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Score
4.64 / 5.00

Date
08/04/2012
Category
Illustration
File Info
1680 x 1039 px
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379 kb
Tags
cthulhu
lovecraft
fhtagn
cosmic-horror
  • Frontpaged August 4, 2012

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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.

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brownjenkinbrownjenkin

Rated 5 / 5 stars

what is that building on the far right side?


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Xaltotun responds:

The usual isolated mansion with the eccentric old man that worships forgotten gods.


AardwolfAardwolf

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Oh no, we're doomed, DOOMED I say!

Unleach the tanks and choppers.



DDRLDDRL

Rated 5 / 5 stars

H.P Lovecraft? I need to give five!


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MicFire999MicFire999

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing. The color, the background, it really made me feel like I was sitting there watching them come onto the shore without an inch of hope.

Thank you for this.


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MadArchitectMadArchitect

Rated 5 / 5 stars

i LOVE! this! i really cant get enough of HP lovecraft and his cthulhu mythos! what makes this so fantastic to me is that you actually took into consideration his details! and used his quotes to describe it :) from an artistic view i almost feel there is somthing missing but i cant put my finger on it because this is way better than anything i can do ! i say great job!


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Xaltotun responds:

I've been a fan of his works since I was 14 or 15. I'm no specialist in Cthulhu Mythos but it all seems very familiar to me, specially the atmosphere.
Also, I think I still have a loooong way to go, artistically. You´re right about that.
Thanks!