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Author Topic: A few of my humble Lovecraftian creations (photo heavy)  (Read 48950 times)
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« Reply #150 on: February 04, 2013, 10:43:21 pm »

Damn, I had to go back and redo the slow blood drip bottle. Having rewatched the movie last night, I realized they were feeding the plants blood plasma which is a clear yellow, rather than whole blood.

Anyway, here's a photo of the final creation.

 
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« Reply #151 on: March 01, 2013, 10:58:36 am »

I'm not a big vampire fan, but this seemed like a fun project for the 'artifact of a month project' I'm doing for a friend.

Nevermind billowing capes and sparklies, REAL vampires were blackened, animated corpses who spread plague in their wake. I loved all those old stories about digging up undecaying corpses with fresh skin, long nails, that groaned and bled when stabbed.  So I tried to reflect that in this shadow box, with its shattered skull, and nails used to keep the corpse in place.

It actually looks better with the cover shut, but the flash reflecting off the glass was a killer.

Still got a lot of space in there. Any suggestions on what else I might add?




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« Reply #152 on: March 01, 2013, 01:04:47 pm »

Those are all fantastic creations. I was trying to think of a favourite but they're all great.

More multiple hat-tippage methinks.
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« Reply #153 on: March 01, 2013, 03:13:48 pm »

Beautifully done sir.  If you need to fill space you could add an artistically withered rose or bouquet with the shreds of a rotting lace ribbon tied in an elaborate bow. Also a vial of blood perhaps labelled that it remained liquid for a number of years
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« Reply #154 on: March 02, 2013, 04:16:53 pm »

Creepy but nice.
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« Reply #155 on: March 04, 2013, 03:05:49 pm »

Have been watching this thread every now and then..then being last night where I caught up on a few pages...........and low and behold you have put some of our plants up for all to see.....
We have a friend that living in the suburbs has no room for plants that start to get pot bound and about 4 years ago they gave us 3 plants two were so full of spikes that even a giraffe would not eat the leaves
( Google Long neck with hair, things food) these were called lime caviar and the Third was a Buddha Hand now this plant has along with the others at last fruited and the first 2 need chain-mail and thick leather to get at the fruit but the Buddha Hand is very nice soft and Buddhist like and the fruit have fingers and look like a human hand except a few more fingers see photo below.



Well with a bit of thought one can see a hand and it is good luck it seems if the Fingers are closed (keeps in your money)
Well my fruit looks like a hand from 1 angle and from another there is a bird or eagle on the other side of the largest finger or thumb.



But now at another angle things get weird cause it starts to look a lot like the little beasty in the lower half of page 6 of this thread ...
Don't believe a Buddha Hand could bite you?
YOU be the judge.......................You have been warned...............


Mind you the tentacles coming out of the mouth do worry me.
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« Reply #156 on: March 04, 2013, 06:54:38 pm »

Is that a real plant...?

That is the stuff of nightmares.
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« Reply #157 on: June 01, 2013, 05:33:50 am »

I should check my own thread once in awhile. What an amazing example of the horticultural arts. That's quite an amazing specimen!

I hope everyones still safe and has all their limbs.
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« Reply #158 on: June 04, 2013, 09:31:37 am »

And something new!

Clockwork Trilobite from the Miskatonic archive.

Reference: H-47A

Description: Fossil of artificially created or mechanically enhanced Trilobite from the early Cambrian (roughly 500 mya).

Location: The Burgess Shale, British Columbia, near suspected prehistoric ruin site.

Date: 9/14/1924









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« Reply #159 on: June 04, 2013, 10:14:25 am »

I like it!
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« Reply #160 on: June 04, 2013, 11:29:58 am »

That is really nice - at first glance it just looks like a regular fossil and then you suddenly realise what you're looking at...  Grin
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« Reply #161 on: June 04, 2013, 01:26:51 pm »

That is great!
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« Reply #162 on: June 04, 2013, 11:22:38 pm »

Everything in this thread is gold. I can only aspire to be as prolific and skilled as you, good sir.
Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #163 on: August 10, 2013, 10:02:47 am »

Sorry Its been so long between new entries. Been in a bit of a creative slump of late. However, I just got back from an artists gathering in Arizona, and created this Temporal Physics Tome found in a Bronze Age tomb.



I'd like to thank artist Thomas Ashman for showing me the techniques to assemble it from standard copper bits from the local hardware shop, patina'ed and chemically rusted to within an inch of its life. He does some great stuff as well.

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« Reply #164 on: August 10, 2013, 12:10:10 pm »

That's great.  Looks very old.
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« Reply #165 on: August 10, 2013, 11:14:22 pm »

Very beautiful.  How big is it?
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« Reply #166 on: August 10, 2013, 11:49:35 pm »

That is brilliant - I can almost see the look on the face of the person who found it...  Grin

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« Reply #167 on: August 11, 2013, 09:50:22 am »

Very beautiful.  How big is it?

That's rather a personal question don't you think madam?

Sorry, had to. Wink


It measures roughly 5.5 x 7.5 inches. I suppose I should find an old wooden ruler somewhere and grotty it up for these photos.
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« Reply #168 on: August 11, 2013, 09:34:47 pm »

Everything in this thread is wonderful!

Did you finish the vampire related box? I thought it looked great as it was, but perhaps the photograph of the mausolea was a little clean and shiny in comparison to the other items?

I really love the temporal physics tome, but I hope I never find one when I'm excavating!
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« Reply #169 on: August 12, 2013, 07:38:04 am »

Everything in this thread is wonderful!

Did you finish the vampire related box? I thought it looked great as it was, but perhaps the photograph of the mausolea was a little clean and shiny in comparison to the other items?

I really love the temporal physics tome, but I hope I never find one when I'm excavating!


Ah thanks. No, I never did anythign else with the box. Though in hindsight I probably should have dirtied it up a bit. It was meant to be a relatively modern snapshot of the location taken in the 60's. The customers were satisfied, so its all good.
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« Reply #170 on: August 12, 2013, 11:13:40 pm »

Very beautiful.  How big is it?

I beg your pardon; that sounded rather more polite in my head.  What I meant was, it looked very impressive and as if it required a lectern to rest upon.  Oh dear.  Not much better, is it?





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« Reply #171 on: August 17, 2013, 07:33:32 am »

A Nyarlothotep worshipers kit I threw together from bits I had lying around. I made the statue last week while at an artists gathering in Phoenix.



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« Reply #172 on: August 17, 2013, 08:23:35 pm »

Wow, this looks great! What a fantastic statue.
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« Reply #173 on: August 18, 2013, 05:09:14 am »

Aww thanks. I actually made it from a tacky green plastic St Mary statue I found at a friends house (appologies to those religious members). I made the face tentacle from this lovely stuff called Apoxie clay which is a two part clay that you can mold and smooth out with water, but which dried rock hard. Then all I did was pait it with white gesso, then washed it with thinned brown paint, and applied some crackling material. Quick and easy.
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« Reply #174 on: August 18, 2013, 05:31:17 am »

Meanwhile, a friend liked my clockwork Trilobite so much, that she commissioned her own fossilized critter. It was a real thing apparently.





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