nightserpent's avatar

Pickman's model

113 33 587 (1 Today)
By nightserpent   |   
Published:
© 2019 - 2020 nightserpent
Acrylic, 8-1/2 x 11"

This illustration is of the story "Pickman's model" by H.P.
Lovecraft.  It was created for a Spanish translation for a Lovecraft
anthology, "Los Mitos del Cthulhu" (the Cthulhu Myths) which was
released through Alma Publishing in Barcelona, Spain.  www.editorialalma.com  publisher's instagram: @almaeditorial
Image size
565x720px 272.89 KB
Comments33
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
EmmetEarwax's avatar
EmmetEarwaxHobbyist Writer

A ghoul, if taken young, may be raised by humans and become human, BUT it will never be a credit to the community.

nightserpent's avatar

This sounds familiar, now that you mention it. I like the 'credit to community' part, that's a nice way to put it.

sevenofeleven's avatar

You could say Pickman had a Ghoulfriend.


I don't know if they went dining at the best crypts.

Her pale grey skin and shiny white teeth, made her the sexiest thing I've seen from beneath...


Kudos.

nightserpent's avatar
All artists need a muse, it's just that some are a bit moldy :)
sevenofeleven's avatar

Nothing wrong with mold, it adds character.

What would blue cheese be without its mold?

EmmetEarwax's avatar
EmmetEarwaxHobbyist Writer
Pickman: RTYTYTYUTUGYHjik ! (fires gun over & over !)
nightserpent's avatar
:lol:  Shooting at Lovecraft's creatures rarely seems to have any effect, at least from my experience.
EmmetEarwax's avatar
EmmetEarwaxHobbyist Writer
This was in "Pickman's Model" where Pickman, talking to the narrator, hears something and,excusing himself, goes through a door and the narrator hears shouted gibberish and then a volley of gunfire and a squawk. Pickman then returns. muttering about rats. During this lapse, the narrator finds a photograph and this item causes him to become the latest person to cut Pickman socially.

I have seen Pickman's paintings...
nightserpent's avatar
:lol:  yes, I know the story well!  But, did he actually kill the ghoul or just scare it off?  I played the Call of Cthulhu RPG many times, it seemed when characters started using guns is when control was lost, the guns rarely had any effect on the monsters.
EmmetEarwax's avatar
EmmetEarwaxHobbyist Writer

It is not known what happened when Pickman started shooting. He came back.

Investigators using guns...according to my Chaosium RPG guidebooks, investiagtors using guns may provoke the Dungeon Master into deciding that the insane coven leader and minions are skilled at guns and have revolvers in their robes.

Ghouls are physical enough that bullets might take out a few, but if the


I have had enough trouble with the buggy word processor in this website , esp. after the UNwanted change to Eclipse, that I will not finish the comment. I am fed up.


Yesterday I kept getting a crap message about " a long-running script blocking comments"

Leonca's avatar
LeoncaHobbyist General Artist
I like how curious he looks.
nightserpent's avatar
Thank you! :)  Very little of that ghoul is depicted, so a lot has to be conveyed through it's eyes.
JonGerung's avatar
JonGerungProfessional Digital Artist
Really nicely designed!
nightserpent's avatar
Thank you! :)  I've been asked to illustrate Lovecraft's ghouls on many occasions, so each time I try to improve the interpretation. :)
glasslinger's avatar
glasslingerProfessional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work!..   
Gnoll-El's avatar
Nice work.
nightserpent's avatar
Thank you! :)
JamesSvobodaArt's avatar
JamesSvobodaArt Traditional Artist

looks awesome

JamesSvobodaArt's avatar
JamesSvobodaArt Traditional Artist

you're welcome

DanielWolff-Gallery's avatar
DanielWolff-GalleryProfessional
Well done; good detail. Definitely thought provoking.
nightserpent's avatar
Thanks, Daniel, I had fun making this one. :)
ScottPurdy's avatar
ScottPurdyProfessional Digital Artist
Peekaboo!

Excellent as always :)
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In