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The Hound - H.P. Lovecraft

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The amulet from H.P. Lovecraft's story 'The Hound'
It's made from Super-Sculpy and painted. I'm making
a mold and hope to cast some copies from green/jade
resin. The wings look a little more like wings on the figure. The pic makes him look like Super Dog with a cape.
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MaskdArlequin's avatar
That's beautiful!
I loved the story and this makes me want to read it again ^^
Oh and for the superdog thing... if you make it out of Kryptonite, Krypto would be screeeewed! and it would fit perfectly XD
This was one of the earliest Lovecrafts I read, and it remains one of my favorites. Kind of surprised no one's ever made an attempt to dramatize it on a horror anthology. This looks like exactly what I would expect the story's amulet to look like. Very good job.
zombiequadrille's avatar
Thanks. This was the first of two versions I did.
great. matching the descrption of the story. good job
zombiequadrille's avatar
Thanks. I'd only seen a couple of other versions so I thought it would be fun to do one.
yeancientone's avatar
He'd make a particularly menacing superdog. It's a fab sculpt - Lovecraft would approve, as long as you don't use it for gaming - he despised games. Or anything fish-related - he loathed seafood!
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..or as a stopper for a wine bottle! He didn't like alcohol either. No wonder he had time to write!
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zombiequadrille's avatar
Thanks. I recently saw an article about a guy whose sculptures will fit through the eye of a needle, so my pride in detailing something small was knocked down a bit.
kittykat1313meow's avatar
Ya but that mean senile people or ones with glasses can't enjoy his work but yours is very lovely and you don't need a miroscope to see it
salshep's avatar
I love this. So nice to see your work pop up in my inbox, it's always a treat.

Oddly, I just read that story again last evening. It's a sign!!!

(of what, I don't like to think)

I always wondered if it had hellish fleas. And now I'm moved to hunt down the ones from Tindalos and maybe draw them.
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Thanks! Funny that you mention the Hounds of Tindalos. I'm working on a sculpt of them now. If they turn out I'll be posting.
salshep's avatar
OooooOooo! I can't wait! xD

Oh- have you seen #TheNecronomicon?

It's a Group for Lovecraftian artists (and writers, squee) started by *nicktheartisticfreak. I'm kinda excited about it.
zombiequadrille's avatar
I hadn't seen it; thanks. I'm looking forward to spending a little time browsing over lunch.
CreativeExcess's avatar
Well at least if he doesn't sell as The Hound you can always pass him off as superdog.
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Superman's Super Dog pal Krypto. This isn't him; it's his arch enemy Rex Wroofer
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