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Title: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on February 21, 2011, 03:14:05 PM
hello there Lovecraftian lovers!

It has come to my attention that there is very few / no threads for us artists.

I'm an art student from scotland and I find Lovecraft themed art quite hard to come across so if you have anything you would like to share, post it here!!

It can be Inspired by lovecraft, one of his mythos or be one of your own creations if its just plain creepy :)

I'd love to see other peoples work, heres one of my own to start us off. ( I cant really upload more than one at a time due to the tinnnnny attathment size limit :c )

(http://i56.tinypic.com/2z6xb3d.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Nvision on February 21, 2011, 04:40:43 PM
Good stuff!  I really like the ambiguity of the image, as most of the details fade into the blackness.  Pushing some highlights might really emphasize the chiaroscuro of the piece.  I'd love to see more.

This is a work in progress, but I much prefer getting feedback while things are in flux and too much detail's been put down.  I'm trying to recreate what I think Pickman's last unfinished canvas looked like.
(http://nvisionillustration.com/art/paint3.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on February 21, 2011, 06:01:07 PM
WOW thats ammmaazziing!

When i read the Pickmans model this is not what i imagined but this is better than my imagination

i love the addition of the photograph, nice touch :3

here one i did a few seconds ago for shits and giggles.

(http://i55.tinypic.com/wa4ltg.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on February 22, 2011, 08:41:47 AM
NVision,

I really like the piece, though I think it might be a bit backwards. I thought I remember the photograph being the image "in the wild" and the paiting featuring the the wall of the studio as the monster's backdrop. That having been said, I freaking love this picture. I've always disliked the older portrayals of Pickman's model. They just didn't seem real, generally they made the ghoul much larger than a human so that it could pick the victim up and "eat him like a popsicle." Since ghouls can be created from human stock, I always thought of them as much much human-sized and your picture certainly gets it right in my book.

Bear-shaped-ham,

I love that first picture you posted. It does, hoever, bear an uncanny resemblance to an ex-girlfriend of mine. Shudder...

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Ferox13 on February 23, 2011, 04:15:07 AM
That ghoul picture is incredible.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Nvision on February 23, 2011, 11:53:24 AM
Thanks for the feedback, folks! 

Bob, I double-checked the story, but it seems it's okay.  The protagonist just sees the canvas with the dining ghoul, and he assumes the curling paper pinned to it is photo reference to fill in the background.  However, in classic Lovcraftian reveal: "It was the model he was using- and its background was merely the wall of the cellar studio in minute detail. But by God, Eliot, it was a photograph from life! "  The idea that humans can become ghouls, referenced in the paintings of them training children, and in other stories like The Outsider was what really pushed my design on this.  I totally agree about other depictions being much too large, and I didn't want to go with simply transplanting a dog's head onto a human torso, either.  The change might extend beyond this, though, and could be good fodder for another painting ("(De)Evolution of a Ghoul," perhaps?).

Bear-shaped-ham, that is a very unsettling mount.  What rides on it?!  The extreme curvature in it's spine and neck is really cool, and would suggest a very grotesque form of movement.  Hiding details of the face behind the mask adds to the horror.  Great stuff!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on February 23, 2011, 01:19:22 PM
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I totally agree about other depictions being much too large, and I didn't want to go with simply transplanting a dog's head onto a human torso, either.

I've always thought that was a lazy way to illustrate these creatures. I believe they are described as vaguely dog-like, which makes me think that a classic "wolf-man" look is far too doglike than what HPL meant. I can see some canine aspects certainly, something like posture, suggested movement, etc. is much creepier than a dog-headed boy.

And I think the mount up there may well be a degenerated human forced into a mask. At least that's what it makes me think of.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on February 23, 2011, 02:39:40 PM
Thanks for all the awesome feedback everybody i really appriciate it! :)


Bear-shaped-ham, that is a very unsettling mount.  What rides on it?!  The extreme curvature in it's spine and neck is really cool, and would suggest a very grotesque form of movement.  Hiding details of the face behind the mask adds to the horror.  Great stuff!

Now i didnt really think about this whilst drawing it. Now im puzzling out whether the "rider" is small and the thing is human sized as its humanoid apprearance suggests, or the rider may be human sized (or larger) and the thing is quite huge.... i think the latter would be less appealing to run into.

Heres another terrible beast from my own imagination. :)



Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Kaelestes on February 23, 2011, 02:45:07 PM
Heres another terrible beast from my own imagination. :)

Oh my gawrsh! I heart!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on February 23, 2011, 02:58:28 PM
Death Moose? :o

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on February 23, 2011, 03:09:39 PM
Death Moose? :o

Bob

well yes, i got the image directly from Lovecrafts colaboration with disney in which Bambi mothers succumbs to a canibal cult of death mooseses

Anyways this picture is of "slenderman" which is a creature which has gained some popularity via the internets over the last few years. There is a vast amount of info and stories about him including a fabulous series on youtube called "Marbel Hornets" ... i really cannot recomend it enough i know people who are genuinely scared to walk outside in the dark because of Slenderman.

(http://i54.tinypic.com/4hph55.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on February 23, 2011, 03:12:42 PM
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well yes, i got the image directly from Lovecrafts colaboration with disney in which Bambi mothers succumbs to a canibal cult of death mooseses

LOL! You deserve a Cthulhu Point for that one.

Also, I have never heard of Slenderman before, but I LOVE the picture. After i finish posting, I am going to research him a bit. you have certainly gotten me interested.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Nvision on February 23, 2011, 06:18:44 PM
The undead antlered camel is haunting my dreams!

Speaking of ruminants, instead of doing my work, I was suddenly inspired to rough out a painting of Wilbur Whateley studying "homework" in his room.  Here's the sketch!  Feel free to critique and let me know how I can make the final image even cooler...
(http://www.nvisionillustration.com/art/whatelyrough.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on February 23, 2011, 06:31:22 PM
Oh wow did you do this just now? Either way its awesome! i love the eyebrow and the evil smile ... very creepy ^_^


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: TFeldt on February 23, 2011, 07:26:32 PM
These are all utterly inspiring. Dark, brooding and bizarre. As it should be. Do any of you license your works on stock photography sites (or elsewhere)?


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on February 23, 2011, 09:47:32 PM
i have an art website and a store but i warn you, i draw mostly adorable happy thing, it may ruin my rep as a horror artist

http://bear-shaped-ham.deviantart.com

http://www.zazzle.co.uk/bearshapedham <--- store

not sure i know what you mean by license your work tho :c


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: TFeldt on February 24, 2011, 06:58:28 AM
By licensing I mean if you license the non-exclusive use of your works. I'm a fledgling indie game developer (*shudder* brave new waters are being traversed in my life) and I'm currently making a 3D multiplayer adventure game with a rather dark setting, natural considering my taste in literature. In this game I've got an art gallery in one of the episodes that currently has less than optimally dark paintings. If you were licensing your work then I could use them for the paintings and they'd fit like a glove with the theme of the game. I used the example of stock photography sites since that's where I license the majority of my 2D art assets.

It basically works like this; you put your individual images on a stock photography site (I've bought from fotolia in the past, but there's plenty out there), set a price (tends to be around €2-€15 per item, depending on the resolution), then anyone can license them from that site (which provides the legal barrage of licensing and indemnification required). If it had been exclusive licensing for €15 per image it'd be extremely unfavorable, but if 500 people were to license it for €15 you'd stand to make some dinero. As long as it's non-exclusive it will become an eternal source of income, as long as you live people will be able to license it. If you sell the exclusive rights to an image then you can only sell it only once, but at a higher price point, and you'd lose all rights associated with that image except the right to be credited by the new rights holder when he uses the image.

You could offer the licensing on your own site and not have to pay fotolia its cut, but without a third party indemnifying the buyer you'd have to sign and mail legal papers internationally. There's also the problem with taxes you'd have to handle yourself, but if that is preferable then simply include the cost of mail postage for the legalese in the licensing cost. Just figured I'd ask since I'd love to have any and all of the art listed in this thread in my game.

EDIT: Just an example. I browsed your deviantart page and, assuming you have the rights to all of the images (since some of them are photos and feature a person, which would require you to get that person's explicit permission in order to license the image commercially), there's at least half a dozen I'd be interested in. Maybe not all for this game but for future ones. There's always paintings, journals, diaries and whatnot in games that require 2D illustrations.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on February 24, 2011, 07:47:05 AM
wow thanks for the description! I might look into liscencing some of my work, it seems like a good idea ...

also good luck on the game making, i have a few friends who are in game production and i regularly find them in the fetal position because of their work...no pressure :)

on the other hand, heres another picture of the first demon looking thing i posted ... this time i painted it  :3

(http://i53.tinypic.com/33jmvpw.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on February 24, 2011, 08:29:01 AM
Feel free to critique and let me know how I can make the final image even cooler...

The only thing I could think of (since this is a candid shot and not an action or horror shot) is that the pages of the Necronomicon look far too vanilla. Instead of a small illustration and text on the left page, how about a large full-page diagram? Or maybe some other lovecraftian image like the elder sign, though that might be a bit stereotypical. Either way, if you are able to finish this off, please put some blood stains on the pages.

Bob

P.S. - Bear-shaped-heart is an evil, evil person for getting me hooked on MarbleHornets...


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on February 24, 2011, 02:48:45 PM

P.S. - Bear-shaped-heart is an evil, evil person for getting me hooked on MarbleHornets...

heheheheh told you it was epic, im crossing all my fingers that someone will produce a slenderman movie in my lifetime.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: TFeldt on February 24, 2011, 03:40:46 PM
wow thanks for the description! I might look into liscencing some of my work, it seems like a good idea ...

also good luck on the game making, i have a few friends who are in game production and i regularly find them in the fetal position because of their work...no pressure :)
No problem, and thank you.

