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.


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.