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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.



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:iconcherardon:
"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 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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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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Samize Nov 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
He recruited the Deep Ones to help, the spawn are coming afterwards. :x

Nah, you're right. I only chose the Deep Ones because they're more well-known, and look better.

And thanks. :)
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I suppose that is true. Cthulhu Spawn just kind of look like mini cthulhus. Having said that, the Deep Ones DO worship Cthulhu, along with Father Dagon and Mother Hydra.

You are welcome
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Ludo38 Oct 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Waooooww this is gorgeous!! I love how you made it, and this strange color tone helps the magic. Congratulations, the dynamic of the composition is excellent, mostly with these dropped shadows on the beach.
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Samize Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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whippingstar Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
one of the best cthulhu rendintions i've ever seen. top notch

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Samize Sep 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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Quit the sight to behold!
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