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
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 .
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.
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 (-:
Very... Very... Very amazing piece. 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.
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.
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.
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.