Lots of time and motivation Sunday afternoon saw my little bust of H.P. Lovecraft to completion. Last year I was pushing to finish my Eldritch Elf gift in time, but this one just sort of blurped itself into existence. I sculpted and painted it in well under a week.
I had an absolute blast on this one. I don’t fall into a perfectionist trap on these projects, and I think the joy of creativity shows through in the final product. Continue reading “Spreading the Lovecraft on the Solstice”
Finished with two days to spare!
I’m not sure I’d want to stay there… Continue reading “Eldritch Elf: 12 XII 18”
Let’s get a little light on this situation!
There’s little left to do on this fun project. Most important had been the painting of the illuminated portions of the lamp.
My idea was to use pointillism to create a weird but not immediately implausible effect. I wanted the light to look dingy. I also wanted the lamp to function almost like a black hole, sucking most of the light around it into itself. Hopefully the chiaroscuro makes a bit more sense now!
The lamp is painted sort of reverse OSL, I guess, where the object emits light only directionally. Continue reading “Eldritch Elf: 12 XII 18”
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… Continue reading “Eldritch Elf: 10 XII 18”
When I create something like the Gilman House, my first step and constant reference is the actual text I’m recreating.
We learn in ‘The Shadow over Innsmouth‘ that Gilman House is yellow, the buildings are made of brick, the street is cobblestone, and the sign for the hotel is “half-effaced.”
I’ve split the difference between the color and the bricks, as I intend to do some enamel or ink weathering on the plaster. Always looks good. Continue reading “Textual Innuendo”
Lots of painting today brings an enormous update. This was as fun a day as you can have inside on a cold day!
Your wife loves you. She supports your hobbies. Also, cats make good sources of magicians’ wards. Continue reading “Weekend Elf: 9 XII 18”
Ok, fifth post of my Saturday. Little bursts of productivity throughout the day have produced great progress and we’ve reached our goal of priming tonight!
Continue reading “Weekend Elf: 8 XII 18”