Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bride of the Deep

Another old sketch. Originally an idea for a Cthulhu Tales cover, a mash-up of Aubrey Beardsley and Gustav Klimt.

Obviously far too subtle, so i binned it, but it helped inspire a comic book series; an Edwardian detective horror story, with monsters in the sewers, assassins that kill in dreams, exploding dolls and a painting that bleeds out madness.

Coming sometime this century!

7 comments:

Ade Salmon said...

Well I like that image alot!

ade

Gary Crutchley said...

corker of an image.
And some crackin' ideas fer yer Edwardian Horror.

paulhd said...

Ho about sometime this decade please. Too good an idea to leave that long. Beautiful image.

Laughing Indio said...

Love it! Klimt and Beardsley too an outstanding pedigree!

Eric Orchard said...

Man I love your sketch work. Sometimes I wish you'd shift your work a bit this way.

Sean Covernton said...

"Painting that bleeds out madness" just became one of my favorite phrases ever.

shane oakley said...

ade, gary, paul, indio - many thanx, fellas.
i'm actually all fuelled up to start this story, but really, where is the time to do it?
and knowing me, when i do get the time to do my own ideas i get an offer i can't refuse and bills to pay.
not that i'm complaining.

just frustrating.

eric - shifting 'that way', slowly but surely. tis a little scary.

sean - you wouldn't say that if you saw the painting.