Of course. this particular piece it´s based on an Arthur Machen story (the novel of the white powder) but since i was a teenager Lovecraft´s tales were a big influence and inspiration, Though i have my own thoughts about HP´s Style of writing and i don´t like Everything he wrote.
yes, but there´s a common shape of Cthulhu (big round tentacle head; huge bat-like wings) and this figure ends up in the story being more like a melted, bubbling black pitch. Thank you for your comment!
Here it goes: A portrait of a lovely old lady ( similar to Tweety´s owner) with a creepy one-eye cat on her arms. on the background we see a domestic, kitsch furniture with all kind of stuff inside and above it. the things in the furniture are litlle decorative statues and figures of Lovecraftian fashion; small Cthulhus and deformed animals. the paperwall it´s on decay and an atmosphere of ruin and malevolence must be present. I hope you like it.
On behalf of my fellow gallery moderators, I am happy to share the news that your beautiful illustration was selected for the Daily Feature Award and is now in rotation on the front page of Shadowness!
This piece can be seen under the "star" menu at the top of every page, and it will also be featured in the next issue of "Daily Inspirations"! fb.com/shadowness
Thank you! in fact in those days i was seeing a lot of pen and ink work (this drawing it´s basically done with a sable-or liner-brush) from different artists such as Doré; Berni Wrightson and franklin booth. this kind of Black & White drawings are my favorite challenge as an artist. Your words are very kind and profound, and i aprecciate very much.
Katherine: i´ve tried to ink with a pen (i used to ink a lot that way) but i work faster with this type of brushes and expendable rapidographs, like the ones used for technical designs. In my art school days i´ve tried engraving on wood, but it´s hard to do it in your home; you need all kind of expensive things and i was broke ( and i still broke). so i prefer ink on heavy paper, or even try digital inking. but in my heart there always will be a place for engraving and that kind of ancient printing techniques. thanks for this talking.
I think the same about digital inking, but sometimes i feel that i have to expand my techniques, for laboral reasons, and i was surprised about how accurate and instinctive can be work with a graphic tablet. to be honest, i´ve never tried Windsor& Newton, you can´t find it in my city. I use cheap and semi-cheap brushes, that work on the edge of what is acceptable, but sometimes i´m having a hard time trying to make them obey my hand.