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.

Its body was eyes, mouths, and tentaclesS

By Craig J. Spearing

Its body was eyes, mouths, and tentaclesS

By Faith Carstensen

Its body was eyes, mouths, and tentaclesS

By Bram Sels

Its body was eyes, mouths, and tentaclesS

By Kate Laird

Its body was eyes, mouths, and tentaclesS

By Will Martinez

Its body was eyes, mouths, and tentaclesS

By Chun Lo