This blog was developed in order to showcase some of my more chilling concept work in progress as well as document early influences. These are visions of haunted dreams on darkest nights... distant memories to be relived over and again in fitful slumber:

It is a springtide in time forgotten; with eyes ajar, I can still feel my childish fingers brush lazily against long dry grass in a field that is littered with stones. A hazy sun slips behind the dark cool clouds. I wear cut-offs and squat barefoot on the graying loam. The goblins are here. I can see their dread features hidden in the twisted crags of broken rocks...drawn in shiver lines.

Lung Baby [Dermoids Wicked Progeny]

>> Sunday, February 20, 2011

Dermoids Wicked Progeny and All Associated Images © and TM Tom Hicke. 
This design explores a pseudo-science development of one of the Dermoids from Wicked Progeny. I like the idea of subversive creatures birthed from unlikely places. It probably stems from an unconscious horror that animals and humans explode from the womb. It's beautiful and ghastly at the same time. 

Scene from Ridley Scott's 1979 classic Alien.
Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 are Trademarks of 20th Century Fox.



>> Sunday, February 6, 2011

Grim thoughts formed
the ancient gods of blackened blood.
Layered and entombed,
within their silent catacombs,
against walls of reason
...shrill voices starkly echo.
  Untold © 2009 Tom Hicke.
Some cool Dark Gods as imagined by the great H.P. Lovecraft and illustrated by various talents.
All images are © their respective holders.

I'm very inspired by most of Clive Barker's seminal horror novels, especially the visuals from films like Night Breed [1990] which gave me more than enough imagery to kick start my imagination:

Night Breed TM Morgan Creek Productions.
Based on the 1988 novella Cabal © Clive Barker.


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