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Cuthbert Allgood by psychobitchua Cuthbert Allgood by psychobitchua
If you read "The Dark Tower Series", you may know him. I always liked "Wizzard and glass" book and Roland's childhood friends, especially Cuthbert. He didn't have Alain's 6th sense or Roland's skills of a leader, but his sarcasm served him well. And of course, as each and every Roland's close people, he was doomed. :(

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RenValentine Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good ol' Cuthbert...I fell in love with him, I did.
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Oh yes. :nod:
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RenValentine Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*sniffling a bit*

You've read the comic that goes along with that, haven't you? That's where I'd assume you'd get 'Bert's look...Hey but I could be wrong, you could've imagined it all on your own...Ka, I suppose...
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Well, considering that I've submitted this artwork on August 24th, 2006, I did it before the comics went out. But you know, talking to many Dark Tower fans, everybody gets a very similiar opinion about how Bert should look like. I think, King mentions dark longer hair and sharp features, so people, including me, immediately see this slim, dark-eyed "young Johnny Depp"-like type of face.
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RenValentine Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a feeling that's what I'dve thought...But then again, maybe not. Ah who knows? Either way, I likes it...'Specially the part where Steven BEGS Roland not to take 'that laughing boy' along with him to Hambry in Wizard and Glass.
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Kaiera Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
Ahaha, Cuthbert! He's one of my favorites from this series...his sarcasm always makes me smile. I'm re-reading Wizard and Glass now, and finding this just made my day.

Fantastic work!
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
I re-read it alot, too. I'm happy that you liked it. :hug:
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synchronicity313 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work. You're an extraordinary visionary, an incredible talent. Thanks for bringing to life one of my favorite characters!
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
:blush: I actually did it because no one else would. People tend to show more interest in portraying Ronald and Jake than all the rest. Thank you for compliment. :hug:
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harmonic-discordia Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:excited: Yay Cuthbert! The awesomeness of this has killed me dead. :faint: (As did the gut-wrenching horribility of the ending of book 7, but that's another matter entirely...)
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
That 7th book crashed me. I suspected the ending wouldn't be simple or predictable, but I was shocked, killed, destroyed and crashed. :faint:
Glad you liked him. :hug:
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harmonic-discordia Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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nosprings Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
Amazing job on this! Just amazing!
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
Thank you very much. :heart:
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Sulphar-Fire Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
YAY! I found another Cuthbert-fan! Great work!
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
True, true. :boogie: Thank you.
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megami-no-yorokobi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
Really neat portrail of Cuthbert, I loved his character, he was so sarcastic all the time, but altogether lovable!
The sky looks brilliant, and the barren landscape with the single rose. Love it so much! You did awesome work on this!
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
Yay, another Cuthbert lover here. Hey. :hug: Thank you very much, I'm glad you liked my version of him. I'm dying to see a movie or a tv version of the series, actually. :nod:
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megami-no-yorokobi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
You're very welcome! :hug:
Oh my gosh, a movie or tv version of the series would be amazing! Really, I'd love for them to do that. I'd watch it over and over again if it was good. :)
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
But I realise that we won't see it soon. Because it's a giant book, isn't it? But last time I checked, most of the fans wanted to see Kieran Culkin to play Bert. I think I didn't see Kieran in the movie since he was a kid, so I can't even tell if it's a good idea or not.
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megami-no-yorokobi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
Yes indeed, it is a huge book. Suprisingly didn't take me all that long to read though since I was so into the series.
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dark-tower-club Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
Do you mind if people :+fav:/comment in the club, or would you rather I redirect them here?

