Cthulhu dreaming

“Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn”
“In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”
HP Lovecraft

‘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.

Cthulhu dreaming in different colours, Soni Alcorn-Hender

The original (available on Etsy here)
In acrylics, pastel, and pencils, 21×29 cms

Cthulu dreaming, Soni Alcorn-Hender

 

Horror Valentines!

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


Collected Horrors

A waltz for sketching Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (& friends) ~ 21×29 cms, mixed inks on watercolour paper.

Edgar Allan Poe (with cat, raven, and Death's head bug) By Soni Alcorn-Hender

Edgar Allan Poe (with cat, raven, and Death’s head bug) By Soni Alcorn-Hender

Edgar Allan Poe (with cat, raven, and Death's head bug) By Soni Alcorn-Hender

Poe detail: cat & raven (by Soni Alcorn-Hender)

Poe detail: face (by Soni Alcorn-Hender)

Poe detail: face (by Soni Alcorn-Hender)

Poe detail: Death's head bug (by Soni Alcorn-Hender)

Poe detail: Death’s head bug (by Soni Alcorn-Hender)

And how it was made ~

Dreamers of Darkness

‘Dreamers of Darkness’ sketch card set for sadlittles.com. I took classic literary horror as my inspiration

Dreamers of Darkness, Vlad Dracul

Original painting for a basecard in the ‘Dreamers of Darkness’ trading card set depicting ‘Vlad the Impaler’.
With historically accurate headgear, and slightly more artistically vague victims in the background.

6×8 inches, mixed media.

Vlad Dracul by Soni Alcorn-Hender

Vlad Dracul

Dreamers of Darkness, Vampire Squid

Original painting for a basecard in the ‘Dreamers of Darkness’ trading card set depicting a ‘Vampire Squid’.
If a mermaid is half woman half fish, then this is half woman and half ‘vampyroteuthis infernalis’ which translates as literally: ‘vampire squid from hell’.  How could I resist? :)
(I should point out the ‘vampyroteuthis infernalis’ is a real and fabulous creature.)

21×29 cms, mixed media.

Vampire Squid by Soni Alcorn-Hender

Vampire Squid

Breygent – Classic Movie Posters

 

Double-sized (3.5 x 5″) sketch cards for Breygent’s trading card set: Classic Movie Posters.
June 2010

 

The Art of Fear

I was asked to paint fear. Or at least some of the deep-seated things that cause it. After a long and dark contemplation I chose themes that I thought may be common to most people, and admittedly which lent themselves to being portrayed with some ghoulish delight: The apocalyptic end of the world, the inescapable creatures in nightmares, and the crawling horrors of plague.


And now what’s needed is some sleeping fluffy bunnies, because something has to make it all alright again.

There there now. All better.

There there now. All better.