Saturday, August 18, 2012

Cthulhu Cultist Artifact.

When life hands you lemons you make lemonade. Or combustible lemons.

The prolific Allan Harwood suffered a disastrous accident while experimenting with a new technique. Instead of trashing the whole thing, he turned it into this Cthulhu cultist artifact. The worn stone texture is fantastic.


3 comments:

CoastConFan said...

The attention to detail is superb. Allan Harwood did a good job in the detailed write up on his site. I know it’s tempting to throw away a “ruined” work, but it can be recycled I draw your view to the hole at the top of the item. It has been worked to look like it was double bored with a bow drill, which is an extremely early way of drilling through holes in stone, especially in hard stones in ancient times.

.In the same vein, a potter friend of mine was doing sgraffito work on a piece of greenware when the stylus pushed through, destroying nearly finished piece. Since it was a sphere carved with foliage, I suggested he incorporate the damage into the design, so he made a small bead caterpillar and put it near the hole. The effect was that the caterpillar was eating a hole in the work.

Fox Henderson said...

Awesome. I've been meaning to create some tablet type props myself for some time, this is a great motivator.

Phil said...

That's why I love mythos relics. They get better the more dirty and broken they are.