If I may, if you do decide to license your work (or anyone else in this thread for that matter), then I ask you to email me at anders@tonfeldt.se. I'm quite serious about wanting to license your assets, my game isn't going to be ready until summer so there's no rush. Just drop me a line telling me what stock photography site you decided to go with (and a link to your illustrations on that site), or just drop me a mail if you want to sell me a non-exclusive license directly without a middle man.

If any of you want to sell it directly then please be prepared to print, sign and mail a generic license since I need indemnification in order to use the assets commercially. I've included a link to a generic non-exclusive art license here so you know what you'll need to print and sign (or something very similar). In addition to what he has in the license it's always best to paste the license into a word processor and then append the image at the bottom, that way there's no doubt which image the license belongs to. There's more extensive licenses than this one, but it's straightforward and features all the relevant points. I'll go with whatever license you choose of course.

http://stockart.drewwilson.com/license/

Now I'll shut up about this since this is supposed to be an art thread, not a "sell your images here" thread. This is me putting a sock in it.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: TFeldt on February 24, 2011, 03:43:31 PM
Feel free to critique and let me know how I can make the final image even cooler...

The only thing I could think of (since this is a candid shot and not an action or horror shot) is that the pages of the Necronomicon look far too vanilla. Instead of a small illustration and text on the left page, how about a large full-page diagram? Or maybe some other lovecraftian image like the elder sign, though that might be a bit stereotypical. Either way, if you are able to finish this off, please put some blood stains on the pages.
I like the idea about a diagram, preferably some non-euclidian. I'd say no to the blood stains though, what about making the pages buckle outwards as if something is trying to break through the very fabric of the book? Break through into our world... from beyond(!)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Nvision on February 25, 2011, 12:58:38 AM
(http://www.nvisionillustration.com/art/whatelyrough2b.jpg)

Colour composite done, and just about ready for final rendering.  I'll post the successive versions here to avoid bumping the thread, though.  I loved the idea of diagrams and shopped in some old Arabic mathematical manuscript pages.  I think they work rather well, but I'll have to distress them a little during the detailing.  Thanks for the suggestions!

TFeldt, I license images on occasion, but I don't use stock sites.  Most of the work I do is so incredibly niche I'd not be likely to make more than a couple of sales.  The majority of the work it do is a straight work-for-hire, with retention of moral rights.  I work in games, myself, and mostly indie, so I can sympathize with the uncertainty!  I actually just quit my regular, dependable contract gig in favour of a more risky project with a friend (aiming for IGF, this year, and hoping for good exposure).  I want to break into the RPG market, so I'm trying to build a suitable portfolio, though steady work and wrangling kids seriously limits my time for that.

Bear-shaped-ham, what media/brushes did you use for the texture work on the evil antlered thing?  The suggestion of coarse hair is fascinatingly real...


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on February 25, 2011, 08:14:31 AM
Very cool version NVision. Of course, I still like the idea of blood stains, but that's just bloody old me. ;)

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on February 26, 2011, 04:29:27 AM

Bear-shaped-ham, what media/brushes did you use for the texture work on the evil antlered thing?  The suggestion of coarse hair is fascinatingly real...

i used dry water colours, they stick to the page really roughly and create really good contrast :)


also im McLovin you're art it's daaamned good, keep it up and post more if u have it :p


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: MelvillesFist on February 27, 2011, 01:05:46 AM
I'm a big comic book geek! That said, I collect original art from DC Comics, too. Listening to the podcast along with reading this thread spurred me to start a new Lovecraft sketchbook. If any of you folks would care to draw a sketch of Cthulhu, Yig, or any other beings from the mythos, please shoot me a message. I'd love to send you my sketchbook and get a sketch from you. I'd of course pay for shipping and any other cost you see fit.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on February 27, 2011, 03:49:40 PM
I'm a big comic book geek! That said, I collect original art from DC Comics, too. Listening to the podcast along with reading this thread spurred me to start a new Lovecraft sketchbook. If any of you folks would care to draw a sketch of Cthulhu, Yig, or any other beings from the mythos, please shoot me a message. I'd love to send you my sketchbook and get a sketch from you. I'd of course pay for shipping and any other cost you see fit.

Thanks!

OH THIS IS COOL! I love sketchbooks too, infact i did the same thing as you and made a sketchbook in a very "call of cthulhu" style! Instead of cthulhu i used slenderman but it was sooo fun to make. I'll attach some pics of them.

unfornunately the images sizes are way too big to im going to have to gather them and post them as 2 posts

this is the outer shell of the sketchbook :)

(http://i55.tinypic.com/2vchts2.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on February 27, 2011, 03:53:11 PM
.... annnnd this is the sketchbook which is all tucked away on the inside

all handmade and stuff :3
 

(http://i51.tinypic.com/zscjc.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on February 28, 2011, 08:13:59 AM
Very, VERY cool, BSH.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Miskatonic Philologus on February 28, 2011, 08:55:17 AM


bear-shaped-ham, those are really wonderful pictures you started the thread off with! Thanks for posting.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on February 28, 2011, 03:47:41 PM
Hey NVision, when are we going to get to see Old Wilbur's final portrait?

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Nvision on March 01, 2011, 11:13:31 AM
Hey NVision, when are we going to get to see Old Wilbur's final portrait?

Bob
It's in the works, but things are hectic at the moment.  Just spent a weekend in the Mountains of Madness (aka Canadian Rockies), pulled an all-nighter to catch up on work, then caught a cold from my oozing spawn (helped along by -40C weather).  Also, I've got a Dagon pin-up coming, so stay tuned!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on March 01, 2011, 11:53:46 AM
Wow, buddy, don't wear yourself out. seriously, take a break and have a bright sunshiny day.

Then of course get back to chronicling the madness of the outer void and unspeakable horrors! ;)

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Nvision on March 01, 2011, 12:21:51 PM
What is this "break" that you speak of?  Is it to eat?   :P


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on March 01, 2011, 12:47:00 PM
it is the unspeakable sound wrenched from the gibbous void that is the mouth of Great Hastur when an artist decides to repose upon in the arms of Hypnos instead of bringing nameless life to his eldrich visions.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Kaelestes on March 01, 2011, 12:49:22 PM
Dagon pinup!? Like I'm going to be turned on then vomit and pass out all in one move?


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on March 01, 2011, 02:10:18 PM
did someone say pin up?

(http://i51.tinypic.com/28qrsb7.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on March 01, 2011, 02:39:46 PM
LOL, now THAT is my ideal woman. :o

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Miskatonic Philologus on March 02, 2011, 08:01:22 AM

Hey, bear-shaped-ham, that mama certainly is a member of the bod-squad - but the mere IDEA of that head approaching my little Elvis leaves me quaking in inexpressible fear!

 :o


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on March 02, 2011, 08:13:37 AM
Oh come on, MP, you can't tell me you're not curious. I mean a face full of tentacles doesn't necessarily mean that there is a beak at the center of it all.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: TFeldt on March 02, 2011, 08:41:32 AM
I vote for an unmentionable void in the middle of that calamarian corona. Freudians be warned; I'm literal, a warning that should be extended to anyone who doesn't want their soul frayed.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: stevenroy on March 04, 2011, 08:52:53 PM
Wow, we have some crazy talented people hanging about.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Miskatonic Philologus on March 04, 2011, 10:00:31 PM
Oh come on, MP, you can't tell me you're not curious. I mean a face full of tentacles doesn't necessarily mean that there is a beak at the center of it all.

Bob

Look, even if I survived her bobbin' noggin, next up is her nefarious nether region...

And only Cthulhu knows what horrors dwell therein!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on March 07, 2011, 08:15:57 AM
Yeah, MP, you may have a point. Maybe this is what HPL meant by gaining knowledge never meant for man. :'(

Anyway, back on track. So, cool artwork, huh?? ;)

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on March 17, 2011, 02:43:53 PM
Just thought I'd chime in with my HPL inspired art blog- http://theartofericlofgren.blogspot.com/ (http://theartofericlofgren.blogspot.com/) I'm slowly adding to it, but time is a factor. Anyway, I hope you enjoy. Lot's of cool art in this thread!!

A taste of what's inside-
(http://ericlofgren.zenutech.com/eric/display_stuff/cocthulhu.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Genus Unknown on March 17, 2011, 03:06:55 PM
Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude! That's supremely awesome.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Miskatonic Philologus on March 18, 2011, 03:22:16 AM

Eric Lofgren,

I went to your site, it's great!

Thanks for the cool artwork.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on March 18, 2011, 08:07:19 AM
Very nice, Eric Lofgren. welcome to the site.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on March 18, 2011, 01:37:39 PM
Hey, thanks guys!! As soon as I get some more time I'm going to be doing more. I'll be sure to post them up here.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on March 23, 2011, 09:05:40 PM
Hey, thanks guys!! As soon as I get some more time I'm going to be doing more. I'll be sure to post them up here.

thank you so much for posting your stuff is awweeessome!!

heres a weeee nyarlathotep concept i just did :)

(http://i51.tinypic.com/30dbcbk.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on March 26, 2011, 10:33:33 PM
i really hate to double post buuuut i just took a go at drawing Cthulhu... i've tried drawing him soo many times and eveytime it just looks like a fat dude being attacked by an octopus and a bat...

again, kicking myself in the face for double posting

(http://i54.tinypic.com/2hwpwlu.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on March 27, 2011, 03:50:36 AM
Thanks, Bear Shaped Ham!

