, I think.
After floating around my room over christmas it was scanned and posted to my tumblr about two weeks ago and now, finally, it's here too.
As a future hint, sometimes my latest artworks are posted there before dA.

Black Staedtler pigment liner, watercolours and pencil.

character, artwork ©GhoulShoe
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SherlockWolf97 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That book is INCREDIBLE! I'm glad someone else has read it And enjoyed it.
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student General Artist
It truly is!
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purplepaopu Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what exactly is this book about? i'm reading it now and it's very interesting so far.
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BlackEyedNisha Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tää on ihanaaaa ! rakstan se kallio :3
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Kiitos :3
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Ghost-Messorem Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student General Artist
The painting is epic :D
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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Ghost-Messorem Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Welcs
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VoodooBizkit Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I REALLY like this whole concept in general. The drawing is just wicked! <333
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you :3
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VoodooBizkit Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem!(:
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Samuel-1925 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
I watched the movie, very very good! I'll try to read the book...
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transitofvenus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this! :)
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recycled-batteries Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the bold colors, the concept and the composition. I haven't read the book, but after seing this picture, I think I'll read it ;)
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks, good to hear you like it~
Really? Great, then my work here is done :XD:
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recycled-batteries Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! Your drawing really made me curious about the book ;)
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ScarsAndStories Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nicely done
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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Painter-Yoe Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Luen just historiateosta, jossa käsitellään noitavasaraa.... Olen muuten lukenu kans tuon Umberton kirjan, ja aika hyväksi uskaltaisin väittää. Nuo tiilikuviot seinällä on hieno yksityiskohta.
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Way to go Yoe. Mikäs opus mahtaa olla kyseessä, voisin yrittää itsekin etsiä sen käsiini...
Hee, sinäkin olet siis saanut oman osasi Umberto-omituisuutta. Kiva kuulla, että ihmiset näinä Houkutuksen aikoina lukevat vielä ihan oikeita kirjojakin~
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Painter-Yoe Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
No heh kun en lukenut sen kirjan nimeä...... Mutta se oli sellainen ihan yleinen keskiaikaista historiaa käsittelevä teos. (Kas kun ei olisi nimeltään keski-aika)
Näin niin kuin tulevaa historian opiskeluani pohjustelen.
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LiimLsan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
Umberto Eco is....slightly insane. So I guess it fits.
(All the good authors are slightly insane. Dante, Arthur Miller, Michael Chabon, Ayn Rand...)

Love your rich browns. ^^ It certainly is an interesting relic...how far you've matured since then! Never noticed this!

Reminds me of the Picture Book illustrator, Trina Schart Hyman. You ever heard of her? [link]
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Deetroitiz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!Fantastic!*Q*
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks :3
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haitstu Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like the skull idea, as well as the detailing. Very inspiring indeed.
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm glad you like it C:
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Karageorges Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Really esoteric!
Interesting like the world of Eco.
Very original!
Greetings from Paris!
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it c:
Oh, you're in Paris? I'm so jealous~
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TwistedHarbinger Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
WOAH! I'm reading this book right now! It's very good. XD
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Really? Awesome :dummy:
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Canis-Infernalis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
I totally have to read that book
and oh gosh...I love this
I have always love churches/cathedrals/religious and medieval related things...and that + your art= Pure damnosmeness
that coloring...and the design of the bricks and the skull ahsgahd
awesome
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Sonadowtaco Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
LLAMA LORD OF SCIENCE!!!
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Skythetimberwolf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OWO
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
:dummy:
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Skythetimberwolf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:lalala:
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Fourpaws666 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
I've been reading this book :)
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Excellent~
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Fangy-From-Shadow Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hieno kaapu! :3
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Kiitokset :dummy:
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Koi-Lantern Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student General Artist
how do you get your colors so bright?! I try all the time ,but maybe my color sense is just horrible.
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KaalKaal Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the general symmetrical feel to this one, and the sepia tones carried around here! :la: I also really like how Machete's head isn't straight on either, it really helps create a focal point on his hypnotic red eyes :heart: Awesome stuff as always Ghoul! And on a side note, how's your sinusitus going? Hope those antibiotics are doing they're job :aww:
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LavinceLara Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Varmaa olly vähä hommaa taustan kans vai kuinka?
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
No eeeiiii ollenkaan @A@
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awaicu Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply beautiful. I especially love the bricks in the background! After seeing this I believe I need to pick up a copy of that book as well!
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Skia Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012   General Artist
Oh, I love The Name of the Rose, one of my favourite books.

Wonderful picture, dark and disturbing.
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah, at least there's one who has read and liked this book. No wonder, I've always thought you have an admirable taste in literature...

Thank you, I'm glad you like it~
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MacGreen Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012   Filmographer
Ohoo! Taas isket heikkoon kohtaan tällä. Luostareita ja kalloja...
ihanalla tavalla hieman groteskia ja samalla kaunista!~ :heart:
Name of the Rosen olen nähnyt vain elokuvana (mikäli puhun samasta asiasta) ja se oli hyvä.
Pitäisi alkaa taas lukemaan muutenkin enemmän. Voisin pistää tuon kirjan listalle.
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CandyCornHusky Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
*in the left arm part of the robe* now I got somewhere to sleep
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Good idea *3*
*crawls in the right one*
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CandyCornHusky Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
XD I'm a micro
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