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Author Topic: A few of my humble Lovecraftian creations (photo heavy)  (Read 54840 times)
Prof. Cecily
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« Reply #375 on: February 07, 2016, 09:20:37 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.

I loved the story!

I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily
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« Reply #376 on: February 20, 2016, 05:58:42 am »

If your looking for a reasonably good and cheap camera, I highly recommend the Canon PowerShot Elph 110 HS - 16.1 Mega Pixels, good HD video, low light and most important easy to set the white balance so the lights you are using don't matter that much.  I got mine at Best Buy for $120 new.

I just purchased a Canon Powershot S500 ELPH at a thrift store complete with a 256 mb CF card and all the original items that came with it when new. Cost was $15.00 it looks like it was never used. I would recommend checking your local thrift store for these I also got a 
Canon Powershot SD300 ELPH at the same store last year for $10.00 But I had to buy a charger and 2 spare battery's for $12.00.
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« Reply #377 on: February 20, 2016, 05:49:29 pm »

As a suggestion for insect or faerie wings in the future:  my father and I both tie flies for fly fishing. He designed an Eastern Cicada pattern with veined wings (btw, trout cant get enough during cicada season). He took a piece of scotch tape and laid out pieces of thread across the tape so that they looked like veins, then placed tape onthe other side. He attached them, then cut them to shape, sealing the edges with head cement (a clear shellack coating type thing that seals everytging up nice. Clear nail polish works, too.)

Thought you may find the idea useful.

I gave this a try.  To get a symmetrical pair, you'd need a template to copy from but I just did one as a test.  Not a bad idea.  Definitely going into my cabinet of curiosities.

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« Reply #378 on: February 20, 2016, 11:20:14 pm »

Nice job, Quin.
You could use clear packaging tape for really giant size ones.
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« Reply #379 on: February 21, 2016, 04:15:12 am »

Thanks.  That is packing tape, I just wanted to make the wing size commensurate with the thread I was using.
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« Reply #380 on: February 21, 2016, 09:20:25 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
These are great ideas, Quin, thanks for posting up the photos.

I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily
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« Reply #381 on: February 23, 2016, 04:20:13 am »

Looks good.
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« Reply #382 on: March 01, 2016, 12:23:47 am »

The beginnings of a new project. In this case, a bit of tome making.


I love your work! After seeing your tome process I really wanted to try my hand at it..
Here's my (first) attempt - a dice box disguised as a tome of unspeakable horrors (or at least, hard to pronounce unpleasantries):

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Nowhere near as nice as yours but I'll just keep on trying Smiley It was fun to make in any case.

Maybe it's due to the paper used, but when I soaked it the volume barely increased. It did take a long time to dry though. I think I should have waited longer still as my paper was still a bit mushy in places - only found that out when trying to screw it together..

How do you keep the paper together as a whole? Especially when hollowing it out. I first tried paper-mache-like glue but that messed up the top and bottom a bit - eventually resorted to just screwing it together, from both sides to reduce the risk of it falling apart. Seems to work fairly well but if there is a better way I'd love to hear it.

Anyway, thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #383 on: March 08, 2016, 10:09:43 pm »

Ok the Pictures about of the Nerconomicon box made me decide to share some pictures of a few of the journals/sketch books I have been making lately.  I have never shared picrues here so I am hoping this works .  =D 
     https://www.facebook.com/66062247616/photos/pb.66062247616.-2207520000.1457470677./10153331040792617/?type=3&theater
     https://www.facebook.com/66062247616/photos/pb.66062247616.-2207520000.1457470677./10153331040402617/?type=3&theater
and here is a couple of my older pieces
     https://www.facebook.com/66062247616/photos/pb.66062247616.-2207520000.1457470677./10151320727782617/?type=3&theater
     https://www.facebook.com/66062247616/photos/pb.66062247616.-2207520000.1457470850./10151320727422617/?type=3&theater
     https://www.facebook.com/66062247616/photos/pb.66062247616.-2207520000.1457470850./10151320727047617/?type=3&theater

One of my "painting" 
   https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203908797505900&set=a.1229968114912.2031276.1400383189&type=3&theater

and last a couple of the flasks I make..  A new batch of these is on the work bench right now.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202901181236123&set=a.1229968114912.2031276.1400383189&type=3&theater
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« Reply #384 on: March 10, 2016, 02:27:40 am »

Watch out Herb, competition......

Your painting looks 'Dark Crystal' inspired, cool. Cool
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« Reply #385 on: March 10, 2016, 07:24:41 pm »

Thank you.  It might have been I am a big fan of both Dark crystal and Froud.  If it was it was not incidental LOL
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« Reply #386 on: March 14, 2016, 01:09:47 am »

Wow, love those. You're on a roll my friend. Keep it up, and keep sharing!

And here's my latest, a blank book commission.


