Tuesday, 19 June 2007

"Unheard-of Splendors Await Below..."


...not on this blog, however.
I made this sketch on a recent holiday to the Norfolk Broads. Not really. It's a portrayal of Innsmouth, H.P. Lovecraft's fictitious town, drawn for these guys in exchange for Kronenbourg. I'd previously illustrated an adaptation of 'The Shadow Over Innsmouth' for Graphic Classics and I guess they felt I had one more picture of decaying wood in me, bless 'em. After drawing the story I learned that Innsmouth was largely based on the Massachusetts town of Gloucester, but we British folk know that the UK's own Gloucester is much more terrifying.

3 comments:

andi said...

Loved your Shadow Over Innsmouth. And loving the use of negative space. Cracking stuff

Jonathan Edwards said...

Beautiful. Is that part of a page?

Simon said...

Thanks, fellas. It was for a contents page. The quest for that ever-elusive illustration commission that allows room for negative space continues...