Are you like me? Have you read stories like Lovecraft’s “Pickman’s Model” and the darkly twisted “The Throne of Bones” story cycle by Brian McNaughton and always wanted to create your very own comprehensive ghoul illustration but never quite got it right?
Relax. Just spend some time (about twenty years) sketching evil monsters and eventually you’ll get pretty close to what you had in mind all along.
Actually it probably won’t take you as long as it took me. I tend to take the more difficult road to everything without intending to. This is really more of an anatomical study than an illustration but I’m going to paint it like one anyway. Note the sloping brow and prominant jaw, the powerful, shovel-like hands, and the Lovecraftian hoof-like feet and canine features. Yep this guy (and his date) are just made for digging and creeping and eating. Aren’t they cute?