Jon Schindehette, a creative art director at Wizards of the Coast, issued a challenge to art students at the Rhode Island School of Design: Make creatures based on H.P. Lovecraft's stories. These are just a handful of the awesome results.

You can see more eldrich horrors on Schindehette's blog ArtOrder.

By Craig J. Spearing

By Faith Carstensen

By Bram Sels

By Kate Laird

By Will Martinez

By Chun Lo