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