The Mask of Nyarlathotep by megaflow

The Mask of Nyarlathotep

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Added: Oct 13, 2005
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This is box art for the next Call of Cthulhu expansion set. This is a crop - there's actually more to the left of the picture, to fit on the box.

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megaflow's picture

Thanks!

Guest's picture

You, sir, are amazing. You have made the Crawling Chaos THE Crawling Chaos. Lovecraft himself would be proud. Please, please, keep up the great work. IA!

megaflow's picture

Thanks, Ken! That's how I feel when I have a cold, so it's kind of a self-portrait. Wink

kenmeyerjr's picture

Only just now saw this...it is one drippy, slippery cool piece!

megaflow's picture

Hi Marley - thanks! The stars were an interesting thing, mostly added because this character is sort of "cosmic" - that is, not Earth-bound" - and yet he wasn't supposed to be just floating around in space. He specifically lives in a "cave" somewhere. So, I tried shoehorning these things together as best I could by adding the reflected stars. But now that I think about it, I like your idea better. So let's think of it your way - metaphor, that's the ticket!

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Thats another fine piece, patrick!. I have a question?. What is 1 + 1?....no, hang on thats not it. I meant to ask wether the stars reflected in the puddle have a double meaning for dreaming (as we do at night time Wink.Absolutely porktastic patric.

megaflow's picture

I've done that before too... Damn you, Technology! DAMN YOU, I say!!

megaflow's picture

Thanks mysterious guest who may or may not be Chris!

yrindale's picture

....doh, that was me... "Fantastic stuff Patrick. Love the gritty textures and slimy stuff. You've taken well to the horror field :)" Silly logging in, it's out to get me.

Guest's picture

Fantastic stuff Patrick. Love the gritty textures and slimy stuff. You've taken well to the horror field Smile

megaflow's picture

I like slime! Thanks, Simon. Smile

Guest's picture

Lovely and slimy - I particularly like the watercolour effects, and the way some of the... er... thing blends into the background.

megaflow's picture

Thanks Tom! Not much of a story I'm afraid... This guy, Nyarlathotep, uses various "avatars" to do whatever it is he's doing, so the game set is called "Masks of Nyarlathotep". So when I was asked to do the creature I cleverly included a mask! Smile I tried to make it vaguely disturbing, as befits a Lovecraft character...

portalrun's picture

Wow..This came out great Patrick!! Awesome misty and wet effects and the mask stands right out , Im sure there is a story behind that..Ill be keeping an eye out for it...very cool work pal...

megaflow's picture

Thanks Joe - appreciated!

joe-kennett's picture

beautiful work

megaflow's picture

Hey, thanks Andreas! "Unpleasant" it my middle name. Which really explains why I have issues with my parents.

megaflow's picture

Thanks Grant! I've been inspired by Lovecraft since my late teens, and it's nice to get a chance to do these Cthulhu pieces when I can. I really love your new piece too, by the way. Smile

urizen's picture

Awesome stuff, it's been too long since you did something this unpleasent...I love it.

scarecrow63's picture

Nice one Pat! Really captures that Lovecraft feel.

Art at its best.