Aerin-Kayne's avatar
- Cthulhu -
By Aerin-Kayne   |   Watch
934 154 37K (2 Today)
Published: October 27, 2005
© 2005 - 2019 Aerin-Kayne
HP Lovecraft is one of my favorite authors, and inevitably this leads me to torment others with Lovecraftian creations. This newer Cthulhu was *mostly* fun to do – although it did end up on the back burner for a while, and it’s nice to finally be done with it. Only thing that I really want to point out is that the perspective is ‘wrong’ on purpose (which was a good thing about this, because I was free to do whatever I wanted to it and it wouldn’t really be wrong :lol: ).

(Cthulhu ftagn, and all that)
Image size
505x749px 192.43 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
Comments (153)
Blondbraid's avatar
Most dreadful!
Reply  ·  
megajade666's avatar
megajade666|Student General Artist
id love to see a version of kthulfu cosmic style...in space ect... <3
Reply  ·  
Aerin-Kayne's avatar
Aerin-Kayne|Hobbyist General Artist
Been thinking of doing something a bit like that (though more surreal than space art). 
Hopefully I can get a bit more organized soon and work on new things like that.
TY for your comments :)
Reply  ·  
megajade666's avatar
megajade666|Student General Artist
<3 
Reply  ·  
Dredonius's avatar
Dredonius|Hobbyist General Artist
Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn.

(Loosely translates to "This is a really good drawing")
Reply  ·  
Dragonogus's avatar
Dragonogus|Hobbyist General Artist
Cthulhu fhtagn...
Reply  ·  
Dragubus's avatar
Dragubus|Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing <3
Reply  ·  
Trace0's avatar
Everyone loves Cthulhu. Or, I do at least. IT's great. He's the BESt guy. But then, maybe I just love all things lovecraftian, too. Mayyyybe I just like the fact that he's an insanity god.
Reply  ·  
PraiseDovahPie's avatar
PraiseDovahPie|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect representation of the otherworldly horror that is Great Cthulhu. Ia!Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!
Reply  ·  
Aerin-Kayne's avatar
Aerin-Kayne|Hobbyist General Artist
!

thank you
Reply  ·  
Kyotita's avatar
A GREAT picture! love the coloring and your idea of Cthulhu is both frightening and wonderfully designed!
we need to join together on something since I'm sure their are a few folks here who aren't part of what I'm about to talk about T_T.

Cthulhu and giant monster fan 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. We just need folks to sign up on the forums and give your input. This game is using a voting system to get various monsters into the game (Cthulhu is a major one right now and will be in game if we get enough votes for him on his poll according to the creator) and we need forum members to vote and give feedback so we can make this game the best it can be!
[link]
Reply  ·  
shonenrek's avatar
Hey, can I use this in a video for the National's "Exile Vilify", giving you full credit in the description?

I only ask because it is awesome.
Reply  ·  
Aerin-Kayne's avatar
Aerin-Kayne|Hobbyist General Artist
If it's a fan thing (rather than something specifically commercial) then sure. Thanks for asking.
Reply  ·  
shonenrek's avatar
Yeah, I prefer asking before using and then getting a notice to take down the video or whatever. And it is (or will be) a fan thing.
Reply  ·  
Arthusbuttkick's avatar
Arthusbuttkick|Student Traditional Artist
Cthulhu will never get old. :)
Reply  ·  
Aerin-Kayne's avatar
Aerin-Kayne|Hobbyist General Artist
cthulhu is beyond time and space!
Reply  ·  
McFenzel's avatar
I really like this picture, but I do have a question:
How did Cthulhu get so popular? I mean truth be told he's not that powerful of a Lovecraftian entity.
He is far outstripped by Azathoth or Yog-sothoth or even Yibb-Tstll. I'm not trying to say he isn't cool, but I'm just curious.
Reply  ·  
Aerin-Kayne's avatar
Aerin-Kayne|Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not so sure about that, but my guess is that it had a lot to do with August Derleth. He popularized Lovecraft a good deal. The plus of this was that his work became more widely known, the minus was that it became known more as horror than as science fiction and 'gods' that were more easily personified (described in more detail or just easier to represent pictorially) became more popular than others, regardless of how the actual entities were originally portrayed in the stories.
Reply  ·  
McFenzel's avatar
Ah, I forgot about Derleth, yes you're right he probably was why. Thank you.
Reply  ·  
Selfishfool's avatar
Selfishfool|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe the best cthulhu I had seen so far! Congrats!
Reply  ·  
Invisichick's avatar
Holy.... this is just.... so perfect. Thank you for existing!
Reply  ·  
Aerin-Kayne's avatar
Aerin-Kayne|Hobbyist General Artist
um, welcome, I guess :)
there's people who think otherwise, as I recently seem to have a habit of 'making friends' (by which I mean enemies).
Reply  ·  
Mr--Gone's avatar
Mr--Gone|Professional General Artist
cool
Reply  ·  
TheGodofPegana's avatar
Love the tentacle-wings!
Reply  ·  
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
©2019 DeviantArt
All Rights reserved