“Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn”
“In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”
‘Dreaming Cthulhu’ in a range of Lovecraftian colours: Cyclopean sepia, non-Euclidean green, Decadent indigo, and Daemoniac black. Now there’s a cosmic horror to suit every mood and occasion. Available here.
The original (available on Etsy here)
In acrylics, pastel, and pencils, 21×29 cms
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Monday 14, November, 2016
This monstrous little she-creature is part of a small, on-going series inspired by the works of HP Lovecraft and different sea creatures.
This one takes after an astonishing ghostly white octopus found a mile and a half under the sea, in the frozen black and crushing depths at the bottom of the Antarctic Ocean. There they survive on the vents of volcanically-heated water erupting from under the seabed. That’s about as extreme as it gets. If we tried to visit we’d be simultaneously boiled, frozen, and pulped.
So my Antarctic Octopus mermaid is a force to be reckoned with: pictured here resting sweetly on the skull of a much larger foe that she vanquished before breakfast.
21x29cms, acrylics and gold leaf, digitally-added frame.
Prints and pretty things available here!
Octopus mermaid wip1
Octopus mermaid wip2
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Monday 7, November, 2016
My deep-sea monster ladies are inspired by the works of HP Lovecraft and various sea creatures; this one a starfish – specifically the ‘Egyptian sea star’, which then suggested a sunken (or sinking) Egyptian temple for her to haunt.
(The statue is based on a particular pharaoh, extra points if you know which.)
Prints and shiny things available here!
Starfish mermaid WIP 1
Starfish mermaid WIP 2
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Saturday 5, November, 2016
Sometimes hearts and flowers will only do if the heart’s cursed and the flowers are omnivorous. If you wish to tell someone you love them horribly then let one of these dear little monsters be your messenger.
Greeting cards, as well as diverse ephemera for your haunted house, available here: http://www.redbubble.com/people/bohemianweasel/collections/486329-valentine-horror
Frankenstein’s Lovely Monster
A little Poe love.
Date with Dracula
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Thursday 4, February, 2016
‘Dreamers of Darkness’ sketch card set for sadlittles.com. I took classic literary horror as my inspiration
Phantom of the Opera
Dracula – Lucy
Dracula – the Count
Dracula – Mina
Bride of Frankenstein(‘s monster)
Fall of the House of Usher
Jack the Ripper
War of the Worlds
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Sunday 31, October, 2010
Halloween is a splendid time of year: the perfect excuse to eat your bodyweight in chocolate and wear your superhero costume in public. But any truly sinister creature knows that Halloween isn’t the best time to venture forth, precisely because the streets are full of chocolate-buzzed nutjobs dressed as superheroes. No, these chaps prefer a time that’s quieter and darker than Halloween: the night when the clocks go backward; the 13-hour night that ushers in Winter and heralds the dying of the light. Things are about to get very dark, and (as it’s me) that also means Victorian! (Apparently modern culture has monsters as well, but really, phoo, who cares?) These precious little monsters are all sketch-card sized paintings (2.5 x 3.5 inches) adorned with gory little treasures for a 3-dimensional touch. The sale of each of these contributed a little something to an array of apt charities; for example Dracula helped an organisation in Africa get clean blood, Sweeney Todd’s donation went to Locks of Love; you get the idea. So swoon gracefully into the nearest velvet chaise, and enjoy!
Dracula (with applied brass crucifix)
Phantom of the Opera with brass mask
Dorian Gray, and his portrait. (The miniature painting is actually sewn onto the art with wire).
Dorian detail of the face
Dr Jekyll (and Mr Hyde); with test tubes made from plastic straws and a potion bottle made from beads and wire.
Frankenstein’s Creature (with a ‘clockwork’ heart of brass and silver filigree, with steel wheels and wire.)
Frankenstein’s Creature, face
Frankenstein’s Creature, heart
Sweeney Todd, with itty bitty handmade cutthroat razor.
Cthulhu! The name only geeks can spell and only the mandibly-unhinged can pronounce.
Cthulhu, ship detail
Posted by Soni Alcorn-Hender on Tuesday 21, October, 2008