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Shub-Niggurath by nightserpent Shub-Niggurath by nightserpent
Artwork for the 2010 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival held in Portland and Los Angeles. Acrylic on illustration board, 11x17" paul carrick
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Zarory Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014   Digital Artist
Very nice coloring. Really like it! :happybounce:
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Thank you very much! :)
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student General Artist
. . . is it just me, or are they trying to interview her?
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
:lol:  This painting was for the Lovecraft film festival, so the only real requirement was that it had some connection with film or theater.  It's sort of a joke, but the idea that it is some form of extreme documentary-making.  My thoughts were that they might just be recording her, but I like your idea that they are trying to glean some wisdom via conversation.  I actually painted the crew and shub-niggurath separately and photoshopped them together, so there are two versions (with and without crew).
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Cool.

Now you should try writing the interview :D
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I just ordered a Niggurathian to English phrase book so I can translate our conversation, as I have no idea what she said to me.
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm not sure what Lovecraft's language is called. R'lyai? Aklo? Naca'al? I think it might by Aklo.
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Hmm, I'm not sure he defined it, and I would suspect there'd be many languages if we were to consider all the various races.  So many subsequent writers and game designers have expanded on HPL's universe, I am sure someone's explored the idea of languages if Lovecraft hadn't.  I wonder if the larger entities such as Shub-Niggurath and Cthulhu communicated in a telepathic manner?  I have heard of Aklo referring to a form of magic, though it could have it's own connected language, too. 
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I've heard as either a language or an alphabet
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Whoa
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