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About Varied / Professional K.L. TurnerMale/United States Groups :iconthe-d-a-r-k-arts: THE-D-A-R-K-ARTS
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Quetzal by Eclectixx
"Quetzal" 16.5 inches, box elder wood, resin, glass, and green tourmaline crystal; acrylic and urethane finish.
Ghoul by Eclectixx
The ghoul, from H.P. Lovecraft's "Pickman's Model"

"These figures were seldom completely human, but often approached humanity in varying degree. Most of the bodies, while roughly bipedal, had a forward slumping, and a vaguely canine cast. The texture of the majority was a kind of unpleasant rubberiness. Ugh! I can see them now! Their occupations—well, don’t ask me to be too precise. They were usually feeding—I won’t say on what. They were sometimes shewn in groups in cemeteries or underground passages,"
"It was a colossal and nameless blasphemy with glaring red eyes, and it held in bony claws a thing that had been a man, gnawing at the head as a child nibbles at a stick of candy. Its position was a kind of crouch, and as one looked one felt that at any moment it might drop its present prey and seek a juicier morsel. But damn it all, it wasn’t even the fiendish subject that made it such an immortal fountain-head of all panic—not that, nor the dog face with its pointed ears, bloodshot eyes, flat nose, and drooling lips. It wasn’t the scaly claws nor the mould-caked body nor the half-hooved feet—none of these, though any one of them might well have driven an excitable man to madness."
"It was the faces, Eliot, those accursed faces, that leered and slavered..."
-H.P. Lovecraft, "Pickman's Model"
Byakhee by Eclectixx

I finished the byakhee illustration today, thus officially moving forward on the Lovecraft bestiary after more than a year's hiatus:

"Out of the unimaginable blackness beyond the gangrenous glare of that cold flame, out of the tartarean leagues through which that oily river rolled uncanny, unheard, and unsuspected, there flopped rhythmically a horde of tame, trained, hybrid winged things that no sound eye could ever wholly grasp, or sound brain ever wholly remember. They were not altogether crows, nor moles, nor buzzards, nor ants, nor vampire bats, nor decomposed human beings; but something I cannot and must not recall.
They flopped limply along, half with their webbed feet and half with their membranous wings; and as they reached the throng of celebrants the cowled figures seized and mounted them, and rode off one by one along the reaches of that unlighted river, into pits and galleries of panic where poison springs feed frightful and undiscoverable cataracts."
-H.P. Lovecraft, "The Festival"

You can follow the Lovecraft Bestiary project blog here:…

Generally I eschew New Year's resolutions because I find them pedantic. If I feel a need to improve in a certain area, then I do it without waiting for something like New Years to give me a push. However, this year I've been given some news about my health which forced me to make some lifestyle changes. This just happens to coincide with the new year, and so I've taken this opportunity to light a fire under my own butt, so to speak. So I'm eating better, exercising every day, and adding a minimum 1/2 of hour drawing practice to each day's routine to work on target areas where I know I need some improvement. I've also begun posting some of these practice sheets in my Sketches folder because I find that if I have something to show for it, then I'm much more likely to follow through. Also, it will give me a metric to visualize my  progress and see where I'm improving and still in need of more work. Most of these will be rapid figure drawings, but there will be other subjects as well.

The better diet and increase in physical activity seem to have gotten my brain functioning better because the creative juices seem to be flowing more, so expect to see more original works as well s a return to my Lovecraft Bestiary project.


K.L. Turner
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Having been a traditional artist specializing in expressionist, abstract, and illustrative styles, I have quite recently branched into digital illustration and conceptual art. The computer offers me a great deal in flexibility, convenience, and speed in these genres, while I still prefer traditional mediums for most of my expressive and abstract work. Most of my traditional paintings will not be posted here, as I have other venues for this sort of work.

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