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Precarious
08-28-2001, 12:03 PM
This one is a bit more silly...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2001/StarThing2.gif

artdude
08-28-2001, 12:10 PM
Nice illustrations :clap: You must have some imagination :) Reminds me of some of the old monster comics I used to read as a kid. Great job on both of them.

Christie
08-28-2001, 12:19 PM
Very Lovecraftian! You have a good touch for these guys. Have you tried drawing Cthulhu yet? He/it is my husband's favourite character from the books.

Precarious
08-28-2001, 12:36 PM
Thanks for your comments and encouragement!

To answer Christie's question: Yes, Cthulhu sneaks into a few of my creations. I was totally obsessed with him. In fact, I've been getting into 3D and I'm working on a 3D model of him! Looks good so far...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2001/Cthulhu_test_2a.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2001/CthulhuIdol.gif

Christie
08-28-2001, 12:46 PM
Oh! How wonderful! Have you ever considered selling these? I have been to a number of science fiction conventions where Lovecraftian art nowhere near as good as this sells for a good price.

I need to find a good decription of the hounds of tindalos so I can try drawing them.

As a side notw, my huband has named his 1969 Plymouth Barracuda "Cthulhu" and we are always asked what the licence plate means. :p

Jan-Michael
08-28-2001, 01:36 PM
Just awesome !!!!... and that's a great model you're working on.... :)

RuthT
08-28-2001, 06:29 PM
Another great monster drawing - think I'll be having nightmares tonight :D

Got curious and found this site on the hounds of Tindalos - was really surprised to read that they have a long history (that is if it is genuine mythology and not all part of a comic story :confused: :confused: ) Sorry I don't know how to form a link to it.

http://home.wanadoo.nl/serendipity/hound.html

Boy! Am I finding out a lot of things I don't know today!!! :o

(Does that sound like Yogi Berra?)

Christie
08-28-2001, 06:54 PM
Ruth, the link posted just fine! I went there and have decided that it would be hard to draw formless creature! :)

One of our dogs is called Tindalos because she always used to charge at us from the corners of a room. She is also a hound, so it seemed appropriate.

As for the history part, it would depend on how literal you are. i suspect that Lovecraft draw much of his inspiration from ancient ledgends and mythology. it is very interesting reading because of the very 20's gothic horror elements. the character descriptions are incredible for their attention to detail.

The drawings here look like everything I have I have ever read in this genre.

RuthT
08-29-2001, 09:09 AM
Glad to be of help Christie :) Loved the story about your dog.

Yes, the drawings a beautifully 'horrific'

Hope you will show us the 3D Cthulhu when it is finished Precarious.

Precarious
08-29-2001, 04:16 PM
Wow! Thanks for all the encouragement! If you like you can keep up on my 3D progress at:
http://www.renderosity.com/gallery.ez?ByArtist=Yes&Artist=precarious

And thanks Christie for the great idea of selling prints at the horror/scifi conventions! What a wonderful way that would be to make some extra money and meet some interesting people (and travel as a business expense).

I have tried to contact Chaosium about using my art in the past with no success. I'm not a pro so I don't really even know where to begin...

digistyle
08-31-2001, 11:52 PM
Cool creatures!! They remind me of the work of an artist named Jim Starlin (So, in my mind, you're in good company.). Good stuff!!

digistyle

Christie
09-01-2001, 12:02 AM
Well, talk to any gaming or science fiction book store in the area that you want to go to and see when the 'cons are on. You should be able to get the rules for art auctions and sales from the 'con committee.

I can certainly vouch for the interesting people aspect of the 'cons!