Thx everyone. I feel like once I get this done maybe i should send a render to mike Mignola and see what he thinks.
I had a pose and base in mind for this but I wasn't quite sure it would all work out so that always means one thing. green clay time. I know i should really work on my drawing skills and get some practice posing guys in 2d. but my brain doesn't really work that way. I'm hardwired for 3d. I knew this was gonna work once i got the wire armature posed on top of the lump of clay, but it was so much fun I kept going for about an hour.
Here's the pose I'm gonna work with.
And here's a close up on the base I'm gonna build. I might make it a bit taller from the bottom but this is how I want the structure of it to look. Originally I wanted to have some sort of tentacle things squirming up from beneath the rock. but i think that's outside what's allowed of the pedestals in this comp.