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4.65 / 5.00

Aug 4, 2012 | 12:15 AM EDT
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Small animated gif of the process here: 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.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

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.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

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


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.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

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

Unleach the tanks and choppers.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

H.P Lovecraft? I need to give five!

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