I love your Cthulhu. There's nothing wrong with him looking like a fat dude. HP sort of described him that way :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: MartinRonnlund on March 27, 2011, 08:02:36 AM
I think you should make him even more bloated.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Brown Jenkin on March 27, 2011, 11:50:45 AM
First post, aii aii teleki lei!

Lovely work in this thread, and some tremendous talent.
While I sometimes work in pen and ink media, I'm also a sound designer.
Put down that paint knife, folks -- it's just a different media!
I was originally working on this piece as a promo to a finished screenplay titled 'The Hop Yard' (shameless plug), and I was going to use it as background for voice-overs from the script. Then the thing just took on a life of its own, and sort of morphed into its current state.
To paraphrase, 'Do not summon up that which you cannot put down...'

For your enjoyment:

A Night in the Hop Yard
http://bluesun.name/Night in the Hop Yard.mp3 (http://bluesun.name/Night in the Hop Yard.mp3)



Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on March 27, 2011, 07:47:21 PM
@brown Jenkin

i looove this audio!!

i think audio without visual can be a very creepy thing because it really does let the mind wander and make its own assumptions, I am not easily scared and yet the one thing which i remember and really drops something cold and fearfull into my belly is the audio loop from the movie "the strangers". The movie itself isnt that scary but the audio makes me curdle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISjy1MP0MX0&feature=related <=

Is the creepy chanting based on anything because it does sound convincing indeed.





Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Brown Jenkin on March 27, 2011, 08:39:05 PM
Thanks Ham!
I'm liking your stuff as well--black pen and ink is really my favorite, and you've got that great sepia tone thing going... Some of you posters in here are totally working at the professional level (y'all know who you are)! From reading less than a dozen threads, I've seen enough collective talent in here to float the Bismark.

I didn't have a budget for this Lovecraftian Tone-poem, and didn't have time to do any original recording (which I much prefer), so everything in there is either from my private FX library, a stock loop, or clips I got from sound fx sharing sites. Lots of the FX I use are heavily processed to morph the tone, or give a different attack or decay or verb or something. Like the beast's wingbeats at the end, which had heavy bass EQ added, or the beast roar, for which I used a nice valley-sized reverb. The incantation came from a sharing site; I have no idea what he's saying, but it sounded suitably creepy, so I used it (took the original clip and chopped and cobbled and processed it out to fit the length). With a bit of extra time, I would have got a friend to narrate something in Latin or Greek, or maybe a made-up language.      


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on April 01, 2011, 02:16:16 PM
I'm currently checking out that Night in the Hop Yard sound link :)



I forgot about this one. Probably because I'm unsure of it. I think a ghoul could be pushed a little more into nightmarish territory, where I think this one is really nothing more than a revised werewolf. I would love (seriously) to get some thoughtful feedback on this one, if anyone was into it. Just as an fyi, the unfinished aspects of it are intentional. I'm just experimenting with leaving brushstroke evidence, to see what the effect would be like. I usually render my paintings to the point of death.    

(http://ericlofgren.zenutech.com/eric/display_stuff/ghoul.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on April 01, 2011, 02:39:25 PM
Outstanding!! I loved it.





For your enjoyment:

A Night in the Hop Yard
http://bluesun.name/Night in the Hop Yard.mp3 (http://bluesun.name/Night in the Hop Yard.mp3)




Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on April 01, 2011, 04:31:47 PM
Hey Eric Lofgren,

The only thin I might suggest for this to be a ghoul and not just a werewolf is something that I think most artists kind of miss and that is to include the moss and slime that is supposed to cover them. Remember that not only are the quite subterranean, but that their tunnels are described as just big enough to allow passage, suggesting that they are filthy from the earth in which they burrow. Also, as they are so often found disturbing graves, they are presumably in contact with the grave moss that grows on corpses, hence the moss and fungus that grows on the ghouls as well. Other than that, possibly some kind of ichor dripping from the mouth, perhaps.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Genus Unknown on April 01, 2011, 04:33:53 PM
What Bob said. Also, as far as the texture, you'll want to go for a kind of "unpleasant rubberiness," to use HPL's phrase. A sheen to the skin would also convey the idea of greasy nastiness, which is definitely in keeping with the ghouls.

Great work, by the way.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on April 01, 2011, 04:36:53 PM
Thanks, guys! Yeah, perhaps dropping the furry covering and going with a more sickly skin covered in graveyard goo. I like!!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on April 01, 2011, 07:30:53 PM
Eric im your new biggest fan you're stuff would be epic illustrations in lovecraft books ... i can totally see that.

I just did another slenderman picture and as before i knooow slendy isnt lovecraft but as one can see i use an abreviated lovecraft quote as it seemed fitting

"I have brought to light a monstrous abnormality, but I did it for the sake of knowledge. Now for the sake of all life and Nature you must help me thrust it back into the dark again" shortened down to " I have brought to light a monstrous abnormality, Now you must help me thrust it back into darkness"

Once more if you are unaware of the slenderman myth please either google it or watch the youtube series marble hornets ... its truely terrifying

(http://i52.tinypic.com/bg3413.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Brown Jenkin on April 02, 2011, 02:03:31 PM
@ Eric--Thanks! Glad you liked the tone-poem.

Your own work is really something else. Amazing combination of rough and finished textures on that last ghoul; the brushstroke almost-impasto-like effect just adds contrast, and focuses the composition onto the contours of the face and skull. Its a nice complement to your more polished style, as in that last piece of 'ol fat-and-rubbery.  
  
All of you are inspiring me to pick up a pen and sketchbook again.  
In this case, it was a pencil, actually...

(http://www.bluesun.name/Brown Jenkin.jpg)

Yeah, I like to steal ideas. I usually try to steal from the best.
And cause I can't really draw, I have to rely on suggestion...


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on April 04, 2011, 08:29:23 AM
I don't know, B. J., that looks like a drawing to me. And I think the only thing it suggests is that you have much more talent with a pencil then I ever did.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on April 04, 2011, 12:19:33 PM
Thanks Bear Shaped Ham! I actually have some stuff up my sleeve right now. And I'll be sure to let you guys know when things begin to take shape. I'm quite excited about it, in fact. I frickin' love your Slenderman rendering. Very creepy. I would go so far to say that his creation by the Marble Hornets guys is likely a little inspired by HPL. And I think you've really captured that here :)   


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on April 04, 2011, 12:22:23 PM
Thanks Brown Jenkin! I really appreciate your feedback and I'm happy you picked up on what I was doing there. I think your pencil piece is great. Nice and icky. The subject that is, not the rendering :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Brown Jenkin on April 07, 2011, 08:46:53 PM
Thanks Bob and Eric!

I'm inspired by this thread. Thinking about doing a composition of some kind based more directly on one of the HPL stories. I'll keep you all posted.

At one point I started (but sadly, never finished) a musical comedy featuring the Great Old Ones. Maybe I should revive that.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: LoftCarve on April 21, 2011, 06:27:35 AM
Bear-shaped-ham, I love your paintings...just enough detail to let your brain know you're looking at something horrible, but still so little that your brain still has to fill in all the gruesome gaps!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: yumegari on April 24, 2011, 12:55:05 PM
o.o

I have a few bits of something that might be art if you tilt your head and squint.

I'll just leave these here.  >.>

http://yumegari.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=192#/dn7ozs

http://yumegari.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=192#/dna78w

http://yumegari.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=192#/d1vy197

http://yumegari.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=192#/d1vy2io

I also have a few lying about that need scanned.  Ennyhoo, hope you folks'll give me some feedback on 'em.  ^.^


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: MelvillesFist on April 24, 2011, 10:09:36 PM
Just started my sketchbook. Here's a Cthulhu from my buddy:
(http://i.imgur.com/r8XBr.jpg) (http://imgur.com/r8XBr)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: catamount on April 24, 2011, 11:06:47 PM
Sucks to be that lighthouse keeper!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: TransconaSlim on April 24, 2011, 11:17:44 PM
Sucks to be that lighthouse keeper!

sitting around waiting to go to Sona-Nyl (Land of Fancy) and instead: BAM! You got Cthulhu'd!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: osyrisdiamond on April 24, 2011, 11:33:06 PM
The artist did not intend this to be Lovecraftian, but methinks it hold a lot of elements of such: StupidFox - 43 (http://fav.me/d3c74mp) "Things are not always as you see them, but the view is still your own."

Sadly, this seems like a better version of "Medusa's Coils". >_>


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on April 25, 2011, 10:49:15 AM
Creepy...

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: scottpurdy on April 26, 2011, 10:57:00 AM
Brilliant work in this thread, I love the pen and ink drawing MelvillesFist, superb stuff :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on April 26, 2011, 11:31:07 AM
Hey you! Get posting right now and blow everyone away with the squikiness. Good to see you here, Scott! :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: MelvillesFist on April 30, 2011, 10:07:21 PM
 Just got this sketch today at Comic Geek Speak's Super Show 2011.

It is a Cthulhu by artist Jeremy Bastian: http://yfrog.com/h6a1qpej

You should check out his book, Cursed Pirate Girl.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on May 02, 2011, 08:21:39 AM
That's one skinny elder god. He needs to put on some weight and quick. Any cultists lurking about for Great Cthulhu to gobble up?? If you worshiped him, you'd volunteer....

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: MAS on May 06, 2011, 03:30:48 AM
@Bear-Shaped-Ham
Easily my favourite thread on the site so far!! 
(I'm so impressed I came out of self-imposed-posting retirement to let you know  :) )

A great idea...I hope people keep posting their art!  Looking forward to checking out the Slenderman stuff later too!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on May 06, 2011, 01:31:48 PM
I'm still trying to work this one out, so it's basically a work in progress. Maybe more like a concept piece towards another attempt. Whatever the case, I was going for a low context/high concept piece for Color Out of Space. Which as we know, isn't the easiest thing to portray, what with the whole typical Lovecraftian unknowable colour thing. Any thoughts?


