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In the shadow of the Shoggoth by CEZacherl
In the shadow of the Shoggoth
When I sat down to draw this one, the intention was to mock up a quick (mostly negative space) illustration. Then Shoggoth happened.

I hope you enjoy :)

A huge thanks to Elisanth for the Investigator inspiration, and to  nightserpent for the creative push :)

"These viscous masses were without doubt what Abdul Alhazred whispered about as the “shoggoths” in his frightful Necronomicon, though even that mad Arab had not hinted that any existed on earth except in the dreams of those who had chewed a certain alkaloidal herb." H.P. Lovecraft, at the Mountains of Madness.
Hag: At the foot of your bed. by CEZacherl
Hag: At the foot of your bed.

Here's another concept illustration for Erik Gardner's horror flick of bad@$$ery HagErik Gardner has Erik Fox from Face Off is doing the creature effects for this short film and... well, it's looking creepy as all hell *grins*

This one's a much quicker piece. I've done two more illustrations that I can't show just yet. Because they're going to be in the actual film itself!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this more sensual take on what you might see at the foot of your bed before it performs the blighted transfiguration into this --->Hag: While you were sleeping... by CEZacherl

Please check out the Facebook for the Hag movie, as well as Erik's other projects. If you're into horror, his work is absolutely worth the watch! :) (Smile)
True Detective: Lost in Dim Carcosa. by CEZacherl
True Detective: Lost in Dim Carcosa.
Along the shore the cloud waves break,
The twin suns sink behind the lake,
The shadows lengthen
In Carcosa.

Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through the skies,
But stranger still is
Lost Carcosa.

Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
Where flap the tatters of the King,
Must die unheard in
Dim Carcosa.

Song of my soul,
my voice is dead,
Die thou,
as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in
Lost Carcosa.  

- Illustration of Carcosa inspired by a photograph of the insanely talented
Couldn't get to sleep 'till after midnight last night. Then awoke again at 4:A.M. Lay there; conscious but stilled, until five. In that hour my entire body became a dormant mass of nerves and signals. Self aware as only the small hours can make me. A murder of minor annoyances that would normally go unnoticed during the day, bristled to abrupt. Immediate. Paramount.

Parched lips slightly parted, tongue dry from the empty mason-jar at my bedside. Wondering and weathering at my (minor?) neurosis. Finally, I get up and one-by-one remedy/silence each cerebral nuisance.

I lay back down. Still nothing.

Sometime after six my brain lulls to a semi-doze. I drift at the door to the Dreamlands, where the oceans are wistful and carrying; but my mind still awake enough influence the direction of the sails. I fill them with winds that prove both as pleasing as they are odd, and awkward in their dance of subconcious and then *WHAM*


0640 and time to get dressed...

a Book of Zades: Baltimore by CEZacherl
  • Mood: Horror
  • Listening to: quiet.
  • Reading: Duma Key.
  • Watching: Mud.
  • Playing: Eldritch Horror.
  • Eating: there are some snacks around here somewhere....
  • Drinking: stale K-cup coffee.

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Andaelentari Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for watching! :hug: /late
nightserpent Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Thanks so much for your vote and comment over at Eldritch shores, I'm very flattered!  More importantly, though, where is this Shoggoth you've been teasing me about??
CEZacherl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome brother, all truths :)

I know! *laughs* I had a dry-spell over the Holidays but I'm back at it & really pleased w/ how this thing is looking. I've spent so much time putting Lovecratian themes into my works that it somehow never occurred to me to just draw a Lovecraft fan-piece :-D

Also, thanks for the seeds of inspiration/motivation man. They've been greatly appreciated. Hope you're having a fantastic week!
nightserpent Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
I'm happy to hear I could help give you a creative nudge- I'm really looking forward to seeing how you've interpreted the Shoggoth!  I, too, have been experiencing a bit of blockage (hmm, that doesn't sound quite right ;) ), I'll get some ideas but little seems to really grab me. 
CEZacherl Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Blockage removed; I've pooped out a Shoggoth! :-P
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