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    Mountains Of Madness Concept Art

    Hi, here are some concept art i did for Mountains of Madness, long story why i even did them, but well just take it as fan art..

    Alright so let's move on. I actually spent alot of time doing all these, experimenting with geometrical impossiblities, non-euclidean shapes, hopefully
    to create something worthy of Lovecraft's writings. I learnt alot from it, understanding how non-euclidean structures are really tricky and might not be able to work in reality.

    Many of the concepts probably have got this weird geometrical feel to them.. feel free to share your thoughts. Thank you everyone.




    1.Inner part of the city where the masonry and perspectives are warped, ilogical and madness.


    2.The structure standing way higher than the mountains, massive, geometrically perverted. Tried to create a structure where it might be unforgettable.


    3.Cold icy structure standing in the middle of the antartica


    4.When I first thought of madness, i imagined it to be illogical, crazy, nonsensical. Maybe it will look like a mirage, with no clear hints of its form and structure, like an illusion, maybe it really is beyond human understanding.


    5.One if the initial creature trial.


    And so thank for viewing. It may hardly be a good representation of Madness but still hope you enjoyed them.

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    Nice stuff! Definitely captured a sense of Mountains of Madness. Some of it also reminds me of Zelazny's Amber Chronicles - Courts of Chaos and Shadows where our physical laws don't apply. Great job!

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    I'm damned impressed! I've been dabbling in Lovecraft stuff as well and I know what you mean about the non- euclidian geometry. It becomes immediately evident how difficult it is to portray as soon as you attempt it. But you've done an excellent job with these.

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    That is very impressive. Would definitely like to see more!

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    Thanks for the kind words! Indeed it all sounds simple when I only read it, but the challenge seems overwhelming when i actually attempted to create.
    It's like looking at MC Escher works. Everything looks neat, 'logically' sound, but when you try and wonder where did he even start from you realized the kind of feat he really accomplished!

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    Some missed out work... too much!



    1.Supermassive structure/city.




    2.Close up on Supermassive Cuthulhu

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    Wow, this is really awesome, these are by far a few of the best attempts at portraying Lovecraft's otherwordly descriptions of cities beyond the minds of men I have ever seen. Well done good sir!

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    Frozen figures covered in ice. Icy cold freaking discovery on the mountains.

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    Amazing stuff - I just made out the human figures in the foreground!

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    I LOVE mindscrewy, escher-ish chaos dimension type stuff!

    *faints from extended exposure to awesome*

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    I love your painting. This is a great work. Congratulation "Mountains Of Madness Concept Art".


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    Really cool concepts. Were these done for the movie or for yourself?
    Either way its a shame the film was cancelled, I'm sure it would have been special.

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    Wow!!!!
    I just read ATMOM the other day coincidaentally; your art looks so right, just as i imagined it! cyclopean, aeon-dead, gibbuous, the lot! so cool, great great work.
    youll fucking love this:::

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    thats basically R'lyeh right there.
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    Nice Visions!!

    Nice links Kendall, I dig.

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    I was an H.P. Lovecraft addict as a child, At The Mountains Of Madness was one of my favorites (but a bit of a tease for me, I had wished it was a 3 part story and longer, I hated the fact that I was nearing the end of that book back then ). These images, especially your renditions of the geometric styled structures have that ancient alien feel. I say pick 3 at this time, polish them up fully and shop them as limited edition prints to the Lovecraft community. I'd buy one and frame it (My favorite being the Citadel). Excellent concepts bro.

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    wow! I love your stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity Kendall View Post


    Didn't check back on this thread and am happy to get some nice comments on these. The page Velocity Kendall shared is really great! It is something much much more than mine, its really a refreshing way of approach and I guess that is why I love to do what I do since the world of imagination is endless.

    And thanks to all the kind comments!!! It was really tough trying to visualise initially and i might go for an even more challenging approach.


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    You have tons of good stuff in here. I like the experimentation on geometrical impossibilities you applied on all of your concepts. They add a unique touch to your artworks. Anyway, I think all your hard work paid off because you're receiving a lot of good feedback. I definitely would like to see more from you. Keep on posting!

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    Great concepts, especially for us Lovecraft fans. Well done.

    Here's a thought regarding non-Euclidean geometry that might be helpful for you, esp. if you are going to pursue these to the next level. Squares, triangles, pyramids, etc. are examples of Euclidean geometry (parallel lines that extend at a constant distance from each other). Non-Euclidean geometry is generally elliptical or hyperbolic in nature: imagine euclidean shapes drawn on the outside of a sphere or the inside of a bowl.

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    Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Here's a thought regarding non-Euclidean geometry that might be helpful for you, esp. if you are going to pursue these to the next level. Squares, triangles, pyramids, etc. are examples of Euclidean geometry (parallel lines that extend at a constant distance from each other). Non-Euclidean geometry is generally elliptical or hyperbolic in nature: imagine euclidean shapes drawn on the outside of a sphere or the inside of a bowl.
    Hey Saracen, that is some really good idea. I think it is a good direction to start moving away from conventional geomtery! Thank you very much for sharing, really appreciate it! Thanks!

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    Nice stuff! I liked the sceneries and the colors you've been working with!

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    Uhhhh wow. It's like crazy abstraction of shapes that actually make sense. I'm really impressed. Keep posting! NAO!

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    Not directly linked to the original concept art, but decided it could be a possiblity.

    Thanks for all the kind comments, if i really want to continue on this I will really need to come from another angle. Something really non-euclidean.
    For now, hope you guys like it!

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    Wow, a lot of great concepts! The places are surreal and the monsters just creepy! Awesome!

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    nice stuff on this forum....

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    1.Temple of Cuthulhu, non euclidean, with mutiple vanshing points all not correlating to the logic of persective.


    2.Cold Subterranean environment with frozen lakes, galciers, ice.


    3.One if the cave scene, cold, blue, icy.


    4.More Subterranean concepts!


    5.What if the subterranean rocks were geometrical and nonsensical as well?

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    1.Citadel sketch. Alot of geometrical shapes and forms, almost like an illusion, a dream.


    2.A rotting decaying monolith found in the crack of the earth.


    3.Lovecraft descrbed it as heavenly, a paradise. Glowing rocks, sweeping paths, how can i recreate the kind of world he described.


    4.Climbing the nonsense.


    5.This was a pretty much daring move on my part i would say. I envisioned glaciers in straight neat rows, as if someone had placed them in such meticulous neat order.
    I figured i would be really scared if i ever saw 'tidied' nature.

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    1.More geometrical perversions.


    2.Earth Cracks.


    3.The Great Cuthulhu. Non-euclidean creature, massive like the stars, wings so huge that they turn day into night!


    4.Creature trial


    5.Glaciers and cracks. Hideous Figures covered in ice all around.

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    1.Another version of the cracks and glaciers.


    2.Sketch for gothic geometrical architecture.


    3.Nonsensical, geometrical gothic architecture of the citadel.

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