I am a big H.P. Lovecraft fan and one of my favorite stories is Pickman’s Model. I’ve always wanted to draw something inspired by Pickman’s model, but not draw the model like so many others have drawn. My favorite part of the story is that you really don’t get any descriptions of what the artist draws, just the emotions and what the viewer feels.
I wanted to give that impression of the artist painting “something” that you can’t fully see, but know it’s something unearthly.