Wednesday, November 20, 2013

HP Lovecraft's Randolph Carter character concepts

Prerequisite character concepts to work out what I wanted Randolph Carter to look like for an upcoming faux-cover for Lovecraft's short-novel The Dream-quest of Unknown Kadath, which Carter will appear on and appears in. 
As Dream-quest was inspired by The Arabian Nights and various 18th and 19th century oriental novels, I studied mostly the clothing, arms and armor of 7th to 10th century Islamic Umayyid and Abbasid civilizations, which I had an abundance of reference for. The one on the left is the one I finally came to use. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Faux Amazing Stories Cover

Forgot to do this, though the idea actually dictated the way I did the original painting here. The Dream-Quest  of Unknown Kadath, which the cover is based on, actually didn't get published until long after Lovecraft's death and -not- in Amazing Stories, so I thought I'd try to do it some justice. I hope to do more of these in the future...

Moonbeasts from HP Lovecraft's The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath