21 December 2006

Slightly Fishy

A generous friend of mine was kind enough to burn me a CD of H.P. Lovecraft stories, which I hadn't been introduced to before. Here's an attempt at depicting 'the Innsmouth look' ... I'm afraid it came out rather more as a graphic style than a set of physical characteristics. Mike Mignola seems to be able to do it possibly without even trying, though he's brillant and well-read enough it's probably conscious.

4 comments:

keith wilson said...

That would be close, assumming the the characteristics appeared on little children, which i dont think they do. What an adorable little fish toddler though!

Sean Covernton said...

Course the children are fishy! It's the Innsmouth strain for Dagon's sake.

Anonymous said...

The top left girl reminds me of a Jim Henson puppet...and that's a good thing.

Annie said...

That's cute. Which, to be honest, is how it seemed to me when I first read the thing. The atmosphere, the chase scared the hell out of me but the descriptions of the fish people... I thought they were cute. And the ending, well, he gets to live forever, under the sea. In an octopus's garden, in the shade.

I guess it was scarier to the original audience who'd never watched The Little Mermaid or Finding Nemo.