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Monday, December 07, 2009

Temporary Digression....

Over on tor.com, Irene Gallo has been hosting a thread: Show us your tentacles: A Lovecraft art meme which captured my fancy. I really don't have time to be doing anything but painting my current horse book, but due to forces that seemed beyond my control, I was unable to resist the compulsion to draw a Cthulhu of my own... I did a rough sketch of a tediously unoriginal critter trying to be sort of creepy when I realized that I needed to just go with what I've become practiced and adept at doing-which is, turn *any* kind of thing into a fairy (I've been doing almost nothing but sparkly fairy illustration since the middle of 2006). So, I am 'embracing the cuteness' and the result is Fairy Cthulhu:

I am now seriously behind where I had hoped to be today, but it was an incredibly fun digression. Now back to the coal mines.

[Edit for Vickie: I drew him in one of my Utrecht "oatmeal" paper sketchbooks. The paper is so lovely that I bought a small stack of various sizes. Drawn with graphite and white charcoal.]

11 comments:

Soozcat said...

I cannot stop laughing at this.

Vickie said...

I love this! He's so cute!!!! When you have time, I'd love to know what you used and what kind of paper.

LDahl said...

It's kind of like Davey Jones meets Dragon tale fairy!
It is definitely a winner. Really a cutie Tara.

Jessie said...

Beautifully inventive and you're an inspiration Tara!x

Sandi McBride said...

Alien face eater as a fairy! Funny stuff!
Sandi

Jennifer Rose said...

that is perfect! :D love the little skull

Purdy said...

Ahh that's fantastically cute! :D

The Garden Ms. S said...

Well, if this was the squid that Captain Jack came up against in Pirates of the Caribbean it would have been quite a different movie. Impossibly cute!!

Gina said...

I love your digression! It's sooo cool.

"Guppy" Honaker said...

You are a seriously talented artist. Your pictures are beautiful.
-David
Aloe Vera 101

Purdy said...

Good old God, he sure is wonderful