Monday, September 30, 2019

From the Black Lagoon

Tom Kuebler isn't the first artist to craft the Creature from the Black Lagoon's skull, but he's definitely one of the best.  I love the detailed, fibrous bone structure around the mouth.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Skyrim Journal

Alex Libris returns to our pages with this beautiful Skyrim inspired journal.  Hand bound in leather with custom hardware and the seal of Akatosh.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

And My Axe!

These are foam weapons.  Amazing, right?  Sander Propworx returns to our pages with a faux hand axe and tomahawk that are pretty much indistinguishable from the real thing.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Lord of Death

Brazen and Bold Productions not only brings us this fantastic Anubis mask, but details how the rusted steel finish was made.
Primer: Black spray paint.

Basecoat: Instant Iron/Rust by Tricoat. Let rust develop over night or for at least 4 hours. (Brush)

Details: Drybrush gunmetal acrylic paint on elevated areas. (Brush)

Weathering: Rust and dirt colored pigments by MIG Productions, brushed on dry, especially in nooks and crannies. (Finebrush)

Dust off the excess pigments to reveal parts of the gunmetal paint. (Paper towels)

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Fae From the Field

Mexican naturalist Umbratheca returns from the field with this this mummified fairy specimen.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019

Esoteric Order of Dagon Dagger

The Miskatonic Auction Project brings us this ritual dagger from the Esoteric Order of Dagon.  Crafted from bone and cartilage and recovered from the home of a cultist in Innsmouth.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Alchemist's Chest

I love pieces like this Alchemist's Chest from Ukrainian artist Cabinet de Curiosites.  It's probably the autist in me speaking, but fiddling with all those bottles, doors, and drawers is a supremely satisfying tactile experience.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Great Cthulhu

This Buddha-style Cthulhu idol comes to us from tsallusion. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Armory

This collection of primitive LARP spears comes to us from Darren Stocker of Irregular Props.  Featuring heads of faux bone, antler, and knapped stone.

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Fanged Ones

Burned Raven Tales returns to our pages with this intriguing specimen chest, featuring vials of vampire blood and the fur of a werewolf.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Amulet of the Black Pharaoh

Just the thing for the Nyarlathotep worshippers in your life.  Lovesick Dead brings us this nicely done Amulet of the Black Pharaoh.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Great Cthulhu, Nemo Edition

I love a well done faux finish, but there's something to be said for the authenticity of using real materials.  This miniature Cthulhu idol carved from real bone comes to us from Nemo.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Of Unknown Origin

Tentacles, teeth, and diseased flesh.  What's not to like?  Karen Main returns to our pages with this mysterious specimen.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Cthulhu Necklace

Alex White of The Wodewose brings us this nicely done Cthulhu necklace.  It's available in a variety of finishes, but I really like how the black version mimics the glassy look of carved and polished obsidian.

Monday, September 9, 2019

We Are Not Alone

Despite ample evidence to the contrary, so called "scientists" continue to insist that homo sapiens is the sole species of humanity still inhabiting the earth.  Those close minded bigots clearly haven't seen this specimen of a mermaid skull, brought to us by Emily E..

Friday, September 6, 2019

Tome of the Occult

This beautiful hand-bound copy of the Encyclopedia of the Occult comes to us from the gifted Alex Libris. 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Cry of the Banshee

Burned Raven Tales returns to our pages with this curious occult artifact, an iron vial of banshee screams.  I love the faux rusted iron finish.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Great Cthulhu, Eaton Edition.

I don't know if it's something in the air, or if the stars are finally right, but I'm enjoying the sudden flood of cool, non-traditional Cthulhu idols.  The latest comes to us from artist Kevin Eaton, who sculpted this fired ceramic "Kthulhu" as a commissioned birthday present.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Bone Cthulhu Pendant

Bone pendant depicting the head of the god Cthulhu.  Of Icelandic origin, found on the coast of Ísafjörður.  Auctioned by Miskatonic University in 1931 and held by a private collector to the present.  Size 20x48x13 mm.
This beautiful bone Cthulhu pendant comes to us from the Miskatonic Auction Project.  As someone who has tried to sculpt a minimalist, stylized Cthulhu I want to point out just how difficult a piece like this is.  Without the ornate textures of most sculpts you need to have a lot of skill to pull it off.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Heavy Metal

Curionomicon returns to our pages with these nifty eldritch pendants featuring Cthulhu and the Old Gent himself.