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Yig, the Father of Serpents by PatrickMcEvoy Yig, the Father of Serpents by PatrickMcEvoy
@ 2005 Fantasy Flight Games

Here's a creature from the Arkham Horror board game, and the Call of Cthulhu CCG. His cult was supposedly big in South America, hence the architecture and association with Chicomecoatl here.

I also wanted to add to the sense of strangeness that Lovecraft so often gets, so I made his human-like limbs move in ways that an actual human couldn't. This was from a while back but it's still one of my personal faves.
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fatlina Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
saw this in the board game I bought. its one of my favorite designs. :)
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Arkham Horror - a very popular game! I did the art originally for the Call of Cthulhu card game, and they re-used it for the board game. I was very happy with that series of pieces. 
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Wooddavers Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
I was doing some Lovecraft stuff for a Pathfinder campaign recently and somehow my brain interspersed Yig with the Snek meme, like

"I am Yig, Dad of Sneks. Heck outta my temple; doin' a rituals"
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Professional General Artist
LOL - "a rituals", that's great! 
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4thtroika Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
He's been working out.
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
And eating lots of yummy humans! 
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theriondark Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student General Artist
buen trabajo Patrick hace mucho que buscaba al creador de esta imagen.

Saludos
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Muchas gracias.  :)
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JosefVonDoom Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bravo Patrick !!
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you! :D
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Miltikoo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Awesome Pat! Yig is one of my favourite Lovecraftnian Gods, because has a strong parallel with the actual mythological gods (for example, the Aztec Quetzalcoatl and the Egyptian Seth)... and your style is great, reminds me Frazetta art!
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very high praise indeed - thank you so much! 
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LacitheHunter Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Terrifying yet awsome!
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks - just what I was hoping for! :D
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ZombieCherry13 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
ooh this is awesome
:D
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Or... "Awessssssssome", as Yig might say.. ;) Thanks!
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Jeff3333 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Another great (old one) piece
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Lol - thanks!
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Da-Microphone-Fiend Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
no mames!...NO MAMES! estas bien cabrón, carna! soy FAN!
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
gracias!
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fastwalker Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
coolness
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome, thanks. :)
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GARAWRGA Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Nice pose sir :salute:
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
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GARAWRGA Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Welcome :)
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work, I love it!
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks, pal! :D
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Roberts-The-Vile Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Now there's a Yig I like.
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome! :)
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mcSini Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Wow.. I like the concept. Amazing detail.
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much!
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic! Very nice look on this serpent god! The face really looks menacing and I like all the snakes under him! :D
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you - all those little snakes actually took quite a while, as I remember. :)
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, and I could believe it! :)
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BillCorbett Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Nice one Patrick! I love the inca touch in the wall to the right :)
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks Bill! I seem to remember doing a lot of research for this one. :)
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blind-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like snakes :) their skin is soft :)
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Had a Ball Python several years back. Beautiful creature!
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blind-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i want a corn snake :D
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Snakes make me feel guilty. They really just want to dig holes and hide, and hunt yummy mice. Cats and dogs seem to like being around people, but I get the feeling that (other than wrapping around us for warmth) snakes are really just pining for the outside. But maybe that's just me!
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blind-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well they aren't social animals like us (or dogs or rats, even cats to some extent)
so they don't have the emotions associated with sociability, like love, attachment or friendship. I think they can be curious though. They come to check us out, etc.

I'd like a snake because I'm allergic to most mammals and birds...
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes, that's a really good reason to get one. And they really do like the body heat of humans, so that's fun. :)
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choke-ice Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist
Love the inhuman movents. :D
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cool - thank you!
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RawrReaper Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it instant fave. bipedal reptile FTW
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome, thanks!
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RawrReaper Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem! you are a fantastic artist :D
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Your so nice! :)
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RawrReaper Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww your too kind! thank you! but really your art is very good!
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