The Dark Tower by Sybille Sterk

Inspired by The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. This is an interpretation of Eddie’s dream. He sees the tower on a field of roses with a blue sky behind it.

Although this is a photo manipulation it involved a lot of drawing. The original tower image was of only a fraction of the tower you see here and it didn’t have any windows. The only meadow with red flowers I could find was of poppies so all the roses have been put in by me. There are literally hundreds of masks in this image to blend it all together. LOL I love The Dark Tower series and wanted to get it right. :-)

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Tower by Fairiegoodmother
5 Red Roses Pack by UmbraDeNoapte-Stock
Roses 5 by Mithgariel-stock
Smoke Stock 36 by hatestock
Smoke Stock 38 by hatestock
Smoke Stock 40 by hatestock
Smoke Stock 52 by hatestock
smoke 3 by sg-stock
smoke 4 by sg-stock
Smoke stock pink by Sleepwalker-stock
Smoke stock green by Sleepwalker-stock

Backgrounds and Textures
Hauntings Texture Set by Shadowhouse
Skeletalmess Grunge Kit 2 by Shadowhouse
skate+land by CKdailyplanet
back is turned by CKdailyplanet
Decaying city stock 17 by hatestock
Canada 1 by bean-stock
sky 49 by night-fate-stock
landscape 25 by night-fate-stock
Field by Sugary-stock
Nostalgia by SheisprettyStock
Stormy by SheisprettyStock

Cloud Brushes HiRes Nr.2 of 5 by leboef
Bird Brush Pack by Shadowhouse
17 Grunge Border Bars Brush Set by Shadowhouse

All other images/textures/stock/brushes my own.


I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • Scottb1977
    Scottb1977about 4 years ago

    Awesome work Sybille great colour’s great moodiness just bloody great lol well done

  • Thank you Scott. :-) Much appreciated. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • pauldrobertson
    pauldrobertsonabout 4 years ago

    beautiful and fascinating like all your work.

  • Thank you so much Paul. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Kristin Reynolds
    Kristin Reynoldsabout 4 years ago

    you KNOW I love it. best. series. of. fiction. books. EVER. just brilliant; all of it. :)
    DT fans, unite!
    Eddie Roland and Jake…sniff sniff…I want more of them.

  • LOL I know. I love the series too. Glad you like it… just following the four of them around… (Wizard and Glass) for the umpteenth time. Just one of those worlds you don’t want to leave for too long… xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Margi
    Margiabout 4 years ago

    great Sybille, love the interpretation:))

  • Thank you so much Margaret. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • linskudd
    linskuddabout 4 years ago

    I don’t pretend to know how you achieve everything – and I am well impressed. Excellent work Sybille.

  • Lindsay, there are no complicated techniques in this – I used masks, the healing brush and clone brush to hide the joints in the tower when I extended it and some textures and channel masks. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanabout 4 years ago

    Beautifully crafted…. and I loved the novel too !

  • Thank you so much Dwarkan. :-) It’s one of those images that has been on my mind for a long time and it just all came together for me now. The novel is VERY inspiring.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Terry Marter
    Terry Marterabout 4 years ago

    A monumental example of your monumental skills Sarah!
    Very well done ;-)

  • Thank you so much for your kind words Timothy. ;-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic photo manipulation…it is beautiful!

  • Many thanks. Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Mllrg973
    Mllrg973about 4 years ago

    Beautiful artwork!!!!! ;)

  • Thank you so much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Rob Shillito Raw:Images
    Rob Shillito R...about 4 years ago

    Great work there! Good stuff!

  • Thank you so much Rob. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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