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Wuthering Heights

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"Nelly, I am Heathcliff! He's always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being."

Watercolour and coloured pencil.

I tried to capture the sweeping, melodramatic feeling of the novel. The love between Catherine and Heathcliff stands out in stark contrast to the desolate landscape. The tree is completely weather-beaten and storm-blown like the characters.

This was originally going to be a much darker piece, with Heathcliff dressed as a gentleman looming over the house, plotting; for compositional reasons I chose to add Catherine and make it a romance scene, hence the "My Little Pony"-coloured sunset. Since it turned out so differently from what I had originally envisioned, I actually hated it in the beginning, but it's starting to grow on me.

The gnarly ground was a LOT of fun to do. The house is actually based off of the building that was supposedly Emily Bronte's original inspiration for "Wuthering Heights" (the house from the novel).
Image details
Image size
3000x4000px 2.53 MB
Make
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Model
KODAK EASYSHARE M530 Digital Camera
Shutter Speed
1/32 second
Aperture
F/3.1
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Jan 20, 2011, 6:53:28 PM
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Dramanea's avatar
I am reading Wuthering Heights right now, and this perfectly captures the spirit of it! Even the silhouettes of the figures are full of character. Awesome job - this is definitely one of my new favourites.
Radiolaire's avatar
Great composition! The tones are perfectly moody and gothic, though not to much. Love it!
BloodyVoodoo's avatar
I love the whimsy of this. Beautiful piece!
Neddingtonanime's avatar
This is an absolutely beautiful piece of work
artistondeviantart's avatar
i love that quote. and i love this with the tree and heathcliff and cathy.
PetalDreams's avatar
Oh yeah did I mention that this picture is just absolutely fantastic? :heart:
Love it :faint:
PetalDreams's avatar
Your beautiful work has been featured in my book journal [link] :love:
Gorgeous. I love that you captured the windy moors
majorkey's avatar
this is beautiful, i love it.
CorvusNiger's avatar
Wow, fantastic how you captured the immortality of their love!
MissAway's avatar
I love your picture :) and of course I also love the book and movies (I watched two versions and I like them both).
MigMoogle18's avatar
I absolutely one of the best drawings of "Wuthering Heights"! I absolutely adore it!
"You left me too,But,I forgive you...Forgive me!"
I like it a lot! Good application of mixed media.
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