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Homage to Lovecraft by CValenzuela Homage to Lovecraft by CValenzuela
I always wanted to do an homage to H.P. Lovecraft, the Grand Master of all horrors. I keep reading all his books over and over again, and everytime is like the first time, I surprised myself with all the amazing creatures, great landscapes and disturbing cosmic scenarios... a truly Master.
My favorites stories?: 'The Dunwich Horror' and 'At The Mountains of Madness'

Hope you like it.
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FunnyArt89 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Reminds me of the very first time I ever read his works.  It was only two books but for the life of me I could just not put them down.  Great tribute to a genuine master of the horror genre.
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CValenzuela Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, meny thanks!
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FunnyArt89 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
No. Thank you for the giving Lovecraft the recognition he deserves :D 
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LunarBeast00 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2017
The Movie Adaptations don't give any justice to the books less than 10 minutes into Re-Animator i stopped watching they went to far off from the book in such a short amount of time
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IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
One of things I love about Lovecraft is that he looked exactly like what central casting would want the actor who played him to look like.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
And yet Lovecraft had his critics. Lin Carter pointed out that he used a lot of shuddersome adjectives to describe a mood of terror, rather than create one. (A terrible valley, ghastly marble, unwholesome antiquity,a hideous proof [a watch interred in an old grave], the door rattled hideously...) .

Still, his reticence pales beside that of Arthur Machin.
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IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
I think Lovecraft's strange choice of words fit his type of story perfectly.
His stories read like they were written by an alien that learned English from a dictionary and a mathematics textbook.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
That descript fits Clark Ashton Smith who DID just that to master English.
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IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016
Just that? He studied Both a dictionary AND a mathematics textbook. I Suppose I will have to look Ashton up. :)
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
 Sure you didn't commission Virgil Finlay to execute this ? 
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CValenzuela Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Haha I'm pretty sure!! :nod:
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Guywhodoesdraws Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
Yeeccchhh... Lovecraft. love the art man, but... His stuff needed Ol' man Henderson when he was writing em.

The man, talented though some think he was, was a strange, wretched little man. What people seem to not grasp is that when they read his stuff, they're seeing the world through the eyes of a sick delusional soul. Because he couldn't understand the world, he despised it and all within. He spent his days in his box and took spear thrusts at all and sundry because his rigid little mind couldn't wrap around things like the theory of relativity.

He was an outright racist (see his work The Negro) God and religious person despising nebish to boot. He was afraid of literally everything as well. Fat people, the cold, anyone who wasn't white, (his works on half fish people, for example, was based from his fear of the "Races" mixing) New York, doctors, disease, sea food, the list goes on.

He was a man to be pitied, but sadly a man beyond help
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andreranulfo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Coollll
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sherlockhound22 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
Hail the master of universal horror
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krasblak Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for allowing The-Dark-Arts to share this great artwork on Lovecraft's 125th birthday today!
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CValenzuela Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sure no problem, I'm glad that you liked it!
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Attic-Monster Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for a new mobile wallpaper :P
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JodorowskyVIII Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Really nice ! *_*
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c0rwyn Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Writer
Niice one. 
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HighPriestSatanis Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
A fitting tribute to HPL.
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spidaminida Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Reminds me of that painting "The Hands Resist Him" but yours is way more artfully done.
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CValenzuela Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, thank you!
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Luckman777 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Great work! I love how Lovecraft looks. I especially like the background.
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CValenzuela Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, thank you!
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JosefVonDoom Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brutal Carlos !!
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CValenzuela Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Muchas gracias!
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HighPriestSatanis Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
I love it!
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Mr-Illusionist-1331 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice, well done:)
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whateverdudezb Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013

Lovecraft. . . opened the way for me, as he had done for others before me.... it is his shadow, so long and gaunt, and his eyes, so dark and puritanical, which overlie almost all of the important horror fiction that has come since.”

 - Stephen King

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Gbis2 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
You've made my day and earned yourself another watcher. Well done and keep up the good work!
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CValenzuela Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ShadowGryphon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work man! Definitely nailed the HPL feel.
Yeah AtMoM is one of his greats, lets just hope Del Toro can finally get the movie adaptation done.
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CValenzuela Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great, many thanks!
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SurrealGrotesque77 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Artist
Hi. I run a magazine called Surreal Grotesque and for October we are doing a tribute to Lovecraft issue. I love your art and I was wondering if you would let us use some of your pictures for that issue. All credit would remain with you and I could run a small bio. You can see the magazine here: www.surrealgrotesque.com. We are legit and also have a book on Amazon called: Aliens, Sex and Sociopaths. Unfortunately I can’t pay for art right now, all I can offer is exposure, we do have over 1000 fans on Facebook. Thank you for your time. Let me know what you think or email me at Surrealgrotesque77@hotmail.com.
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LtKessler Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
He has a nice, rugged jaw and a stern gaze. Not the type one would want to mess with.
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
One of the best Lovecraft portraits I've ever seen. He was indeed a pioneer of modern horror. My own favorites include "The Call of Cthulu" and "The Dunwich Horror" and "The Shadow Over Innsmouth."
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CValenzuela Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, many thanks for your words!
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KenshirosRage199X Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
I love this piece! An amazing tribute to the master of the wierd science horror genere!
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N-S-D-A-P Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   General Artist
This deviation certainly deserved a DD. Bravo!
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gothold Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
I am still amazed how many people have not read or even heard of Lovecraft. I once was disscussing him with this blonde I met at a friend's party and she thought I was talking about a porno film.
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HuginnMunnin Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Beautiful!
I think that's exactly how he used to see the world!
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LilithRealm Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
I agree with you in that!, H.P. Lovecraft stories are awesome!! but I read his biography quite tragic like Hemingway.. really sad.. Another one that I like, a favorite I should say is Dante's Divine Comedy.. O__<
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SkeletonMurderer Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student General Artist
This is exceptional.
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doctor3uk Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Amazing
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Swajata Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Writer
He was such a creepy, scared, sad man. You really captured how messed up he was here.
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RevoltingZombie Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Totally awesome I <3 Lovecraft
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RevoltingZombie Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Totall awesome I <3 Lovecraft
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Horrorcoco Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
This is awesome.. would I be able to share this pic on my Horror page? I will of course credit you for it :)
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CValenzuela Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! yup no problem ;)
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Horrorcoco Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Sorry for late reply, Thank you for letting me share it. You have some awesome pics of old school horror characters which I'd love to share, would that be ok :)
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