Where do you see the needle going?
My main inspiration for this one was a painting (which I have included here) called Haunting in the Night (above) which is part of H. P. Lovecraft’s horror fiction series. This painting, which came in a box from London, is by H. P. Lovecraft himself and was used in both his original short story “The Colour Out Of Space” and his larger-scale book. There are various versions to choose from. A modern artist, Jim Henson made an extensive use of these.
I thought it would be interesting to look at the various ways in which H. P. Lovecraft painted his pen and ink. I was interested to see the different methods such as the way H.P. Lovecraft used pencil as he progressed towards larger scale with his stories. I was curious as to which methods worked best to get an idea of how H. P. Lovecraft wrote pencil and ink.
The Pen is a Key to All Literature, by H. P. Lovecraft and Daphne du Maurier
The Pen Is a Key to All Literature by H. P. Lovecraft and Daphne du Maurier
If you look carefully, you will see that when Lovecraft wrote ‘The Colour Out Of Space’ he took a drawing of his own hand on a mirror and drew his own words above the original drawing. Now you can easily see this method of using a pen to write a novel’s words.
The pen is the most crucial to Lovecraft in pennishing a work of fiction. Not only do you have to write in a certain manner, you also have to make sure you don’t miss or write the wrong word. Writing in your natural writing style gives a reader a visual clue as to what you mean while avoiding spelling and grammatical mistakes.
The pen is the key to all writing because it is the only medium in nature that can translate the mind of an artist into the word of humanity. The pen is the ultimate literary weapon, and no wonder it is used by writers and artists to this day.
A pen is no doubt the first key in a writer’s arsenal.
How an Artist Gives Her World Its Life by H. P. Lovecraft and Daphne du Maurier, Part II
The Pen is a Key to All Literature by H. P. Lovecraft and Daphne du Maurier, Part II
I always prefer drawing over using a pen, but it’s not impossible
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