In the Court of the Crimson King  by Rhonda Strickland

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(please listen to the music as it enhances the viewing experience)

Although he is known as the Crimson King he is not actually Crimson in color. He is known as this due to the fact that he wears a red coat. Not only that, he is known for his love of all creatures and therefore his red heart that he wears on his sleeve.
He still retains his 2 original stingers that he was born with. His gentle and kind nature came into play many times in his life where he would have been expected to use these painful, death-welding stingers.
He travels throughout the galaxies on his mobile throne visiting the many planets including the Princesses’ realm of eKtel LeLand . She is very fond of the Crimson King and enjoys his impromptu visits several times a year during the tidal climax. They will meet during this time to celebrate the Celestial Planetary Solstice.

A fantasy story – this image started as 4 fractals created in Apophysis 3D Hack and Incendia layered and manipulated in and evolving into this. Partly inspired by the bug fractal then by a dream which included the song. The king himself is comprised of images of a bird beak & eye, the body is part of a wasp with a stinger and the wings are from a dragonfly all stock images from stock.xchng.

Digital enhancement and post-treatment in PSP & PSCS2.

In the Court of the Crimson King – King Crimson

#26 in the princess series

Bug King & Throne

Interplanetary Mobile Throne Adapter

Original Images

Mar 30, 10 Group Incendia

Feb 17 Gothic Skull Fire
Feb 15 Music Inspired Art

Feb 9 Inspired Art

Feb 8 A Fractal Energy Passion

Apr. 11 TOP TEN California Love ~ Flashback Challenge

PS Brushes used created by: obsidiandawn & redheadstock
Thank you. . .

Apr 11, 11 – 1072 views

SALE 9 Apr 11 ~ 1 Laminated Print


dragonfly, fractal, psychedelic, 60s, dragonflies, dandelions, apophysis, princess_series, photoshop, fantasy

Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

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  • maxy
    maxyover 4 years ago

    Oh my gosh did I ever love this music and this group!!!!! WOW – spectacular work and soooo fitting of the song! xoxo!

  • Max – you are so quick — thank yo so much… be sure to come back because I am in the process of adding a little silly story to go with it..

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • maxy
    maxyover 4 years ago

    Excellent – you are awesome! I loved watching the video too – so nostalgic!!! xx

  • Thank you Maxy — fun stuff and an all time favorite song. . . The whole album is really too.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 4 years ago

    Lovely!! . . .

  • Thanks Hugh :o=)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • LjMaxx
    LjMaxxover 4 years ago

    I just watched-listened to a diff TCOTCK but the same video a few days ago. What a great album.. Wonderful creation for it too~

  • Thank you LJ. . . it is a great song. . . so inspirational. glad you like my take on it.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Helen Martikainen
    Helen Martikainenover 4 years ago


  • Thank U Helen :=}

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopover 4 years ago

    Great work Rhonda, well done.

    David xx

  • Thank you David. . . glad you think so. . . it is a bit silly but it was fun. . . my psychedelic past coming through. . . :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    Magnificent and dreamy my friend!

  • Thank you so much Kim. . . wow, magnificent, that makes me quite happy!! :)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • 1oldman
    1oldmanover 4 years ago

    I still have the album on vinyl… King Crimson, fractally speaking. Love the image!

  • 1oldman
    1oldmanover 4 years ago

    and you know rd… one’s musical preferences says a lot about them… especially when it’s music this old.

  • LOL — this old huh? Perhaps I should change my profile name to anotheroldwoman, what do you think 1oldman? (smiling with a giggle) – I am so glad you love this image. . . it just sort of evolved after I decided this song would fit it and became pure fun. . .
    Thank you for brightening my day :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

    excellent artwork, perfect illustration for this great musical choice, one of my favorites ever !
    my best, francis.

  • Francis, thank you so much, excellent & perfect and a Fave… what more could I ask? You are so kind…
    Thank you,

    – Rhonda Strickland

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