The funny thing about Bone Men is that you can show them naked, in all their glory, and no one complains that they are lewd or pornographic. So enjoy some (not so) sexy pictures of naked chicks.
This one is a Nehwon "Ghoul", but it is a same idea:
This one, called a Vitossein, I did for a third-party Mutant Future monster book The Deviant Database:
The above are rare finds. A search for the "macabre" would come-up with a fair number of results, but mostly of the classical dancing skeleton woodcarvings. Otherwise, with results for skeleton people, you'll mostly find the generic undead skeletons (with rusted and decayed effects) that permeates modern fantasy art like so much green-skin Orcs.
While thinking about Bone-men in art, it came to me that there were some Bone-men-like characters in Saturday morning cartoons, but they were... well... Different.
These "Bone-men" have glowing-green skeletons shaped by sorcery or mad science. I told myself: "Would this work in Carcosa?" Then remembering the dark sorcery, weird science and the Colour Out of Space, I replied "Oh hell yeah!"
So this is it: Mutant Bone-men with glowing-green bones!
Here are what I'm talking about:
There was this neat villain form Masters of the Universe called Scareglow who was a glowing-green skeleton Sorcerer. This guy was underutilized in the old works, as he looks so scary and menacing that he'll just quickly overshadow Skeletor — made easier, by the fact that Filmation made Skeletor into a buffoon. In the newer works, he now occupies a time between the years of King Grayskull and Prince Adam as an opponent of Vikor*, and through time-travel he did pose a threat in their times too.
In the cyber-punk future world of Batman: Beyond, Derek Powers ran Wayne Enterprises, and through it engaged in a lot of "questionable" activities. Getting a face full of poetic justice, Derek was splashed by the vary toxic-waste he was trying to dispose illegally by the new Batman, who unbeknownst to him, is the son of the man he had killed to keep his illicit operations a secret. His medical staff saved his life but he is now a walking Chernobyl disaster called "Blight". He wore lead-lined paint to hide his strange state and to keep-up appearances, but he continued with his illegal operations until he was exposed to the world by Batman. Fueled by power and vengeance, he became an underworld crime boss.
As Carcosain Bone-Man characters, they would ether be mutants or corruptions of sorcery... or easily both. They would be natural/gifted sorcerers. The "Blight"-type Bone-man could give-off comicbook-like radiation just like what you'll find in Gamma World and The Colour Out of Space. This would be great opponent or hard-to-kill ruler.
*The "Vikor" character is based on the "He-man" form the early mini-comics that came with the action figures, which became non-canon with the advent of the Marvel comics and Filmation cartoon. This character was made (as a limited edition action figure) to make the mini-comics canon to the Mike Young cartoon and MVCreations comics; his appearance was based on early concept art for the toy-line.
Last Edit: Jan 24, 2018 0:56:23 GMT -6 by Malcadon
I was watching Nerdwriter's latest video The Art Of Sci-Fi Book Covers, In the video, he mentions a surreal picture by Max Ernst called "The Eye of Silence". My first thought was that it was something neat and Lovecraftian: A good fit for Carcosa. Looking through his works, much of it is of the Dada style that was popular in post-WWI Europe. From it, I found some pictures that evokes what I see as great inspirational landscapes of a Lovecraftian setting.
This is the picture:
This one is called "Europe After the Rain":
"Temptation of St. Anthony":
Mind you, this would be places twisted by the strange, unearthly things that haunt the world of Carcosa.