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    Those of you who like to read the Mythos fiction by HP Lovecraft and especially the Necronomicon cycle then you might like this gory pair I'm working on: the corpse gods Humwawa (vulture head) and Pazuzu ('smiling" corpse):
    here's a size and art-fuel picture:







    I've never done any gore stuff before I hope I'll be able to make it look horrible enough once I start the the cleanup and detailing stage.

    Thanks for looking!

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    That is really cool! The detail is really amazing. Thanks for sharing...and great job promoting Mountain Dew! Big contract is coming for you... I better throw this horoscope away. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    Great sculptures [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    What is Mythos fiction?
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    A good word for Mr. Lovecraft- Macabre

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]A good word for Mr. Lovecraft- Macabre
    Another good word.... GRIM! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    And SEASONS GREETINGS to you to0 Swords, mahahahahahaha! I bet your place is a hoot on Halloween!

    H.P. Lovecraft was a strange pulp fantasy writer back in the 40's, a reclusive master of the short horror fiction story. He created an entire mythology, based on the concept that Earth and Mankind was once ruled by the horrible and Evil Elder Gods (who by the way were responsible for Barry Rice's choices for his Utricularia Cultivars!). According to the mythos the remmanents of their religion are still to be found today in isolated, closed Southern communities, fragments of literature in various imaginary museums, notably Arkham Museum. The Mythos Lovecraft created had its own Rites, geography, history and literature. One such was the Necromicon, reputedly containing the Rituals used to summon the Elder Gods from the Outer Darkness. A translation was actually published, and it sits on my shelf next to The King In Yellow and The Greater Key of Solomon (the latter is actually taken from transcripts in the British Museum, but the former is a spin off of the Lovecraft Mythos).

    Lovecraft wrote and published over a goodly number of years, and the short stories were all collected and published in various anthologies in the 70's by Ballentine Books. The man himself died under mysterious conditions I believe - (as did Charles Fort, who collected and kept on file thousands of reported stories of impossible events....hmmm)

    These short stories went on to influence a new generation of horror story writers (and a stray PhD or 2), and they in turn took up writing stories in the "Lovercraft Mythos", long after old H.P. died. There were a number of movies put out in the 70's with the Mythos as their focus. I liked the scene where the skeptical University professor was telling the class how bogus these incantations were and began reading one as a joke. Then, he gets caught up in it all, and his face transforms into this twisted mask and his voice is all raspy and glutteral. The room gets dark and the sky gets funky.....good stuff in an unsophisticated B movie way, but that is appropriate: Lovecraft was not a sophisticated writer.

    By todays standards, the creep factor wasn't all that high, but Lovecraft could make it march: he didn't have a lot of space to dilly dally, and he wrote to an intelligent audience so he could be very subtle in the way he communicated his weirdness, pointedly not explaining and relying on the readers imagination to paint in the colors (or should I say, round out the curves?)

    If you are into the Lovecraft Mythos, you MUST read the book "The Mind Parasites" by Colin Wilson!

    I think you should try a female subject....how about a nice harpy, or better yet...............CAT WOMAN!
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    Thanks folks hopefully I'll have them done being detailed, baked & painted by halloween... but we'll see!

    Hi Tam, great quick intro/biography of the mythos and Lovecraft! Does The Mind Parasites fit into any of the "cycles"? (i.e necronomicon, shub niggurath, innsmouth, etc..). The brief & evocative tales from lovecraft and the other "mythos" writers are perfect for me because other fiction puts me to sleep!

    Yeah, he he, no girlies yet, however, a pal of mine has just sent me a female skeleton porportional schematic for making armatures so maybe some lovely franken babes soon! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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