Friday, May 25, 2012

Hiatus

I realize that it's been over a month now with no updates from me. The reason for this is that I have injured my back. Sitting in a position which allows me to use my hand to create is extremely painful right now, and I can not create when pain is the only thing I can think about, so I am taking a hiatus from artwork until my back heals sufficiently. This could be a few weeks to a few months, but is NOT a permanent condition. The doctor believes I have a ruptured disk in my lower spine, which should heal completely in due time with proper therapy and rest and medication. An X-ray has proven useless in diagnosing this injury, but I have scheduled an MRI for the end of July to see how things are progressing. Medication is another factor, now that I think of it, in preventing me from creating. It is hard to access that creative part of your brain when the pain-diminishing drugs you need to stay sane have the side effect of keeping you in a dreamlike stupor. On the positive side, it is an artist's prerogative to have vivid and strange dreams as a result of using such powerful drugs, and I'm sure that I will come through all this with some wonderful new inspiration once all is said and done. So if you have come to expect more from me, please be patient and believe me when I say that I do have many more great ideas building up in the pipeline, but they will simply have to be on hold for a while. ~K.L. Turner

Monday, April 23, 2012

Dimensional Shambler


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"Shuffling toward him in the darkness was the gigantic, blasphemous form of a black thing not wholly ape and not wholly insect. Its hide hung loosely upon its frame, and its rugose, dead-eyed rudiment of a head swayed drunkenly from side to side. Its fore paws were extended, with talons spread wide, and its whole body was taut with murderous malignity despite its utter lack of facial expression." -H.P. Lovecraft & Hazel Heald, The Horror In the Museum


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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hound of Tindalos


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"The nature of the Doels was plainly revealed, and I was told the essence (though not the source) of the Hounds of Tindalos."
H.P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer In Darkness

"Beyond life there are'—his face grew ashen with terror—'things that I cannot distinguish. They move slowly through angles.'"
"'All the evil in the universe was concentrated in their lean, hungry bodies."
"'God, they are breaking through! They are breaking through! Smoke is pouring in from the corners of the wall. Their tongues—ahhh—"'
Frank Belknap Long, The Hounds Of Tindalos


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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Deep One


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"I think their predominant color was a greyish-green, though they had white bellies. They were mostly shiny and slippery, but the ridges of their backs were scaly. Their forms vaguely suggested the anthropoid, while their heads were the heads of fish, with prodigious bulging eyes that never closed. At the sides of their necks were palpitating gills, and their long paws were webbed. They hopped irregularly, sometimes on two legs and sometimes on four. I was somehow glad that they had no more than four limbs. Their croaking, baying voices, clearly used for articulate speech, held all the dark shades of expression which their staring faces lacked ... They were the blasphemous fish-frogs of the nameless design - living and horrible."
-H.P. Lovecraft, The Shadow Over Innsmouth

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Star Spawn


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This is not the infamous Cthulhu himself, but a representation of one of his kindred. Sometimes referred to as "StarSpawn," they are more or less described as an octopus-like race which descended from the stars.

"Another race - a land race of beings shaped like octopi and probably corresponding to fabulous prehuman spawn of Cthulhu - soon began filtering down from cosmic infinity and precipitated a -monstrous war which for a time drove the Old Ones wholly back to the sea..."
-H.P. Lovecraft, At the Mountains Of Madness

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Shoggoth


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"“We were on the track ahead as the nightmare plastic column of foetid black iridescence oozed tightly onward through its fifteen-foot sinus; gathering unholy speed and driving before it a spiral, re-thickening cloud of the pallid abyss-vapour. It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train—a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and unforming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us," -H.P. Lovecraft, At the Mountains of Madness

Shoggoths are large, amorphous and amoeba-like. They can form mouths, eyes, and various appendages at will. They were genetically designed by an ancient race of alien life on Earth. Originally aquatic in nature, the shoggoths learned to live on land and eventually destroyed their ancient masters.



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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ghast


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"After a moment something about the size of a small horse hopped out into the grey twilight, and Carter turned sick at the aspect of that scabrous and unwholesome beast, whose face is so curiously human despite the absence of a nose, a forehead, and other important particulars." "...the ghasts, those repulsive beings which die in the light, and which live in the vaults of Zin and leap on long hind legs like kangaroos."
H.P. Lovecraft, Dream-Quest Of Unknown Kadath


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