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H.P. Lovecraft by AbigailLarson H.P. Lovecraft by AbigailLarson
The delightful Mister Lovecraft. My personal favorite in the series thus far, and the most fun.
Drawn traditionally and then colored in Photoshop, loosely based on this lovely stock image: [link]

I think this is going to be the last of my personal pieces for a while. I've still got W. Irving and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on my list, but I have a feeling it'll be a while before I have time for them.

Used as cover art for the Myths and Legend eZine: [link]


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freeflushots Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this version the best :)
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nihilistqueen Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the tenseness captured by the rough outlines, and attention to lore detail.
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kreepykustomz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Another stunning piece! Your work always tells a story.
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lune-artsy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cool! The colors are super great
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KrazyKatt11 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017
I enjoy Lovecraft's expression in this version. He appears quite concerned--not fearful, mind you, merely concerned, and rather exhausted as well. He's likely thinking "Oh dear Howard, what sort of mess have you gotten yourself into?" as that is his own creation eating the wallpaper, if I'm not mistaken.
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mynameisjoe2017 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Wow, That's amazing.
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Kaluki-Rin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
S-SLENDERMAN!!!? 
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:iconaaxe:
aaxe Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Nope
Is Kaneki Ken
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Tsunne96-koo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Student General Artist
I can't stop looking at this.
I can't even blink JESUS  
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Hbombindustries Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
I love how he just looks, like, mildly annoyed.
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1strode1 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right? I was just thinking that.
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:iconhbombindustries:
Hbombindustries Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
"dammit. frikkin' old gods again. maybe they'll just go away."
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B0wtieBunni Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
dude this is fucking tight as hell
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AWESOMEKILLING Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016
Very nice! :D
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sabrielanddestial Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Awww yeah! This is so cool!
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Runneri Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, thats the way.
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Artlovedream Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016   General Artist
coooolll!
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:iconellesdoodels:
ellesdoodels Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cool! I love the rawness of it!
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InsidiousInsight Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016   General Artist
You should do Robert L. Stevenson 
if you haven't already 
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
He was the last of his family, the surname becoming extinct with him. Sisters lived on, but married people with prosaic surnames.

He was of aristocratic descent and ancestors had ties with major lines. After the manor burned down, the Lovecraft barons gave up and emigrated. His father went wildly insane on a business trip and spent the rest of his life in an asylum .
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Spiminherbs Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
That's really good
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MaskedPlushies Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Omg I LOVE this!!! He is my fav author! His work inspires me so much!
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jemslie123 Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanna destroy my whole wardrobe and start wearing nothing but THAT OUTFIT.
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TuG1138 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist
Just amazing! I am pretty sure Lovecraft would have loved it! 
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BrunoJander Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Beautiful! :D
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
COOL
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nisan46 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Professional Filmographer
love colours Heart 
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BloodGatherer Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
Looks like those eldritch horrors really did a number on poor HP's house.

I like how the tentacle is writing in his book and the Rats in the Walls have nibbled on the pages.

I wonder what happened to his pet cat? Maybe he got scared and ran away. Oops! 
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LauranneSM Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015   General Artist
I saw people sharing this without linking you. I think you should put some copyright. I say it because i love your work and i don't want to see people grabbing it.
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32929wt Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heart Heart Heart 
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TheDarkHeretic Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Amazing piece ! I think i saw never a better and more creative picture of lovecraft :) !
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JodorowskyVIII Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
This is great ! Nice Work !
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MonkGiatso Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Student Filmographer
This is my favourite picture of Lovecraft. I've seen it on Google images before and loved it, i just happened to re-find it while looking through the rest of your awesome artwork.
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Girasoul Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great perspective and coloring!
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Dale-Raymond-Lerette Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice. really captures the spirit of the times Lovecraft lived in and his imaginative spirit. 
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EarthBound-Pwny Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
I want to jump into the picture and give him a hug. :(
This is a very good picture.
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Identification-code Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
very awesome!
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FrogPrincess33 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Ohhhhhh, details... I love details.

The rats and the tentacle doing the writing and the beetles under the glass (btw, that sting on the large beetle doesn't look healthy at all)  ...  and that one claw looks like even the armchair was having a really bad identity crisis.

Both the thing under the floor boards and the one behind the wall at the left remind be a bit of Oogie Boogie from Nightmare before Christmas. 

Maybe the creepies/saddest thing is how the room (and Lovecraft himself, for that matter) look so run-down: rickety little chair, partly broken oil lamp, patches on the clothing and the arm-chair. Poor man. You'd think the father of modern SciFi would have made a bit more money out of all his weirdness.
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Toxienator Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
awesome
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II-edison-II Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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Morrizer Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Love this !!!
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rainbowmermaid Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Awesome!
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ImpalerQueen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh no.
When I opened up THE NECRONOMICON and chanted, "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"...I didn't mean for Cthulhu to pop out of the floor and the walls! :omg:

This is amazing and what a tribute to one of the most fantastic horror authors of our time. :clap:
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Shinopa Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this! :) He's my favorite ancestor.
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Thastygliax Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
I love the brooding, doubting pose, and how the monsters are all just out of his view.
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JohnDChadwick Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
SUPERB!
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Solarpunk90 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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Cyrusma Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
i love it !
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ErothProductions Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Love this! <3
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