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Pages from the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis that I made for this year's Halloween season. While the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis of the Evil Dead series of movies actually has NOTHING to do with the Necronomicon of H.P. Lovecraft, I enjoy both so much I decided to combine them for this prop. The Ex-Mortis version was based more on Arabian and Middle East ideas of evil spirits and zombies (or ghouls). Lovecraft's, though written in Arabic, was more about interdimensional, extra-terrestrial gods and monster...though both deal with ghouls. In Lovecraft, ghouls are dead, or undead, humans who have de-evolved into dog-like forms - hence the human skull with a canine muzzle. The wing is from a Nightgaunt, we have a Spider of Leng, The elder sign, Cthulhu, and Lovecraft himself in a "prophetic" vision of the Necronomicon's author.

The pages are just parchment paper which i tore to fit the dimensions of the book and to look old. He brownish stains are the result of me basically using the paper as a napkin while eating chicken wings. The ink is rose scented ink my brother got me some time ago. I used a quill pen to sketch the drawings and do the little scratched English writing, and then a small brush for the larger Arabic looking lettering. Lovecraft's Necronomicon was originally in Arabic and called Al Azif until it was translated into Greek. I also accidentally spilled some of the ink all over my desk and wiped it up with a rag, which i then slapped against the pages to give it a kinda blood spatter effect.

The book itself is just a box, in the shape of a book bound in fake leather which i then put clay over and painted.
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Dythhfdcz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  New member
Do you sell it?
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indianabrick Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Awesome, yet one mistake in the description: Necronomicon Ex-Mortis is the Evil Dead book.
The Lovecraft book is just the Necronomicon.
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REBELComx Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
And if you read the first two lines of the description, I make exactly that distinction.
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indianabrick Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Ah. I was confused by "The Ex-Mortis version was based more on Arabian and Middle East ideas of evil spirits and zombies (or ghouls). ", as I was thinking of the "mad Arab" Abdul Alhazred.
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wieserd Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
wow! ...just WOW!

this is so excellent, totally looks like the book from "evil dead".
Chtulhu will RISE... haha - very nice!
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aintn0body Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
...Sweet Shub Niggurath.

Such a beautiful co-mingling of Lovecraftian imagery and the art style from Evil Dead... My hat's off to you, sir.
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godofwarlover Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Awesome
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godofwarlover Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Looks nice
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sarakennedy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i love this idea :)
looks amazing !
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Ronin-ink Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
damn thats fucking bad ass, i need to do the same to the book i made
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REBELComx Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
thanks man. glad you like it. love your costume. i actually made an ash costume for myself for our contest at work (why i made the book in the first place), didn't have time to make such an awesome chainsaw as you got though!
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Ronin-ink Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
lol glad ya dig me maken an ass out my self dress'd up as Ash.

yeah i may not look to much like ash but at least the chainsaw looks good
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redmingum Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
very cool

are these all the pages you did or are there more (i'd love to see more)

I love the style very reminiscent of how you'd imagine the necornomicon to be like if it existed the ink splatters add to the feel of how someone who'd delved into the chaotic unhinged by the otherworldly knowledge mindset would be like
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REBELComx Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
thanks! and thanks for the fave. but no, these are all the pages i did. just three sheets (6 pages). The book itself closes by use of a magnet, and that got weaker just from baking the thing in the oven, so more pages than this, and the book won't really stay closed. I figured this would be just enough to have a few good sketches, and still hide the box part.
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