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H P Lovecraft horror book freak by TheGurch H P Lovecraft horror book freak by TheGurch
Pen and ink drawing of Lovecraft.
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:icongranmotherpotter:
granmotherpotter Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
what stories of his you loved?
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
First and foremost Pickmans model, The color out of space ....i also love the one where there is telephone line leading into a grave...
. Cool air , And several others , i mainly remember the creepy mood of his tales and not their titles. 
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granmotherpotter Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
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SurrealArts Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, you should read his flash fiction, Nyarlothrotep, then draw what you think the monster thing looks like...
Just an idea :dummy:
(It's one my favorite Lovecraft stories)
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Thanks for a great pointer, I cant recall ever reading this Nyarlothrotep story, i like HPs stuff because his creature descriptions are open to individual artists interpretation. When i get some time Id like to try this, cheers 
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SurrealArts Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can send you the link to the story if you want me to, it would be easy to find :D
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Yes please , that would be great.
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:iconsurrealarts:
SurrealArts Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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^ theres the link to the story :D
LFJSDJF. I love Lovecraft :dummy::la:
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Cool stuff . Its only short , I' ll look forwards to reading it in bed on my ipad tonight. Many thanks. :) 
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SurrealArts Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:dummy: no problem :D
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:iconrabbitmaskedman:
rabbitmaskedman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well, it certainly fits his personality...
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Haha thanks
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:iconrabbitmaskedman:
rabbitmaskedman Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lolollllololololololololololololololololololololololololo....ha. love the details, too...
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daxusx Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Are you a lovercraft fan Gurch?:iconciciwhatplz:
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I used to read it years ago, but im more into his ideas and mythologies nowadays. I love how his imagination has affected modern culture.
I certain watching the first Hellboy movie awoke something dark and Lovecrafted inside me .
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:icondaxusx:
daxusx Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Hell boy was based on Lovercraft work?
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Not based but influenced, see it has that the giant tentacled beastie that shows up for the finale ,well that was based on H.P.Lovecrafts house pet.
Mignola , who wrote and created the Hellboy world, also put respecting nod in the form of a acknowledgment to Lovecraft at the start of his comic.
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daxusx Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
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ModesteCabot Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Very beautiful. The hatched shading specially.
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TheGurch Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thank you everso much for your kind comment.
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Marvelous. :)
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Thank ye kind sir for thy comment and thy fave. (-:
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I had that book. It ran away. Had to get a reprint.
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CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
What I really like about this drawing is his necktie almost does double duty as another tentacle.
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TheGurch Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
You know if you frighten octopuses they secrete some black ink. Well he has that very same defense mechanism---- just rereading what he wrote makes him do likewise. He then uses that ink in his inkwell and writes his stories with it.
Isnt nature clever (-:
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
(Now for the scary bit)
Where do you think i got the ink to ink his portrait with ?!?
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:iconcapnskusting:
CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
You know, that makes complete sense and explains a lot!
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Excellent! It's what Lovecraft would have wanted! Actually I'm sure it's not...this is the stuff of his nightmares - and he had plenty of those! Great job!
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Thanks for the comment, perhaps this is what really lurked beneath his suit, why else was he always photographed with his top button fastened?
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
It would explain so much! His vocabulary, love for the antiquarian, weird expression... :D
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Christopher-Manuel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Thanks
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DrunkPandaCZ Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very... Very... Very amazing piece. :clap: H. P. Lovecraft, alongside with Stephen King, is a best horror writer, after my opinion. He taught me a lot, what to live and to writing, despite how horrible person he was. :)
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TheGurch Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I thank you for your kind comment. (-:
I didnt know Lovecraft was a unpleasant fellow to know, thats a new fact to me. I read Moutain of Madness and thought it was creepy in places, but mostly it was the ripples of his mythos in popular culture that inspired me to draw a homage. Especially in the Hellboy movies. Thanks again for stopping by and leaving a comment.
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DrunkPandaCZ Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You are most welcome, you deserve him. :)

Well, he wasn't exactly an example of nice person. He was serious racist and if you are observant, you can notice it even in his stories. He married an ukraine jew, but he refused any kind of sexuality and such. Try reading about him on Wiki. [link]

So far, I read Shadow over Innsmouth and started reading Mountain of Madness, but I stopped, because I found a Call of Ctulhu. His books are hard to come by, here, and I don't enjoy reading them on PC much. :(
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Twin-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Superb work! I love all the little details and the hatched shading works so well. Great stuff!
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Thanks kind sir, for your wonderful comment and for liking my drawing. Your words are most appreciated (-: thank you
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Twin-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
A pleasure!
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gloria-superbia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
And I know what I'll be seeing in my dreams tonight...
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Hahahaha. , its not that bad Suzzy, im sure he'd read you a bedtime story from the Necronomicon
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gloria-superbia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
: 3 REALLY?!!!! I sure do hope so, I'd sell my soul to have Mr. Lovecraft read me one of his strange tales.
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luckygoat86 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Artist
super cool,love this
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thanks for your comment, Im glad you like (:
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:iconluckygoat86:
luckygoat86 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Artist
Cant wait to see what you put up here next..Possibly a Cthulhu eating a dieing planet? that would be insanely amazing,just saying :)
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TheGurch Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Wow, how the heck did you know? I do indeed have a Cthulhu drawing that I intend to put up next, just pushed for time when it comes to tiding up the photographs. But watch his space as the saying goes.
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:iconluckygoat86:
luckygoat86 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   Artist
AWESOME! great minds think alike i guess,cant wait to see it :)
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barfungus Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Wow! Dude, I'm so impressed with your work! You're very talented.
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:iconthegurch:
TheGurch Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Thanks big bunches to ya, i appreciate your comment , loved looking at yours too.
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:iconbarfungus:
barfungus Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Right back at ya, Gurch... I dig your work! Keep it up!
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