“The nightmare corpse-city of R’lyeh was built in measureless eons behind history by the vast, loathsome shapes that seeped down from the dark stars.There lay great Cthulhu and his hordes, hidden in green slimy vaults until the end.”

H.P. Lovecraft, “The Call of Cthulhu”

Of course the great Cthulhu lies dreaming until the stars are right, but in the meantime, his tomb must be guarded by the Sentinels of R’lyeh, fearless warriors, not dead and not living. These strange and unholy creatures mirror the appearance of their enemies to confuse and hide their true shape.

This bust was sculpted and painted by myself for my range Forged Monkey available at Fernando Ruiz Miniatures.
  • Max RichieroPLUS

    Great sculpt and great painting! :)

  • Jason Zhou

    Fantastic work in both sculpting and painting. The sculpting of this bust is very dynamic and also full of expression. In term of painting, I like the rich tones especially what is represented in the reflection on the metal parts. Great job, Raffaele!

  • Gautier "Graphigaut" Giroud

    Amazing sculpt and even more amazing paint!! Where is the ruby, Sapphir or Diamond?!!! Gold is not enough! Congrats!

  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"PLUS

    Gold raff cause this is just really well done to the point that when I keep staring at him he looks like he’s breathing.lifelike as can be…great job thank you for inspiring us aspiring artist and thanks for the contributions you’ve made to this wonderful hobby we all love.

  • Francesco "Franciuus" FarabiPLUS

    One of the best bust of the last years… and the paint is super mate!

  • Matthieu Roueche - "Blabla"

    Love the way you paint this bust…the sculpt is very interesting too! ;)

  • Alfonso Giraldes_BansheePLUS

    brilliant. you are in the champions league my friend

  • Jay Martin (Redrum)PLUS

    My fave bust this year and had a blast reviewing it, my next bust to paint for sure, but you’ve set the bar way too high GOLD!!

  • Sergio Calvo Rubio

    i love the color! , nice artwork! :)

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    This is just too crazy. Concept, sculpt and paintjob go hand in hand, completly crazy. I am happy that I do not know what is going on in your brain sometimes. Like it a lot!

  • François-Xavier "Fx" HUET

    Absolutely gold !!
    Excellent !!