(http://ericlofgren.zenutech.com/eric/display_stuff/colour.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: osyrisdiamond on May 06, 2011, 01:44:04 PM
Use white and when when people complain what it's just a pictures with weird white curvy lines, just says, "You're not sensitive enough to comprehend the color!"


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on May 06, 2011, 02:04:27 PM
The only thing I might suggest is to give the trees a bit of motion. I think I remember them swaying in a wind that was not there in the story, but I might be mistaken. However, even if I am wrong about it, a bit of motion might give it a more realistic feel.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: scottpurdy on May 07, 2011, 08:50:48 AM
I had to do a piece on this very subject a little while ago Eric, you're right it's most definitely not the easiest thing to portray.
I just used a bit of artistic license and included things like slime/goo to make it a bit more interesting visually.. animals and insects scittering away from the light might be a cool addition.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on May 09, 2011, 02:08:59 PM
Thanks for the feedback, guys! It's given me some good direction. Osyrisdiamond, that's the spirit :D


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on May 10, 2011, 08:12:41 AM
@Bear-Shaped-Ham
Easily my favourite thread on the site so far!!  
(I'm so impressed I came out of self-imposed-posting retirement to let you know  :) )

A great idea...I hope people keep posting their art!  Looking forward to checking out the Slenderman stuff later too!


I totally agree, im really impressed with what everyones come up with! WELL DONE ALL

i havent done much lovecraft art recently because ive been applying for uni ( I got a place in grays school of art in Aberdeen YAY)

i have however been painting a lot of creepy cartoons with text ... i'll post a them because a few of my friends assumed they were lovecraft quotes ... and theyre kinda wierd :P

(http://i54.tinypic.com/21b8x8l.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on May 10, 2011, 08:15:46 AM
Holy cow, BSH! I love it. It's like a children's book for the criminally insane!

Bob (Also, did my ex-girlfriend pose for that?)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: scottpurdy on May 10, 2011, 09:49:06 AM
BSH, congratulations on getting into Grays :)
And, you surely are insane looking at that picture! :)

Here's something a bit mental from myself, not anywhere near Mythos related but definitely HPL inspired...
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/095/b/b/bb86adefbe19cd2c654c244084d95dd8-d3cyqqr.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Genus Unknown on May 10, 2011, 09:51:35 AM
bear-shaped-ham: Ever read Edward Gorey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gashlycrumb_Tinies)? Because I'm getting a strong (and delightful) Gorey vibe from that.

scottpurdy: When I start my metal band, you're doing our covers.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on May 10, 2011, 10:30:45 AM
bear-shaped-ham: Ever read Edward Gorey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gashlycrumb_Tinies)? Because I'm getting a strong (and delightful) Gorey vibe from that.

scottpurdy: When I start my metal band, you're doing our covers.

OOH i havent heard of him but upon googling him his stuff looks pretty nifty! thanks!

@scottpurdy .... woaow o_o thats amazing! 

heres another creepy doodle :)

(http://i56.tinypic.com/f9m538.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: TransconaSlim on May 10, 2011, 03:15:14 PM
bear-shaped-ham: Ever read Edward Gorey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gashlycrumb_Tinies)? Because I'm getting a strong (and delightful) Gorey vibe from that.

scottpurdy: When I start my metal band, you're doing our covers.

OOH i havent heard of him but upon googling him his stuff looks pretty nifty! thanks!

@scottpurdy .... woaow o_o thats amazing! 

heres another creepy doodle :)

(http://i56.tinypic.com/f9m538.jpg)

reminds me of this book my Oma would read to me in German when I was a kid: Der Strwwelpeter!

ten illustrated and rhymed stories, mostly about children. Each has a clear moral that demonstrates the disastrous consequences of misbehavior in an exaggerated way.  A boy who leans back on his chair during supper pulls all the cutlery onto him when he falls.  A little girl plays with matches and is burned up into a pile of ash. 

Most scary for me was the one where a boy who sucks his thumbs gets an unfortunate visit from "the scissor man" with graphic results (I was a thumb sucker).



Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: scottpurdy on May 11, 2011, 07:24:28 AM
lol, great piece there BSH! Superb humour :)

Cthulhu!
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/222/4/0/Cthulhu_Rises_by_ScottPurdy.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: lilhankey on May 11, 2011, 10:24:05 PM
I little thing I did thought It would get a few laughs, maybe.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: scottpurdy on May 12, 2011, 07:30:00 AM

scottpurdy: When I start my metal band, you're doing our covers.

I missed that, sorry, thanks for the encouragement ;)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on May 12, 2011, 09:35:34 AM
I little thing I did thought It would get a few laughs, maybe.

Ha i laughed thats pretty awesome! Love the shirt .. hehe

This is a wierd mixed media thingy i did a while ago ... yeaaah o_o

(http://i55.tinypic.com/241mdtw.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on May 12, 2011, 02:12:45 PM
Most scary for me was the one where a boy who sucks his thumbs gets an unfortunate visit from "the scissor man" with graphic results (I was a thumb sucker).

You and Dwight Schrute.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Rob on May 15, 2011, 07:46:37 AM

reminds me of this book my Oma would read to me in German when I was a kid: Der Strwwelpeter!

ten illustrated and rhymed stories, mostly about children. Each has a clear moral that demonstrates the disastrous consequences of misbehavior in an exaggerated way.  A boy who leans back on his chair during supper pulls all the cutlery onto him when he falls.  A little girl plays with matches and is burned up into a pile of ash.  

Most scary for me was the one where a boy who sucks his thumbs gets an unfortunate visit from "the scissor man" with graphic results (I was a thumb sucker).



Check out the Tiger Lillies - they've put a lot of those rhymes to music!

Harriet and the matches
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7P2xTxCS_Q (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7P2xTxCS_Q)

The scissor man  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OinwHOZ2Erw&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OinwHOZ2Erw&feature=related)

There's Edward Gorey and also Hillaire Beloc - oh and Stanley Holloway with the story of Albert being eaten by the lion at the zoo  ;D



Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on May 15, 2011, 07:28:09 PM
Awesome stuff, Scott! Keep posting please.

bear-shaped-ham, that would make an awesome album cover :)

Here's the updated (final?) version of my Color Out of Space tribute.

(http://ericlofgren.zenutech.com/eric/display_stuff/colour2.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Chad Fifer on May 15, 2011, 07:56:54 PM
You guys are blowing my mind.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: osyrisdiamond on May 16, 2011, 12:30:17 AM
Not sure if there is a comics thread, but methinks this was amusing:
(http://www.macguff.fr/goomi/unspeakable/WEBIMAGES/CARTOON/v118_cat.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: osyrisdiamond on May 16, 2011, 12:32:19 AM
Awesome stuff, Scott! Keep posting please.

bear-shaped-ham, that would make an awesome album cover :)

Here's the updated (final?) version of my Color Out of Space tribute.

(http://ericlofgren.zenutech.com/eric/display_stuff/colour2.jpg)

Is what the whole of it or just a detail from the larger work? The original had its own appeal, to be sure, but methinks this one works a lot better. :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on May 16, 2011, 08:19:24 AM
Love the hand.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on May 16, 2011, 05:51:51 PM
Thanks, Bob!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: UndertakingFX on May 19, 2011, 11:32:44 AM
We recently finished a piece that we call the Cthulhu Plaque. The plaque measures 10.5 inches in diameter and 1.5 inches thick, at its thickest point. It is made of stone and weighs just under 3 pounds. It also comes with hanging hardware pre-installed. This unique wall hanging is handmade and painted right here in the USA. Because each piece is individually crafted, slight variations may occur.  This is the antiqued finish, but custom finishes are available.  Any feedback is welcome.  Thanks for looking!

Available on Etsy!  http://www.etsy.com/listing/74038713/cthulhu-plaque (http://www.etsy.com/listing/74038713/cthulhu-plaque)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_9wNFTnXDatg/Tb8xHH_7KMI/AAAAAAAAAic/pwRF8iEDbw4/s512/R%27lyeh%20Calendar%20Antique%20Paint.jpg)

UndertakingFX


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: catamount on May 19, 2011, 06:22:47 PM
Very nice and intricate plaque! Sadly, I don't think the wife is going to allow me to hang that outside the townhouse :'( But 'made in the USA'? C'mon on! You should write proudly made in R'lyeh by well trained Deep Ones! 


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on May 20, 2011, 09:29:16 AM
But 'made in the USA'? C'mon on! You should write proudly made in R'lyeh by well trained Deep Ones! 

Hehehehe, now that is a good marketing tag.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Lambda on May 20, 2011, 05:38:39 PM
Not sure if there is a comics thread, but methinks this was amusing:
(http://www.macguff.fr/goomi/unspeakable/WEBIMAGES/CARTOON/v118_cat.jpg)


Ah, François Launet's Unspeakable Vault. Simply the best lovecraftian webcomic out there. ;D


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on May 24, 2011, 11:43:59 AM
I'm back! and with more slenderman stuff to behold! ;D

In this drawing i decided to make him more of a monster than man because i sometimes feel that his usual suit and tie atire takes away from the horror of it all :3

(http://i53.tinypic.com/21o0if.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: MediaGhost on May 24, 2011, 12:33:12 PM
Holy cats!  Is your last name 'Pickman?'


