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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)
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:iconblondbraid:
Blondbraid Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
Most dreadful!
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:iconmegajade666:
megajade666 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Student General Artist
id love to see a version of kthulfu cosmic style...in space ect... <3
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:iconaerin-kayne:
Aerin-Kayne Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  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 :)
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megajade666 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Student General Artist
<3 
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:icondredonius:
Dredonius Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn.

(Loosely translates to "This is a really good drawing")
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:icondragonogus:
Dragonogus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cthulhu fhtagn...
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:icondragubus:
Dragubus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing <3
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:icontrace0:
Trace0 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
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.
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PraiseDovahPie Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect representation of the otherworldly horror that is Great Cthulhu. Ia!Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!
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:iconaerin-kayne:
Aerin-Kayne Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
!

thank you
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:iconkyotita:
Kyotita Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
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.

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shonenrek Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
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.
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:iconaerin-kayne:
Aerin-Kayne Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If it's a fan thing (rather than something specifically commercial) then sure. Thanks for asking.
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shonenrek Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
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.
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Arthusbuttkick Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cthulhu will never get old. :)
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:iconaerin-kayne:
Aerin-Kayne Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cthulhu is beyond time and space!
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McFenzel Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
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.
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Aerin-Kayne Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  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.
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McFenzel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Ah, I forgot about Derleth, yes you're right he probably was why. Thank you.
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Selfishfool Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe the best cthulhu I had seen so far! Congrats!
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:iconinvisichick:
Invisichick Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Holy.... this is just.... so perfect. Thank you for existing!
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Aerin-Kayne Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  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).
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Mr--Gone Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
cool
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:iconthegodofpegana:
TheGodofPegana Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Love the tentacle-wings!
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:iconunleash-the-serpents:
Unleash-The-Serpents Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Why is Cthulhu ALWAYS curled up like that? I bet he has back problems...
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:iconking-of-thraa:
King-of-Thraa Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The cult statues are in that position, as described in "the Call of Cthulhu."
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:iconferrumaether:
FerrumAether Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'a Cthulhu Fhtagn! Instant favourite!
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HellYeahSam Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Call og Cthulhu :DD very great work!
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:iconredprovidence:
RedProvidence Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
He really looks foreboding on this one. You never know when he's going to awake :D

Cthulhu Fhtagn
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:iconidrainedmyheart:
IDrainedMyHeart Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, it's so magnificent...
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TrenchCloakFigure Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I applaud. He actully has yellow eyes instead of red.
He looks funny in Scribblenauts, yet here he looks quite menacing.
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:iconoffrostandflame:
OfFrostandFlame Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
I feel my sanity slipping away.
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:iconmeromann:
meromann Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Awesome Ridley pal!!...
Nah, just joking, great idea to replace scales with tentacles (or feathers... i cant really notice though...
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:icondeid:
Deid Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
He incredibly Recalls me of a "Boss" , stylized on METROID series.

Dead Cthulhu
sleep in this house.
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Malevolence1610 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
This is a great representation of Cthulhu. Thank you for this.
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:iconchristyrann:
ChrisTyrann Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Amazing art
amazing taste in books :)
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:icondervulf:
DerVulf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That just looks friggin menacing.
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:iconzarathustras-crown:
Zarathustras-Crown Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Ia Ia!!! Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
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extraintelegence Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
I'm rather new to Lovecraft, could you please tell me what that means?
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Zarathustras-Crown Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Ia is sort of a chant...kind of like "Hail!! Hail!!"...the rest basically means "In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming." It's shortened to "Cthulhu Fhtagn" which just means "Cthulhu dreams" or something like that...
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Sophonax-Skitty Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Excellent work!:D As a Cthulhu fan myself, I REALLY like this piece :)
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galingsadodongcow Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
IA IA!
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:iconwolfy24:
Wolfy24 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
This is great! Very sinister looking!
I'm afraid. Very afraid.
And impressed:jawdrop:
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:iconelementofchaos:
ElementOfChaos Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Very nice Cthulhu; the details are wonderful!
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:iconjuusos:
Juusos Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely fantastic piece of art! :)
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:icondeadollie:
Deadollie Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009   Photographer
*drools*

He looks so evil in this one XD
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Shiovra Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like to tell people that Cthulhu sleeps in the Bermuda Triangle....it would explain a lot, haha. Great pic!
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cyclocius Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Awesome, I love it!
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:iconcorvenicenail:
CorvenIcenail Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Those eyes are fully of mistery and unknow evil...

You have a succesful draw of a Great One
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OctodogPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
What an incredible interpretation! This is gorgeous. :heart:
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