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About Deviant Artist Member Paul CarrickMale/United States Group :iconcthulhu-and-illithid: Cthulhu-and-Illithid
cephalopods,tentacles & horror
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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
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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" ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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": :fav.me/d3dhs1b 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 ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuggoth ).  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:
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Ghouls by nightserpent
Ghouls
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  www.mainstreetshadows.com/

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. 
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pipe-II-03 by nightserpent
pipe-II-03
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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pipe-II-04 by nightserpent
pipe-II-04
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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pipe-II-05 by nightserpent
pipe-II-05
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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:iconnapper5565:
Napper5565 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding my Lovecraft picture to your favourites. Your gallery is awesome, definitely inspired me to keep doing the weird stuff :)
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nightserpent Featured By Owner 4 days ago
My pleasure, keep having fun with it! :)
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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving "The midwife "! :D
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meshchaninov-vadim Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Hug 
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
:)  Thanks to you, too, that group collaboration you made is really great!!
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:iconmeshchaninov-vadim:
meshchaninov-vadim Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving  :D
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Somebody's ripped you off: manongchen.deviantart.com/art/…
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Thanks again for the head's-up, I appreciate it.  I can never understand how one creative person would want to be so thoughtless to another creative person.
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. Yes, I agree.
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