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Date
08/04/2012
Category
Illustration
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1680 x 1039 px
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379 kb
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cthulhu
lovecraft
fhtagn
cosmic-horror
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Small animated gif of the process here:
http://samize.blogspot.co m.br/2012/08/cthulhu-awak ening.html

I tried to portray Cthulhu not as a creature, but as the vessel of some awesome cosmic entity.

I tried to capture the Dunsanian mystic atmosphere of "Dreamquest of Unknown Kadath" mixed with the objective view of "At The Mountains of Madness."

" ...a gigantic thing "miles high" which walked or lumbered about."

It can´t be merely a creature of flesh and bone, but Something alien that extends to more than one reality, and which draws its power from some distant cosmic source.
Like what a 2-dimensional creature living in a 2-dimensional world would see if we sticked our 3-dimensional finger into their world.

" ...the mountainous monstrosity flopped down the slimy stones and hesitated, floundering at the edge of the water."
" ...great Cthulhu slid greasily into the water and began to pursue with vast wave-raising strokes of cosmic potency."

It seems like a gigantic mass gliding about, like an overgrown Shoggoth.

I prefer this cosmic horror better than the hairless King Kong with the octupus head.

Reviews


BrandochBrandoch

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars Aug 25, 2012

Superb, and completely agree with your comments. Putting art to Lovecraft is difficult because it's supposed to be unimaginable. You've somehow managed to keep that feeling in the picture - good job!



KraketLoserKraketLoser

Rated 5 / 5 stars Aug 12, 2012

hey guess who inspired me to do 3D art? YOU can you scout your #1 fan ? It's cool really.3D



TokingFireTokingFire

Rated 5 / 5 stars Aug 6, 2012

Awesomely bleak and terrifying. It's like you're staring at the beginning of the Apocalypse.



IgorMPIgorMP

Rated 5 / 5 stars Aug 6, 2012

Truly awesome, the colors were very well placed to convey a feeling of diying hope and I liked very much your representation of the Deep Ones. As for Cthulhu, he certainly looks close to what I expected when reading the books. I'll make sure to keep an eye out for more of your art.



xAyjAyxAyjAy

Rated 5 / 5 stars Aug 6, 2012

hail Cthulhu, our true god! *hopes he will spare me*