THE BOOK OF ASSASSINS

Il Libro di Assassini (it's Italian title) was a 12th Century tome that described every possible way to kill a human being. It's pages contained recipes for poisons that could cause death is seconds, or years; as well as curses, and formula for summoning invisible killers.
Legend has it that Hasan-i Sabbah, founder of the murderous Nizari Ismailis cult was presented with it by a powerful Ifrit after performing certain rituals and sacrifices in the desert.
The tome vanished around the time of his death, and has reportedly turned up only once, in the possession of the head of an unnamed House in Venice around 1650. It's current whereabouts, if it still exists are unknown.



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« Reply #387 on: March 14, 2016, 02:05:09 pm »

OK here are a few more of my older pieces.   
  A figi Mermaid that I did a couple years back..  I believe it was one of Herbs pieces that inspired me to try and make one but I am not sure.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202624012347074&set=a.1229968114912.2031276.1400383189&type=3&theater
  Same little Mermaid in the box she is displayed in.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203916518258914&set=a.1229968114912.2031276.1400383189&type=3&theater

  A pieces that I have always thought of as some kind of forest spirit I just called him My little stickman ( He is sold and living in Indiana now)
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202531848763042&set=a.1229968114912.2031276.1400383189&type=3&theater
 
A couple pictures of my first try at Faux taxidermy.  This is several years old and is a full sized Demon skin rug. It measures just over 7 feet from head to the very back..   I am not happy with how the front claws/hands came out and keep saying that I am going to redo them or just make another one... 
  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3980557997940&set=a.1229968114912.2031276.1400383189&type=3&theater
  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3924945367659&set=a.1229968114912.2031276.1400383189&type=3&theater

And lastly a picture of a skull lyr that I made.  This piece is based on an actual piece that is in the Metropolitan museum of art.  Sadly I did not work out how to make it playable till after I had made it.   The first picture is the original and the second picture is my version.
   https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202761602866751&set=a.1229968114912.2031276.1400383189&type=3&theater
   https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202761580226185&set=a.1229968114912.2031276.1400383189&type=3&theater

Now I have to get back to work LOL   I have a show this weekend (Horror Hound weekend in Cincinnati) and still have to finish up journals. 
 
 
 
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« Reply #388 on: March 17, 2016, 08:12:59 am »

This started life as a cheap Halloween decoration from the craft store. Made out of styrofoam and covered with mold seams, It needed careful trimming and filling to removed the crappy teeth and extraneous parts of the jaw. Turns out that a soldering iron works great. Unfortunately this was complicated by the fact that some of the fillers I tried tended to dissolve the foam. Eventually I got It smoothed out with a lot of Apoxy clay, liquid latex, and plenty of paint. At least next time I'll know what, and what not to do.


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The Aussig Ghoul

Note: Keep in mind that all background information is based solely on the tortured confessions of an old, and obviously deranged recluse.
During the Crusade against the Hussites in 1427, Simon Bernières was among a small group of English soldiers fleeing the aftermath of the battle of Aussig. Seeking shelter from a storm, the group was drawn to firelight coming from inside a deep mountain cave, which they found to be inhabited by what he later described as "heathen madmen" who howled like wild beasts and set upon his group. The soldiers were forced to defend themselves and quickly slew their attackers. The cave, they soon discovered, was filled with mounds of gnawed bones and fragments of corpses, along with an ancient and peculiar black alter on which sat a daemonic horned skull of a particularly repellent nature. After passing the night near the mouth of the cave Simon took possession of the skull, and eventually returning to England.

Nothing was heard of the former soldier until 1439 when surviving records from the western town of Hartlepool, near the English forest of Exmoor mention the arrest of one "Symon Berneres", for the violent murder of a husband and wife in their beds in a most "fowle manner".
Details of his arrest and interrogation are sketchy, but the record does state that the dilapidated forest shelter he lived in was found to be strewn with the remains of four bodies looted from local cemeteries. One of which had been cooked and partly eaten. A horned, pentagram carved skull was found perched in a place of prominence overlooking the scene.
At his trial, Simon confessed that the skull spoke to him. The unholy creature was filled with a ravenous hunger he said, and it harried and worried his mind day and night, forcing him to provide it with "meat". Animal at first, and later, human. In exchange he claimed the daemon rendered him invisible to the eyes of the kings patrols as he poached the nearby forest.

Simon was hung a month later.

The skull somehow found its way to the local Church of Our Lord where it remained in a hidden recess above the main doors for the next 400 years. The church was dissolved due to an unrecorded scandal in 1807. and the skull, along with the old church records were moved into storage deep in the cellars of Hartlepool Castle, which had its own unsavory history.

