This is so nicely done. The surrealism and mysticism of the concept is there. The strokes made on this artwork gave great life on it. It gave more sense of mystery on this artwork. It more looked like alive to see. It's like it's doing an active action. The shading and lighting are so well done.
When seeing the skulls and hands there, I first thought that it was like a mirror which is between them because of the merging of the center of the skulls and the hands above it. But I somehow got a misunderstanding when I looked at the pillar.
haha they were 3 pens actually. I started the pilars and the wings and the canon with one pen (my boyfriends pen haha), then the ink inside endend, and I used my pen, in the hands above the skulls, then my pen (that had few ink already) endend, and I decided to buy more 2 pens haha one endend the rest of the work (background and the skulls), and the other one I gave to my bf haha
Edward Gory, famous pen & ink artist. He did the opening titles for the Mystery Series here and in England. He was know for his dark, gothic, eerie murder mystery style drawings. (You can wikipedia him for more info.)