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Ithaqua Oil Painting by PatrickMcEvoy Ithaqua Oil Painting by PatrickMcEvoy
Oil on Masonite 16" x 20"
FOR SALE: $400 - check out my online store to order it: [link]

Several years back I did a whole bunch of card art for Fantasy Flight's Call of Cthulhu CCG. I did them digitally, but for a couple of pieces I went back and redid them in Oils. Of course, I think they looked a lot better that way!

So this is Ithaqua, a Great Old One from Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos (the character was actually a Derleth creation, an author who contributed greatly to the Lovecraft world). He's basically the Yeti from legend. This painting won an award for Best Horror in the Dragon*Con art show the year I displayed it there. The original version was both a card and the back cover for the Arkham Horror board game. (You can tell the difference on this one easily - the original has him holding a severed head.)
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:iconmiltikoo:
Awesome: the colours, the design... all! You're very talented, dude!
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PatrickMcEvoy Dec 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks - very much appreciated!  

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:iconkaijusaurus387:
kaijusaurus387 Nov 14, 2013   General Artist
This is awesome! 
I like the fact that it's really a real painting and not done with the computer

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PatrickMcEvoy Nov 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I love real paint - I wish I was faster at it and able to make a living doing more of it.  Someday…!
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kaijusaurus387 Nov 15, 2013   General Artist
Real paint looks the best, that's why i never use the the computer for painting. but i do make some drawings for it.
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PatrickMcEvoy Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
:) Thanks!
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zeldafan13 Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good painting but if i may add, his eyes are said to be red.
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:iconinsanehiker:
Actually he's the Wendigo not the Yeti.
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RMorganArtworks Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Forgive me for being too lazy to scan the comments for this question, but... do you do a monochromatic underpainting first? Reason I ask is because I just read that's what Frank Frazetta did and his work was eye-popping like this.
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