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The Stars Were Right

The Stars Were Right


Cthulhu rises over the city skyline. This piece was created as a filler for the Forever Folio August edition (a free eZine showcasing RPG Kickstarters, plus articles, adventures etc - available here) and was made using the photographic talents of Alexey Vinokurov and the artistic manipulation skills of David Sharrock.

The piece is free to download and use in your own project. It isn't particularly hi-res and never was I'm afraid, but it might be good for incidental art, whatever you like really.

Image size: 1780 x 2356 pixels

The original photograph and this altered piece are available under the Creative Commons 4.0 license. If you download and use the image it's important to credit both Alexey Vinokurov and David Sharrock, providing links to a) Alexey's Flickr page ( and a link somewhere in your product to the Creative Commons license (

These should be considered the terms and conditions applied to your use of the image.


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September 28th, 2016
The resolution might not be the highest on the market, but the picture looks good even as a desktop background picture. According to the license we are talking about free artwork that may be used commercially [see the license link for de [...]
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August 14, 2015
This title was added to our catalog on August 14, 2015.