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Nyarlathotep by retromancy

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“And it was then that Nyarlathotep came out of Egypt. Who he was, none could tell, but he was of the old native blood and looked like a Pharaoh. The fellahin knelt when they saw him, yet could not say why. He said he had risen up out of the blackness of twenty-seven centuries, and that he had heard messages from places not on this planet. Into the lands of civilisation came Nyarlathotep, swarthy, slender, and sinister, always buying strange instruments of glass and metal and combining them into instruments yet stranger. He spoke much of the sciences – of electricity and psychology – and gave exhibitions of power which sent his spectators away speechless, yet which swelled his fame to exceeding magnitude.”
—H. P. Lovecraft, Nyarlathotep

I like the idea, put forward by some Lovecraft biographers, that Nyarlathotep was based on Tesla, so I put plenty of electricity into this one.
Also somewhat Mignola inspired.

My Lovecraft-Inspired Art


  • SusanSanford
    SusanSanfordover 4 years ago

    Definitely the most attractive of the Old Ones.

  • Yes, well at least in this form :)

    – retromancy

  • Andrew Tomlins
    Andrew Tomlinsabout 4 years ago

    The electricity really does zazzle in this.

  • Cheers – the electricity was fun to draw.

    – retromancy

  • muzski
    muzskiabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic concept (TESLA) and cracking MARVELesque style. :-)

  • Thanks muzski – you gotta love Tesla :)

    – retromancy

  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 3 years ago

    nice work

  • Thanks vampvamp :)

    – retromancy

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 1 year ago

    Fantastic! I hope you’ll add this to the Sci Fi Group!

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