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February 24, 2007
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All out by henning All out by henning

*EDIT* This piece was used for the official Call of Cthulhu board game, and trading card game. All copyrights belongs to Fantasy Flight Games!


I'd like to dedicate this piece to our recently ended Call of Cthulhu pen & paper roleplaying campaign. We kinda scewed it all up getting all tricked by Nyarlathotep! That bastard old God fooled the party through a portal and they got all thrown back to ancient Egypt, except me who barely manage to jump back out before it closed behind me. Actually the others got off better than me as the world kinda ended shortly after this and I was still stuck in 1929. Oh well, it was fun for as long as it lasted.

This scene is not really from that session at all, but It' inspired by the setting and the monsters you can find in this setting. The dude on the picture is referenced from a photo I shot of a childhood friend of mine. I think he looks cool on the picture, giving it all even though he doesn't really stand a chance against mr. tentacle

Painted during quite a few evenings using Photoshop with a Wacom tablet. Reference used for the character.

Make sure to check out the step-by-step progress at pixelbrush: [link]
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Bempa94 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
i like his face, its like,
did i forget the oven on this morning :)
Harrkonen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
His expression seems to say: "Well damn, this could have gone better"
Bempa94 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
i like his reaction, its like , oh well...
Tuiteyfruity Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
well, I just got Arkham Horror, so I love the board games!
Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aim for the tentacles around your legs! DX

But seriously, fantastic pose, lighting and choice of colors/shading.
Kevin-McKee Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was gonna say, this HAS to be connected to H.P. Lovecraft in some way. This totally rocks. Thank you very much for sharing it.
redig76 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
I have actually found that d20 Modern works great combined with elements from the d20 version of Call of Cthulhu. The latter doesn't have complete character classes. Interestingly, Sanity is even harsher than in the previous d6 Cthulhu. The only thing that helps is starting out with a really high Wisdom score, but during gameplay otherwise.

I haven't had a whole lot of fun with the boardgame, simply because nobody is interested in playing such a long game session. I played it once but never finished.
henning Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I loved playing Call of Cthulhu the roleplaying game, even though it was really hard and we had do to some minor modifications to able to stand a chance, hehe.
Arkham Horror, the board game is a game you need to play with the right kind of people, and when you do, it can be a lot of fun :)
perihelion Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of the best images I've seen at Deviant... Incredible!
downcaste Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
with so much fantastic elements happening around the characters, they are unbelievably calm and docile.
Excellent action elements, way to fill up the frame with so much stuff I had to look thrice.
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