Friday, July 22, 2011

Forgotten Lore

Artist Agustina Piñeiro is crafting a Mythos tome, and the initial pages look wonderful. I look forward to seeing how this develops. A hand-made tome is the holy grail of Lovecraftian props, but the sheer amount of work required is daunting.


CoastConFan said...

I like the marginalia quite a bit. It's good that he used pseudo iron gall ink to get that nice rusty degraded color so typical of pre 1860s ink. See the wikipedia article for a quick overview. Also using a carbon based or lamp black ink dates to antiquity as well, the key feature with that is that it doesn't change color with time and looks as fresh as the day it was written.

Jason McKittrick said...

Absolutely. The Necronomicon I made took three months!

Carmilla said...

Thanks to you all!!!! It´s an honor to me to see my Necronomicon on this page!
My tome is quite simple. I took a blank page notebook, removed the covers, aged the pages with coffee and make new covers using carboard covered with soft paper and glue, painted with acrilics. I'm drawing the pages using a very thin brown marker, taking quotes from Lovecraft's works.

Anonymous said...

I'm kind of lazy. I love creating, but I hate waiting. I want what I start to be finished in a couple of days not months! So here's an idea... I'd probably go to someplace like dafont and find a nice script like hand writing font and then copy paste a lot of 'lore' together, change the font color to something brownish, and print it off. Then I'd antique the pages. Might work decent for a simple prop that wont get too much inspection. Just a thought.