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Aliester Crowley by ckoffler Aliester Crowley by ckoffler
2007. Pencil on illustration board.

Portrait of Aliester Crowley.

Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, (12 October 1875 1 December 1947), was a British occultist, writer, mountaineer, poet, and yogi. He was an influential member in several occult organizations, including the Golden Dawn, the A∴A∴, and Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), and is best known today for his occult writings, especially The Book of the Law, the central sacred text of Thelema. He gained much notoriety during his lifetime, and was dubbed "The Wickedest Man In the World."

Crowley was also a chess player, painter, astrologer, hedonist, bisexual, drug experimenter, and social critic. He was a 33 degrees Freemason, but the regularity of his initiations have been disputed by a member of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon.

Aleister Crowley died of a respiratory infection in a Hastings boarding house on 1 December 1947 at the age of 72. He had become addicted to heroin after being prescribed morphine for his asthma and bronchitis many years earlier. He and his last doctor died within 24 hours of each other; newspapers would claim, in differing accounts, that Dr. Thomson had refused to continue his opiate prescription and that Crowley had put a curse on him.
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Frater121 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You spelled his name wrong :) It is Aleister not Aliester. This is very well done. Love it! 93!
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Dark1032 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Writer
This guy was one of the biggest trolls in modern history! lol Props to him!
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome! very nicely done!
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ckoffler Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
quite welcome!
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kidpoop Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
What an interesting character to do.
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IT-Hammar Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
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Great work!
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ckoffler Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
tyvm :P x5
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Althea Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
another mindblowing portrait! :ohmygod:
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ckoffler Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks much :)
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bushbasher01 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
amazing shading and a very thoughtful expression :)
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ckoffler Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, glad you liked it.
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JunebugHardee Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
great dramatic lighting
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ckoffler Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks again!
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