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Whateley in Innsmouth by nightserpent Whateley in Innsmouth by nightserpent
This piece is an illustration for the upcoming CD release by metal band CRUXITER, it has Lovecraft themes in it's storyline. The idea is that when Wilbur was turned away from Miskatonic university's Orne library, he tries his luck in Innsmouth for a copy of the Necronomicon.

11x11" casein
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:iconagaliaroth:
agaliaroth Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Kittelsen?
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
I wasn't sure what your comment meant, I did a search and I am guessing you're referring to the illustrator of that name?  Does my art bear a resemblance to his?
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Bjorhn Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist
just amazing!
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
:)  Thank you very much! :)
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jeremejazz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Thank you! :)
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:iconhawkheart29:
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool.
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Many thanks! :)
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gandof79 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i like the shadows and darkness you bring into the art. it is really cool.
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Thank you! I often seem to place light and atmosphere over content for my painting priorities. The light & shadow is the story, I guess.
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gandof79 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
it makes for a really good story. i hope to see more like that :)
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:iconklymene:
Klymene Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
After reading Lovecraft I became obsessed! You have done a good job here!
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Thank you, that is especially nice to hear from a fan of Lovecraft. I find him more challenging to illustrate than some other 'mythos', perhaps that is why I keep trying it. :lol:
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Klymene Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
He leaves a large space for imagination when you read the stories and at the same time manages to take you where he wants!!I find difficult, and at the same time very rich. I'm gonna make a try someday with the "Outsider". If I could send you to comment. I loved your gallery I'll visit more.
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I think that's part of the challenge, he's so great at making one's imagination roil with ever-changing and essentially undefinable chaos, it's hard to match one's mind's eye with one static image.
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Klymene Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
For sure!
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AlanusRex Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wonderful ! The sign of the Order of Dagon... though it reminds me more of the story in which are depicted the worms that have learned to walk (in Arkham, I believe), for the celebration of Yuletide.
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Thank you! I know the story you speak of, and it's pretty creepy.... I think there was a relative returning to the town of his ancestors, and he slowly discovers this bizarre procession leading underground?
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AlanusRex Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's it. It is called "The Festival" (quite a party that was... :) ) - people (in fact, worms) wearing cloaks and wax masks that made them resemble human, people whose feet left no footprint on the snow falling over the cemetery that surrounded a church without the sign of the cross. I've only read it in French, and guess what... it's creepy too ! :) It was somewhat hard getting asleep after some Cthulhu mythos reading...
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
aha, yes, that one!! Despite the obvious creepy aspects, I recall something almost poetic about the quiet procession.
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:iconalanusrex:
AlanusRex Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
The mad Arab knew it all... ! :)
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:iconmythosfox:
mythosfox Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Very snazzy. I really like it.
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconjazon19:
Jazon19 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Brilliant work dude. MY favourite little fishing village.
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Thank you. You'd think they'd get more tourists.
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:iconjazon19:
Jazon19 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
yeah, lovely little village, great fishing, cheap bootleg liquor. somebody needs to help them advertise!
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:iconfatherstone:
FatherStone Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Great piece and very interesting idea! I love the shadow of the ol' Will! You almost gave an heroic feel to the character.
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Thank you! I wasn't sure how the proportions between Wilbur and the church would read, so I tried to emphasize his impressive size. Since the shadow is allegorical I felt more liberated to use license with him as well.
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ViralProgenitor Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Excellent work man, I really love this piece.
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Thank you sir!

(I'm enjoying your stencil work, by the way)
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AlexandrinaAna Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011   Photographer
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Thank you for the feature, I appreciate it! :)
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Roberts-The-Vile Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Woohoo! You're back!
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Yes, lock up your cephalopods if you know what's good for you. I have no idea what that means but it sounded good. ;)
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Roberts-The-Vile Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Aye, it did. It did.
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trigun666 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice shadow..almost didn't see it !!
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Thank you- I didn't want it too obvious yet not so subtle as to be easily overlooked, either- kind of a tricky balance.
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:icontrigun666:
trigun666 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
was definitely subtle!!
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:iconanehiri:
AneHiri Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
I really like this one. :) Great work
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
I appreciate it, thank you!
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:icontillinghast23:
Tillinghast23 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic work!
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Thank you! :)
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Dark-Azathoth Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
creeepy O.O i've read the story too cool to meet another lovecraft fan
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Thank you! Yep, we gotta stick together ;)
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dark-precipice Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That shadow is epic! Will you continue this? I wanna see how the Innsmouth folk reacted when they met him!
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
The nest slated commission for Cruxiter's CD is not mythos related, but perhaps in a future release they will continue the tale. I'll be sure to pass on your request to the band. Thank you! :)
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dark-precipice Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank YOU for sharing this magnificent piece with us! Stay excellent! :D
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Thank you for doubling it's function and value by letting me know how you felt about it!
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Fail2Evolve Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
One of my favorites thus far. The shadow is unbelievable, and so effing clever. You're always going to be one of my favorite artists, and this piece just creepily crawled into my top 3 from you.
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Wow!! Thanks so much for the very flattering comments! The shadow was a bit tricky to craft- a biped having a quadrupedal shadow and all.
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