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The cornered man by henning The cornered man by henning
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This is an illustration for Fantasy Flight Games collectible card game named Call of Cthulhu, which is based on the worlds of renowned horror master H.P. Lovecraft.
Painted March 2008 (wow, had to wait 1 year until I could show it).

I used a friend of mine as reference model for the brave fighter. Too bad it doesn't look too bright for him, hehe.

This painting is also displayed here, along with another card made by me, including me as "Howard Ludvinski": [link]

Illustrations for card games like this always have short deadlines, and are supposed to be viewed on a smaller scale than here.
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:iconsheenayz:
sheenayz Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i´m far behind you and got too much to learn , but you inspire me, great every thing!!!
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alice-johnsson Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
Is it the monster from Zie the cooker? Is it the creature she cooks or she focusses on?

I love the story about this and the other picture. <3
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mitchellnelson Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
its fantastic!
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infosecwriter Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
As always, love your work...
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:iconmarmoto:
marmoto Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
awesome
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:iconesczg:
EscZG Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
cool
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Absolutely amazing. I love the redness in the guys skin, and the shirt and knife. :D
Great work, and congrats on the card. :)
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blind-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yum yum!
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Neo-Br Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work!

Lovecraft is awesome!

I want to know about your technique, your results are fantastic! Do you have some tutorials or video? Do you paint in color or in black or white and colorize it after?
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:iconchyminy:
chyminy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is true. You rarely find quotation marks in any of his writings. That makes it a really unique form and it was hard to adjust to.
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:iconspiritwar:
spiritwar Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Great job on the Myths
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:iconmanuelmorgado:
ManuelMorgado Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nice, great lightning
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sfgirgis Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009   Interface Designer
hi Henning, how have you been? great image as usual, that character seems familiar. great mood and sense of impending doom. that knife got nothing on those tentacles.
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17whitewolfs Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
sweet man another great piece of work I'll fav it
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gmax Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Great to see more stuff from you, man! Hope everything is well - cheers :)
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cggp Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009   Digital Artist
The background hints at tentacles. I approve :clap:
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DavidWFisher Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And fair enough I say! Lol.
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like the pose, Henning!
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henning Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :cowboy:
Yeah, I have all his stories, and I've read about half of them so far. Will continue once I have more spare time. He has a complex way of writing, hehe.
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henning Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I doubt that bread knife will aid him with much protection :-P
Hehe, thanks.
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:iconhenning:
henning Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, I like putting my friends in tricky situations :-P
Thanks :thanks:
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:iconhenning:
henning Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like to combine work and pleasure :cowboy:
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keight Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
:D You do the most interesting things to your friends in your paintings. :D I love the background in this.
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Really nice art. Guy looks as though he's going to be eaten though. How unfortunate.
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chyminy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool Henning. Have you read any of Lovecraft's books? The tale of unknown Kadath was my favorite. I also liked his short story "The Crypt". It gave me goose bumps.

Another wonderful illustration. Glad to see you got to work tentacles in the painting, even if they are just shadows.
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TheSprunk Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, fantastic piece, even if its supposed to be viewed at lower res it looks great :D
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DavidWFisher Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You and tentacles... is there cause for concern, or is it really all work related? :ninja:
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Mangax Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009   Digital Artist
your friend isn't a good reference using a knife XD
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NoBreakz Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
niice. i love the look in his eyes. its like he know its him or the monster, either way it aint getting him without a fight :thumbsup: :+fav:
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pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
He seems awfully relaxed for a man looking death in the eye.
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AllicornUK Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Superbly claustrophobic lighting and great momentum.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Very intense! I like the shadow of the monster, nicely done!
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