Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wk 25: Gi-Hoveg
Gi-Hoveg (The Aether Anemone) is a cosmic entity manifesting as a gigantic spongy and fleshy mass covered in myriads of eyes and spines. It is said to be the archenemy of the Outer God Uvhash, usually summoned to contrast this deity.
Sadly, I know next to nothing about Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos. So I jumped into wikipedia, read the short descriptions on each (pasted above) and picked one I liked. In an effort to catch up on Rust Belt projects, I wanted to do a simple drawing in ink and marker. While I enjoyed the inking process, I constantly forget about the unwieldy nature of the Copic marker. The way each little dab soaks up the paper and spreads 3 times farther than you intended requires a level of anticipation that I don't have yet. Its just really hard for me to get any fine detail, but it might not be designed for that. Maybe next time I'll just work bigger.