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Cthulhu by Acrylicdreams Cthulhu by Acrylicdreams
This is my contribution to visualize H. P. Lovecraftīs work. I allways wanted to paint the great Cthulhu, now itīs done! (but not as a comission - just for my pleasure)
I didnīt want to show too much of him, because in Lovecrafts stories there are allways many things that he left to the readers imagination - so I wanted to do the same with this picture, and I wanted to capture a remindable scene from the story "call of cthulhu".

painted in two days with brushes and acrylics on canvas, ca. 40 cm x 58 cm
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:iconpookiesaurus4:
pookiesaurus4 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*he grabs me* Hey! Let me go!
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:iconmaroongoon:
MaroonGoon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017
This is a timeless one. Thank you very much.
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:iconhexkwondo:
Hexkwondo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
That is awesome work. I just started painting and I hope to get to your level one day!
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:iconacrylicdreams:
Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017
Thank you!
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:iconsurdy78:
Surdy78 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
Scary as ever :D
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:iconcapndeek373:
CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Featured… the great one himself… :cthulu: by Helen-Baq
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gomro Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a good one! I've got a bunch of Old Ones in my own portfolio, too. 
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:iconacrylicdreams:
Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Thanks a lot!
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:iconcyrusma:
Cyrusma Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
i love it !
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dreadfallstheatre Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Brilliant! I hope you read this comment because your work is exactly the kind of thing for which I have been looking...

I am working on behalf of a theatre and entertainment company called Dread Falls Theatre. In August we are running an art exhibition in London based on the works of HP Lovecraft. I am very sure our audience would be interested in your work. If it's something you think you'd like do, please contact me to discuss it further. :)

victoriasnaith@msn.com
www.facebook.com/dreadfallstheatre
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:icon13-septembre:
13-septembre Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
scarry! ^.^
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:icondrzafi8v:
DrZafi8v Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Love it. :) Very grasping! All hail Cthulhu, long may he rein.
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RobloSamus Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student
Ph'nglui mglw'nath Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn! I'a, Cthulhu fhtagn! I'a, Cthulhu fhtagn! I'a, Cthulhu fhtagn!
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floufire Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow cool work, the mistirous of depths...

....... UP THE ALIENS! 8 D!!!
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:iconkyotita:
Kyotita Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
I just got done reading this book for the first time and it was very interesting (gotta love the mad ship crew and their explaining about what they saw in Ryleh). Love your coloring here (if its one thing ive noticed with cthulhu fans they all know how to make use of the colors to set the scene @_@) and I think it was a great idea to not show too much for this picture since it was left murky to descriptions in the book.

I want to bring something up!
obviously you are a fan of Cthulhu and I am too....well Kaiju Combat (a game being made by the team that brought the world Godzilla:Destroy all Monsters Melee, Godzilla:Save The Earth, Rampage Total Destruction, and Godzilla unleashed)is a new giant monster fighting game the team is trying to get funded on kickstarter in October and guess what...Cthulhu has a chance to get into the game as a player character! we just need folks to sign up on the forums and vote for him enough (if the poll does well the creator has agreed to include him).[link]
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newmanaccount Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love the mystery in this piece! You really stayed true to Lovecraft's text in that respect.
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:ahoy: This has been featured in my latest journal, found here: [link] :ahoy:
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:iconheroesinthedark:
Heroesinthedark Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I'm doing a lovecraft art book as a charity fundraiser. I'd love to feature something by you!
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:iconnitchwarmer:
nitchwarmer Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, your art has been featured @ #DarkArt-Challenges
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DARK-NECRODEVOURER Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work!!! :)
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:iconbeatpanda:
Beatpanda Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is epic .0.
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:iconfacusoad:
facusoad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love the colors!!
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Vasile-Covaciu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Good work!
[link]
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:iconmrkd4life:
Mrkd4Life Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This has that really cool 50s Sci-Fi feel. Nice job.
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:iconkissthylips:
KissThyLips Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it
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gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Fantastic pic!
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SophieShimazu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
This is amazing! The texture, oh my gosh...so detailed and realistic. Great mood and I like the darkness of the atmosphere. Soo cool. :D
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Niki-Smith Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012   General Artist
Wow:wow: that is one heck of a great acrylic piece!!:clap: requested for :iconsoulcollectors::D
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rikomortis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Killer stuff!
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Skeletor1977 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Excellent!
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
I love how its claw is descending upon us as if Cthulhu was going to crush us.
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ZiCompton Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011   General Artist
I like it, like it, like it...
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:iconpictor-occulta:
Pictor-Occulta Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Amazing! Total "spineshivering" feeling just watching it.
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ktalbot Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work, love the perspective the way Cthulhu is reaching for you. Just the right amount of him showing to give you the feel of the huge cyclopean terror, nice touch with faint outline of the wing in the background.
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TheGodofPegana Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Very majestic, somehow.
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:iconlasciateognisperanza:
Let's throw ourselves on our knees and praise our new lord and master, the great elder on, Cthulhu!
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:icontruehistory:
TrueHistory Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
very nice! I think h.p would approve
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BarvckStudios Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!!! I LOVE THE CTHULHU'S HAND!!
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:iconacrylicdreams:
Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Thanks a lot!
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wabisabi42 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Very freaky. I have to admire the respect you've shown Lovecraft by keeping it vague like he did. I think that was a big party of the horror in his stories.
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:iconacrylicdreams:
Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Thank you very much! (A bit late...:D)
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Venturabilly89 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
looks like he just woke up lol
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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Whoops!
Featured.... [link]
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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Featured... :thumb194463844:
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Malefisent Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Interface Designer
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Malefisent Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Student Interface Designer
do you object to this?; do you mind it?*
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Malefisent Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Hi! I try paint copy it's picture oil colours on canvas 30x40

It's Cthulhu is fascinating! He only who aroused in me violent emotion.

I hope you have the consistency of this?
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:iconacrylicdreams:
Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Hey, thanks for your comment!
It's okay if you copy it, as long as you always mention me as the originator. And please put a link to my picture under yours!
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Andreth Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive and scary, just as it should be!!!!!!!
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:iconkikon9:
kikon9 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Student General Artist
It's good to see somebody display my buddy there so well.
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Submitted on
September 11, 2006
Image Size
148 KB
Resolution
750×1034
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Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D70s
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Aperture
F/4.5
Focal Length
65 mm
Date Taken
Oct 3, 2006, 2:35:38 PM