One of my favorite scary stories is H.P. Lovecraft’s “A Shadow Over Innsmouth,” which is about a prissy youngster who goes antiquing in a town populated by (spolier!) fish people. It’s chock full of dreadful buildup, and so I’ve been meaning to do some character sketches for it for some time. Here are a few, including the narrator, the priest from the Esoteric Order of Dagon, alcoholoic nonagenarian Zadock Allen, the young grocery store manager, bus driver Joe Sargent, and a bunch of Innsmouth residents and Deep Ones (as the full-blown fish folk are called). I also did a big Dagon, from the short story of the same name, whom I’ve heard described as a Deep One old enough to have grown to a massive size. For scale, he should be about double the size as he’s depicted here, but I wanted him to fit, y’know.
Originals for these available on my website.
Awesome and inspiring art!