The Shadow over Innsmouth, HP Lovecraft – Concept Art
Concept art based on H.P. Lovecraft’s description of Innsmouth. For realising it I downloaded and merged several free 3D models of buildings from TF3DM.com, added textures and rendered using Artlantis, then post-processed in Photoshop.
For the Innsmouth people I used Fred Bastide’s artwork, ‘The Innsmouth Look‘.
“All the houses were apparently deserted, and there were occasional gaps where tumbledown chimneys and cellar walls told of buildings that had collapsed. Pervading everything was the most nauseous fishy odour imaginable. […] Soon cross streets and junctions began to appear; those on the left leading to shoreward realms of unpaved squalor and decay, while those on the right shewed vistas of departed grandeur. […]
The bus had come to a sort of open concourse or radial point with churches on two sides and the bedraggled remains of a circular green in the centre, and I was looking at a large pillared hall on the right-hand junction ahead. The structure’s once white paint was now grey and peeling, and the black and gold sign on the pediment was so faded that I could only with difficulty make out the words “Esoteric Order of Dagon”. This, then, was the former Masonic Hall now given over to a degraded cult. As I strained to decipher this inscription my notice was distracted by the raucous tones of a cracked bell across the street, and I quickly turned to look out the window on my side of the coach.
The sound came from a squat-towered stone church of manifestly later date than most of the houses, built in a clumsy Gothic fashion and having a disproportionately high basement with shuttered windows.” “The Shadow over Innsmouth” by H.P. Lovecraft