Wednesday, June 6, 2012


"You recall that Pickman’s forte was faces. I don’t believe anybody since Goya could put so much of sheer hell into a set of features or a twist of expression. And before Goya you have to go back to the mediaeval chaps who did the gargoyles and chimaeras on Notre Dame and Mont Saint-Michel."
H.P. Lovecraft, Pickman's Model

Gorgons, and Hydras, and Chimaeras—dire stories of Celaeno and the Harpies—may reproduce themselves in the brain of superstition—but they were there before. They are transcripts, types—the archetypes are in us, and eternal."
Charles Lamb,
Witches and Other Night-Fears
(H.P. Lovecraft, The Dunwich Horror)

"First he sent him away with orders to kill the Khimaira none might approach; a thing of immortal make, not human, lion-fronted and snake behind, a goat in the middle, and snorting out the breath of the terrible flame of bright fire."
Homer, The Iliad

Her heads were three: one was that of a glare-eyed lion, one of a goat, and the third of a snake, a powerful drakon."
Hesiod, Theogony


  1. Cool take on a classic. Dig the backwards facing head.

    1. Thanks man! it's kinda hard to draw some of these classic mythology monsters without having them come out goofy.