One of the artworks commissioned to me by FFG early this year. This one's an alternate art card included in the Summer 2014 Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game Tournament Kit. Illustrated by yours truly. Copyright 2014 Fantasy Flight Games.
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As Mr. Lovecraft has warned us, the world is a dark and evil place. Every year thousands of unsuspecting people are hurled into a bottomless abyss of soul churning madness by catching a mere glimpse of the unspeakable entities that exist outside of the realm of human perception.
DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!
Text by the perpetually awesome Josh Finney , art by me!
CLOSE-UPS - take a look at the next three deviations in my gallery to see some details from the poster!
Detail from the H.P. Lovecraft Rules of Survival poster, available for only $10 on my online store: [link]
Books, folklore, higher education, chanting, and in fact all methods of imparting knowledge are potentially able to tear a hole in the very fabric of reality, unleashing ancient, mouldering, effuent horrors the very sight of which will drive men mad! Learn what to avoid to survive your terrible fate with this helpful poster!
This is from back in 2005, when I was doing a ton of work for Fantasy Flight's "Call of Cthulhu" game. I always liked this one - I thought the dripping blood worked really well against the predominantly blue caste overall.
"Hydrae" acrylic on paper, 8x10" This, along with the 'Cult of Mordiggian' painting served as illustrations for a Lovecraftian music score by Jim Gruetzmacher. This piece was for the table of contents, hence the large blank area in the middle.
Here is another double page chapter illustration for the upcoming 7th Edition of Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu RGP core rules. The left half is mostly blank because that's where the text will be overlaid. Everyone loves a shoggoth, right?? If you're not familiar, they are a product of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft's imagination, they fist appeared in his novel 'At The Mountains of Madness', currently in limbo for a major motion picture and well worth the read. Astute examiners might be able to figure out roughly where and when this takes place. As is my tradition to make puzzles for myself within my paintings, I focused on the transparent qualities of the amoebic creature.
This was created for Chaosium's upcoming 7th edition Call of Cthulhu rulebook as well as the kickstarter page to fund it. The Dark Young were one of the first Lovecraft creatures to catch my attention back in high school, there was something so evocative about this lumbering tree-like mass of tentacles and mouths... but no eyes or other relate-able anatomy. It's taken me this long to depict one, I'd attempted it in a personal piece some years back, but I wasn't happy with it's direction. As with most other Mythos creatures, there is often something about them which make it a bit tricky to depict- and so sometimes there is a need to use some artistic license in order to provide something interesting and viewable. So, the 'white lie' here could be that the environment is perhaps lighter out than it could/should be to summon this kind of creature. I could have painted a black rectangle, but I'm not sure if it would be as satisfying!