More Internals for Pelgrane Press

A vampire skeleton wight guards his treasure with a sword on his knees.

These were actually completed back in November of 2018, shortly after I finally got permission to post my first couple of rounds of work for Pelgrane Press. I always have trouble keeping track of when publications come out and I can’t post the art until they do, so I frequently end up updating actual professional illustrations waaaaaay after I make them!

C’est la vie. I think these are awesome monsters though. I wouldn’t want to face down any of these fiends!!

A vampire skeleton wight guards his treasure with a sword on his knees. A terrible gargoyle has claimed a human arm A sigbin triumphantly clutches a human heart

And here were the initial drawings I submitted, I actually like them just as much.

The Goddess of Closed Eyes

This was the creepy phrase that a friend’s child recently uttered at the snack table (or something like that). My buddy forthwith wanted to see what a “Goddess of Closed Eyes” would look like. So, I did my best to oblige. I took a somewhat dull horror magazine illustration I had done years previously and did my best to make it a psychedelic riot of eyes fit for a goddess! Hopefully I did my friends proud. Publishing on Christmas because…this is a Christmas present of course! Can’t you tell by how festive and merry it is?

 

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?

 

 

 

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

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.