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November Artwork

November Artwork

Some artwork I’ve been doing since Inktober. No real common theme or anything. Just artwork I did usually with Sharpie Markers or Micron Pens.

November 5, 2020: Steam Locomotive chugging through a forest in the middle of fall.
November 6, 2020: A new rendition of a drawing I’ve done in the past. Two leaves fighting as they fall.
November 10, 2020: An H.P. Lovecraft inspired marker drawing showing cultists summoning a dark one while a bystander looks in terror.
November 12, 2020: A old man of the sea wondering through a dark and spooky forest.
November 13, 2020: Some fan art of a Chozo statue on Tallon IV from the video game Metroid Prime. My wife got me one of those white gel pens and I wanted an excuse to use it. So I tried it out to add some detail to solid shaded areas.
November 17, 2020: A Beaver in front of his kingdom. I’m not really sure what inspired me to make this one but I had fun trying to use different Sharpie markers and Tom Bow Markers to add detail this piece. I really wish Sharpie could figure out how to make another tone of brown.
November 19, 2020: A Railroad in the Underworld. I decided I wanted to punish myself cause I can’t think of any other reason why I thought drawing hundreds of tiny bones lining the tracks. But when I originally posted it on Instagram people seemed to like it. So goes to show that work you hate gets all the likes while projects you put your heart and soul in sometime don’t even get noticed.
November 23, 2020: Headcrab from the video game Half-Life. I was in a gaming mood after playing the Half-Life remake Black Mesa. I thought I’d try my light table and trace a printed image of a head crab and reference draw the details. But this one didn’t get much attention at all when I posted it on social media so I guess I’ll stick to my free hand drawings of creatures I just make up as I draw.
November 29, 2020: A Deer Lord Concept drawing. Decided to go with my gut and make creatures up as I draw them. So this is a deer lord from the front with crazy antlers full of mystical ornaments.
November 29, 2020: A deer lord concept from the side with designs on it’s hood.

Water~Color out of Space

Water~Color out of Space

Got some new watercolors from my wife for Christmas and decided to play around with them and some watercolor pencils I had on hand.

I love the Lovecraft Universe and decided to make a compilation horror painting based off of “The Color Out Of Space,” “The Dunwich Horror,” and a little of my own Lovecraft inspired horror with trees shedding their outer bark to reveal pulsating tentacles.

This took about 3 days to finish and I love the progress shots I took showing how this painting evolved. Not too bad for attempting multiple layers of color with some shading effects.

 

Monstervember 2019 Day 28 Face

Monstervember 2019 Day 28 Face

Monstervember 2019 Day 28 Face

It gets in you, sucks the life out of you…but he spoke no more as what he spoke out of collapsed into grey dust.

Paraphrasing from the Colour out of Space. Really hoping the movie adaption is going to be good but I have issues and doubts with it taking place in modern times instead of the original time period of the late 1800s early 1920s.

Monstervember 2019 Day 15 Kite

Monstervember 2019 Day 15 Kite

Monstervember 2019 Day 15 Kite

Flying a kite can be so relaxing. Even for a terrifying Shaggoth a kite made out of unwanted visitors seems to relax the horrifying creature.

What I based the illustration on….

Today’s prompt was Kite and I’ve been on a Lovecraft obsession this last two months. I used the shaggoth and the idea of the necronomicon being made out of skin to be the base of what my drawing is. I know it seems horrifying and disgusting but in the end it’s a fictional sketch and that’s where horror belongs in fiction. It’s unfortunate that horror escapes fiction in our world a lot though.

Back to the fiction though….

Lovecraft has become my favorite writer. I absolutely love “The Color Out of Space” and “At The Mountains Of Madness” the way horror is described and told through Lovecraft is just fantastic. Too much current horror stories are over explained and reveal too much of the mystery behind the horror. I’ve found I like horror to remain a mystery.

How it was made…

I tried some watercolor pencils today. I found these a few years ago in the clearance section at my local Meijer. I must say I love how these work. It’s awesome to take a thin tip brush and brush along your straight color penciled line and form a perfect straight line of watercolor paint. Definitely will use these more in the future.

