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4.36 / 5.00

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Aug 21, 2009 | 6:47 PM EDT
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Illustration
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800 x 629 px
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monster
lovecraft
ghasts
kadath

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Description used as inspiration:
Repulsive beings which die in the light. . . and leap on long hind legs . . . a pair of yellowish red eyes. Ghasts have indeed an excellent sense of smell. . . some about the size of a small horse hopped out into the grey twilight, and Carter turned sick at the aspect of that scabrous and unwholesome beast, whose face is so curiously human despite the absence of a nose, afore head, and other particulars.... They spoke in coughing gutturals.
âEU" H. P. Lovecraft,âEUThe Dream-Quest of Unknown KadathâEUTM

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NickPerrinNickPerrin

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very cool.

Lovecraft rules, and over the years many artists have rendered his hideous creatures in art. This appears to do him justice once again, and is really fitting into the style of the other Lovecraftian beasts.

I agree with the reviewer below that the feet may anatomically not work, however I like them anyway as I think their strange design adds an element to the creature hinting at "some unspeakable evil" as Lovecraft might put it... :D


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JoshsouzaJoshsouza

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I like it

....... Nothing much else to say



ThaScientistThaScientist

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Change those silly feet!

The problem is the feet. There's a reason no large animal that ever lived had just one toe in front and one toe in back. It wouldn't be able to balance from left to right, and the leg abductors would be under constant work as it wobbled about.

Each and every other detail is superb, and I think this is a well-formatted character study. I appreciate that you don't shy away from giving it anatomical functionalism, incluning nipples and genitalia/excretory organs. The lower right one is well textured, and i'd have liked to have seen less smoothness in the upper left.

Nonetheless, you must change those ridiculous feet to be more stable, have some nice toes with strong tendons and knuckles, and two to four toes in front with a claw to the side or back. Otherwise, I would never fear it knowing it would fall and crack it's head before it had a chance to dismember me.


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gorilla1608gorilla1608

Rated 5 / 5 stars

oook

creepy