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Initiation of Glaaki by JakeMurray Initiation of Glaaki by JakeMurray
"From an oval body protruded countless thin, pointed spines of multi-colored metal; at the more rounded end of the oval a circular, thick-lipped mouth formed the center of a spongy face, from which rose three yellow eyes on thin stalks. Around the underside of the body were many white pyramids, presumably used for locomotion. The diameter of the body must have been at least ten feet at its least wide..."
-Ramsey Campbell, The Inhabitant of the Lake


After almost a year since I finished it, I am now able to display my very first card illustration commission! This will be coming out in the "Aspirations of Ascension" Asylum Pack for the Call of Cthulhu Living Card Game, published by Fantasy Flight Games. Despite the wonderful description of Glaaki given above, my job was to illustrate a poor sap about to be initiated as one of the monster's undead servants. Sucks for him!

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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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LocustaVampa Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Very cool!
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Tho these servitors are deteriorated to the point where they can no longer walk among men as men, they are still of use in -asisting in converting- hapless victims to servitors of Glaaki. Some data was obtained from a family who managed to escape , before the servitors came to round them up and dragged to Glaaki's presense.
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha thanks! :)
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Jazon19 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Brilliant stuff! Poor bastards about to get a nasty surprise!
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TheGurch Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
youre welcome
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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TheGurch Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Looks great works fab as an iage, lots of action in it. Love it
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Of course, he'd be able to seem normal in every way, but after 60 years ... Well, in the RPG, seeing a fresh servitor costs no sanity points. There IS a loss for seeing an advanced servitor that has to stay out of direct daylight, and a worse loss if he got the Green Decay (hit by sunlight).

My favorite story by this author is The Horror from the Bridge.

Tower from Yuggoth and the Mine on Yuggoth are very different versions of the same story.

Stories by Ramsey Campbell NOT in the book include: The Madness from the vaults (2 versions, set on Tond) , The Face in the Desert, The Temple in High Street (2 versions, one set in Kingsport, the other in Temphill).
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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pgizzle618 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
love the craft here!
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chaosotaku13 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
converted to a zombie by a giant seastar.....good thing I don't like eating fish
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha I think he'd rather be eaten. This poor guy is gonna join the ranks of undead slaves - after getting a big spike driven through him. Eeek. :)
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chaosotaku13 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
oh my is he going to be eaten by a giant sea urchin
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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jadenyc Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
awesome!
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Mmmmmmmm...Dear JakeMurray
This Wonderful art work ... it's direct in...:iconaction-portraits:...:heart:...!!!
if you don't mind...:heart:.............................................."This is an invitation to Joint... Just in case if you are not in already ...!!!"
best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!! :iconaction-portraits:
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thereallinebyline Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I can see that.

And yeah, the boss gets first dibs on the hat. Makes sense. :)
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment! :) For the facial expression I was going for that first moment of surprise when the tentacle/eyes pop out of the water and grab him. It's almost an interruption of the terror of being dragged into a lake by zombies. But I'm sure it could be tweaked a bit more. Oh, and the hat goes to the giant spikey slug in the background. :P
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thereallinebyline Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
That sort of thing will ruin your whole day.

Nice work. As always, I love the level of detail, especially the clothes and the glassy surface of the water where the briefcase is just visible.

Only minor quibble might be the facial expression. I read it as physical exertion combined with confusion and a little disgust, which of course is all perfectly appropriate, but there doesn't seem to be as much of an element of fear as I would expect. But maybe that's just me.

Which zombie gets to keep the hat?
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I appreciate it. :)
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SpikeValance Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool job, man :)
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