These to sketches are tangentially related to the Flash animation series project. The old man version of H.P. Lovecraft was to be a minor character in one of the series. The series was to be set in an alternate America where creatures of myth and magic were part of everyday life. (Yeah I know, real original.) Lovecraft was to be head of the police resources and evidence archives.
The Wilbur Whately portrait was done for the fun of it.