Lovecraft Sketch MWF: Celephais

Lovecraft Sketch MWF: Celephais

Another detail drawing of Lovecraft’s Celephais. Like I mentioned in a previous post, my Celephais is basically a fusion of fantastical Middle-Ages European and Arabian architecture, seen through the rose-colored glasses of childhood. Since it is a sister city to Serannian, of course there are buildings in the clouds — although I wish I’d left them out of this sketch, because having them hanging there in the sky as real and dark-lined as everything, like in “Inception,” seems to shut out the sky and give everything a kind of claustrophobic look. This drawing would also have been better if I’d drawn some human figures in the foreground, to give everything a better sense of scale, instead of just some ant-like figures on the promenades in the distance.

Today I’m working on “Sarnath” and my other Lovecraft project, Mystery Lovecraft Project X. Also, it’s Friday, so go read today’s King of RPGs! King of RPGs volumes 1 and 2 (which are separate material from the webcomic, drawn by my friend Victor Hao) are now available on iTunes and Nook as well, so you don’t have to go digging in the ruins of a Borders to find one. If you’re at all gamey (gamest? gamer-esque?), check it out!


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  1. KNO3 says:

    Whoa. Magnificent!

  2. Night-Gaunt says:

    I like the hot air balloons in the sky too. Magnificent is the word for this vista of opulence and grand structures.

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