Couldn't help participating given the theme of this contest — Cute Monsters. Too fun to let it pass!
Here is my contribution to dA's current pool of adorable abominations. I took an embodiment of terror and combined it with the quintessential example of cuteness. All hail the terribly lovable... Cathulhu!
What sound do you think Cathulhu makes? I imagine something between purring and gurgling
5 colors, gradients are halftoned. Everything drawn in Photoshop, including background texture (using default Natural brushes).
Thank you to everyone for the support and appreciation!
So, I decided to give this a try and made this one before work. But unfortunately I was a bit sloppy with the "research" part, not being familiar with the Rift universe, I don't really see this one fit in any of the categories haha, plus he's waaaay to big!.. faaaail!.. My initial thought was Earth obviously.. but after I saw the "examples" I felt I had been going in the wrong direction.. And by that time I was waay more than half into the making of this giiiant tree thing.
Oh well! I learned some stuff and I kind of like how it turned out. Eventough it got a little rushed. (I only spent about 4 hours on it.. )
It's spring, and he's having himself a little drink! thanks for watching
------ EDIT: changed the name to Life Colossus as it seemed more fitting ----------------------- Photoshop CS3 Wacom Intuos4 -----------------------
I was planning to make one such a SpeedPaint or entirely by PC, then , at my first try (aborted) I became a little upset at the process and idea. So, talking with my brother, he gave me a big support to try one as I usually draw my personal pieces, ( using pencils and not inking to catch the "roughness") I felt very well to do this and that is my try!
I hope you guys like !
Original file : 7505 x 5030 - 600 DPI Tool: Mechanical Pencil 0.7 2B Eraser : Mono Photoshop CS 5