I liked this guy so much that I decided to add him to my universe canon.
I didn’t get much sleep last night, so I decided to start my weekend early and draw some HP Lovecraft inspired monsters. I know some people have been asking me to draw Cthulhu for years (and I plan on doing so eventually), but I felt like being creative and getting some of the designs in my head into a more visual form.
Much of the animal life of planet Yor-Alcona in my fictional galaxy is meant to be a love letter to Lovecraft… so obviously this planet is full of things that are big and scary. Most of them probably wouldn’t mind eating the face off of any sentient dumb enough to get near them, but for some reason they usually ignore Alconians, the native sentients that they share their homeworld with.
The Bhu-Kalek are more or less inspired by Lovecraft’s Shoggath… although very, very VERY loosely.
More Yor-Alcona monsters coming when inspiration strikes.
I’ve been spending the last week working on portfolio pieces. I had originally planned for this to be part of my professional portfolio to show my character design skills, but I don’t know if I still will. This is a more watered down version of my character sheets meant for animal characters and maybe minor characters as well.
Art that I owe other people will resume in the next few days.
More playing around with my new inking style. This species has been with my for a little while, but it’s the first time I put them down on paper. They are actually based on a species I created in Spore back when I used to play it.
Last night I dreamed about this species.
They were referred ‘mice’, though they had the size and physical appearance of rats. Also, the tail and back markings of a sugar glider even though they were clearly rodents.
These critters were burrowers… even going as far as to somehow having the ability to chew into rock to make their living quarters.
They were obviously pest critters because in my dream, I was helping a farmer mix a special pesticide (called ‘POX’), to prevent them from eating his crops.