Tuesday, April 17, 2012

"Very inspirational"

It's not every day that you get an email from Erol Otus saying that the subject material of his latest illustration, which you provided, was "very inspirational." I'm over the moon.

I won't say what -- or who -- is depicted below, since that'd spoil the fun of finding out, but I will say that I'm extraordinarily happy with the way it turned out.
©2012 Erol Otus

29 comments:

  1. OK, that just disturbing and weird even by Otus standards.

    Looking forward to seeing what this is for.

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  2. Man, Old-School Gaming? YOU'RE DOIN' IT RIGHT.

    Seriously, inspiring Erol Otus! MAN!!!

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  3. That is damn cool - and a little disgusting (especislly the guy with the hole through the face). Otus is amazing.

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  4. nice! this keeps looking better and better

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  5. Antoine Marc BelleApril 17, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Very "Bosch-like"!

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  6. that is all kinds of awesome!  Really fantastic image...

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  7. Yeah. As I told someone else, I was literally speechless when I first looked on the illustration. It's so disgusting -- *and beautiful* at the same time. It also perfectly captures what I described to him. I think people are going to be shocked and surprised when they learn what this piece depicts.

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  8. I feel like the first time I discovered HPL in the DDG. Yikes!!

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  9. Geoffrey McKinneyApril 17, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    That is an excellent piece of work.

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  10. Man. That is messed up.



    In a sickly twisted, but awesome D&D way.

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  11. Damn, James!  Keep sending inspirational material to Mr. Otus!

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  12. Something from Petty Gods?

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  13. I can ever get tired of looking at Erol's work no matter how bizaare it get's, and this one is pretty frggin' strange! It's like Clark Ashton Smith on acid.

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    1. Yes! That's exactly right. I will steal that phrase.

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  14. Peter FitzpatrickApril 18, 2012 at 1:37 AM

    That is... actually, I'm not sure what that is. I like it, but I have the feeling there's some really twisted shit going on there. Good work, Erol!

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  15. And this is what you should spend your dollars on when you find yourself with triple your original budget - evocative, stylish artwork by a living legend.  Keep 'em coming!

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  16. Sorry for messing up my comment. Call me a grognard, but I preferred the old format.

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  17. That old black (and white) magic. :)

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  18. Erol Otus is one of those artist that I either love or hate (most of the time). Some illustrations are just awesome, others have me scratching my head thinking WT*? This is one of the latter. I know it's part of your Dwimmermount, but I guess I'll to match it with the context of the adventure.

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  19. It shows the head of Vecna! Great illo.

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  20. It shows the head of Vecna! Great illo.

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  21. Nice, and disgusting.

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  22. From left:  Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, and Donald Rumsfeld.

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  23. Good job, James.  Now I am jealous.

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  24. "others have me scratching my head thinking WT*? This is one of the latter."

    I suspect thats the intent of this one... :)

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  25. Beautifully disgusting!  

    Looks like a few liches, perhaps...

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