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This is my take on Wormwood from the end of days. Now in the books I have they say it's an evil angel or demon "A power of air" denoting satan, in other sources it says it's a force of God, like a weapon or a comet. It will burn and scorch the earth and poison the waters and the dead will come back to life are all associated myths with Wormwood (aside from the fact that it is just a bushy plant, Google image it). So I trid to incorporate all these. Here we see a demonic comet or orb in the sky on fire and comprised of hellish souls. We see it scorching the earth and spewing necrotic poison corrupting the land and water and animating the dead (not shown). With some of these creatures it's rather difficult to pin down a consistent description. Mixing them all if you can sometimes doesn't turn out so bad.
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sullobog Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013

I have read a lot in the bible about how wormwood is used to symbolize bitterness

I dunno, for some reason that verse about the star wormwood resonates with me

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lvl9Drow Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
It's scary isn't it? 
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Sorrowdusk Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
HORY SHET


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lvl9Drow Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Thanks!
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jdsantiagojr Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
looks really cool, I like your line work
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lvl9Drow Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Thanks man. :D
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SteevDragon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
YIKES! What a horrifying visage this apparition is! This is worthy of some of the descriptions in the apocolyptic book revelations! Hell, this would be a great illustration for the bible! If hellfire preachers want to scare the shit out of their flock, this would definately do it! An awesome picture, drow!
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lvl9Drow Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Thanks man. :D
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SteevDragon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
you're welcome!
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RaXt0r Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wouldnt want be hit by that ugly mofo when jerking off to the stars D=
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Scumdog47 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
If I recall correctly, some apocalyptists claimed that Chernobyl is the Russian word for wormwood and when the reactor melt down happened they saw this as a sign that the above mentioned entity had finally arrived.

Just a bit of trivia. :)
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lvl9Drow Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Kewl! I should ad a radio active sign to it.

On another note we see here old myths constantly evolving. Who knows what a vampire will be 50 years from now.
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Scumdog47 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Probably something out of Twilight...
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Umbracado Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Awesome concept.. love it..
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Milkman411 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
That is very interesting. It hadn't occured to me to picture Wormwood as an actual being.
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Zagzagel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
A very disturbing image, indeed. It reminds me of something that visits me frequently in my nightmares. Good work! :thumbsup:
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lvl9Drow Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
I got some inspiration from "Granfaloon" from castlevania: symphony of the night and "Legion" from curse of darkness (almost the same creature). Wormwood reminds me of those bosses.
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MasterOkiAkai Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you did this, it reminded me of that verse. I reaad the version where it's a comet that spreads out and overruns the world.

But now, with this and some further imagination, I have the image of a demonic creature like Yevo from Futurama: Beast with a Million Backs.

A creature that spreads its tendrils out from a central point and absorbs or infects the people and animals it encounters. Also similar to the monster from Slither.
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lvl9Drow Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Very Lovecraftian, those.
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g3m1n1 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
JESUS CHRIST, SAVE US, IT'S A MONSTER!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!
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lvl9Drow Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
It's the most monsterous beast in the bible in my opinion.
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P-I-L-L-Z Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
nice lines.
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lvl9Drow Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
TY.
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P-I-L-L-Z Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
no problem
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