This piece is an illustration for the upcoming CD release by metal band CRUXITER, it has Lovecraft themes in it's storyline. The idea is that when Wilbur was turned away from Miskatonic university's Orne library, he tries his luck in Innsmouth for a copy of the Necronomicon.
I wasn't sure what your comment meant, I did a search and I am guessing you're referring to the illustrator of that name? Does my art bear a resemblance to his?
i like the shadows and darkness you bring into the art. it is really cool.
Thank you! I often seem to place light and atmosphere over content for my painting priorities. The light & shadow is the story, I guess.
After reading Lovecraft I became obsessed! You have done a good job here!
Thank you, that is especially nice to hear from a fan of Lovecraft. I find him more challenging to illustrate than some other 'mythos', perhaps that is why I keep trying it.
He leaves a large space for imagination when you read the stories and at the same time manages to take you where he wants!!I find difficult, and at the same time very rich. I'm gonna make a try someday with the "Outsider". If I could send you to comment. I loved your gallery I'll visit more.
Wonderful ! The sign of the Order of Dagon... though it reminds me more of the story in which are depicted the worms that have learned to walk (in Arkham, I believe), for the celebration of Yuletide.
Thank you! I know the story you speak of, and it's pretty creepy.... I think there was a relative returning to the town of his ancestors, and he slowly discovers this bizarre procession leading underground?
That's it. It is called "The Festival" (quite a party that was... ) - people (in fact, worms) wearing cloaks and wax masks that made them resemble human, people whose feet left no footprint on the snow falling over the cemetery that surrounded a church without the sign of the cross. I've only read it in French, and guess what... it's creepy too ! It was somewhat hard getting asleep after some Cthulhu mythos reading...
Very snazzy. I really like it.
Brilliant work dude. MY favourite little fishing village.
Thank you. You'd think they'd get more tourists.
Great piece and very interesting idea! I love the shadow of the ol' Will! You almost gave an heroic feel to the character.
Thank you! I wasn't sure how the proportions between Wilbur and the church would read, so I tried to emphasize his impressive size. Since the shadow is allegorical I felt more liberated to use license with him as well.
Excellent work man, I really love this piece.
Woohoo! You're back!
Yes, lock up your cephalopods if you know what's good for you. I have no idea what that means but it sounded good.
nice shadow..almost didn't see it !!
Thank you- I didn't want it too obvious yet not so subtle as to be easily overlooked, either- kind of a tricky balance.
I really like this one. Great work
creeepy O.O i've read the story too cool to meet another lovecraft fan
That shadow is epic! Will you continue this? I wanna see how the Innsmouth folk reacted when they met him!
The nest slated commission for Cruxiter's CD is not mythos related, but perhaps in a future release they will continue the tale. I'll be sure to pass on your request to the band. Thank you!
One of my favorites thus far. The shadow is unbelievable, and so effing clever. You're always going to be one of my favorite artists, and this piece just creepily crawled into my top 3 from you.