Also, I'm just curious. Is this supposed to be his ghost? (Sorry if I gave anything away :paranoid:.)
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arphot Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
Excellent creation of a fantasy. I thought that was the rook in his hand. I've read all the books twice and am into it for the 3rd time now (book5). Wizard and Glass is my favorite, too. It's amazing how you can get caught up in Roland's youth and romance and forget you're actually on the highway outside of "Topeka". I have the 1st edition of the comic and am saving it for when I'm done with book 7 (again). I also have the concordances and another book on the series. I'm loving a lot of the art dedicated (by many dA artists) to the series, yours included. Thanks for sharing your art. Kirk (ARPhot)
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
This book was deffinately the longest and the most heart-breaking literary journey in my life. There is such a powerful symbolism and idea behind the story. :heart: Thank you for looking. Technically, it's far from good, but Bert just begged to be portrayed in any possible way.
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Coffee-Brown Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
um you proberly no this already but the comic of the dark tower is out!!! yay!!!!
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :boogie: I wonder when it arrives here. *If* it arrives here. And I wonder if they really want to make a TV-movie. :excited:
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Coffee-Brown Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah i dont have it either, it's quite a swim from here to the usa! lol
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
(drags her inflatable boat) Let's get it! :lol:
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Coffee-Brown Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! :-D
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
Oh, there were a few days of pure pain. Because Iíve read the series for 5 years or so, from book to book. The characters became closer than most of my family members to me. And in the last one the feeling of the nearing end was overwhelming. King started to illuminate characters I loved one by one, it hurt as hell. And then he made the final shot in my head with the ending. Iíve imagined the ending would be abstract and cruel, but not *that* cruel. :tears: So the last part was damn good. A bit hard to read because of multiply parallel storylines and universes, but I liked it. How about you?
Thank you. :hug:
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Yoda-Ganny Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
This is how I imagined Cuthbert. Always good to meet a fellow "Dark Tower" fan. What did you think of the last book?
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
Oh, there were a few days of pure pain. Because I’ve read the series for 5 years or so, from book to book. The characters became closer than most of my family members to me. And in the last one the feeling of the nearing end was overwhelming. King started to illuminate characters I loved one by one, it hurt as hell. And then he made the final shot in my head with the ending. I’ve imagined the ending would be abstract and cruel, but not *that* cruel. :tears: So the last part was damn good. A bit hard to read because of multiply parallel storylines and universes, but I liked it. How about you?
Thank you. :hug:
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Yoda-Ganny Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
You're welcome. Re: the book...I felt similarly in the end. King has a history of abusing his readers right until the end. For me it was bittersweet. I wanted it to end so I could stop worrying about these characters. I didn't want it to end because there was more he could have written if he'd wanted to expand on some of the storylines.
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Nexus-Of-Dreams Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
When I looked at this art the first time I believed it was Johnny Depp in it. I looks like him. I havnīt read The Dark Towers but your art is cool. It seems the book has some dark humor in it. ;-)
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
The book has special charm in it, there are scary-funny moments. I enjoy them the most.
Thank you. :) The model guy should be officially crowned to be Johnny's clone. ;)
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hardcoremiike Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006
I love it, you definitely captured the feel of the dark tower, but for that doesnt really give me a feel of cuthbert as much as it does the crimson king, or whoever it was that went crazy and shoved a spoon down his throat and ran off to the dark tower:P. That's goin to give me some inspiration on him if I paint him. And yea I finished Eddie but i dont want to put him up here he seems really unfinished to me still and bland compared to Susannah, dont want to disappoint you.
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006
Thank you. :) I'm not pushing your muse, I'll try to be patient (sighs). I :heart: Eddie. I tried to address the books for inspiration, mostly it helped. But Mr.King isn't really acurate with descriptions. "Wizard and Glass" starts with Cuthbert having black hair, a few pages after he has it brown and in original poem which is given in the end of the last book he's a blonde. :lol:
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BloodyVoodoo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a Stephen King novel, no? I really need to read more of his books. I'm totally in love with that sky! The barren landscape is also very cool. What does the face coming out from the clouds mean? I love art inspired by novels. It's always great to see how people visualize the written word.
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2006
It's Stephen King's "Dark Tower Series". 7 books which he called "My answer to Lord of the rings". This story will make you to love the author or hate him completely. My friend who was a fan before, read "The Gunslinger", the first book, and said: "The old man lost his mind. I can't read this crap". And I mindlessly fell in love with it from the first pages. The world King created here captured me.
It's hard to explain what the face means... The original idea was to surround the rook's skull with scary visions, like it was radiating them. To illustrate the part of the book where he, being the only realist and a bit of jealous bastard, can sense the danger. But the visions distracted the attention from the tower completely. So I left one face as a symbol of the death hanging over him.
lol I wasn't sure I would be able to finish it. Because you want one of your favorite characters to look exactly how you imagined him. I would use young Johnny Depp or Christian Bale if I did it for Creative only. And Cuthbert is 14-15 in "Wizzard and Glass". I looked through *all* male stock pages here. I clicked "browse male stock" and clicked "next" until the search results were over. Then I found a face, captured my sister's classmate, dressed him in my cowboy coat... He fought like a hero. But we told him he'd have a different face and he calmed down. If you only could see the face he made on original picture, little bastard.
Thank you, hun. :hug:
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006
This is so cool! I haven't read the Dark Tower books in a few years, but I also loved Cuthbert's snarky humor.
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2006
You mean, you didn't read the final part? It came out last year here. Stephen King's books occupy 2 shelves in my room and I don't think there is something he wrote I didn't read yet, but the final was a total surprise. He wrote a final in Chuck Palahniuk's fashion. I was so shocked, I cried from shock. And I want "Dark Tower" the movie.
So you remember Bert, too? There is not much of him in the books, but he's so easy to remember.
Thank you. :hug:
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2006
No, I didn't read the final part. I have this thing where... if I don't read it, then nothing terrible happened, so I can live in oblivious comfort. I don't like endings.

I wonder who they'd cast in a movie version...

You're welcome!
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deviant-dandelion Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006
I love how stylistic this is. You know, it's not just "here. this is a manip. bleh." It's definitely got its own style and statement. Me loves :heart:

~Rudy
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2006
Thank you, Rudy. Really great compliment. :hug: I'm glad you liked.
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