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Rise of Chtulhu

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This is from late 2009, my first big piece completely digitally painted with the Wacom Pen. I actually made it a little too big. Most of the details are lost now, but it was great fun.

Who knows why we all love Cthulhu so much, but we do, don't we? Is it the name? The giant squid face? The fact that he's not in some other dimension but sleeping at the bottom of the ocean, and could rise among us any second??

Personally, I think it's the squidface...

(What's his competition? Yog-Sothoth? "a conglomeration of glowing bubbles"? Don't think so!)


PS:Two people actually told me they had this piece tattooed on their bodies, which I consider quite a compliment! ;)
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Hi ArcosArt,

can this image be used and altered in brightness under creative common for the flyer of a small local gig of a metal band in Cologne ? Looks sick! ( www.facebook.com/tempestmetal ) Would appreciate any reply from you, also if you refuse us to do so :-)
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Excellent use of perspective and composition. 
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Hi! We're a group of journalism students from Spain, and our final year project consists of a RPG magazine. We would use your drawing to illustrate an article about Cthulhu. Would you agree to cooperate with us? The drawing will only be used for the article and will not be used for any commercial purpose.
You can send us the image and your permission to: revista.enrolate@gmail.com
Thank you very much for you attention.

enROLate magazine
MeliWallisdottir's avatar
omg omg omg omg!!!! I love Cthulhu so much ! You've done such a great job!!!!!
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Thanks! I really appreciate it!:)
Dizz-O-Doyle's avatar
well done great composition, I love the tension in the hand and the movement in the piece. You did a great job of giving Cthulhu weight and scale in the work!
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Thank you very much! I appreciate the kind words, especially with such eye for detail!:)
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I like to try to actually compliment something or offer an actual critique versus just saying " I like it..."
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I really love the position of the subject and the expression!
ArcosArt's avatar
Thanks! I did want to go all out on the whole 'rising up' feel.;)
JCNProductions's avatar
And you did well!
smaragdeule's avatar
yay! now that looks pretty ugly! :D
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Heh thanks. I'll assume you mean that in a good way! :D
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