Friday, June 30, 2006

Mini Exchange 8

Sent to "TAB Studio" (Florida):

Gabrielle and Xena (Ground Zero), Bruder Gustav (Ilyad), Midori Monk (Reaper), Crested Felldrake (Chainmail), Nurgling (Games Workshop; not shown)

Received from "DrEvilMonki": Nothing :(
After his repeated inquiries whether the package had arrived... it did not. It just vanished somewhere between GB and here :( Such a shame. So instead I'm going to paint something sent to me in a previous exchange by Valloa.

The King
40 mm

Friday, June 23, 2006

"And slimy things with legs did crawl, upon the slimy sea"

Great Cthulhu
65 mm

If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings... It represented a monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind. This thing, which seemed instinct with a fearsome and unnatural malignancy, was of a somewhat bloated corpulence...
— H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu"

I only pray that when the Old Ones return, this insignificant tribute is recognized and I am one of the first to be devoured, and thus spared the witnessing of the world consumed by insanity.

EDIT: My fellow blogging painter Javi is clearly trying to curry favour with the Old Ones too...

Friday, June 09, 2006

Old School

More eBay goodies, these babies date back to 1988 or so. I guess I'm a sucker for oddities...