I had, since discovering his writing, wanted to do a Lovecraftian piece with a nameless thing coming out of the darkness at a man too curious about those Great Old Ones from beyond the known universe. The tentacles, of course, were to give the thing a further Lovecraftian feel. The character, actually, was created for a few projects I had thought about (including a comic and a small 2D computer game I was creating some months ago, but have since put on an indefinite hold).
Unfortunately, when I originally scanned the piece in (on a roller, which I'll never use again as it damaged the 3D elements) it got stuck and a bit of the right side of the piece was cut off (the torch is not cropped so in the original). I've since, however, corrected the mistake and updated the piece here. As for the molding paste, it didn't do much for this particular piece (though I plan still to use it often), but I was just beginning to use the stuff, and I am still experimenting with all that I can do with it. I hope you like the piece.
J. M. DeSantis
Writer - Illustrator
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As for Lovecraft, it's been a while since I've done anything Lovecraftian. Hopefully I can visit the material again soon.
Very well done!
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" Anyone?
Nice drawing, dude. I do NOT envy what's gonna happen to that guy. No sirree.
I'm glad you like the piece though, and no, what comes next is certainly not going to be pretty.
It's still a favourite piece for most people. I have a (tentative) buyer for the original, so unfortunately that's already gone, but I have made up some prints of the piece. There's no store on my website yet, but I do sell the prints at Conventions. Unfortunately, I stay on the East Coast, so no trips are planned out of the country just yet (I live in the US, and I see you're from Australia).
Even so, I'm glad you like the piece, and that my art is being enjoyed all over the world. So thanks again.
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great ic! i love it!
I'm hoping to do more Lovecraftian paintings, but we'll see what time will allow for in the future.