Friday, May 13, 2011

The Rise

My latest piece was really a challenge. It all started with a simple sketch for a project. They ended up wanting me to execute another idea (the result you can see a few posts earlier), but I somehow kept looking back to that original idea. My good friend Tyler told me to just paint that one for myself and I decided to dive into it. Feeling the need to challenge myself I expanded the original sketch and really tried to push my own abilities.

The mood was key for me and really a journey to complete. Along the way I feel I learned a lot and won some battles while losing others.

As for the theme. Perhaps I have already exclaimed my love for H.P. Lovecraft yet I always felt so strange that there was so little really good artwork depicting his chilling tales or ancient gods. Thus, I named this piece the Rise - as in the rise of the old, resurfacing of the unknown, an ancient cult bringing forth Cthulhu from his long sleep in the depth of the ocean.


Ray Bonilla said...

WOW, mission accomplished Sir Holm. Amazing piece

Tyler Jacobson said...

Holy crap!!! Well done sir. Turned out fantastic. That is a Spectrum submission if I have ever seen one!

zampolART said...

Seriously good ! The painting looks so smooth your technique is really good.

Louis Cypher said...

muchos gracias guys!