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Paul Carrick
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Greetings! I am a freelance illustrator/artist from Boston, much of my work falls into the fantasy/games genre, with a specialty of H.P. Lovecraft inspired art. I've been enjoying music illustration (CDs, LPs and the like) recently and would welcome more of it.

Current Residence: Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Ezquisite Corpse with Bernard Dumaine - Process by nightserpent
Ezquisite Corpse with Bernard Dumaine - Process
This is a visual aid to help explain a collaborative painting  I created with Bernard Dumaine ( ) to create this painting:

I am new to the Exquisite Corpse artistic process, and I have found it often tricky to explain it to others who are also unfamiliar.  So, I have made a quick visual aid to help people understand how it works:

1- I painted the left half of the image
2- All but a 1" strip of my art is covered, and I sent it to Bernard.
3- Bernard continues off my 1" strip while not seeing the rest of my art
4- The reveal!
Equisite Corpse with Bernard Dumaine 01 by nightserpent
Equisite Corpse with Bernard Dumaine 01
Acrylic, 30x40cm

This is my first collaboration with the French artist Bernard Dumaine ( ), and the style of this sort of collaboration is called Exquisite Corpse (… ), also a first for me.  In this case, I started the left 50% of the painting and then covered up all of what I made save for a 1" sliver at the middle, I then sent it to Bernard.  He then continued the art on the right half while only having that 1" sliver of my art as reference, I think he did an incredible job!  It's rather tricky to seamlessly continue off another artist's style.

I've created a quick demo for how it was created here:

I got far more out of this project than I had expected, even though my expectations were already quite high.  Not only is it a highly entertaining puzzle of sorts, but I also learned quite a lot in the process.  I am very grateful for this wonderful opportunity.  Please give Bernard comments and favs here
Return To Yuggoth by nightserpent
Return To Yuggoth
Acrylic on illustration board, 18x12"  This is another double-paged splash chapter illustration for Chaosium, Inc.'s 7th edition Call of Cthulhu RPG rulebook.  The left side is left intentionally less busy because the chapter title and other text will be overlaid there.

For those less familiar, this is a "Mi-Go" ( ) , a creation of H.P. Lovecraft's from his story 'the Whisperer in Darkness'.  As I had a good deal of free reign with this illustration I thought it would be fun to provide a sort of 'sequel' to the cover I did for "Cthulhu By Gaslight": In that painting we see a Mi-Go about to fly off with a strange looking canister, which happens to contain a living sentient human brain.  So, where is it going to take the canister?  Why not home, I thought, I'd never attempted depicting their home planet of Yuggoth before ( ).  There's nothing like black basalt towers amongst inky black rivers at the edge of dimly-lit space to make one use a bit of artistic license and give the viewers something other than a black rectangle. :lol:
Ghouls by nightserpent
Acrylic 10x15"  This piece is for an upcoming anthology of Lovecraftian stories which take place in small town America.  "Shadows Over Main Street" by Hazardous Press

Imagining many artists were going to go for tentacles, I thought choosing a less often utilized creature would be a good route.  I hadn't painted any ghouls in some time, so I went for a nice walk in a small New England village's cemetery and see what captured my imagination. 
pipe-II-03 by nightserpent
I thought it would be a good idea to switch gears and do some dimensional work.  I've been wanting to carve wood for ages!  This is carved briar/briarwood burl, overall 7", pipe is 4"

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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving 'Egg-squisite' :D
Baron-of-Darkness Featured By Owner May 4, 2015   Photographer
Thank you for the llama :D (Big Grin) Love :D (Big Grin) 
nightserpent Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
You're quite welcome, just don't forget to feed him!
Baron-of-Darkness Featured By Owner May 5, 2015   Photographer
icemaidenArt Featured By Owner May 2, 2015   General Artist
:party: Happy Birthday! Hope it is a great one! :party:
nightserpent Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Thank you- I did indeed have a great one! :) :cake: :)
Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
nightserpent Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Thank you! :)
Calmar Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
I wish you a happy birthday! :)
nightserpent Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Thanks!  Your wish came true, I had a wonderful day. :)
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