The weather in Innsmouth is pretty soupy. The locals like it that way.
Our humble public house, a subtle fluorescent glow emanating from around the door…
Whoa. Ugly brown stains. These were done with ink.
And green stains, too. I used enamels for these.
I’m quite pleased with the patinated bronze. You can perhaps see I added an optically impossible shift toward more and brighter patina on the portion of the lamp that points away from the viewer & scene.
All these strange visual tricks & mixed styles hopefully help create an interesting piece with a Lovecraftian feel. You can see the light effects on the door (which could definitely be better) are sketched in as if with a pencil, the slime in the street is painted like a cartoon, the enamels themselves are applied fairly naturalistically (though what’s underneath is unrealistic), and the whole thing is rigged for fluorescent illumination.
These kinds of quick & crazy projects offer great opportunities to throw yourself into new techniques (and make up your own) and try your best to capture a mood, an insight, a joke, or whatever.
And we’ll leave it there for tonight. See you soon.