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Night Gaunts

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:bulletblack: Mood : :D
:bulletblack: Listening To : Nox Arcana – Fading Embers
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"Out of what crypt they crawl, I cannot tell
But every night i see the rubbery things
Black, horned, and slender, with membranous wings
They come in legions on the north wind's swell
With obscene clutch that titilates and stings,
Snatching me off on monsterous voyagings
To grey worlds hidden deep in nightmare's well.

Over the jagged peaks of Thok they sweep,
Heedless of all the cries I try to make,
And down the nether pits to that foul lake
Where the puffed shoggoths splash in doubtful sleep.
But ho! If only they would make some sound,
Or wear a face where faces should be found."
(H.P. Lovecraft – Night Gaunts)

I found the illustration that inspired me in my copy of “Necronomicon – The Best Weird Tales By H.P. Lovecraft”, though you can see it here as well : horrorharbour.tumblr.com/post/…
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This is great, and in my opinion it perfectly captures the nightmarish claustrophobia that Lovecraft was trying to evoke in his poem. I'd like to use it as a background to a reading on Youtube, if that's okay. I will credit you and include a link to this page.

You can find the video at youtu.be/G6CcBEjtipM.  Thanks.
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I'm glad you like it :) And sure, you can use it as a background :)
Forest-of-Blades's avatar
I like it, but the demon's textures look somehow "3D", like they needed some more brushing (especially the wings).
Also, the ovoid moon renders some kind of distortion that suggests a break between the background and foreground.
Neriak's avatar
Looking at this piece after all this time, I must admit that I'm not entirely happy with it either, mostly because of the same reasons you pointed out. That's probably why I changed my style over time. :)
MajoSushi's avatar
cool!!!! XD!!! very cute!
Kryptic66's avatar
Terrific work, Nox Arcana is great music to listen to when working on any project. I haven't heard Fading Embers yet. Hmm, there's a thought.
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You're being featured in my current journal:
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Neriak's avatar
Thank you very much! :)
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You're welcome :blackrose:
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you are very wlcome :D
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l like your style man , brilliant work ..
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Thank you kindly :)
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great quote... nice job!
Lovecraft = Win always ;)

ty for submitting this to :iconda-morgue: ! :)
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Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it :nod:
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