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Lovecraft - Shoggoth

By damnengine
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This is the first piece in a series of works I'm making based on the stories by Lovecraft (I just reread all of his stories). This first piece is kind of a tryout to see what kinda feel I wanted the images to have. I couldn't really categorize it since the Shoggoth itself is 3d but I did a lot of post stuff in Photoshop, like the overlaying texture which is actually a piece of bandage which I glued to some cardboard, painted and then scanned, I did that to give it a bit of authentic feel. My next piece will be based on the story "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" where I'll use this same shoggoth model in a different way.

All images/photography/scans/3d by me - no stock used
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Awesome, I too just read the big tome of all of Lovecraft's fiction.  Will give it another round in a year or so.   Can't beat it!
Lalitheia's avatar
This is a lovely piece but does not in any way resemble the shoggoths as they are described by Lovecraft (which is more like a vast amoeba):

It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train—a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us, crushing the frantic penguins and slithering over the glistening floor that it and its kind had swept so evilly free of all litter.

—H. P. Lovecraft, At The Mountains of Madness
So what you have here is even more awesome - a brand new Mythos creature of your own design.
KitsuneDzelda's avatar
I was wondering why they had a sense of structure.  I wont ever forget those things in the deep, dark halls of an aeon-dead Antartican city...
DyskoDelThunderback's avatar
Are those tusks or tentacles?

Internet-Illusion's avatar
Evil genius Shoggoth FTW
LtKessler's avatar
This is truly delightful in its sense of authenticity.
Silversepiroth's avatar
Perhaps the fact that you can't categorize it is good. I mean, lovecraft's creatures can't really be locked into one area of the animal kingdom
lizardshadow's avatar
really really nice
Mordial33's avatar
I am a big fan of Lovecraft. I was really bummed when I tried to google some pictures of some of the creatures and there were hardly any serious ones. I am relieved that SOMEONE took it upon themselves to make a decent picture. :)
Polichet's avatar
That is really awesome.
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Chris-919's avatar
Amazing work I really like the sepia tones.
Jackster12's avatar
That's really good, I love the colors and the lighting.
kenywhp's avatar
Great work!
Featured on Monster Database linked to u!

Catmomma's avatar
cant wait to see your Chuthulu...
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Its on the roof!
LotG's avatar
Nice work! Shoggoths FTW
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