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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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monodefuegomonodefuego

Rated 5 / 5 stars Jan 20, 2014

This is by far my favorite image of Cthulhu. Lovecraft's books write the description in such a way that you get the impression that a person's mind is just struggling to interpret/describe what it sees. He describes Cthulhu as "the green, sticky mess of the stars." To have him just be a giant humanoid with tentacles misses the horror of the thing completely. You really capture an interesting aspect with this and I appreciate it.


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Xaltotun responds:

Thank you very much.


27Djinns27Djinns

Rated 5 / 5 stars Dec 19, 2012

My new desktop! So amazing and detailed and the notes about your idea of it are just great~



ManucaManuca

Rated 5 / 5 stars Oct 9, 2012

nice kuthulhu dude


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DrummerScaper97DrummerScaper97

Rated 5 / 5 stars Sep 3, 2012

Very awesome! It feels like you know that there is no hope if this is coming at you. great job!



SwagMuffinSwagMuffin

Rated 5 / 5 stars Sep 1, 2012

This is my favorite piece of art on newgrounds.