Sunday, May 16, 2010

H.P. Lovecrafts - "The Dunwich Horror" concept art


The Dunwich Horror Concept

Hey guys, this is my latest piece. Began working on it earlier this week and it surprisingly came along fast. The description Lovecraft wrote was terrifying and I really wanted to convey that horrific image he conceived back in the late 20's and 30's.

Also in the description Wilbur Whateley was a bit more human like in the face, chinless and with strong goatish features such as his nose, eyes and ears...I went with a full goat face more or less, but it still keeps an odd sense of madness and horror with in his facial structure. Starring into the abyss, and no turning back from what you just saw.

The book did describe his upper half as being semi-anthropomorphic, and his bottom half taking on a form not comprehensible of our world or dimension. So it's hard to say what he really could have looked like...



(Final Version)

Here is the final completed painting, following the description from the book more accurately. But still within my own style of course :P



(Early Rough Version)

“The bent, giant goatish figure before him seemed like the spawn of another dimension; like something only parlty of mankind, and linked to black gulfs of essence and entity that stretch like titan phantasms beyond all spheres of force and matter, space and time.” ~


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