Ithaqua by megaflow

Ithaqua

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Added: Oct 14, 2005
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This H.P. Lovecraft monster is from the Arkham Horror board game. I did this piece almost a year ago, then did an Oil painting version of it. The painting doesn't have the hanging head, but looks almost exactly the same otherwise.

Anyway, the reason I'm putting it up after all this time is that the painting won the Art Show fan award for "Best Horror" piece at this year's Dragon con. And yes, this makes me happy. Smile Since that piece didn't sell I'll have to get it photographed sometime and put it up here so you can see the difference.

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megaflow's picture

Thanks! And it's tasty, too!

Guest's picture

A nice gore filled rotting decapitated head for a present-I love it!!!

megaflow's picture

Thanks! It's always nice to know people see all the little touches. Smile And I love those tatters, too.

Guest's picture

I really like this one (ofcourse I would). I like the sense of size of the "Ithaqua" creature...This is conveyed through lighting from the bottom upwards? And those tatters are fantastic. I love tatters! And gore, for that matter! And eerie white eyes! I enjoy how the light of its eyes is rather hazy, and you can see subtle reflection on the chest underneath.

megaflow's picture

Hi Chris. I enjoy responding, if people are nice enough to leave me a message! Good luck with the weather and school!

Guest's picture

Yah, its me, Chris. Thanks for your response! I love artists who respond to comments. I am doing alright except for the hurricane that's about to hit me here in southwest Florida, heh heh. Otherwise, I should be getting my general AA degree from my local community college, and afterwards I will finally be able pursue a BA in illustration! Take care, and wish Florida luck. Wink

megaflow's picture

Thanks - it was a thrill! It's Chris there I assume? How are you?

Guest's picture

Grats on yur award Patrick, great update!

megaflow's picture

Your high school sounds a lot like mine, Chris! Smile Thanks lots!

yrindale's picture

Reminds me of high school..... I can't quite figure out why but I'm sure there's a good reason somewhere Wink. Anyway, snazzy work and congrats on the award! Mmmm bloody heads.

megaflow's picture

But he's bringing you a present. See? I think he likes you!

rita's picture

AWWW, Patrick, holding a skull in his hand, I dont belive he wants only to be my friend... still running Wink

megaflow's picture

Hmm... I think I remember that - wasn't it right after I spewed on all of your prints? I think that's what the paramedics told me, at least...

thejeff's picture

having had the distinct pleasure of seeing both, i would say they are each very cool in their own way. didn't i spill beer on the oil version (murky memories randomly surfacing....)?!

megaflow's picture

Come back! He just wants to be your friend!

rita's picture

SCARY - running and hide - great work Wink

megaflow's picture

Thanks! It is always a bit dauting to do a Lovecraft creature, because so many of them are described as being so horrible as to drive men insane with the merest glimpse - or as being completely indescribable! So we do our best... It's quite a challenge, but fun.

carles's picture

Great piece Patrick. The last few pieces you added to your gallery are truly impressive. Now, as for illustrating Lovecraft ... I really think it is an impossible task. I have never seen any illustration by the even the best illustrators that would even remotely gives me the same impression as Lovecraft's descriptions. It is because Lovecraft's creatures (or rather Gods, for most of them) are clearly presented as beings that the human brain cannot even remotely begin to comprehend. And that very characteristic is what makes them so frightening. Some critics, speaking of Lovecraft's horror, used the term "metaphysical horror". Horror born of situations where the characters' confrontation with something unknown and impossible to comprehend suddenly lead them to understand that their very existence is just an absurd and pointless twist of fate. Very frightening indeed. I do not think anyone can really express such ideas visually. So there is still work for writters it seems, despite our society becoming more and more visually-oriented ! Great work anyway Patrick, again.

Art at its best.