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on May 24, 2011, 01:52:05 PM
Very nice, BSH. I have to disagree with the Slender Man's suit taking some of the horror out of him. I think that scary thing about him (it?) is that it is almost human, but disturbingly different. It seems like a kind of horror version of the Uncanny Valley phenomenon encountered in humanoid robotic design.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on May 24, 2011, 05:10:24 PM
Very nice, BSH. I have to disagree with the Slender Man's suit taking some of the horror out of him. I think that scary thing about him (it?) is that it is almost human, but disturbingly different. It seems like a kind of horror version of the Uncanny Valley phenomenon encountered in humanoid robotic design.

Bob

haha most people dissagree with me and love slendy's suit ... i suppose i like naked things....

Holy cats!  Is your last name 'Pickman?'

i wish


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: catamount on May 24, 2011, 06:54:17 PM
I have to agree with Bob...I think he is more unsettling with the business suit. It is his other-worldliness combined with something as  familiar and non-threatening as a business suit (after all what is more banal than a man in a business suit strolling down the street) that makes this creation all the more terrifying for me.   


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: ratspiral on May 25, 2011, 02:33:23 PM
Just thought I would do a show and tell of my mythos related works!

Fungi from Yuggoth

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3635/5738775286_d32542b76a.jpg)

Nightgaunt Amulet

(http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_570xN.231970372.jpg)

Thanks for lookin'


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Genus Unknown on May 25, 2011, 02:41:07 PM
I would wear the hell out of that Fungi pendant if I were a lady. Or Alan Moore.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: catamount on May 25, 2011, 04:40:42 PM
Very nice jewelry, plus no brain cylinder required!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on May 25, 2011, 04:45:02 PM
Definitely want to get a Night Gaunt amulet.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on May 25, 2011, 08:27:44 PM
i made some soft gurgles of longing when i saw those ... so much want <3


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: ratspiral on May 25, 2011, 09:28:27 PM
Thanks for all the feel good comments. I'm doing alot of mythos thinking for my next project. Maybe Nyarlathotep... with fear that it may be too "Egyptian"


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: osyrisdiamond on May 25, 2011, 11:20:31 PM
Thanks for all the feel good comments. I'm doing alot of mythos thinking for my next project. Maybe Nyarlathotep... with fear that it may be too "Egyptian"

I suggest going with the crawling chaos aspect of him, but with some (small) aspect of Egyptian, as such still is associated with him. One might start, for example, with the Eye of Horus and blend it into a seething mass of tentacles and other less describable features. I'm sure the Egyptian and tentacle motifs will recall Nyarlathotep to anyone familiar with him and Lovecraft's works.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: MediaGhost on May 26, 2011, 06:03:42 AM
Those are both outstanding!  I think that Fungi piece took my soul.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: scottpurdy on May 26, 2011, 06:05:15 AM
Brilliant jewelry designs! If only I could convince my wife to walk the dark side, then I'd be buying.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: TransconaSlim on May 26, 2011, 03:07:53 PM
Thanks for all the feel good comments. I'm doing alot of mythos thinking for my next project. Maybe Nyarlathotep... with fear that it may be too "Egyptian"

When I saw those, I thought about the gold-like alloy jewelery made by the Deeps Ones in Innsmouth.   How about an tiara  ;D!?


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on May 26, 2011, 03:19:51 PM
Thanks for all the feel good comments. I'm doing alot of mythos thinking for my next project. Maybe Nyarlathotep... with fear that it may be too "Egyptian"

I suggest going with the crawling chaos aspect of him, but with some (small) aspect of Egyptian, as such still is associated with him. One might start, for example, with the Eye of Horus and blend it into a seething mass of tentacles and other less describable features. I'm sure the Egyptian and tentacle motifs will recall Nyarlathotep to anyone familiar with him and Lovecraft's works.

I'm really digging that image, Osyridiamond. It's got me thinking of all kinds of gamer goodness I can toss into my next Saturday night.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: ratspiral on June 13, 2011, 08:24:09 PM
Thanks for all the feel good comments. I'm doing alot of mythos thinking for my next project. Maybe Nyarlathotep... with fear that it may be too "Egyptian"

When I saw those, I thought about the gold-like alloy jewelery made by the Deeps Ones in Innsmouth.   How about an tiara  ;D!?

a tiara would be amazing! Thanks for all the helpful suggestions! I'm working on a Azathoth piece right now. I love Azathoth *sigh*


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Danial on June 21, 2011, 12:45:06 AM
It's always bothered me that people draw Mi-Go heads as pink brains, when they are described in the actual story as this:

"... convoluted ellipsoid, covered with multitudes of very short antennae..."

"... pyramided fleshy rings or knots of thick, ropy stuff covered with feelers..."


I'm not sure where the pink brain idea originally came from, but everyone else seems to have run with it.

So anyway, here is my rendition as accurate as I can get it from the text.

Personally, I think it's even more bizarre and alien-looking than just a brain 8)


(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z136/Danial79/Cthulhu%20Mythos/Mi-GoHead.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: jerrica on June 21, 2011, 07:53:38 AM
Really amazing work by all artist.I feel sad that I can't make like this. So !!!!!!!!!! you can understand ......   But Good work guys
Keep it up


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Panda on June 22, 2011, 08:27:42 AM
Hey everyone, my good friend and thread-starter Bear-Shaped-Ham recently got me reading Lovecraft (after much "Panda, seriously, you should read some Lovecraft. You'll like it I promise.") and told me that if I created any artwork inspired by the stories to post it here. So here's a work in progress (sorry for the bad picture quality, I don't have a scanner and the drawing is roughly A2 sized anyway, so I had to use my rubbish camera).

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/steampunkpanda/HPIM0142.jpg)

Details:
(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/steampunkpanda/HPIM0143.jpg)
(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/steampunkpanda/HPIM0144.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: scottpurdy on June 22, 2011, 09:38:23 AM
Nice work everyone :)

Here are a couple of pieces that I did for a roleplaying game company that goes by the name of Paizo Publishing. They've incorporated some of Lovecraft's Mythos into their fantasy world to bring a nasty horrific edge, you gotta love that :)
Anyway, both images are ©2011 Paizo, all rights reserved.

Mi-Go
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MYHwEV61XDE/TgCzryiSYzI/AAAAAAAAAao/mbxhM1DShCk/s1600/Mi-Go-04.jpg)

The Color Out Of Space
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gTBEocc4C98/TgHuyrePLuI/AAAAAAAAAas/AEPy52p2njI/s1600/AColourOutOfSpace.jpg)

I hope ya like :)

Cheers all.
Scott.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Lambda on June 22, 2011, 01:58:47 PM
Awesome work scott! If I ever get around to typesetting the colour for my private library rare book room, I'm going to use this as the cover! And that mi-go is simply delicious. What did you do these with?


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: scottpurdy on June 23, 2011, 05:45:37 AM
lol, long may your personal rare book room exist :)
I painted them using Corel Painter mostly, with a little Photoshop for adjusting colours, etc.
Glad ya like 'em :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: scottpurdy on June 24, 2011, 03:36:37 AM
And here's another..

Dimensional Shambler..
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/174/1/d/1da1d71405771e9b02674872e38495f3-d3jqi9p.jpg)
©2011 Paizo

I didn't have much of a description for this guy so I'm sure he's way off what he's meant to look like :)

Cheers all!
Scott.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on June 24, 2011, 08:12:24 AM
Very cool. I lose the over-sized hands and lack of eyes.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on June 24, 2011, 03:00:40 PM
I love those rats, Panda. Well done :)

And Scott, I'm in awe, as usual :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: ratspiral on June 24, 2011, 03:24:31 PM
Wow, Scott! That mi-go is amazing! great job!!!!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: scottpurdy on June 28, 2011, 11:23:01 AM
Thanks Bob, I was quite proud of the hand ;)

Eric, that's an honor coming from you, and I still think we should work on some kinda Cthonic creation together at some point.

Thanks Freya!!!! :D

Here's the Elder Thing, I'm not sure he's really up to scratch but he has been named 'Colin'
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/175/7/d/7de80303de214c5828dc5475d0dc0168-d3jtg3e.jpg)
©2011 Paizo Publishing


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: scottpurdy on June 29, 2011, 07:45:28 AM
And here is the Dark Young!
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/178/6/9/699fabe717b4efa1a221315ed6ed8eaf-d3k4xmd.jpg)
©2011 Paizo Publishing

Cheers all!
Scott.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: scottpurdy on June 30, 2011, 08:05:01 AM
You'll be glad to know that this is the last one for a while :)
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/179/2/b/2b4a7f9ff7ea11bf92d0d596eed476f8-d3k8j5k.jpg)
©2011 Paizo Publishing

Cheers all!
Scott.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: catamount on June 30, 2011, 03:42:01 PM
Wow! That truly is sanity blasting!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on July 08, 2011, 08:41:08 AM
Holly elder-poo thats fantastic!!Congratulations sir, you should be proud :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on July 14, 2011, 07:12:33 PM
MWAHAHAHA

i havent uploaded anything horror or lovecrafty in some time .... but recently i have been taking part in the 30 day drawing challenge in which i draw a different picture everyday corrosponding to my own life! It's a fabulous exercise for ye olde creative types suffering from a little bit of the old block.

