Bearer of the Yellow Sign by tnordst

Bearer of the Yellow Sign

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Added: Aug 29, 2005
Views: 18258
Likes: 0
Fav'd: 3 times
Comments: 18

Artwork Description

For the Call of Cthulhu card game

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Guest's picture

Well done. Lovecraft was probably the first person I thought of when I saw this. There's great texture on the...face...and I really like the reflection on the sign. A masterpiece.

Guest's picture

fantastisk bruk av lys.
A really nice piece of art.

forestrogers's picture

So beautifully done, and so marvelously strange. Makes me want to know the tale that surrounds it.

Guest's picture

I am searching out family ancestors and am seeking Johnson Nordtrand's from the Oslo, Norway area. Specifically, 1833 Royken, Buskerud, Norway for an O Johnsen Nordstrand who was married to a Paulina Thomasen.
Thank you in advance for your help.

joshvenis's picture

Clever, they way the glare of the light conceals the yellow sign on the book. Can't just go around showing that symbol to anyone eh? Good use of perspective to unsettle the viewer, the way the background moves the eye toward the light of the focal point while tilting away from the figure really makes it seem to loom forward, without needing an overstated action or pose to do so.

Guest's picture

so atmospheric, i think the lighting is superb, great job.

Guest's picture

Well...I don't know if it is just me, but it looks like the guys evil side is pouring out of him in the form of ectoplasm and he is just about to step outside of himself. BRILLIANT!!!

Guest's picture

this person can't draw a head. The red clashes. There is no sense of color balance, just pretty photoshop effects.
I've decide to be honest from now on.

Guest's picture

There is something sad about this picture I just can't place. Perhaps it is because it reminds me of a lost and hurt young child cradling the only possession he owns - a teddy.'s a deformed...thing...with a yellow..sign...thing.....O__o;

socar's picture

You really deserved this editor's pick--I was actually mildly creeped out when I saw this, and that's pretty damn rare for me. Art which has that kind of effect on viewers deserves...well, more viewers! I was going to comment earlier, but the comment box wouldn't load.

wayouteast's picture

The light on the hands and the book is absolutely incredible. And the concept is horribly creepy in it's minimal approach to the horror. Very fine work indeed!

kizalon's picture

well.. this is amazing. Terrifying and striking. Gongratulations!

tnordst's picture

Thanks Matthew, same to you.

tnordst's picture

Thanks Scott, it felt good in the making, and is one of my favourites too.

tnordst's picture

Thanks, it was a bit of a surprise

mattbradbury's picture

lovely work. you have a great gallery.

scottjohnson's picture

This is one of mt favorites from you, Torstein. Gorgeous work!

carles's picture

Congratulation for this well-deserved Editor's Pick.

Art at its best.