After that we begin painting with oil. The following pictures show a few stages along the way.
And finally, the completed painting. The murderous, snake-headed cult in the story inspired us to try to mix pulp art with the flavor of those wonderful Universal Studios monster posters of the 1930s. It was fun. This particular picture was painted very small — just 12 x 16 on illustration board. After this piece, we switched to painting on the much heartier Ampersand Hardbord instead.
"Kull saw the familiar faces dim like fading fog, and in their places
gaped horrid reptilian visages as the whole band rushed forward."