Friday, March 27, 2020

Doctor, Doctor

It's a little disconcerting that plague doctors are a thing again, but here we are.  This candid shot of their staff physician crafting alchemical compounds comes to us from Svetliy Sudar Workshop.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Mariner Blade

This incredible and fully functional bespoke sword comes to us from Fableblades.  The Mariner features not only a hand-forged blade, but a matching scabbard and belt as well.


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Imp Skull

Black Rider Industries returns to our pages with this nicely done prop imp skull.


Monday, March 23, 2020

Warriors of the Wasteland

More precious than caps, more dear than guzzlelean...

Nuclear Snail Studios has been featured here many times, but I've never appreciated their work more than now.  Things aren't *quite* this bad here in upstate New York, but it's pretty surreal having the entire state effectively locked down. 


Friday, March 20, 2020

Bound in Human Flesh

This fleshy tome comes to us from Giulia Sirtori of Hylia Artworks.


Thursday, March 19, 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Bel'Arian Fantasy Font

Dardaniell is a fantasy world created by Pieter Rottiers. It features a number of constructed languages, each with their own grammar, phonic structure, and custom alphabet. One of them is Bel'Arian, which features this wonderful font. Just click through to download the TTF file. You'll also find links to the other languages Mr. Rottiers has crafted.


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Cyclopean

Karen Main returns to our pages with her latest be-tentacled beastie


Monday, March 16, 2020

Old One in Silver

San San Atelier brings us this Cthulhu ring cast in silver.


Friday, March 13, 2020

Book of the Unblinking Eye

This beautiful hand-bound grimoire comes to us from the talented Mille Cuirs.  He normally doesn't distress his work, but I have to say the weathering really complements this piece.


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Elder Scrolls Grimoire

Alex Libris returns to our pages with this beautiful hand-bound grimoire bearing the triple dragon sigil from the Elder Scrolls video game series.  The perfect gift for the Moth Priest in your life.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Small Wonder

Out of the hundreds of Cthulhu idols we've featured over the years only a handful have been in micro scale.  Michael Norman brings us another entry in that select group with this minuscule Cthulhu.  It's an impressive sculpt given the diminutive size of the figure.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Tools of the Trade

Wand holsters are one of those things that make perfect sense, but rarely show up in most works of fantasy.  Outcast Props brings us this gorgeous tableax shot featuring their hand-crafted leather holster along with a great selection of wizardly accoutrements.


Monday, March 9, 2020

Wizarding Wand

Ornemaniste brings us the wand Briafael, hand-carved from a naturally twisting branch.


Friday, March 6, 2020

How Many Goblins Does It Take to Hold Down Your Papers?

Just one, my friend, and all you need is their head.  Luckily, Black Rider Industries has already taken care of the whole "decapitate the little beast and clean up what's left" part to bringsus this handy goblin skull.


Thursday, March 5, 2020

The Mark of Cthulhu

What dark deeds are going on in the Parisian catacombs?  Ponay Volant brings us this disturbingly familiar sigil found carved into the walls under the city. 


Wednesday, March 4, 2020

King Under the Mountain

Nathan's Workshop brings us this recreation of Thorin Oakenshield's pouch, based on the original production artwork from the Hobbit movies.. 


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Chaos Warrior

This insanely detailed chaos warrior armor set comes to us from the Arthammer LARP Workshop. 


Monday, March 2, 2020

Hail Cthulhu!

Curionomicon returns to our pages with this copper Cthulhu medallion.


Friday, February 28, 2020

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Hickman Edition.

Stephen Hickman occupies a unique place in Mythos art history.  He created the Cthulhu idol released in a limited edition of 2000 pieces by Bowen Designs back in 1999.  It was the very first mainstream release of Lovecraftiana, and to this day it's one of the genre's most sought after pieces. 

His latest piece revisits that original Cthulhu idol sculpt.  He's making it available through a Kickstarter drive that just went live.


Thursday, February 27, 2020

Scroll of the Black Pharaoh

"And at the last from inner Egypt came
The strange dark One to whom the fellahs bowed;
Silent and lean cryptically proud [...]
Throngs pressed around, frantic for his commands, [...]
While through the nations spread the awestruck word
That wild beasts followed him and kicked his hands."
This intriguing Scroll of the Black Pharaoh was recovered by a Miskatonic University expedition to Egypt's Valley of the Kings.  The rough translation of the contents comes to us from Ion Ander Art.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Akao Edition.

This cool Cthulhu idol sculpt comes to us from Japanese collectible company Gecco Corp.  It was created by artist Shinya Akao as the master for an upcoming run of vinyl coin banks.






Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Great Cthulhu

Yaox Tribal Art brings us this WIP shot of their Cthulhu plaque.  I really like how they incorporate the cups and spirals motifs of Bronze Age standing stones.


Monday, February 24, 2020

The Yuggoth Stele

The talented Jason McKittrick returns to our pages with this intriguing artifact recovered by Prof. Wilmarth of Miskatonic University in 1928. The so-called "Yuggoth Stele" was found at an unknown location in Vermont.


