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"

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