Dr. Livina and her assistant Heather have gotten into some serious trouble in a forgotten forest of New England. By coming to this forbidden place to experiment with arcane magics, they have accidentally summoned a horrific creature. The
This scene is based off a short story written by the commissioner of the piece. Part one can be read here: upholder.deviantart.com/art/A-…
By far, i think my biggest take away from this piece is the slime. I've tried a few methods for slime before but never really settled on one method. But this method took the least amount of time and gave me the best results. Let me know what you think!
The artist's concern about the use of slime is a valid one, because if one uses too much fluid effects it could take away from the overall impact of the work. However, here it does the piece justice and was very well done. When one notices a little spittle splashes on the other girls face just adds to the drama of the work, and radiates a sense of dread for the character as she realizes she is next.
Overall a great piece. The line work could have used some more variation, which could have been explored more around the hands and clothing, but it hardly takes away from the story this work tries to tell.
Thank you for creating this wonderful work of art!
Well, we all have our preferences. But when I commission a piece my women wear boots. Not only are they sexy ( to me ), but they protect my heroine's feet and legs from all sorts of nasty things.
Although that wasn't the case here...
and a prequel!
Sure, you call her a lovely Dr., but I can't see her face, how would I know? (poor me, sob sob)
*not an actual critique, that's submitted separately I know
Lovecraft can be a slog to read. The man was very fond of adjectives!
But he was good at building suspense- like in my favorite novel of his, At The Mountains Of Madness. The Shadow Over Innsmouth is good, too.
Hmmm... this worked out so well, I guess I will commission some more depictions from this story- which still needs an ending!
He was also a writer of the old school and shared his ideas freely with a circle of fellow writers- including Robert E. Howard, author of the Conan series, and a very young Robert Bloch, the guy who went on to write Psycho.
So there is no copyright on the Cthulu Mythos. Which is fortunate because Stephen King and other modern writers have written some excellent stories that are influenced by HPL's vision of an implacable, alien universe, inhabited by beings to whom humans are so insignificant, they are barely noticed.
Except when they want a snack, as the unfortunate Dr. Livinia has found out.
Really great work! If I had a request, it would be for a sidepanel of Dr. Livina as she struggles from inside the creature's mouth, but this is fantastic and I really admire the way you capture the action in a scene. Again great work
You certainly brought this scene to horrific life... the background, the splattering saliva, the poor Dr. Livinia's frantic struggles, Heather's expression of sheer horror... excellent work!
Unfortunately for Dr. Livinia her hubris and curiosity have backfired in a absolutely horrific manner. Thinking she would contact The Outer Gods she has instead summoned one of their minions- one immune to protective magic.
Slathered in slime, she is about to be completely swallowed by the dhole. Her fate is not to win arcane knowledge and undying academic glory but to slide headfirst down the dhole's cold dank gut and be slowly digested.
And Heather? Trapped in this horrible place by her mentor's folly, can she yet escape the dhole's maw?