Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bonus Spookiness!

Here are a couple sketches I did while trying to come up with ideas for last week's Illustration Friday topic of "spooky":

A spooky raven

A spooky raven and a spooky vulture have a "spook-off" to determine which bird is spookiest. (The winner, in a surprise upset, was owls.)

The ghost of Professor Von Spookington explains spooky action at a distance in a spooky haunted house full of mummies (I might have gotten carried away with the spookiness on this one.)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

IF: Spooky

This illustration is super late, and I still wish I had more time to work on it, but for once it's not because it was hard coming up with an idea, but because it was hard narrowing down my choices. Should I draw a spooky ghost? A spooky haunted house? Spooky action at a distance? It was hard to decide. Finally, I realized I should draw one of history's spookiest people: writer, poet, celebrity absinthe endorser, and international monkey detective Edgar Allan Poe.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Punwich Horror

Sorry, I had to get it out of my system.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Here is the colored-in Mi-go from the last post. Unfortunately I didn't have as much time to work on it as I would have liked. But I did get a title with a horrible almost semi-pun, which is the important thing.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Indescribable Horrors And How To Describe Them

I am a big fan of drawin' weird monsters and there are no monsters weirder than those created by H.P. Lovecraft. So I was interested in participating in this challenge on the blog Art Order to draw a creature based on Lovecraft's writing.


So far, I have this sketch of the Mi-go, the Fungi from Yuggoth, which Lovecraft describes as:

“They were pinkish things about five feet long; with crustaceous bodies bearing vast pairs of dorsal fins or membraneous wings and several sets of articulated limbs, and with a sort of convoluted ellipsoid, covered with multitudes of very short antennae, where a head would ordinarily be.... As it was, nearly all the rumours had several points in common; averring that the creatures were a sort of huge, light-red crab with many pairs of legs and with two great bat-like wings in the middle of their back. They sometimes walked on all their legs, and sometimes on the hindmost pair only, using the others to convey large objects of indeterminate nature."

And here are some other sketches of Lovecraft creatures:

And one from the story, "The Color Out of Space"

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hey Kids, Puppets!

The video I posted the other day of Jim Henson making puppets reminded me that a long time ago I made some puppets for an environmental education center where I once interned. I thought they might be worth putting up to share: