Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Troika

I've been a bit swamped lately, but here's some weird characters and the obligatory cthulhu sketches (sorry Robert). Magnificent new work all around!












10 comments:

Aeron said...

The background in the worm creature works really good. You should really push in that direction with these, the surrounding environments really adds something to the creatures. And in some cases it could do a lot to tell a backstory. Underwater environments, ritual alters, floating chunks of rock in some deranged abyss, bits of Lovecraftian ruins for added effect, that sort of thing.

MD Encolpius said...

inverted creatures are just beautiful. you have absolutely captured the feeling of oceanic depth & light

Turok Reader said...

deep deep sea documentary filmed from a victorian era creaking sphere.

zeke said...

Yeeaaah!!! great slimy critters, love the distorted bug/penis look to the first inverted one and the exploratory tentacles on the last one.
Also if you see the wings as the head on the 3rd one it looks like it has a disgusting case of arse worms.
Sorry to lower the tone chaps....
Would be amazing to see your take on characters from Dune Fufu....

zeke said...

p.s. good point by Aeron, the sketchy backgrounds really add to 'em.

chris said...

I third the notion about backgrounds. Wonder what the creatures could interact with? Very nice as always. Do you look at any real animals for parts inspiration?

Jon Chandler said...

hey Zeke that`s a great idea about Dune.

Human Mollusk said...

Thanks everyone!
Chris, no I don't look at reference, I uually just open my sketchbook and let my drawing hand take over.
I see what you guys are saying re: backgrounds, but since the whole series is mora about viations in anatomy I'm not sure too much landscape would not distract from that. But yeah.

Sean Goblin said...

Great Cthulhoids Fufu. The shapes are getting pretty interesting. I think i'm gonna start doing this approach with my Trolls, at least more intentionally, cos they all have to have different shapes, but i really like the exaggeration of forms you've been doing.

Paleo said...

amazing shit, i love the color critters, and the Cthulhus, particularly the last two are a perfect blend of freeflowing line and killer design.