Friday, February 21, 2020

Innsmouth Harbormaster

The Innsmouth taint is strong in this one.  Joel Harlow created this Innsmouth harbor master makeup for an independent film project.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Obelisk of Cthulhu

Sibrien returns to our pages with this Obelisk of Cthulhu.  Click through to see the full gallery of pictures, including the secret compartment.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

T-51 Power Armor Helmet

A huge number of Fallout fans were disappointed by the reproduction T-51 power armor helmet included with the special edition of the game.  That didn't discourage Aaron Kahler.  He did a complete rebuild of the helmet, including an amazing weathered finish.  Click through for a full gallery of the finished product.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Blind Book of the Lost Holkar Expedition

I've been featuring the work of MilleCuirs for years, but this project is a bit different.  His latest piece is an impressive example of tomecraft called the Blind Book of the lost Holkar expedition.  In addition to the wonderful binding it's filled with documents, ephemera, and journal entries telling the tale of what actually happened to that unfortunate group.  You can see some of the contents in this video posted to his Facebook page.


Monday, February 17, 2020

Hail to the King

Tritan Oberon brings us this amulet of Hastur emblazoned with the Yellow Sign.


Friday, February 14, 2020

Amulet of the Gate

Sibrien brings us this protective amulet bearing the Sigil of the Gate, or Sigil of Yog-Sothoth, depending on your particular occult tradition.


Thursday, February 13, 2020

Cthulhu Amulet

This faux-bronze Cthulhu amulet comes to us from the intimidatingly named Deathblooms Dark Dimension.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Verhoeven Edition.

I was really impressed by Maarten Verhoeven's last Mythos project.  Now he's back with a new Cthulhu idol that, if anything, is even more impressive than his previous work.  The style strikes me as Art Nouveau by way of H. R. Giger, and I mean that as high praise.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Demon Under Glass

At great personal risk Alice Tochylovska was able to capture this didko, a shapeshifting Slavic demon. They've been known to occasionally be helpful, but those incidents are few and far between.


Monday, February 10, 2020

Armor of the Scoia'tael

This recreation of Iorveth's armor from the Witcher video game series comes to us from Alex Rukavishnikov of the Svetliy-Sudar Workshop.


Friday, February 7, 2020

Crystal Cthulhu

Tiffany Flanagan brings us this faux crystal Cthulhu idol cast in clear resin.


Thursday, February 6, 2020

Up From the Depths

The talented Joe Broers returns to our pages with this recreation of Dagon's rise from H. P. Lovecraft's "Dagon".


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Vinicius Edition.

This nicely done miniature Cthulhu idol comes to us from Vinicius.  Modeled in Zbrush, 3D printed, and finished with a notable minimum of striation artifacts.  Yeah!


Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Copper Cthulhu Medallion

Curionomicon brings us this Cthulhu medallion, electroformed from copper.


Monday, February 3, 2020

The Throne of Azathoth

It's a pleasure to welcome Jason McKittrick back to our pages.  His relaunch of the Cryptocurium Inner Sanctum features this wonderful piece, the Throne of Azathoth.


Friday, January 31, 2020

A Troll of Your Own

Would you look at that?  Seriously, take a good, hard look at the texture work on this troll from Tom Kuebler.  I'm convinced the man is a real life wizard that summons these creatures using arcane spells.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Fantasy Specimen Vials

Burned Raven Tales returns to our pages with this wonderful collection of fantastic curiosities including fairy ring mushrooms, a snippet of a unicorn's mane, dragon's gold, ghost grubs, werewolf fur, and more.  The presentation is absolutely beautiful.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Fae in the Wild

Pirkleations brings us the results of a recent fae hunting expedition.  Given their natural camoflauge is it any wonder pixies are so difficult to find in the wild?


Monday, January 27, 2020

The Dolls

Every doll is special, but it's obvious these are particularly well loved.  This gruesome little duo comes to us from the Monster Sandbox. When I saw them the first thing that popped into my head was the song from Robert Munsch's infamous "Love You Forever" children's book.

“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
as long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.”


Thursday, January 23, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Great Race of Yith

After a too-long absence the talented Joe Broers returns to our pages with this outstanding take on the Great Race of Yith


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Innsmouth Look

"His age was perhaps thirty-five, but the odd, deep creases in the sides of his neck made him seem older when one did not study his dull, expressionless face. He had a narrow head, bulging, watery blue eyes that seemed never to wink, a flat nose, a receding forehead and chin, and singularly undeveloped ears. His long, thick lip and coarse-pored, greyish cheeks seemed almost beardless except for some sparse yellow hairs that straggled and curled in irregular patches; and in places the surface seemed queerly irregular, as if peeling from some cutaneous disease."
- H. P. Lovecraft, The Shadow over Innsmouth

If you're planning a trip to shadow-haunted Innsmouth it might be a good idea to contact James Krstulovich.  His Deep One hybrid mask does a great job of recreating the infamous "Innsmouth look".  It's a latex half-mask that uses the attached knit hat as a suspension.   




Monday, January 20, 2020

Tome of Eternity

This hand-tooled leather tome, featuring custom Ouroboros embossment and brass hardware, comes to us from the talented Alex Libris.


Friday, January 17, 2020

Jotnar Troll Horn

Dead Crow Curio brings us this Jotnar troll horn, just the thing for your final stand against the frost giants during Ragnarok.


Thursday, January 16, 2020

That Voodoo That You Do

This collection of voodoo props comes to us from the improbably named Moonchild.  My first thought on seeing this paraphernalia is that it would make a great set-up for a B-movie.  "It was just a voodoo LARP!  It wasn't supposed to be real!"  But that's just me.


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Great Cthulhu

This well done Cthulhu icon comes to us from Eduardo Daniel Mendoza Gomez.