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/groups/137624646317984?ap=1 if you want to join in please just come on in :)

anyways day 6 was "your favourite book" and of course i had to choose the necronomicon

heres my entry :P

(http://i51.tinypic.com/2hi484o.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: catamount on July 16, 2011, 12:57:51 PM
Very nice, I like the trail of blood from the body to the resting evil kitty.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Genus Unknown on July 21, 2011, 12:58:17 PM
That's awesome!  :D

I'm no artist, but I wanted to participate, so I made this one while bored at work one day:

(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/4507/thekinginyellowz.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on July 22, 2011, 08:11:59 AM
OOOOOOooooooooooooooooo. I like that. It's creepy in so many good ways.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on July 29, 2011, 12:05:42 AM
Bear shaped Ham and Genus Unknown, those are awesome entries!! I love them both :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on July 29, 2011, 12:07:51 AM
Just out of curiousity, is anyone interested in seeing non-Lovecraft work? I have a lot of stuff that I'd love to show that isn't Mythos inspired. Although I have some Mythos stuff percolating in the back of my mind. Lots, in fact.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: ratspiral on August 08, 2011, 12:46:36 AM
I've been enjoying the podcast overview of "Innsmouth". Wanted to share my interpretation of the Deep Ones' jewelry



(http://rat-bites.com/uploads/2/8/8/7/2887929/6007125.jpg)
(http://rat-bites.com/uploads/2/8/8/7/2887929/4602836.jpg)
(http://rat-bites.com/uploads/2/8/8/7/2887929/1354094.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on August 08, 2011, 03:40:09 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOOooooo, very nice. It reminds me of a horseshoe crab with the long central spine. I never thought about it before, but Deep One jewelry would probably be reminiscent of sea creatures not only in pictorial designs like bar reliefs, but also in form as well. Very, cool.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Miskatonic Philologus on August 11, 2011, 09:09:02 PM


bear-shaped-ham, those are some great drawings! Thanks for posting them.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on September 11, 2011, 04:55:46 PM
We need more art, peoples! Keep 'em coming :)


(http://ericlofgren.zenutech.com/eric/display_stuff/shoggoth.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Chris Lackey on September 12, 2011, 04:49:06 PM
This thread is great. I think I can contribute...

(http://www.chrislackey.co.uk/images/brownjenkinsweb.jpg)

Yeah. I can draw.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on September 12, 2011, 05:52:05 PM
Wow, Chris! That is awesome. Yes you can indeed draw :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on September 13, 2011, 08:08:34 AM
That looks a lot like the movie version of Brown Jenkins. Very nice drawing. Now you just have to draw the literary version of The Unnameable. ;)

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Chris Lackey on September 14, 2011, 08:34:41 AM
$3000 for tCoC.

As for my Brown Jenkin, I looked at a rat and I gave it a human face and hands. That's all I did. I gave him pointed teeth as well, because it says that he does and I made the front to bigger because in a rat they are. Now the Gordon Brown Jenkin may be in the back of my head somewhere, but that's what I did. Rat + Human Face. That's it!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: catamount on September 14, 2011, 09:51:48 AM
I thought for sure you used Chad as your model for its human face ;D


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: old book on September 14, 2011, 01:19:02 PM
Looks shopped to me. Nice try, but that's not the real Brown Jenkin.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Jimmythehat on September 15, 2011, 06:43:43 PM
That's awesome!  :D

I'm no artist, but I wanted to participate, so I made this one while bored at work one day:

(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/4507/thekinginyellowz.jpg)


I so want a deck of cards with that in there. Sooo cool.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Jimmythehat on September 15, 2011, 06:44:49 PM
This thread is great. I think I can contribute...

(http://www.chrislackey.co.uk/images/brownjenkinsweb.jpg)

Yeah. I can draw.
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Great drawing Chris.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: JulieH on September 15, 2011, 08:05:10 PM
I designed this for my episode next month!

I'm quite pleased with myself. 
:)
(http://www.19nocturneboulevard.net/covers/19nb_dunwich%20frame1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: catamount on September 15, 2011, 09:48:22 PM
Nice, very New England looking.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on September 16, 2011, 08:14:25 AM
That's really nice, JulieH. And if you look really close, everyone else, you can see a group of tentacles in the background. Very nice.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: JulieH on September 16, 2011, 08:21:28 AM
Actually, up on the hill at the right, there's a bunch of standing stones I carefully stuck on top of Sentinel Hill.
:)
And the covers will change a bit with each of the four episodes.
...I hope


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on September 16, 2011, 02:40:34 PM
Very nice, JulieH! I can't wait for this adaptation to go live :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Genus Unknown on September 16, 2011, 03:18:34 PM
Damn, those are some big whippoorwills.  ;)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: JulieH on September 16, 2011, 08:55:13 PM
Damn, those are some big whippoorwills.  ;)

Nah, just much closer....
LOL
Perspective
(Actually, the birds are crows, but they just look so darn cool I couldn't pass them up!!!)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Brown Jenkin on September 17, 2011, 05:39:08 PM

Here's something different.

For some time I've been working on a musical bio of the life of HPL---a rock musical.

Yes, I'm serious.

To prove it, here's the first demo track, on soundcloud;
If you can imagine HPL, his Aunts, and Uncle Whipple jamming the blues in their parlor, then this will not seem overly strange. Titled 'Papa's in the Nuthouse'.

http://soundcloud.com/boschen/papas-in-the-nuthouse (http://soundcloud.com/boschen/papas-in-the-nuthouse)




Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: JulieH on September 22, 2011, 11:42:17 PM
I finished the covers for the other three episodes of Dunwich - posted over at http://www.audiodramatalk.com/showthread.php?t=16312 (http://www.audiodramatalk.com/showthread.php?t=16312)
:)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on September 23, 2011, 08:06:44 AM
Nice covers, JulieH. I especially like the third one. Good job.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on September 23, 2011, 11:16:25 AM
Clever idea JulieH. And well done. It conveys the message very well. 


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: MartinRonnlund on September 23, 2011, 11:48:49 AM
I can't draw to save my life, but I think this is at least slightly nightmarish.
(http://images.instagram.com/media/2011/09/22/ff52b38752964b43ae0ae1a0a5f991fe_7.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: JulieH on September 23, 2011, 11:54:31 AM
MARTIN - Creepy as hell is more like it!

Bob and Eric - Thanx!  I wanted to create some drama, and an atmosphere, without ever trying to present Orville. 
[That's what I named the twin, purely for script purposes - after all, if you have a Wilbur, you should have an Orville - wright?]


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on September 23, 2011, 03:51:57 PM
Nice one, MartinRonnlund! That is nightmarish. Is that real blood?! :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on September 23, 2011, 03:52:58 PM


Bob and Eric - Thanx!  I wanted to create some drama, and an atmosphere, without ever trying to present Orville. 
[That's what I named the twin, purely for script purposes - after all, if you have a Wilbur, you should have an Orville - wright?]

I see a wacky Lovecraft/Wright Bros story in that somehow :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: MartinRonnlund on September 23, 2011, 05:04:26 PM
Nice one, MartinRonnlund! That is nightmarish. Is that real blood?! :)
If it wasn't my own blood it wouldn't be all that nightmarish, would it?
(Then again, someone elses blood would be even better! If anyone asks, I was here all night!)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on September 25, 2011, 11:47:32 PM
Nice one, MartinRonnlund! That is nightmarish. Is that real blood?! :)

(Then again, someone elses blood would be even better! If anyone asks, I was here all night!)

You need more of an alibi then that. You still could have been cavorting on the astral plane with witches, rats, ambulatory sea anenomes and caucasian looking men with ebony skin :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: TheMediocreYoungishOne -Tom- on September 26, 2011, 12:01:53 AM
Nice one, MartinRonnlund! That is nightmarish. Is that real blood?! :)

(Then again, someone elses blood would be even better! If anyone asks, I was here all night!)

You need more of an alibi then that. You still could have been cavorting on the astral plane with witches, rats, ambulatory sea anenomes and caucasian looking men with ebony skin :)

I was with him. All he did was sit and read. Some of it was aloud. I think it was some book about garden gnome theft. "The Next-door Gnome is Gone" or something. I couldn't understand him when he read aloud.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: MartinRonnlund on September 26, 2011, 03:25:43 AM
Damnit, Tom! I've told you not to listen when I read! You didn't even pass an army physical, how could you grasp the frightening truth about Gnome-theft?


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: JulieH on September 26, 2011, 12:53:52 PM
It's those gnome-invasions that scare me. 
When they break in and tie you up and steal your pointy hats...


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on September 26, 2011, 01:08:08 PM
They always just stole my underwear. Maybe i should buy some pointy hats as insurance for my underwear.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on September 26, 2011, 01:09:10 PM
For me, it's when, after reviewing your digital camera holiday photos still on your camera, you've discovered that Gnomes have slipped into your hotel room and have taken pictures with your camera of them doing unspeakable things with your toothbrush. Good god, the horror!  :o


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on September 26, 2011, 01:10:58 PM
That's why I stopped brushing my teeth.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on September 26, 2011, 01:34:22 PM
That's why I stopped brushing my teeth.

Bob

When ignorance can no longer provide bliss, this is always a good alternative :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: JulieH on September 26, 2011, 04:16:38 PM
Plaque?


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: bear-shaped-ham on October 13, 2011, 01:28:50 PM
OH LAWD has it not been forever since i uploaded something?

yes it has. But im so starstruck by the sheer quantity of amazing art and artists who have graced this thread. Thanks again for your contributions and comments :)

heres some less scary lovecraft art to behold.

(http://i56.tinypic.com/20uecmx.jpg)

(http://i54.tinypic.com/jhdn6e.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on October 13, 2011, 03:04:27 PM
I love them BSH! Awesome and funny stuff :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: smarttman on October 13, 2011, 06:56:50 PM
(http://i55.tinypic.com/262419c.jpg)

I'll post this here instead of that thread I had. Some doodles, but I'm not a great artist. I just do it for fun, and they are pretty hit or miss. Lots of dudes on here, so yeah.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on October 14, 2011, 08:25:06 AM
Come on now, Smarttman, all great artists have to suffer. Maybe, if you think you could be a better artist, you should hire someone to come over and smack you around for a while. Or, you know, practice some more. ;) Personally, I like the sketches.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on October 17, 2011, 12:21:22 PM
Smartman, those are well done! Keep at it and post more when you do, please :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on October 17, 2011, 12:23:32 PM
This one is inspired heavily from those old classic ghost stories from the late 1800's. I hope you like it :)


(http://ericlofgren.zenutech.com/eric/display_stuff/spectre.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: JulieH on October 17, 2011, 12:49:49 PM
Awesome! 
Love the spoooooky texture you got there.
and the fingers!  Eek!

