This Bears Head miniature was a real pleasure to paint! Part literary caricature, part dramatic fictional character, it's an excellent sculpt, crisp and dynamic. Waving his unholy idol and clutching his dog-eared copy of the Necronomicon, the author unleashes the creative process on an unsuspecting world...
I learned a few new things about Lovecraft in the painting process, like his hair colour, for which I had to consult professional Lovecraft impersonator Leeman Kessler, as no colour photographs of the author seem to exist. I've always enjoyed Lovecraft's lurid works, and despite his personal shortcomings and the fact that many of his creations have reached the status of self-parody in recent fandom, I truly think he was a man of remarkable imagination who contributed a lot to the fantasy, horror and SF genres.
|Late night rites at the Miskatonic University library...|