When the Stars are Right


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I started off with the idea of a sorcerer conjuring an underwater atomic explosion. That went quickly to Lovecraftian nightmare.


I am a big fan of Lovecraft and giant monsters.

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Everything that is a friend of Lovecraft's is a friend of mine!!! AWESOME! Literally... AWE-SOME!!!

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Xaltotun responds:

Thanks, friend!

Makes me think of a blend between the Great Old One, Cthulu and Abhoth, one of the Outer Gods (best described in this passage from Clark Ashton Smith's "Seven Greases":

"There were things like bodiless legs or arms that flailed in the slime, or heads that rolled, or floundering bellies with fishes' fins; and all manner of things malformed and monstrous, that grew in size as they departed from the neigbborhood of Abhoth."

But yeah, I think you perfectly captured both the epic scale and terror of Lovecraftian and Cosmic horror with this piece. Good job mate!

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Xaltotun responds:

I really like this idea that cosmic horrors from higher dimensions tend to appear as disembodied limbs and tentacles to us.

I just stare at this and imagine it being a real thing and how crazy it would be to stand there and look up at it. That would be super creepy.

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Xaltotun responds:

Glad you like it, sir!

The little details make this image even more awesome, the giant monster whale and the normal whale trapped in the tentacles help so much with giving scale to this thing, it makes you wonder just how damn big it really is, how far up and down does it goes, and what is below and inside?, also it made me think: "What if that eye there is just another giant monster that was also trapped by the tentacles?"

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Xaltotun responds:

It is a mystery!

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4.80 / 5.00

Oct 31, 2016
11:30 AM EDT
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2048 x 1287 px
838.8 KB

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