[dang - reminds me I have to find a dripping female ghost in the style of the 1900s line art...]
My brain is full.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Genus Unknown on October 17, 2011, 01:08:04 PM
Very Hallowe'eny. I approve.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on October 17, 2011, 02:01:13 PM
I would have hated to see that thing before it died. Imagine the game of charades it could play with those fingers. ;)

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Genus Unknown on October 17, 2011, 02:04:06 PM
Those are the ideal fingers for scraping against children's window ledges at night. Sure, Mom says it's just the tree branches, but the branches don't reach all the way to the window...


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on October 17, 2011, 04:38:21 PM
You know, with fingers like that, you could probably stab someone right through either the ear or nostril and impale the brain. I wonder what else you could do to a victim with them?

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: catamount on October 17, 2011, 05:00:04 PM
Every Vietnamese Nail Saloon's worst nightmare!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: MartinRonnlund on October 17, 2011, 05:18:37 PM
(http://babylon-disco.8biterror.co.uk/temp/boo.jpg)
Another one from my Kindergarten-Mythos series!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on October 18, 2011, 11:18:59 AM
Thanks, guys! I can't believe how fuzzy that is. I'll see what I can do about uploading a more cleaner version.

MartinRonnlund, I like :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on March 27, 2012, 02:10:48 PM
Where's the artwork everyone? Let's get posting!

It's been a longtime for me to a get a chance to do something Lovecraft, too. This one has been on the back of my mind for ages and I've bee itching to get to it. Probably one of my favourite scenes from Kadath, when Carter finds Pickman perched on a tombstone surrounded by an expanse of them.

Next I'm hoping to take a crack at the grotto in Rats. 


(http://ericlofgren.zenutech.com/eric/display_stuff/pickman.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on March 27, 2012, 02:31:46 PM
Very nice, Eric Lofgren. I was a little turned off by the red hues of the scenery until you said that it was in the Dreamlands, and now it makes much more sense. The fact that the ghoul is actually Pickman just adds an extra little bit of shiver to the piece. As for doing the grotto in "rats in the Walls", keep in mind the different buildings that appear in the grotto. It may be worth doing a bit of research on architectural styles before you tackle it. But of course that's only if you are really anal about things like that. ;)

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on March 27, 2012, 02:40:45 PM
Thanks, Bob! The whole story seems to take place in a world that has no sky other than just another level in a multi-leveled grotto the size of the universe, so this scene has always struck me as being red litten. Like Kinyan :)  

As for Rats, yes, agreed, much study on architectural styles through the ages is definitely required. That's not anal, that's just being Lovecraftian :D


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on March 27, 2012, 03:28:56 PM
That's not anal, that's just being Lovecraftian :D

So... many... jokes... brain... overloading...

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on March 29, 2012, 01:11:05 PM
D'oh!!  ;D


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Grenn on March 30, 2012, 04:42:02 PM
A poster I designed to commemorate the HPLLP live event in Leeds next week -- I'll be hand screenprinting these at the weekend, and they'll be for sale at the event and hopefully online afterwards.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7233/6883723352_b6373025ac_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Genus Unknown on March 30, 2012, 05:20:53 PM
As Chris might say, flippin' awesome!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on March 30, 2012, 05:24:15 PM
I love that design!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: MindlessFocus on April 01, 2012, 03:27:52 AM
Great Cthulhu, I, your loyal servant, summon you!!!

(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/2710/imageint.jpg)

(I know, not really art. I took two things that live on my computer desk and took a pic outside. Still thought it was kinda cool.)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Genus Unknown on April 01, 2012, 11:19:16 AM
HA! It works.

Is that the guy from Temple of Doom?


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: MindlessFocus on April 01, 2012, 01:33:54 PM
Yeah, it is. I bought it on sale for $1 at Walgreens years ago. What you don't see is that his feet have been super glued to a small square of plastic with a notch in it. I use him to hold up my business cards and curse anyone who doesn't use my services. Oh, and this shot was taken with my iPhone.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Nvision on April 03, 2012, 01:17:33 PM
Gah!  Back again...popped out of this realm for a while, but I brought back some art.  I cracked my head pretty badly a year ago and had some slight memory issues :p  Here's a couple of pics I made for my CoC game sessions.  The first is my take on a Harrower from the scenario "Engine Trouble," the second is the Man-Bagari from "Mr. Corbitt."  I apologize in advance for the crap background on the second one, but I did it the evening before a convention where I was running it, so time was at a premium.

(http://nvisionillustration.com/art/paint1.jpg)    (http://nvisionillustration.com/art/paint2.jpg)

@ScottPurdy:  Unholy gods!  How did I miss these!  Fantabulous sanity-shaking work!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on April 05, 2012, 05:40:17 PM
Those are great Nvision! I love the evocative feel they give :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: MindlessFocus on April 09, 2012, 05:31:56 AM
I read several posts in reference to slenderman. I found this recently doing a search for slenderman after reading about it here:

http://www.angelfire.com/mech/jinsaotome/JinsDangerousToys/Slenderman.html (http://www.angelfire.com/mech/jinsaotome/JinsDangerousToys/Slenderman.html)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on April 09, 2012, 08:12:12 AM
I read several posts in reference to slenderman. I found this recently doing a search for slenderman after reading about it here:

http://www.angelfire.com/mech/jinsaotome/JinsDangerousToys/Slenderman.html (http://www.angelfire.com/mech/jinsaotome/JinsDangerousToys/Slenderman.html)

Yeah, Iron Man is SCREWED!

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Lambda on April 09, 2012, 04:22:58 PM
Slendy is really really creepy, if he's well done. If you haven't seen them yet, watch the original Marble Hornets videos. Around Episode 30 it's kind of hard to keep up with the story, but still, it's awesome and terrifying.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: MindlessFocus on April 09, 2012, 07:07:57 PM
Yeah. Just started watching. It does get a little convoluted at 30, but it picks up soon after.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on April 10, 2012, 12:34:56 AM
EverymanHYBRID also covers the same territory. And it's not bad.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Nvision on April 11, 2012, 11:41:43 AM
Those are great Nvision! I love the evocative feel they give :)

Thanks Eric, it's much appreciated! :)  I've focused on graphics for so long it's been nice to take a break and dabble in drawing and painting again.  Work like yours is what keeps me striving to improve!

Heh, even though that action figure had been heavily modified my 4-year-old daughter took one look and shouted, "Hey!  It's the Silence!"  I guess I'm doing something right :p


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: scottpurdy on April 18, 2012, 11:59:27 AM
It's been a while since I visited, I'm glad the artist's thread is still going, fantastic work all round :)

Eric, great Pickman painting! I missed that one, you must've posted it on FB? Or has my mind wandered into insanity yet again?

Nvision.. those are great! And thank you very much :)

MindlessFocus.. That IS seriously cool.. and a little creepy too :)

Here's a new one from me, inspired by HPL but, I'm pretty sure there must be an explorer's mouth dripping with tentacles in one of his tales, somewhere.. or at least hinted at.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VydUzR4hD_I/T41ayK5QFHI/AAAAAAAAAnw/EfzksRnUWNY/s1600/tentaclemouth5.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on April 18, 2012, 04:31:24 PM
Excellent, Scott! And tentacles in explorer's mouths just seems somehow natural in an HPL story :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: CMcCormack on May 13, 2012, 11:30:07 PM
Hey guys, I'm new here and wanted to chime in!

Great stuff, everyone, it's awesome that Lovecraft inspires so much creativity.

To add onto the pile, here's an original comic story I did for a horror anthology here in Boston titled Hellbound.  It's not an adaptation, but it's definitely inspired by HPL, and is kind of a dry run for another project I'm developing.

Enjoy!

(http://claytonmccormack.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/BreathofLife.jpg)

Click here to read the text in a bigger version!
http://claytonmccormack.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/BreathofLife.jpg (http://claytonmccormack.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/BreathofLife.jpg)

Thanks!

Clay


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: scottpurdy on May 14, 2012, 11:38:38 AM
Lovely work Clay! And cheers Eric.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: CMcCormack on June 04, 2012, 10:27:10 PM
Thanks very much!  Do any of you happen to know any Lovecraftian, or weird fic comic anthologies that take submissions?

Thanks!

Clay


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on June 23, 2012, 02:41:43 PM
I've been wanting to so something with this story for a while so I thought what better time to have it done by then with the last 'cast featuring that story. I hope you all like it.

(http://www.ericlofgren.zenutech.com/eric/display_stuff/haunter.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Vulpine on June 24, 2012, 10:22:31 PM
I've been wanting to so something with this story for a while so I thought what better time to have it done by then with the last 'cast featuring that story. I hope you all like it.

I do, tres cool :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on June 25, 2012, 08:16:23 AM
Very nice, Eric Lofgren. Love the eye looking back at the viewer thing.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on June 26, 2012, 11:59:34 AM
Thanks, guys!!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: MrBlackwood on June 26, 2012, 05:10:35 PM
thought I'd post something too. Though, seeing the great works here I feel a bit intimated ^^ (second one is still WIP)

(https://p.twimg.com/AwWEIaQCEAAm3Io.jpg)



Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on June 26, 2012, 05:18:16 PM
Nice job on the 'Thulhu! :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: catamount on June 26, 2012, 11:41:07 PM
The second one is even better than my version, I might be able to draw a stick figure Cthulhu.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on June 27, 2012, 08:24:34 AM
I really like the second one, Mr. Blackwood. The first one is nice, too (I love good water color), but the second is just that kind of goofy/cool that I like. Welcome aboard.

