Thursday, December 03, 2009

I drew in public! Or, Show us your tentacles: A Cthulhu art meme.

It doesn’t take looking at too many portfolios before you realize artists love tackling Cthulhu’s tentacled madness. Being a newbie to the Old Ones, I wanted to ask a bunch of artists friends: Just what is it about Cthulhu and Co. that makes drawing, painting, and sculpting from Lovecraft so (If fun is the right world?)

Head over to and see what Michael Whelan, John Jude Palencar, Mike Mignola, Bob Eggleton, and others have to say on the topic. And then add your own! Post any Lovecraftian or tentaclian inspired art (doodles by non artists count, maybe even more so) in the comment section—horrify your friends, worry your love ones...

Added bonus! I expose myself for the art-fraud that I am. Go and see my drawing of the dreaded Jack’thulhu!!!


Michael Prescott said...

It's hard to make anatomy mistakes, so it's a pretty forgiving subject! And yet the nature of the beast gives it a visceral power that's very appealing.

Hunter said...

Haha I'm so glad you mention these things on the blog, otherwise I'd never know to go find them at Tor! That cthulu thread is pretty incredible-- look what you've started!