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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

"Like what a 2-dimensional creature living in a 2-dimensional world would see if we sticked our 3-dimensional finger into their world."

I love this interpretation and this depiction of the Great Old One.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Ohhhh noooo


Rated 5 / 5 stars

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.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

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


Rated 5 / 5 stars

nice kuthulhu dude

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