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.