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Tiina Aumala

"Ghoul" by Tiina Aumala

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This quick sketch is based on the description of a Lovecraftian ghoul in 'Pickman's Model'. I drew this pretty soon after sketching the deep one head and a Cthulhu spawn, and after it I went on to sketch a ghast. R'Lyeh must've been pretty close to the surface that night...

26 Jan 2003:-) Jim Patrick Guyer
I like this one, though I would like to see it refined. It is looking great so far. It made me think of carnivorous gorillas from the old AD&D manuals.

:-) Tiina Aumala replies: "  Hmm... carnivorous gorillas. You aren't talking about Homo sapiens, are you?"
21 Feb 200345 Hawking
It kind of look like Grendel in the book "Beowulf"......it´s nice......oh and read the book.
25 Jun 200345 Anonymous
Need a bib?
18 Nov 2003:-) Teemu U Helenius
He's cute!

Honestly, this one isn't scary at all. Quite unlike that Deep One... Oh no... The eyes, they won't leave me alone... *lost in a nightmarish recollection of the Deep One*
11 Jan 200445 Pestilence
I agree with the the previous comment that it very much resembles Grendel. If you have not read the the epic: Beowulf or John Gardner's: Grendel, I strongly encourage that you do. With your apparant interest in Lovecraft, I think you will enjoy Grendel.
11 Jan 2004:-) Ville V. Vuorinen
Aah! Pickman's model! One of the best novels by HPL! You have truly succeeded in creating the image of canine and human features combined in one being.
22 Jan 200445 UncleAsriel
Good Gods, this is frightening! You have done an excellent job of fusing the human and simian. My only question, though, is this: How in the hell did Randolph Carter manage to disguise himself as one of these in Dream Quest? I know he was a little odd, but...gaahhhh!
5 Jun 200545 Anonymous
wowww it reminds me of a werewolf movie I once saw.
24 Jun 200545 Spider Jerusalem
I came upon your site and saw the cthulu pictures. When I saw the word "ghoul", it automatically made my mind jump to "Pickman's Model". I do believe it is one of my favorite, non-chapter stories of H.P. Lovecraft. I especially enjoy the beady eyes pulled back into the skull a tiny bit as if they were once human. It almost looks like you have the human within the beast, only warping it and distorting it to the disgusting images that Lovecraft would endow upon the mind. With such great art, I would suggest attempting a picture deisgn of one of Pickman's paintings. You seem to have the beast down. It has blown my mind, and I rarely ever comment anyone.
21 Feb 200845 Xipe Totec
I always had trouble picturing what exactly ghouls look like.Not anymore,though.The picture’s great.
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 • Created by: :-) Tiina Aumala
 • Copyright: ©Tiina Aumala. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Claws, Dog, Eating, Face, Fangs, Flesh, Ghoul, Lovecraft
 • Categories: Ghosts, Ghouls, Aparitions, Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters, Vampires, Zombies, Undeads, Dark, Gothic
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen
 • Inspirations: H.P.Lovecraft
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 • Resolution: 414x390

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