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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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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! :)
Samize Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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
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.
Zebucompany Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
this is much better than most renditions, i agree with your tastes
bigredpoo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Aw yiss :hooray: 
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 !
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!
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 ;)
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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