theartofmichaelwhelan: THE GUNSLINGER: THE TEMPLE OF THE ORACLE…

theartofmichaelwhelan:

THE GUNSLINGER: THE TEMPLE OF THE ORACLE (1982) by Michael Whelan

Acrylic on Illustration Board – 20″ X 30″

In this double-page spread from THE DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER, the hero has just taken Mescaline. Michael suggests the heightened awareness fed by the drug in the exaggerated texture of the rocks, the psychodelic greens of the foliage, and the skull face Roland sees in his reflection in the water.