ZebusVampire - Friday, November 4th, 2011 - 5:52 PM
In case anybody can give me some good ideas. I'm building a 3-d environment for class. It is the office of a private investegator, and I need some ideas for books that will be on a bookshelf. I'm looking for things that are on research on esoteric subjects, or titles that were refrenced by Lovecraft, whether real or fictional. It is based heavily on 'The Shadow Over Innsmouth' and takes place in that universe. Pic semi-related, crappy still of an earlier version.
The Necronomicon, obviously. Maybe a few books titled "Liber ___" (Liber Null, Liber Exotica, etc.). Maybe throw in a book titled "On Nature" in some other language (En Naturam, perhaps, for some pidgin latin?). "Exotica Mors" might look good too
No. 19842 - GoetSorceror - November 5th, 2011 - 4:23 AM
The most popular in-universe books tend to be:
"Unaussprechlichen Kulten" (intended to be translated as "Unspeakable Cults", but is better read as "Unpronouncable Cults", appropriately enough for Lovecraft.
"The Pnakotic Manuscripts".
"The King in Yellow", a play whose principal antagonist is the aforementioned King in Yellow, and whose second act is said to drive people mad.
"The Book of Eibon", also called "Liber Ivonis", a book on magick and ritual from the land of Hyperborea.
If you want to go more obscure Lovecraftian works, you could include things like a collection of musical scores written by Erich Zann, who played bizarre, otherworldly music in order to prevent Horrible Things coming into his apartment at night, or a stack of newspaper articles written about Horrible Things happening in Innsmouth. Better yet, you could go a step further and create all-new Lovecraftian works, like "Revelations of Nyarlathotep" by Aleister Crowley, a book on "On Astral and Celestial Fungi", "the Gideon Keys of Arkham", or "The Boy's Bumper Book of Pandimensional Horrors".
Have all of those actually. I found a fantastic prop image for the Kin in Yellow. I love the Erich Zahn Idea though, that's genius. I loved that story. I don't really have papers but there is a giant bulletin board covered with articles and pieces of evidence. I actually chose not to include the Necronomicon because I thought it was too obvious, and because in-universe it is exceptionally rare.
Thankf for the help guys, I'll post a still when I get it finished with the selected books. I did create a copy of Erich Zann's Music and 'A Study of Innsmouth, MA by Dr. Munoz, a character from 'Cool Air' (which terrified me actually).
Quite reminds me of an unfinished illustration I was working on months ago. I sketched a detective office that suposely belongs to the characters from my amateur comic books, but its too crappy for me to upload here. The only Lovecraft reference I made was a Ctulhu statue, the rest was more random stuff like alien skulls, an egyptian sarcophagus, a "I want to believe poster", and even one of those eye-like statues from Zelda.
Quite sucked, but it was fun do draw anyway.
No. 20602 - ZebusVampire - November 27th, 2012 - 11:04 AM
It did get finished, and became a fully fledged film short. Sadly the information got corrupted when I accidentally backed up a corrupted copy while I was (I though smartly) making backups and lost the entire project. I could remake it, but I worked so long on it I'm fed up with and doubt I'm going back.
No. 20604 - Generic Latino Douchebag - December 3rd, 2012 - 5:05 AM
I feel bad for you having lost your project, Zebus. Its almost what happens to me when I use too much ink on a paper, so I guess I kinda understand what you must have felt...Altough I really liked the atmosphere on your artwork, it quite of reminds o Dark Corners of The Earth! Graphics are awesome too!
No. 20605 - ZebusVampire - December 4th, 2012 - 8:48 AM
It was time. I worked on it far too long and the concept was a bit tired to begin with. I even made a black and white version that I incorporated into my senior project. I've gotten a lot better since then so I could redo it in probably half the time, just time to move on I think.