I don’t usually post my visual art here, but I like this piece and this animation, so yeah. Yesterday I did a piece of cover art for a death metal band’s concept album about the Lovecraft story, “At the Mountains of Madness.” (Yes I know, I am a huge nerd.) This animation represents the four main stages the piece went through: 1. rough sketch to get the composition down (what is this place? where is the huge monster? where do I put the tentacles, and how many of them?); 2. pencil and pen drawing (look, shit is all shaded and realistic-y now!); 3. first layer of digitally-added color (the basic hues are there but it’s flat like a comic book); and 4. the finished thing (darker! wetter! more abhorrent to the bounds of sanity!). Anyhoo, here it is – or click for a slightly larger version.
Art from beyond the 5th dimension