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Virgil Finlay's H.P. Lovecraft by zombiequadrille Virgil Finlay's H.P. Lovecraft by zombiequadrille
Virgil Finlay’s Lovecraft  
Lovecraft imagined himself as a periwigged gentleman of the 18th century. A favorite artist of his, Virgil Finlay, depicted him as such in a portrait published in 1937.  That image is the basis for my sculpture.  On the base are reliefs of some of Finlay’s Lovecraftian illustrations.  The sculpture is about 10” tall; copies cast in resin and painted.  Copies are available for sale for $65.00 plus shipping.  
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SethTalon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
It looks great Joe.  HPL and Findlay would be quite pleased.  Have you considered a marble finish? 
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanks.  Marble might be worth a try, though I'm not as confident that the reliefs would be as easy to see.  I'll probably have a go at it sometime, though.
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
I must be sounding like a broken record, but you continue to amaze me with your ability to come up with untapped subjects for your sculptures.  Well done! :)
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanks, Paul. Mostly it is 'things I'd like to see' and hope at least a few other people would, too.
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I wondered why you were doing a bust of Mozart, but then I took a closer look and remembered some of Lovecraft's stories. I think H.P.L. himself would be flattered, and I like how you executed those reliefs. Clap 
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016   Traditional Artist
I had to mentally block off the hair so I could make sure it looked like HPL.  The reliefs were laser cut from Finlay's images, so just a little creative use of them, but not a lot of work. I was happy the silicone mold was subtle enough to pick them up so the resin cast when painted looks almost like an old printing plate.
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