 

Monstervember 2019 Day 5 Sticky

Monstervember 2019 Day 5 Sticky

Monstervember 2019 Day 5 Sticky

Today’s monstervember prompt was Sticky. So we have a newly born monster hatching out of an egg. It’s all covered in sticky slimey goo and is slowly freeing itself from its sticky prison. Kind of has some Lovecraft inspiration with the tentacles and such. Played around with some colored pencils for this one today.

See you tomorrow for Day 6, Thin.

 

Monstervember 2019 Day 2, Comb

Monstervember 2019 Day 2, Comb

Monstervember 2019 Day 2 Comb

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Can’t make it? Stop by tomorrow for a swordfish. We don’t know what it’ll do yet, but stop by.

 

Inktober 2019 Day 5: Build

Inktober 2019 Day 5: Build

Inktober Day 5 Building Suspense

Good evening ladies and ghouls. Tonight we come to day 5 of this horrifying Inktober. Today we are building with the best building material of any horror story, Suspense.

Now there are many qualities of suspense building material. Some fall apart real quick and some last through a whole tale. If you haven’t guessed I have a particular love for HP Lovecraft suspense building. The unknown is sometimes the biggest suspense builder of all. Although I have a soft spot as presented in my latest drawing for the audience knowing more than the character of the story. That is a great suspense builder.

Today’s sketch is done pretty simple. A XS point Faber-Castell pen traced over my rough pencil sketch.

I shall see you good sirs and madams tomorrow for day 6, husky.

Inktober 2019 Day 2: Mindless

Inktober 2019 Day 2: Mindless

Inktober 2019 Day 2 Mindless

Well its day 2 and I feel like crap. Tried going to work today and couldn’t stop sweating and my throat was feeling like crap. I feel okay sitting down with a fan on and drinking fluids so I figured the least I could do was draw and be productive at something than staring at my phone like a mindless zombie.

Today’s topic was Mindless and when I see that word I think of HP Lovecraft and The Mountains of Madness. The sheer thought that something so indescribable and horrifying would cause you to go insane just gives me the chills. But it also excites me because I love crazy mind provoking horror. It just stirs my imagination to no end.

What to draw today

My thoughts were what could be something horrifying dealing with the mind? Being forced to remove your own brain and put it in a glass bubble of course.

Rough sketch of mindless

 With some mixed media paper, hand model and photo blue pencil and did a rough sketch of a hand holding its own brain in a blood stained glass bubble. I really loved how it turned out (I usually suck at drawing hands) but I didn’t think it was creepy enough. It needed some Lovecraft horror.

The only horror I could think of was the awesome Lovecraft inspired creature in the game Skyrim, Hermaeus Mora a Daedric Prince from the Elder Scrolls Universe who has a big terrifying eye floating in a wisp of dark mater surrounded by smaller eyes and tentacles. I loved the character as it’s neither good nor evil it just exists to acquire treasure troves of knowledge to keep in its domain. So I imagine such a mighty being could just force someone to claw out their own brain and present it to the Daedric Prince to consume its knowledge.

Inking mindless

Once I had my rough sketch done I outlined the sketch using Faber Castel ink pens. I added some color flair with some Tom Bow markers to highlight blood dripping off the hand and the aura of mind controlling light coming from Hermaeus Mora.

Adding color to mindless

 I wanted to add blood stained fingerprints to the glass bubble but I didn’t like the sketched version of fingerprints I made. So I brushed some of the marker on my fingers and used my own.

Finger painting

 The drawing looked fantastic, but I wanted to give it a very dark background hiding the horror of Hermaeus Mora where you only saw his eye and a tentacle touching the brain. I needed a real dark black and realized I could use the ink well I used yesterday to do it. I found a flat tip brush and made a dark abyss.Adding Darkness

It turned out spectacular and it is so far my favorite drawing I’ve created this Inktober. I’m setting the bar high for myself so we’ll see if I can top this creation tomorrow. See you then for day 3 of Inktober, Bait.

Shading

Oh and wisdom of the day: Hydration is important and I am really terrible at it sometimes.

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