Dimitris Pantazis (@dimitriskpantazis) presents us with a rather ominous #fantasy #markerdrawing loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft's #horror novella, "The Shadow Over Innsmouth." Put into the context of today's pop culture references, an alien-like baby wrapped in a sheet might actually be seen as helpless, or at the very least, a being in need of assistance. Possibly by some kid that finds him and helps him to phone home after the alien scarfs all the kid's Reese's Pieces. However, if I have my Lovecraftian lore and Cthulhu mythos correct, I think that the man in the image goes by the name of Obed Marsh and the squid baby thing my actually be Obed's kid... which is weird enough without knowing that Obed led a group of cultists that like to sacrifice the people to a powerful race of undersea beings known as the "Deep Ones" in exchange for the Deep Ones providing the fishermen of Innsmouth, Massachusetts with excellent fishing harvests.
You can imagine these dark deeds and evil trading casting a dark miasma over the town, so Dimitris' depiction of dark gray clouds over darker, grayer waters perfectly represents the tone of such a freaky tale. I like to think that the lighthouse is actually on right now, but the darkness actually sucks the light right out of the sky.
Awesomely creepy illustration, Dimistris... I'm sure the person that order this commission is quite satisfied... if they can sleep at night with this thing in their house! Great work, good sir.
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