In any case. I decided to make her mulatto in keeping with the part of Lovecraft's short story “The Call Of Cthulhu” where some of it takes place in the bayou country involving what initially appears to be voodoo worship but proves to be
something significantly worse. Though my scene has no actual occurrence in the story itself, I wanted to create a sense of the madness the Cthulhu cult evokes along with appearances from less significant beings associated with the Great Old Ones.
blue face paint has a simple Cthulhu like countenance draped over her head implying a total servitude to Cthulhu although the golden collar and chain tied to the nearby servitor suggest that it may not be totally voluntary. Her deformed, starfish like right
hand (my addition) shows that she is in a state of metamorphosis which will probably get much worse in the future.
The servitor is a build up of a very nice vinyl creature kit from Reaper Bones called Mashaaf, a sculpt by Kevin Williams based on a design
by Talin. Though not specifically tied to the Cthulhu Mythos, its appearance certainly suggests as much. Ever the tinkerer, I added several more eyes randomly along its slimy length. A final touch for the pair (which I have used elsewhere) was to add a golden
chain about the girl's neck linking her to the repulsive being at her side so that she couldn't escape if she had a mind to.
The base is my old stand by of a 8” x 11” wooden plaque I picked up at the crafts store. I wanted to show a world
that had already succumbed to Cthulhu's dominion (the stars were, at last, right) and the ecological havoc that event would incur.
I was going for a hellscape in a bayou setting with lots of dead foliage and polluted water. I applied MANY coats of gloss
black paint from a rattle can to give a 'dead' water effect. I then built up the dry land areas with SculptaMold, working it around the base of the servitor to tie it into the scene. As the SculptaMold beginning to set, I removed the servitor to get it out
of the way and make it easier to work on the base. This left behind a depression that I could reposition the servitor once the scenery was completed.