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Cthulhu fhtagn no more II by Samize Cthulhu fhtagn no more II by Samize
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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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Alconos Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
dude, im just imaging myself on that beach and thinking how fucked i am
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OctopusGames Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
That's a very interesting conceptual take, very apt and more powerful. 
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richlycan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I am in love.
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caspion161 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
what's that thing on the background?
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WegaBlueSun Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Truly shows how "a mountain walked or stumbled" ...Just incredible. The sun sets on humankind, death has died. Strange eons have arrived. 
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Unage-Jragon-00 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Is there a difference between Cthulhu and Azathoth?
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Samize Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
They're both cosmic horrors, other than that they're completely different beings, as far as I know.
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Unage-Jragon-00 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Imagine going down to the beach for a stroll and seeing this, ha.
Amazing pic, it's like an eldritch version of the normandy beach invasion
It does feel like a deployment of forces and an apocalyptic heralding
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Xendigger-the-real Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Cthulhuuuuuuuu!
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JohnStrauss Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous!
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yosuhara Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
magnificent
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Epsie125 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
... Be right back... Gotta go to the bathroom... cuz i think i crapped myself

no but seriously though... THIS PIECE IS F-ing amazing
I mean I checked the other piece and I thought it couldnt get any more goosebumpy till I clicked the "alternate version link"
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seimeisamarian Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Great work, I think even LC himself would like it...
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maxevry Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Whoa!
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hobbitshire Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Yes, Cosmic Horror is the only description for this nighmare, superbly done towering in the background over the normal-sized deep ones, (which are themselves scary enough).
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Fideliada Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Astounding and very epic, even for Ctulchu. ;)
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DanielBarras Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Lovecraftian perfection!
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saa412 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome.
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Vilest Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Your perception of cthulhu is not far off from lovecraft's. The elder gods in this dimension are composed of "vitreous humors" held together by the will of the elder gods, who resided outside of space and time.

That strikes me a pretty awesome, a being so powerful they can drastically change reality on a whim.
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Nesihonsu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
perfectly captured Lovecraft's works atmosphere. Pure epicness.
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