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Heathcliff -Wuthering Heights- by kyla79 Heathcliff -Wuthering Heights- by kyla79
This is for It's Heathcliff, from the novel "wuthering heights" by Emily Bronte. Gosh I adore that book! I'm re-reading it right now!!!

Anyway, this is my first ever pic done entirely in photoshop and all. Took me a HELL of a lot of time (paper is better! ;) ) Almost seven friggin hours... The background was really quickly done. Best seen NOT in full view :D

Hope you'll enjoy! :)
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XCamorothNacaraX Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heathcliff is such a deep character. I still understand him, but he's still got a lot to him
Mahawkriel Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Reminds me of a certain scene when a certain person dies.... Great work :)
LuinIsil Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the emotion
BlueIrisFlower Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I just saw the movie, I love it! (though I've never heard of it before, stupid me) xD but Heathcliff kinda reminds me of Severus Snape, I dunno why =p
starofkoriandr Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
One of my favorite novels of all time :) Your work is very much doing it justice!
Myrrha-Silvenia Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, Wuthering Heights... Un de mes romans préférés pour ses personnages, avec Notre-Dame de Paris sans doute. Une scène capitale, et bien rendue. :-) Assez fidèle à l'image que je me faisais d'Heathcliff. J'aime beaucoup.
ave-end Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Love the book and your illustration. So emotional *_*
Ailish-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
"He dashed his head against the knotted trunk; and, lifting up his eyes, howled, not like a man, but like a savage beast being goaded to death with knives" I love quoting WH :D

Gorgeous fanart! You've really captured the book's gothic atmosphere :love:
werewolfsfan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
I love the atmosphere here, not to mention the gothic hero!
Caramelise Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Good Job !
OGhetto Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010

Heathcliff and his man pains!
KasiChan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Nice. I assume that the men of the Bronte novels are kind of... not quite as handsome as they could be for the main male character. I read 'Jane Eyre' but not 'Wuthering Heights'. But you're peaking my interest with your art. Well done!

I prefer line art done on paper first for myself. It's always easier to maneuver your hand with a pencil than it is with a pen tool. Very good though.
lily-azalea Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! I love the moon and luminosity! :heart:
Nahcima Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Love it! :D This is so perfect!!
DivinityCreature Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful piece of art ! : )
HeHu33 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
This is great! I'm reading that novel for the first time right now.. and I can't put it down.. lol. You've really captured Heathcliff's torment... its wonderful
ImperialCharles Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw i love wuthering heights!
And heathcliff is my favorite chara.
Love your pic ^^
bemoan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
One of my favorite characters. I'm going to feature this at wuthering. Love your work.
Lerara Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Oh goodness I love this picture! I'm reading the book for school right now and Heathcliff is by far my favorite character! :heart:

Excellent shading and lighting 8D 10/10 stars!
Luxury-Wave Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
u can feel the frustration.. i love this book and i love this image!
Revereor Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I liked Heathcliff until he started hanging up dogs. That's not cool.
Ivy-Green Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Poor sad Heathcliff. That book was kinda depressing, but I still liked it. Nice one!

...and yes, Heathcliff also reminds me of Snape. Guess that's why I loved Snape when I saw him...well that, and the fact that when the movie came out it was Alan Rickman!;)
Cathy-from-the-north Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
I love Heathcliff:heart: (even though he's a violent, abusive, mentally unstable and cruel man)
I also love the way you draw him.
You really captured the intensity of the scene.
SmudgeThistle Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist
Thank you for drawing Heathcliff! :)
FataBina Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009   Photographer
When I see your paint I think the dead of Cathrin.. very beautiful part.. oh,i love your work!!! :w00t:
strawberry9690 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Beautiful! I love Wuthering heights!
vitaminanime Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
cool picture I'm reading Wuthering Heights.
DaasEriador Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
just finished reading this
and may I just say that it was brutally enchanting...
lovely work!
charlotte-rhubarb Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
this is actually my favorite scene from the the pic!
bsbeth Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
hehe. i've never really thought of heathcliff as a treehugger. i'm reading this for english right now. haha.
LuvGen Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Reading Wuthering Heights is much better than watching the movie. I always like the way The Bronte sisters wrote their stories with a lot of descriptions to entertain my imaginations. Anyway, I like your tree hugging heathcliff's sketch. It's very like him though he reminds me of Snape. Well, the sisters loved their Byronic heroes to have roman-liked noses and vulcan expressions.
smacfoo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
heathcliff's angst is well done, but i love how you have captured the personality of the moors. they are my favorite "character" in the novel. i love your work!
VintageHeart88 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
I love this story! This is a great depiction of Heathcliff
xmadelinex08 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh goodness, I cried at this part in the book, lol, if it's when he runs out of the house. :(
I love the background, it communicates the mood!
sandalwood01 Featured By Owner May 9, 2008   Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! I must read Wuthering Heights again... :D :+fav:
photodot Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
Simply amazing, though very reminiscent of your Severus Snape painting. Geesh, I sound constipated. Anyhoodles, I love it. Kinda pictured Heathcliff with darker skin.
Okay, shutting up now.
phantomessandhererik Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
beautiful... This book makes me so sad :(....and yet I love it
friendofnigals Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
I love it!!
RachelRoxstar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
i just finished wuthering heights and i am strangely in love with it :]
QueenEregwen Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008

I love, love, LOVE your style.
Vrolok87 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Student General Artist
Aww! Heathcliff! My favourite character from "Wuthering Heights" (which is one of my favourite novels :D).
Duh! I loved him, nevermind, how loud did he scream on everybody and what did he do generally.

Great picture! :clap: First drawing in Photoshop?! :jawdrop: Well... my first is definately worse. :hmm:
LupinsGirl Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
BTW have you read Jonathan Strange and mr. Norrel ? I think you would like it !
kyla79 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
hehe, you are the third person who mentions that book, on this particular drawing! Weird, eh? In fact, I really intend to read the book as soon as possible!
TaNebetThu Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Well, I guess we are all eager to see the marvelous fanart you would surely produce once you have read it... :D
Knowing that our tastes are more or less the same, I dare to predict that you might especially like John Childermass. ;)
I'd kill to see a Childermass drawing done by you! :XD:
kyla79 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
hehe, I am reading the book now! :D and yes, Childermass is quite cool indeed! :D
TaNebetThu Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Tu devrais aussi lire "Jane Eyre" (de Charlotte Bronte, sa soeur); je crois que finalement, j'adore le personnage Edward Fairfax Rochester encore plus que Heathcliff... Mais pas autant que Snape, bien sûr! ;)
RunFromTheOrdinary Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
i love heathcliff!!!! he was my favorite! ^_^
BeckyRose Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007  Hobbyist
Ah, that book is amazing.

Awesome work- I love the cloudy mysterious background. The picture conveys a lot of feeling from the book.
CrazyOrchDork Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007   Writer
*sighs* Heathcliff...i feel bad for him, no matter what he did....that and i havent completely finished the book but the begining!!! i felt horrible for him while he cried out for cathy!!!

awesome art!
Lily-Atelier Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
Kyla: I am done with the book and I also saw the movie with Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes... OMG such a tragic love story!!!! Thank you... it was this picture that made me read it! :hug:
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