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Cthulhu fhtagn no more by Samize Cthulhu fhtagn no more by Samize
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 canīt 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.



Alternate version:
samize.deviantart.com/art/Cthu…

This painting was published in this beautiful book:
www.flametreepublishing.com/Ct…
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WegaBlueSun Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
This is the kind of art I can look at over and over, always finding new details to marvel over. I love this piece, which I first saw in the book, love the sense of forboding of the approaching doom ...Fave, fave, fave!

And yes, cosmic horror wins over hairless KK with octopus head any day! :)
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Samize Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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hypn0s-sama Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Ohhh sh***ttt... Run to the hills xD

Amazing work man, the description, the art, the enviroment, everything... Great job
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ManificentPilchard Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Love the fact that when a small thumbnail Cthulhu looks like an odd mountain. You nailed the (un)natural force aspect of the cosmic horror.
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Zebucompany Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
this is much better than most renditions, i agree with your tastes
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bigredpoo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Aw yiss :hooray: 
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Cthulhu NAFL Fhtagn, as expressed in one short story "THE RETURN OF HASTUR".
Cthulhu no longer sleeps.
Cthulhu & Hastur fight it out on a lawn near the Aylesburg Pike. Hastur has metastized into a human host and the vastly bloated bulk is able to pound & pummel his half-bro and arch-enemy in full view of wretches that should have never seen such a sight !
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Cherardon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
"I prefer this cosmic horror better than the hairless King Kong with the octupus head."

Could not put it better. Kudos!
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Innerwolf88 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome interpretation of Cthulhu, much more "god-creature from another cycle of life and matter" than the usual rubber-suit octopus dragon ;)
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valereth85 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
I wonder why you choose hte Deep Ones to be pictured with Cthulhu instead of the Cthulhu spawn. Shouldn't the Deep Ones be pictured with Father Dagon? :P Still...this is awesome, and I love it
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