THE KING IN YELLOW (ROBERT W. CHAMBERS)

This was a challenge because there isn't much description save for "tattered yellow robes" and "pallid mask". The mask itself is supposed resemble a cracked and poorly-made theater mask of sorts topped with elements of a crown. I suppose with the incorporation of the vines that I wanted a connection with nature, and that the King was perhaps beyond human - something older and sinister. I decided to purposely not give him a body, suggesting that his robe is filled and animated by some unspeakable horror. It's an ode to H. P. Lovecraft, who actually borrowed the character and named Hastur.