Kingsport, The Festival – Concept Art
Concept art based on “The Festival”, H.P. Lovecraft’s short story. For realising it I downloaded and merged several free textures from 3DTotal.com, as well as 3D models from TF3DM.com. I rendered the scene using Vray, using the settings at Forbes Massie, the architectural visualisation studio where I currently work as a digital artist.
“It was the Yuletide, and I had come at last to the ancient sea town where my people had dwelt and kept festival in the elder time when festival was forbidden.
Then beyond the hill’s crest I saw Kingsport outspread frostily in the gloaming; snowy Kingsport with its ancient vanes and steeples, ridgepoles and chimney-pots, wharves and small bridges, willow-trees and graveyards; endless labyrinths of steep, narrow, crooked streets, and dizzy church-crowned central peak that time durst not touch; ceaseless mazes of colonial houses piled and scattered at all angles and levels like a child’s disordered blocks; antiquity hovering on grey wings over winter-whitened gables and gambrel roofs; fanlights and small-paned windows one by one gleaming out in the cold dusk to join Orion and the archaic stars. And against the rotting wharves the sea pounded; the secretive, immemorial sea out of which the people had come in the elder time. As the road wound down the seaward slope I listened for the merry sounds of a village at evening, but did not hear them.
Amid these hushed throngs I followed my voiceless guides; seeing never a face and hearing never a word. Up, up, up the eerie columns slithered, and I saw that all the travellers were converging as they flowed near a sort of focus of crazy alleys at the top of a high hill in the centre of the town, where perched a great white church. I had seen it from the road’s crest when I looked at Kingsport in the new dusk, and it had made me shiver because Aldebaran had seemed to balance itself a moment on the ghostly spire.” – The Festival, H.P. Lovecraft
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