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The Ash Tree by mike-nash The Ash Tree by mike-nash
Based on one of the popular ghost stories written by M. R. James called 'The Ash Tree'.

A witch buried beneath an unlucky ash tree plays a central role. Longing for children, but prevented from doing so due to suspicion and a death sentence of witchcraft. She unleashes her revenge from her grave in the form of her newly acquired eight-legged ‘children’. They wreak havoc throughout the village and poison the man who signed her death warrant. The story is brought to a close as the tree is burnt to the ground unearthing her remains and killing the large spiders that inhabited its hollow trunk.

I enjoyed painting the surreal and abstract element to this picture; it makes it more interesting and enabled me to be more creative.

My sincerest thanks to lovelessdevotions for suggesting this as a DD and to Aeirmid for featuring it. I'm very flattered! I really appreciate the support and all the comments!

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Given 2015-05-28
The Ash Tree by mike-nash ( Suggested by lovelessdevotions and Featured by Aeirmid )
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Opethiana Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist
Great artwork and great inspiration source too! I'll have to find that book :)
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CanadianGirl101 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
So cool
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jmdohert Featured By Owner May 30, 2015

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parthoacharya Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
spectacular work of art
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Congratulations!  :love:
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BlackRoseVampire92 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
This is amazing!
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lovelessdevotions Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
You're most welcome, Mike :aww: It goes without saying I'm a huge fan of your work. I'm looking forward to seeing new pieces! :) 
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segura2112 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
WOW!! Thank You and congrats on the DD.
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Ravennatheblackqueen Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow. That's gorgeously creepy.
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janebled Featured By Owner May 28, 2015   General Artist
Incendiary piece - I want to go there in my darkest dreams.
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EmpressTora Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This reminds me of a piece I did but it was a mask (I'll post it eventually). I curious, what paint did you use? Truly breath-taking detail and impact.
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mike-nash Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy it! This is digital, painting with Adobe Photoshop CS6.
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EmpressTora Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Genuinely impressed, I'd definitely love to know how that works. Your piece looks so professional and refined.
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DraegonsDawnJewelry Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is very cool! really nice work!
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Wonderful work ^^
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GraphFrite Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
As always Mike your work is amazing
well deserved DD
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krasblak Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation!
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MetalAgamid Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
whoah...that's rad.D: jaw drop 
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Stunning and spooky piece! Congrats on the DD!
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MrSmi5tt Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
love it
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JullezArt Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
great rendering
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empellina Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on your DD! This is super cool. :D
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SlashPyrowolf Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome
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Rilawa Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
This reminds me of the song "Hanging Tree" from hunger games.
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AClockworkKitten Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
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free-gamer4ever Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Cool, really cool Clap :) (Smile) 
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SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work :)
Congrats on Your DD ;)
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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Lynchenberg Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Student General Artist
They did a great adaptation of this in the Christmas issue of Eerie last year.
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Interesting. "The Ash Tree" does not get a lot of attention compared to some of his stories. You nicely brought out the menace and ancient grudge of the piece though.
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The story was terrifying and this drawing is INSPIRED. Great work!
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NinjaMasterM Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate to ask, but may I use this for a cover for a story of mine on figment? I would credit you of course.
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sircrazai Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I love the contrast and detail that went into this picture they may or may not be as hard as I imagine but all the same great job mike
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy it. It's still one of my favourites.
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sircrazai Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
no thank you for draw er... um creating that was made digitally correct I can't really say draw then awkward still thx for making that
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waffluver13 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
awesome!!
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Maridora Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
hell`s tree?
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BURNNNNNING Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
amaaazing !
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Horrorcoco Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
OMG I LOVE this :) Would it be ok to share it on my Horror page? I will of course credit you for it :)
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, that's fine. Glad you like it. :)
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mojodaddy01 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME!
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Seconda Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
This is amazing! I like it very much :)

PS Can I print this image like a postcard? My friend want postcard with tree and I think it is good for him :)
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes that's ok. Glad you like the art and I hope he does too. :)
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Seconda Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Thank you very much C:
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CatGal15 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, COOL.
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Antiquarian-549 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Catches the essence of the story well.
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UltraMatt Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Awesome work!!! I only recently started reading the works of M.R. James and to find someone doing art based off said stories is really cool!!!
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, your exquisite work has been featured:[link] :heart:
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much, I appreciate the support :)
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure :heart:
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