"I was ... working on something else but last night I dreamt of R'lyeh"
September 3, 2013 2:12 PM Subscribe
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The title of Allen Williams' website, "I Just Draw
," undersells his works. These are no idle doodles, but rather, as Guillermo del Toro wrote
: "Entire worlds flow from Allen Williams' pencil and brush. Creatures and characters more twisted and full of humanity than our imagination dares to conjure. He is an incredible draughtsman and a true original mind.
" You can see more of Williams' works on his blog
. Click on the images to enlarge them.
In a 2011 Comic Con panel, del Toro said he often walks the con floor and looks at artists' work displayed
, and Williams was one such artist. Because Williams handed del Toro his portfolio, he joined two other artists that del Toro came across at Comic Con to work on concept art for Pacific Rim, which you can see on his blog, and in this making-of Pacific Rim book
You can also browse Williams' work on CGhub
(featuring both traditional and digital 2D media), and his three older blogs: Allen Williams Concept
(last updated in 2012
), 4 Bethesda Softworks
(some more material, idle since 2011
), and Skinned and Boned
(also idle since 2011
And if you missed it previously
, here is a gallery of pages from Guillermo del Toro's sketchbook
, with ideas and images for Hellboy
and the sequel, Pan's Labyrinth
, and the ill-fated adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness
Speaking of which, here is one of seven pages of plot notes that H.P. Lovecraft produced while planning his novella "At the Mountains of Madness."
, written in 1931 (see timeline
). This particular page is actually a deconstructed envelope, as the author had hit hard times. This piece is on display at the Brown University Library's "The Shadow over College Street: H.P. Lovecraft in Providence" exhibit