Saturday, October 9, 2010

ArtOrder: Lovecraft Creature Lab challenge

This is for a concept challenge hosted by ArtOrder in which you had a choice of many of H.P. Lovecraft's creatures to Illustrate.  I chose a Mi-go:

“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..."

If you don't know Lovecraft's and you like horror then he is essential since he is the grandfather of the genre.  Go pick up one of his books.  Guillermo del Toro, the director of Pan's Labyrinth is currently getting ready to film Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness, which I think is the first time that someone has adapted one of his works for the big screen.

View all the Lovecraft challenge submissions.

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