Drawing H.P. Lovecraft One Monster at a Time

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Yesterday was the birthday of horror legend — and kind of awful human — H. P. Lovecraft, so it seems like a good time to link to artist Michael Bukowski’s ambitious Yog-Blogsoth project:

This blog will be an attempt to draw all the creatures Lovecraft ever wrote about or mentioned. In some cases his descriptions are very detailed and precise and in other cases he simply names creatures but all require a level of interpretation and imagination.

Bukowski started the drawings back in 2010 and four years later he is still going. Each illustration includes relevant quotes and descriptions from Lovecraft’s writings. Check out all the illustrations at Yog-Blogsoth and Bukowski’s Etsy store StoreDesGhoules.

Deep One

Deep One

Astaroth

Astaroth

Mi-Go

Mi-Go

Shub-Niggurath

Shub-Niggurath

Mutant Penguin

Mutant Penguin

Spawn of Cthulhu

Spawn of Cthulhu

Yog-Sothoth

Yog-Sothoth

Gug

Gug

Moonbeast

Moonbeast

Cthulhu

Cthulhu

Headless Moon Calf

Headless Moon Calf

Hastur

Hastur

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