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Blue Plate Special by JeffLeeJohnson Blue Plate Special by JeffLeeJohnson
This was a particularly fun assignment. Done for Fantasy Flight Games' The Investigators of Arkham Horror, Tales of Adventure and Madness rulebook, which is chock full of great illustrations and graphics. Normally I spend a lot of time trying to create depth but the art brief had a "Where's Waldo" kind of thing going and I thought a flatter, more graphical style might be cool. © 2016 Fantasy Flight Games
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Given 2018-06-25
:icondanny2849:
Danny2849 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  New Deviant
Hi Jeff, really love this piece of artwork. I showed it to my friend and we kept finding so many new things every time we went over it. I’m currently co-developing a writing app called Prompt where visual prompts can be used to provide inspiration to writers. I can see that the image is copyright Fantasy Flight Games, however is it possible to be able to use this image as a prompt in our app? Or if not would you have any others that you might want to put forward? This is just the kind of image we are looking for in our initial line-up because there is so much going and so many potential stories out of one image. We naturally will be adding full accreditation and links to the artist’s work because we want to provide full exposure to all parties and hope to get more exposure for both artists and writers alike.

thanks

Danny 
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:iconjeffleejohnson:
JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018
Danny, 

I will ask Fantasy Flight Games. Very happy that you like the many little stories in this. I loved paintings like this as a kid:) Still do!

I did just post a similar image in this gallery that you may enjoy, titled The Grand International Hotel. That image I own the rights to.
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:icondanny2849:
Danny2849 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018  New Deviant
Hi Jeff, just want to check in to see if you were interested in putting the Grand International Hotel forward for Prompt?

Thanks

Danny
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:iconjorgeafierro:
JorgeAFierro Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018
Very nice work, dude. 
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:iconartisticalpha:
ArtisticAlpha Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018
This Artwork is like horror and lovecraft is normal.
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:iconalex137a1:
alex137a1 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018
Definitely creepy as fuck.
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:icondailymajkel:
DailyMajkel Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Student General Artist
oh... my... O____O it's awesome! it becomes more creepy as long as im watching ^^
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:iconthe-chosen-juan:
The-Chosen-Juan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018
Looking at this picture made me say "hold up" like 15 times.
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:iconevertrue23:
EverTrue23 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Saw this on Reddit. I love how the more you look the more you see! Wonderfully done!!
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:iconama-terasu:
ama-terasu Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018
Absolutely LOVE this. The details are creepy and cool.
Seen on Facebook. Looks like you are everywhere!
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:iconmilkii-ways:
Milkii-Ways Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this needs to be hanged in a museum
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:iconrainebowbright:
rainebowbright Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is very unsettling thank you
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:icontornado-girl:
Tornado-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh good lord I love this
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:iconk-i-k-i-a:
k-i-k-i-a Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thought this was real for a sec
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:icontorontowolf:
torontowolf Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018
Hey Jeff. I’ve seen this everywhere. Now that I finally know you’re the artist for it, I’m a fan. I hope you really do consider doing a series based on this. It’s amazing.
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:iconnightlightarts:
NightLightArts Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
The longer you look, the worse it gets-
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:iconjohnnycurcio:
JohnnyCurcio Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Professional Writer
My God, I keep finding more and more tiny details in it. I absolutely love how, with every passing glance, I find creepier stuff hidden away. 
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:iconcheskamouse:
CheskaMouse Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018
Finally, this has been wandering around tumblr with no credit till today.. Your work is wonderful and the details are incredible.. 

I am so very glad you are finally credited outside DA.

Excellent piece.
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:iconalterego911:
AlterEgo911 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
There is a Tumbler blog that was circulating this without the watermark. Glad someone liked to the original.

Also, the macabre details are awesome. Stemming from the obvious (Skull in the coffee), to the hidden (the many tentacles), to the incredibly subtle (the supposedly blind man readying a non-brail newspaper).
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:iconxlynchiex:
xLynchiex Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Student General Artist
so many little details! its like a wheres wally game
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:icongootsy:
gootsy Featured By Owner Edited Jul 3, 2018
Just beautiful... It has this weird Edward Hooper goes to hell feel...
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD - I like the elements of hidden horror
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:iconejderha-arts:
Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner Edited Jun 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Creepy fun! 
Recently we played Arkham Horror for the first time and it was great fun (also extremely difficult - we never reached the end) and your artwork really captures that disturbing atmosphere of the game. And I just love illustrations with hidden images! Love 
A well deserved Daily Deviation!
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:iconwolfofdesire:
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I discovered the skull!
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:iconbluemerkitten:
BlueMerkitten Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm so glad someone linked to the original! Fantastic work ^_^
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:iconjeffleejohnson:
JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018
Me too. Deviantart deserves the traffic, and now I know how many folks have seen it.
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:iconteslashark:
teslashark Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excuse me, what is the joke with the milk/coffee mate shaker part of the picture? I have seen people highlighting it but they haven't been explaining it.
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:iconaddison-sketch:
Addison-Sketch Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018
It gets soooooo dark the more you look
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:iconjeffleejohnson:
JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018
That is just the reaction I was hoping for. Thanks!
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:iconveganviolinist:
veganviolinist Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018
Wow...I've seen this picture many times before, the more I look the more wierd things :o (Eek) !! Congratulations on finally getting a Daily Deviation!
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:iconjeffleejohnson:
JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018
Thanks! I am amazed at the number of people who have seen this. 
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:iconveganviolinist:
veganviolinist Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018
:D (Big Grin) It's really awesome!!
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:iconharleyquinn111992:
HarleyQuinn111992 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018
That detail thooooo!! 💓
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:iconjeffleejohnson:
JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018
:)
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:icona-gray-phantom:
A-Gray-Phantom Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
Lots of cool little details in this. Added to my Favourites +fav 
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:iconjeffleejohnson:
JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018
Thanks for favoriting it!
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
Congratulations
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:iconjeffleejohnson:
JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018
Thanks!
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:icontechnicaltechnicolor:
TechnicalTechnicolor Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The longer you look, the darker it gets.


I love these kind of things, excellent work!!
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:iconjeffleejohnson:
JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018
I think I had better paint a series. A lot of folks have enjoyed the experience. I am glad you like it, and that you took the time to say so:)
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:iconkrasblak:
krasblak Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Professional General Artist
This image has been massively viral for over a year now, amazing it took DA so long to give it a DD. Anyway congrats and excellent work :nod: 
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:iconjeffleejohnson:
JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018
Ya, I can hardly believe the stir this one has caused. Maybe I should paint a series?
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:iconartforthefuturessake:
The more you look at it the more messed up it is.
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:iconsupahblonde50:
supahblonde50 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A dinner I love these places
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:iconjeffleejohnson:
JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018
There is one in my home town that I used as an inspiration (and a nice meal).
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:iconsupahblonde50:
supahblonde50 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well ley me tell you have a great style when u mix a fiction or fantasy fact about a slice of life like a good dinner I love these cuz my family are owners from one
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:icondevil-dxb:
devil-dxb Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Wow I took a moment to appreciate the art when I started seeing small details! Amazing!
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:iconjeffleejohnson:
JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018
I was hoping folks would see a normal scenario at first, then "whaaaa!".
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:icondevil-dxb:
devil-dxb Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
 YES EXACTLY!! well done!
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:iconbgamestheinfernape:
Bgamestheinfernape Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I have seen this Around so much, my fav bit is the blind man reading a newspaper
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