Caught Fish 3 – Broken…

Broken by clinock. 18″x22″. Graphite, Conte and Charcoal, on paper.

The third drawing from my ‘fishing trip’.



“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: 
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

Percy Bysshe Shelly.

30 thoughts on “Caught Fish 3 – Broken…

    1. I posted by mistake and immediately made it back to a draft – I didn’t think it would show as a post – it will be the next one – thanks for the info…


  1. “…that last amorphous blight of nethermost confusion which blasphemes and bubbles at the centre of all infinity—the boundless daemon-sultan Azathoth, whose name no lips dare speak aloud, and who gnaws hungrily in inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond time amidst the muffled, maddening beating of vile drums and the thin, monotonous whine of accursed flutes; to which detestable pounding and piping dance slowly, awkwardly, and absurdly the gigantic ultimate gods, the blind, voiceless, tenebrous, mindless Other Gods whose soul and messenger is the crawling chaos Nyarlathotep.” Lovecraft’s description would put any attempt by me to describe your painting into a dark pit!


    1. Wow…another Lovecraft lover – any attempt by me to respond to those words or to your comment would be like writing with snow in the fires of hell…


        1. Many thanks – I’m just happily surprised that H.P. is still so popular – I thought he had been cast into the nether-regions of literature …


      1. In 2008 Barnes & Nobel, Inc., published, H.P. Lovecraft The Complete Fiction, as part of their Leatherbound Classics Series, which introduced a new generation of readers to Lovecraft and for now has kept the works immortalized. I hope this is a tradition that carry’s on – not just with great literary works, but with all the arts.


  2. This is an intricate piece, but still gutsy! I love the use of colour to lift it off the page. not sure about HP, I might leave him with the sauce bottles in the cupboard (cowardice on my part). Wonderful work. fishing has powerful rewards.


  3. Appreciate your painting, John. It exudes an eel-like tangle and explosion of fish as I might see it in the hold of a ship. And Nancy’s right, it looks more carved than drawn.


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