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on July 26, 2012, 03:11:47 PM
Thought you guys might like to see this. A tentacled horror breaking into a vault trying to get at a couple of hapless humans. It's an illustration I did for a book set in a post apocalyptic setting for Sine Nomine Publishing, titled Other Dust.


(http://www.ericlofgren.zenutech.com/eric/display_stuff/other_dust_illo.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on July 27, 2012, 08:26:34 AM
You know, Eric Lofgren, I don't think they are going to make it. Just a hunch. ;)

Bob


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: MrBlackwood on July 29, 2012, 07:37:29 AM
Thx Bob :)

Two more

(http://stjepanlukac.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/hpl.jpg)

(http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2012/211/8/5/cthulhu_rising_by_saisdescendant-d594t4k.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Lambda on July 29, 2012, 08:05:31 PM
Thx Bob :)

Two more

(http://stjepanlukac.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/hpl.jpg)

(http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2012/211/8/5/cthulhu_rising_by_saisdescendant-d594t4k.jpg)

Why, oh why does your Cthulhu remind me of Achewood's Philippe? Oh, the brain-fever... :o


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: nepenthe on March 22, 2013, 01:15:27 PM
Some serious talent in these waters.

Here's something I doodled a few years back:

(http://i50.tinypic.com/da109.jpg)

And here's one my wife and I have been plucking away at for a little while:

(http://i55.tinypic.com/2weg9dz.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Chris Hutson on March 24, 2013, 08:56:05 PM
I've got some stuff, but first, I also have a probably stupid question regarding posting images in the forum-
The max. attachment size is pretty small, are you posting these files elsewhere and linking them, or doing something else?


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: nepenthe on March 25, 2013, 04:09:06 PM
I merely uploaded my images to TinyPic, and linked them from there.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Chris Hutson on March 26, 2013, 12:49:47 PM
I'm currently developing a project that will be a kind of pulp-inspired fantasy/adventure comic set in Mississippian-period North America. I'll be working up a few short sample comics and preliminary mock covers to show, then perhaps do a kickstarter if I can get enough people interested. It might be a little while yet, but keep checking my site or Twitter feed if you're interested.

Anyway, one planned story arc will involve the release and attempted putting down of some Lovecraftian eldritch horrors: here's a pic for a mock cover based around that idea.

(http://chrishutsonart.com/artwork/essund2web3.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on March 26, 2013, 02:19:11 PM
Yay!! New art! Great stuff guys :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Mammitu on April 14, 2013, 02:17:33 PM
Hi,

I was referred here by a friend, as I've just put up a kickstarter to (hopefully) fund a run of Brown Jenkin figures. I've included a concept sketch and the link to the campaign. Hope you like it! :)

(http://i.imgur.com/tFedYE5.jpg?1)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/somemetalchick/brown-jenkin (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/somemetalchick/brown-jenkin)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: KMAlexander on April 18, 2013, 01:47:51 PM
Oh man I really like that. Nice work.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Mammitu on April 20, 2013, 09:48:14 PM
 ;D

Thank you!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: dante1811 on July 29, 2013, 12:47:12 PM
Hey guys, I'm new here and wanted to chime in!

Great stuff, everyone, it's awesome that Lovecraft inspires so much creativity.

To add onto the pile, here's an original comic story I did for a horror anthology here in Boston titled Hellbound.  It's not an adaptation, but it's definitely inspired by HPL, and is kind of a dry run for another project I'm developing.

Enjoy!

(http://claytonmccormack.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/BreathofLife.jpg)

Click here to read the text in a bigger version!
http://claytonmccormack.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/BreathofLife.jpg (http://claytonmccormack.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/BreathofLife.jpg)

Thanks!

Clay


I really like this, has an excellent noir feel to it. Well done!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: lunchbagart on July 30, 2013, 02:27:02 PM

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m74wklFEkC1r4xk7eo1_1280.png)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on August 18, 2013, 02:49:00 PM
Nice 'Tulu!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on August 18, 2013, 02:51:33 PM
My latest.

(http://www.ericlofgren.zenutech.com/eric/lovecraft/devil's_reef.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: CMcCormack on August 20, 2013, 11:00:20 PM
Hey guys, I'm new here and wanted to chime in!

Great stuff, everyone, it's awesome that Lovecraft inspires so much creativity.

To add onto the pile, here's an original comic story I did for a horror anthology here in Boston titled Hellbound.  It's not an adaptation, but it's definitely inspired by HPL, and is kind of a dry run for another project I'm developing.

Enjoy!

(http://claytonmccormack.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/BreathofLife.jpg)

Click here to read the text in a bigger version!
http://claytonmccormack.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/BreathofLife.jpg (http://claytonmccormack.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/BreathofLife.jpg)

Thanks!

Clay


I really like this, has an excellent noir feel to it. Well done!

Why thanks very much!  It was sort of a test run to try out a new style, and to see if I could effectively do a Lovecraft-y story in comic form - There's another project I've been developing that this was a dry run for


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: RyanB on August 31, 2013, 08:04:41 PM
Fishing is an art, right?  Caught this guy a few days ago.  Released because I don't want to anger Father Dagon and Mother Hydra.
(http://ryanjamesblanchard.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/108.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: brinjal123 on September 03, 2013, 08:13:43 AM
Anybody have some good literary podcasts that they listen to? I am currently working my way through a HP Lovecraft literary podcast and it is wonderful.

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Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: red2525 on October 10, 2013, 10:53:36 AM
Hey guys,

Loving all the great art here.

Here's a link to my motion comic, it's sci-fi with a lovecraftian feel. More episodes in production. Let me know what you think.

http://www.post-exodus.com/ (http://www.post-exodus.com/)



Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: 7hitcombo on December 11, 2013, 05:37:48 AM
for some reason i like to mix things with Cthulhu like here batman

(http://distilleryimage7.ak.instagram.com/a5390b5e699c11e2984822000a1f9707_7.jpg)
http://instagram.com/p/VC3M14QUnn/


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: mr_esty on February 09, 2014, 10:32:55 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-miivtsSygvE/Uvaf4jZMndI/AAAAAAAABVc/lrWUvgg9MkA/s1600/Gug+2+%281%29.jpg)

"The gugs were banished to the underworld by the earth’s gods, the Great Ones, for an unnamed blasphemy. Now they reside in a terrifying, underground city, dwelling in lofty, round, cyclopean towers."

This is my take on a calico gug (pre-blasphemy).


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on February 09, 2014, 04:22:47 PM
That is one awesome Gug!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: mr_esty on February 09, 2014, 06:00:18 PM
Thanks, Eric! 
:)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: TheIdiotsLantern on February 09, 2014, 06:29:40 PM
That gug looks so fuzzy! The cat eyes with the long eyelashes are a great touch. And what crazy legs!


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on February 10, 2014, 07:54:29 PM
My latest, based on The Whisperer in Darkness. I call it Space Wings in an homage to how much was made of that line in the story when Chris and Chad covered Whisperer in the 'cast :)

(http://www.ericlofgren.zenutech.com/eric/display_stuff/space_wings2.jpg)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: TheIdiotsLantern on February 12, 2014, 05:06:36 AM
Eric your art always looks like it could have come straight from the "WEIRD TALES" covers in the 1930s...except much better! It's weird and pulp and perfect.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Eric Lofgren on February 12, 2014, 01:30:06 PM
Thank you!!  :)


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: LambethWarp on March 04, 2014, 09:18:29 AM
Um, is it still 'art' if done in MS Paint?

I give you Carcosa's most popular phone directory:


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on March 13, 2014, 08:29:00 AM
Very nice! I wonder if the King is listed in there?

Bob Lovecraft


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: LambethWarp on March 17, 2014, 05:45:32 PM
Very nice! I wonder if the King is listed in there?

Bob Lovecraft

I guess so - prank-calling him is probably a VERY bad idea however.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: TheIdiotsLantern on March 17, 2014, 11:31:46 PM
oh that Hastor! He's always crank-calling everyone, asks if they've "received the yellow sign." They say no, he says, "well then you better go catch it!" And then he laughs and hangs up. Thousands have been driven insane trying to understand the joke.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Kat on April 06, 2014, 03:41:13 AM
It's not canvas art, but I've started making Chulhu dice bags, so if anyone's interested, I sell them at https://www.etsy.com/listing/185259073/cthulhu-dice-bag?ref=shop_home_active_3 for $25.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on April 07, 2014, 08:37:03 AM
It's not canvas art, but I've started making Chulhu dice bags, so if anyone's interested, I sell them at https://www.etsy.com/listing/185259073/cthulhu-dice-bag?ref=shop_home_active_3 for $25.

Very cool! I don't suppose I could get the Handsome Guy $25.00 discount on one of those, could I?  ;)

Bob Lovecraft


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: Bob Lovecraft on April 15, 2014, 08:21:43 AM
I'm not sure if this site deserves its own thread or not, but the artist is definitely tapping into a Lovecraftian vibe.

http://www.beksinski.pl/ (http://www.beksinski.pl/)

Bob Lovecraft


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: khappucino on April 20, 2014, 08:51:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/wbqicpI.jpg)
The King in Yellow

A photo I composed and took several years ago + some photoshop.


Title: Re: Artist's Thread!
Post by: LambethWarp on April 26, 2014, 06:22:18 AM
Composed - or de-composed?

Very nice!