The Colour Out of Space revamp

Recently for the 2021 Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana Spooky Art Show, I redid a piece I have been meaning to revisit for a really long time: The Colour Out of Space.

Here’s the new piece I did in 2021:

And here is the first time I attempted to draw the story, back in 2012. At that time, I did a “down the well” view instead of the squirming mass of colors beneath, before all Hell broke loose and the alien evil emerged.

I took more of a “vexel” approach with the 2012 one, although I wanted to use strange colors and inorganic shapes in the new one too. Overall, when I went back to look at my old work, I enjoyed seeing the differences between the two approaches! I definitely think I’ve branched out more in the years since 2012.

Which style do you prefer?

 

 

 

October 2019 Sketch Challenge: The Magnus Archives

Every October I like to do some sort of drawing challenge. 2013 and 2014 were digital art challenges. 2015 through 2019 have been ink challenges. Often I like to have a theme, as in 2018 when I did all SCP Foundation related drawings. This year I did a Magnus Archives drawing challenge!

I didn’t get 31 drawings done, I the only years I managed to do so were 2013, 2014 and 2018. But I still had a lot of fun doing it. Here are the drawings I got done, captioned with the (awesome!!) Magnus Archives episodes they are based on. Continue reading

SCP Horror Ink Drawings

I spent the month of October 2018 (or #inktober2018 if you will) doing a series of ink drawings based on stories contained on the SCP website. If you haven’t come across them yet, they’re a treasure-trove of cooperatively created weird fiction and horror. I may do another SCP series one day: the stories are always being added to.

Below is the entire series. The first one is a kelpie or river horse, another favorite creature/monster of mine but not drawn from a specific SCP story. Continue reading

Night Gallery 2014 coming up October 4

I’ve done Night Gallery for the past two years now and I’m coming back a third time for this awesome and creepy horror-themed art show! Not only is it dripping with fantastic macabre art of all types, kinds and prices, as well as tasty Halloween Treats, a minimum of 20% of all art sales goes to benefit PAAWS Animal Rescue!!

Night Gallery will take place from 6pm-9pm on Saturday, October 4 at the Ahh Spa in Evansville. See you there!

The Facebook events page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/332689243579497/ and the awesome cover art (pictured above) is by Christy Jochum, from her insanely awesome “Beauty and Brains” zombie pin-up series!

Cthulhu fhtagn

In his house at r'lyeh, dead cthulhu waits dreaming in this sinister undersea depiction of the Great Old One.

I made this a couple of years back for a Night Gallery show but I would have done it anyway. I absolutely adore H. P. Lovecraft and “The Call of Cthulhu” is a magnificent story.

I need to illustrate more of his works, there are so many I love. So far I’ve tried drawing the High Priest of Leng from The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, Nyarlathotep’s form from The Beast, a Fungi from Yuggoth, the Colour Out of Space, and Walter de la Poer from The Rats in the Walls. I’ve made a little one-inch Re-animator pinback button too! There are many more things I want to try.

Cthulhu here is available as a print, iPad/laptop case, and other things on Society6||Redbubble.