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Score
4.69 / 5.00

Date
11/17/2010
Category
Illustration
File Info
1056 x 778 px
JPG
630.3 kb
Tags
horror
dark
tentacle
lovecraft
  • Frontpaged January 16, 2012

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Acrylics & Molding Paste on Illustration Board (20" x 15")

Still one of my most popular pieces of all time. I'd always wanted to do a Lovecraft-inspired piece and this was the first one. In fact, this helped me to get the opportunity to write and illustrate two stories for Planet Lovecraft Magazine.

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FrenchRecluseFrenchRecluse

Rated 5 / 5 stars Jan 23, 2012

Very nice

I like how the guy seems to be wearing a corset. For some reason i imagine HP Lovecraft himself wore corsets . He was very probably gay so its not that much of stretch. / ramblings


JMDeSantis responds:

Sorry I didn't respond sooner. I actually have neglected my Newgrounds account for far too long (especially considering my art seems to be getting even more attention here than on deviantART).

Thank you. Actually, the gentleman is wearing a suit vest, something I imagine Lovecraft, as many others of the time, wore. Glad you like the piece.


AerychanAerychan

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars Jan 21, 2012

Awsome =)

Makes me wanna play Call of Chuthlu XD
Love the detail in the wood too =)


JMDeSantis responds:

Sorry I didn't respond sooner. I actually have neglected my Newgrounds account for far too long (especially considering my art seems to be getting even more attention here than on deviantART).

Thank you. I still very much enjoy the details in the wood as well.


Lord-KalvoLord-Kalvo

Rated 5 / 5 stars Jan 20, 2012

I've seen enough hentai...

to know where this is going. lol

(just kidding man, I couldn't resist lol)

Great job tho. this is amazing.


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JMDeSantis responds:

Sorry I didn't respond sooner. I actually have neglected my Newgrounds account for far too long (especially considering my art seems to be getting even more attention here than on deviantART).

Funny you mention that hentai comic. In a story I don't tell often enough: I was working my first convention (the now defunct Big Apple Con--I had a table in Artist Alley) and a man comes up to me, with a young child at each side, holding their hands. He sees this piece, leans over the table and says:

"Do you have any tentacle p0rn? A friend of mine asked me to pick some up for him."

Looking at the children for a moment, and then back at him, I respond, "No." To which he responds:

"Do you know where I can get any?"

Again, I respond to the negative, and he walks away. I just felt there was something so off about him asking me with two little kids with him.


kittybat556kittybat556

Rated 5 / 5 stars Jan 19, 2012

Love it!

One thing though...that guy looks oddly like that guy from the movie Tangled. Ah well, I still love it! Can't find a single thing wrong with it!

10/10, my friend! 10/10!


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JMDeSantis responds:

Sorry I didn't respond sooner. I actually have neglected my Newgrounds account for far too long (especially considering my art seems to be getting even more attention here than on deviantART).

Thank you. I'm glad so many people find this piece to be a smashing success. I won't hold the "Tangled" reference against you, even though this piece came first (2007). So, really, the bloke from "Tangled" looks like the guy in "The Horror Beyond the Door."


macegriffin1843macegriffin1843

Rated 5 / 5 stars Jan 17, 2012

This depiction of Lovecraft

Is well done! I am a huge Lovecraft fan, and I do like the theme here. Also, you should look at League of Legends a character called Kassadin, the artwork here is very similar to an artwork made of said character.

Regardless, well done sir. I like the flesh rending in the presence of the tentacles.
Cthulu R'lyeh


JMDeSantis responds:

Sorry I didn't respond sooner. I actually have neglected my Newgrounds account for far too long (especially considering my art seems to be getting even more attention here than on deviantART).

Obviously I am a huge Lovecraft fan as well. I've actually written quite a few Lovecraft stories, though only two comic stories, so far, have been published (both of which I illustrated too). Perhaps I'll find the time to do more of them.