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Cthulhu - Concept 01

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One of the preliminary pencil sketches for a recent Cthulhu inspired ink commission. Enjoy!

Final inks:
- Cthulhu - by AustenMengler

Other Concepts:
  Cthulhu - Concept 4 by AustenMengler Cthulhu - Concept 02 by AustenMengler Cthulhu - Concept 03 by AustenMengler
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To me, I felt like overcomplicating Cthulhu's design seemed kinda unnecessary and boring, almost too hollywood-esque. I think with a simpler design you can still invoke dread, and this is pretty close to what i'd envision. I almost picture though he retains a humanoid look, but as he curls over the stones and enters the water, he's very boneless in his motions (like an octopus, what a surprise), and the texture of his skin not slimy so much as greasy or oily, that when he enters the water you can see a rim of filth foam about him. And that as he chases the sailors, he's morphing and changing, still keeping close to a single form but slightly varied each time (like what i'd imagine the rest of the sketches could be). Overall, this is great man, and I'm glad you got a chance to look into this stuff, cause I feel like you of all people can have a lot of fun with it.
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Aww, he's kinda cute.
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I just can't love you enough!
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Very towering design, great job.
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