This was a commission piece for Dark Wisdom magazine. They published an article outlining some of the many faces of Nyarlathotep, of which I illustrated two. This piece and The Black Lion. Both pieces were sketched out in pencil, then colored in Photoshop. I gotta say I'm very happy with the way this piece turned out. I may even do more Egyptians gods like this and make a collectible print set.
This incarnation of the Crawling Chaos was taken from the following passage:
Again were the rites of Stygia revived, this time even more widely and intensely than under Nephren-Ka. Great temples were erected to Set and Nyarlat, and even the worship of Shuddam-El the Devourer was reestablished here in this very place.
- Richard L. Tierney, "The Worm of Urakhu"