The skull was photographed twice In 1915 as part of a magazine article, but information as to its location was lost due to the destruction of the magazines office and the death of the writer/photographers in a German Zeppelin raid.
Eventually the skull and legal records were rediscovered during renovation at the castle last year and donated to the museum.
Electron microscopic studies reveal that the vaguely canine skull belonged to a 30 year old male, and is estimated to be from 900-1100 years old. Whether the skull belongs to a non-human entity, or is the result of extensive inbreeding and genetic degeneration is still unclear. The pentagram symbol was carved into the skull at a later date. Perhaps someones attempt to counter its daemonic nature. Why not a cross one wonders?

So far there are no reports of it asking to be fed.




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« Reply #389 on: March 17, 2016, 08:19:25 am »

Nice piece.
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« Reply #390 on: March 18, 2016, 02:21:57 am »

OK  The pictures of the new flasks and bottles that I got finished for the Horrorhound weekend show.  I did not get the mandrakes finished in time for this weekend so I guess they will have to be for the shows next month. 
   https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206117483081659&set=pcb.10206117490481844&type=3&theater
   https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206117486601747&set=pcb.10206117490481844&type=3&theater
   https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206117487521770&set=pcb.10206117490481844&type=3&theater
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« Reply #391 on: March 18, 2016, 09:41:43 am »

I quite like the bottles.
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« Reply #392 on: March 18, 2016, 01:54:45 pm »

Thank you..  That means a lot coming from you..  Now if I was only as good at coming up with the back story..  Smiley

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« Reply #393 on: March 18, 2016, 04:13:29 pm »

Ravenson a rough idea for some of your current works. 

When these pieces first arrived at our collection they were covered in plain leather, if of a rather unusual texture. Strangely, as the years have passed, the leather has formed into elaborate shapes with lifelike features.   Whilst the features seem mostly human, some are not.  The professor says they could be evolving or devolving, it isn't certain yet.  Be careful, they may bite.
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« Reply #394 on: March 18, 2016, 05:21:10 pm »

Greetings to Herbert West, crafter extraordinaire; and to his many fans. Just a thought to those contemplating fairy wing construction, and/or other miscellaneous weirdness. I once read that back in the 19th century it was popular to soak leaves in bleach until all that was left was a thin translucent leaf shape with the veins prominently showing. These were then arranged in a vase, like flowers, or pasted onto paper and framed. Am just wee bit surprised that I haven't found anything about this before; or have I merely been looking in the wrong places?

I read about this many years ago, so I don't remember any of the details, or even where one would go to go to find them. if you could use something like this for inspiration, it might be worth a look.   

 I hope that my memory is such that I have gotten everything in the in initial paragraph correct. if not, at least it gives the general idea.
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« Reply #395 on: March 20, 2016, 12:21:48 pm »

Creagmor - I've heard about that process too. I really need to give it a try.

Ravenson - You're very welcome. Not much I can advise on coming up with back stories. Except maybe lots of reading? Smiley

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Prof. Cecily
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« Reply #396 on: March 21, 2016, 07:51:56 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
The Aussing skull and its disquieting history have made my morning!
That Victorian technique for making fairy wings is charming. Thanks for sharing it, creagmor.

I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily
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« Reply #397 on: March 21, 2016, 03:05:32 pm »

Thank you Professor. You kind comments always cheer me up immensely.

 I'm considering filling in and replacing the pentagram with a more eldrich symbol.
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« Reply #398 on: March 21, 2016, 06:19:45 pm »

Well my show is over and I am exhausted LOL.   The show went well and I ended up coming home with 4 of the Necro journals a a few of the flasks and bottles.. It was a great time and overall all my work was very well received.   Tomorrow I will get to work on finishing stuff up for the next show but today is my first day "off" in a couple weeks so I am going to use it.  Thank you walking stick that is a good ideal and a good place to start for a back story on the journals..  I want to think everyone for all the kind words about my work.   I will share more as I get them finished.
 
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« Reply #399 on: March 21, 2016, 06:21:54 pm »

Greetings to Herbert West, crafter extraordinaire; and to his many fans. Just a thought to those contemplating fairy wing construction, and/or other miscellaneous weirdness. I once read that back in the 19th century it was popular to soak leaves in bleach until all that was left was a thin translucent leaf shape with the veins prominently showing. These were then arranged in a vase, like flowers, or pasted onto paper and framed. Am just wee bit surprised that I haven't found anything about this before; or have I merely been looking in the wrong places?

I read about this many years ago, so I don't remember any of the details, or even where one would go to go to find them. if you could use something like this for inspiration, it might be worth a look.   

 I hope that my memory is such that I have gotten everything in the in initial paragraph correct. if not, at least it gives the general idea.

I heard of this process- leaf skeletonising- as a tiny one. If I recall correctly, the leaves are packed loosely into a bucket or similar container and water added, together with a crushed cabbage leaf or two to get the process started. After several weeks, the skeletonized leaves may be checked and rinsed to remove any left over meat (veg?), a toothbrush might help. I imagine the process may pong, and the bucket should probably remain outside...

HP

ps Love the flasks! I must steal that idea...  Cheesy
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