Dark Masks and More: Evan Campbell’s Creepy Carvings

I was perusing the forums at ConceptArt again; a favourite trick when I’m lacking motivation. Something about seeing people accomplishing amazing art drives me to make more of my own.

I hit the mother lode today.

His name is Evan Campbell, and his work will blow your mind.

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“Gelatin head I sculpted and painted.”

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“Celebration”

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“Night Crawlers”

Bound
“Bound Into”

God of Witches
“God of Witches”

Here’s his Gallery of Work, which includes many more morbidly fantastic pieces, as well as an intricate step-by-step guide to casting your own macabre latex masks. More of his work can be found on Deviant Art.

I’m wowed. I’m amazed. I’m gonna go write something awesome now.

(photos all copyright Evan Campbell, sourced from ConceptArt)

Dark Craft: Lovecraft Edition

“In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”

And of course, a special mention: Disappointing Monsters, a webcomic with a recurring Cthulhu who’s “a bit of a dick”.

(crafts via Geek Crafts, Grim Reviews, and Geek Art Gallery)

Dark Craft: Cross-Stitch Edition

I found out that Heaven and Earth Designs is having a Father’s Day pattern sale. (For Father’s Day? Really? Whatever, I like bargains.) These folks publish some of the most intricate cross-stitch patterns I’ve ever seen, and once Marilyn Monroe is finished I’m itching to try one of these.

They’re beautiful patterns but for the most part they tend to be a little…pastel.

Lucky for those of us with darker tastes, I had some free time (and some obsessive tendencies). I waded in to the depths and found these:

“Sifter”

“Grove”

“Wrath”

I am completely in love with “Grove”, but C informs me that while I am free to stitch anything I want, I am not allowed to hang it anywhere that she can look at him.

(As always, click the pics if you want to purchase one. And check out HAED’s gallery of finished pieces to see why I’m so excited to try one of these.)