Captain Marsh [LOVECRAFT]

Character concept for our antagonist Captain Obed Marsh, produced for a reimagining of 'The Shadow Over Innsmouth' by H.P Lovecraft: this version set during the 1700s, in 'Inksmouth'. The character is a wealthy sea merchant who stumbles upon the sea god, Dagon. Starting a cult that sacrifices human lives for fine jewels and riches, Marsh ends up bringing a curse back to his harbour-town, where he and the inhabitants gradually become aquatic creatures known as The Deep Ones, who eventually return to the sea. Design-wise he started off as a more generic zombie-esque monster (you can see old versions below), but we wanted to keep him more visually portrayed as a sentient being. The lobster claw arm created quite an iconic silhouette.