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.
My new vision of Cthuhlu's kin. imagine a winged, tentacled, bipedal, carnivorous elephant...
"If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings;"
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call Of Cthulhu
"Another race - a land race of beings shaped like octopi and probably corresponding to fabulous prehuman spawn of Cthulhu - soon began filtering down from cosmic infinity and precipitated a -monstrous war which for a time drove the Old Ones wholly back to the sea - a colossal blow in view of the increasing land settlements."
This piece was quite challenging. We know nothing of the dog nor of it's environment apart from it's composed of "angles". I went for a design associated with spider web in wich Hounds hunt time travellers. Special thanks go to as it was during our conversation about hounds that this idea came to my mind. Go check out his gallery, there is much of cool stuff.
Apart from that they are liqyfying and vaporizing on contact with angles what was descried in their attack. The tongue looks more like a saw. A classic depiction shows it with a tube like tongues... it wouldn't be able to sever a head as it did.
Also it is kind of 'double' to make it look even more alien
"Beyond life there are'—his face grew ashen with terror—'things that I cannot distinguish. They move slowly through angles. They have no bodies, and they move slowly through outrageous angles.'"
"'All the evil in the universe was concentrated in their lean, hungry bodies. Or had they bodies? I saw them only for a moment, I cannot be certain."
"'God, they are breaking through! They are breaking through! Smoke is pouring in from the corners of the wall. Their tongues—ahhh—"' Frank Belknap Long, The Hounds Of Tindalos
"The Great Race's members were immense rugose cones ten feet high, and with head and other organs attached to foot-thick, distensible limbs spreading from the apexes. They spoke by the clicking or scraping of huge paws or claws attached to the end of two of their four limbs, and walked by the expansion and contraction of a viscous layer attached to their vast, ten-foot bases."
"These members were sometimes contracted almost to nothing, and sometimes extended to any distance up to about ten feet. Terminating two of them were enormous claws or nippers. At the end of a third were four red, trumpetlike appendages. The fourth terminated in an irregular yellowish globe some two feet in diameter and having three great dark eyes ranged along its central circumference. Surmounting this head were four slender grey stalks bearing flower-like appendages, whilst from its nether side dangled eight greenish antennae or tentacles. The great base of the central cone was fringed with a rubbery, grey substance which moved the whole entity through expansion and contraction."
"Since time immemorial, the Cult of Cthulhu could be identified by the seal of the Great Old One: a tentacled, six-eyed face surrounded by large bat-like wings. Members of the cult would wear this symbol to identify their allegiance to Great Cthulhu and their sinister goal of reawakening him when the stars became right again."
The Cthulhu Cultist Medallion is hand cast in solid resin and is available in two paint finishes: “Arkham Alloy” and “R’lyean Stone”. Each medallion comes attached to a custom black suede cord and is ready to wear or hang. Signed and numbered by artist Jason McKittrick.
The Cult of Cthulhu is an underground global threat. Different sects inhabit far flung corners of the earth and each identifies itself with differing depictions of the tentacled Great Old One.
“Cthulhu Amulets” are available in two finishes: The crude and voodoo inspired “Swamp Cultist” and the sinister, green metallic “High Priest”. Both come ready to wear or hang on a jute twine (Swamp Cultist) or brown suede (High Priest) cord.
“An idol depicting the enigmatic King in Yellow found at an undisclosed location by two detectives in Southern Louisiana. Currently housed at the Miskatonic University Special Collections Department in Arkham, Massachusetts.”
Hand cast in solid resin and individually signed and numbered by artist Jason McKittrick. Measures 7.5″ x 4″ (This is the largest item offered by Cryptocurium to date!)
When H.P. Lovecraft was a young boy he was tortured with night terrors and they are what he saw in those nightmares.///////Shocking and uncouth black things with smooth, oily, whale-like surfaces, unpleasant horns that curved inward toward each other, bat wings whose beating made no sound, ugly prehensile paws, and barbed tails that lashed needlessly and disquietingly. And worst of all, they never spoke or laughed, and never smiled because they had no faces at all to smile with, but only a suggestive blankness where a face ought to be. All they ever did was clutch and fly and tickle; that was the way of nightgaunts. — H. P. Lovecraft,”The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath’
H.P. Lovecraft, horror writer of Call of Cthulhu, Mountains of Madness and many other stories as a re-animated zombie powered by the re-animator reagent in a steampunk syringe . This originally started out as a speed painting portrait I did for Spooks! Welcome to the Great Beyond which now has an ongoing kickstarter for its first expansion and it does have Lovecraftian content. ito-saith-webb.deviantart.com/…www.kickstarter.com/projects/9…
There flapped rhythmically a horde of tame, trained, hybrid winged things... not altogether crows, nor moles, nor buzzards, nor ants, nor decomposed human beings, but something I cannot and must not recall.