Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Eldritch Stygian Horror

Since I discovered his work in highschool, I've been in love with H.P. Lovecraft's writing. It's influenced me artistically more than any other author. His cosmic nihilism and fear of all things related with the sea churn up horrid images in any reader and are almost impossible to dislodge from an artists head.

This blog will be an attempt to draw all the creatures Lovecraft ever wrote about or mentioned. In some cases his descriptions are very detailed and precise (Elder Things in At the Mountains Of Madness), and in other cases he simply names creatures (Voonith in Dream Quest Of Unknown Of Kadath) but all require a level of interpretation and imagination. I also take most of his descriptions but leave somethings out (I gave my Fisher From the Outside wings).

When I started this blog, I had a cache of creatures from two previous Lovecraft themed shows I'd done in Providence and Philadelphia. Now, I'm posting them as I finish them so updates may be a bit more sporadic.

I will include the name of the creature (where applicable) and the specific passage where Lovecraft mentions or describes each one. Other Mythos authors may also influence my work so their passages may also be included.


"It was from the artists and poets that the pertinent answers came, and I know that panic would have broken loose had they been able to compare notes."
H.P. Lovecraft-The Call Of Cthulhu

5 comments:

  1. I know I'm way late to the party here, but I've just looked through all your images and wanted to let you know you're doing the Lord's work. Which Lord, I don't know, but you're doing it.

    Seriously, this is just total tits. Great work.

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  2. Your drawing are quite awesome. I plan to use most of them in my RPG.

    “…and I know that panic would have broken loose had they been able to compare notes."
    Good thing blogs did not exist back then, eh? :)

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  3. Man that's ambitious but you've got quite the visualizations going. Definitely suspect some of these eldritch horrors will be creeping through my dreams tonight.

    Great. just great....

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  4. Interested in seeing your "Black Winged Ones" an the "Night Gaunts," "Gyaa-yothn," "Yothn<" and of course the "Uhrags." I did them myself but I don't have them on the Net.

    Also note that Lovecraft drew versions of the Cthulhu spawn (with 6 eyes) and a fully changed Ghoul.

    Nice work but remember the "Old Ones" were very fast on land, air and sea. Superbly adapted and superior to all life on this planet in every way.

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  5. I am definitely going to share this blog with my friend. He is a fan of the cthulhu mythos.

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