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Valley of the Arkhams

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Aug 3, 2010 | 9:33 PM EDT
  • Daily 3rd Place August 5, 2010

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The band "The Arkhams" commissioned me very nearly two years ago to do a cartoon for one of their instrumentals, which I can finally upload now that their new album is coming! It was described to me as "us in a bunch of old-timey kid's sailor suits fighting hordes of Lovecraftian monsters at a beach." Besides the #1 Dad (one of their own in-jokes) and some monsters from the Cthulhu Mythos, I designed all the other creatures you'll be seeing. This was my first time doing so much action and movement, much less a music video, and in the time since completing it I've learned to animate at least a little better, so keep in mind it's a bit LATE to critique this. Just let me know if you liked anything! I already know I could have relied less on tweens and symbols.



Rated 5 / 5 stars


Its about dang time !!!!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Any Lovecraft fan's instant favorite. Enjoyed The Arkhams and the depiction of The Great Old Ones.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Shub-Niggurath on drums, epic.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Cthulu Rules!

'nuff said


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Obviously inspired by the berserk graphic novel.

Awesome work but i ain't so sure about the ending.
Anyways it would be nice if you could actually do a berserk fan animation.
You have the demons down already. lol.

Scythemantis responds:

Actually, I've been drawing monsters in the same style my entire life. I didn't find out about Berserk until just a few years ago, but the creator and I definitely share the same tastes :) .....I think he's just inspired by the same things I am. A lot of our monsters combine traits from mollusks, insects, parasites and a little Lovecraft. I don't think I'd ever do a fan animation or fan art, I have so many ideas of my own to do, no time to make stuff based on other people's! :P