Unfinished Deep Ones

Another unfinished intended-for-portfolio illustration from 2000, this one of a pair of Deep Ones. H.P. Lovecraft introduced the Deep Ones in Shadow Over Innsmouth. The Deep Ones are a species of fish/frog/simians who are, for some reason, inclined to mate with human beings. The results of those matings look human at first but develop the “Innsmouth Look” as they age. Eventually they transform into a fully amphibious creature and return to the sea.