I have a great time drawing creatures from Lovecraft’s ever expanding Cthulhu Mythos. With one exception. The Great Race of Yith, a species of time traveling entities, is just plain goofy looking.
The creatures in many of Lovecraft’s stories are only described vaguely. He usually only suggests what something looks like and then lets your imagination fill in the details. Two species that he describes in great detail are the Elder Things in At the Mountains of Madness and the Great Race in The Shadow Out of Time. I love the Elder Things. They have a wonderful fivefold invertebrate design that’s fun to work with. The Great Race? Gah. I’ve done illustrations of them that I like but I can’t seem to make them look cool. And scary? That’s beyond my meager talents.