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thousand eyed god by drachenmagier thousand eyed god by drachenmagier
"The Thousand Eyed God had been banned to the heavens three eternities ago. It is thanks to this eternal creature that wishes for nothing, only hungers and hunts, that our reality is stable. We call it “The Observer Effect”."

Traditional media, mostly watercolours and markers with a bit of acrylics. I had planned some more things, but I ran out of patience. I guess that happens even to me. :D And lots of Beast in Black while drawing and colouring.
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Multiplicity in repetition, you got it down perfectly!
The mind can freely roam without danger of unpleasant surprises, watching forever the many worlds than come out of this dimensional rift.
He is a great god who touches the edge of our realm so very lightly, in a form that may first manifest as teeth and skin, but opens radiantly to those who dare to look more deeply.
Then to him who boldly agrees to all his implications the god once again manifests his radiance back into a perceptible form that is terrifying, as implied here by the maw.
We are witnessing the moment of inescapable revelation.
good job
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Reminds me of Cthulhu and a Final Boss monster you would fight in a mainstream Final Fantasy game. (The latter being an especial good thing. :])

All in all, I think it represents an unseen deity, filled with corrupt power as it lurks behind the scenes, watching over and manipulating both everything and again especially everyone that it gazes upon with it's thousand eyes.

Deities like to revere themselves and I think this creature in particular speaks out about how "almighty" it is, demanding that all it looks upon worship it with unconditional reverence (not in a good way mind you :[).

The tower could represent the last line of aspiring heroes rising up to fight against the thousand eyes, determined to take their destiny back into their hands and no longer worship deities that would callously not think about others otherwise.

As for the Review itself...it's pure awesome, no questions there. A previous Reviewer said that this was perfect. I'll be honest, I was sceptical but in the very end, I am pleasantly surprised to say myself that it truly is perfect. It's got everything going down for it and I hope to see the same kind of quality that you have given this art piece in future works of yours. :]
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HeartSoulLifePassion Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
This is mesmerising and unsettling at the same time. Really captures the idea of "cosmic horror" very well.
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As always, your works are in a class by itself ^^
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SketchMonster1 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
This is awesomeness!  Great creativity - excellent execution. Beyond fantastic work!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! 8D
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hans-sniekers-art Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this a lot ... It just captures the old gods so amazingly! <3
I love the eyes, and the teeth and is just such a lovely but all the more creepy feeling <3 <3 <3
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much~! X3
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artikid Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
I like it but I think you can do better. The main issue IMHO is that it is very clean (as befits your clean, bright  almost sunny style) for a Lovecraftian monstrosity. Especially the upper right corner, where the God fades-in (or out of) reality. The anatomy is another example of excessive cleanliness/readability. When I think of Mythos creatures I think of partially unreadable shapes hidden in shadows, scarred ozing flesh, fur, carapace. 
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
A valid point if my aim was to draw one of Lovecrafts creatures. :) While I read some of his books, I never felt like drawing his version. Blurring and messy lines as well as colours can be a great tool, but not something I greatly enjoy to do. So, I think I'll stick to my quantum physics nightmares here. :D Where one of the most exact sciences just fucks with common sense. :D
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artikid Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
I stand corrected. Keep on being awesome!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Nah, your point IS a good one. :D And made me think I might just try that non the less, just to see how it goes. :D Though I fear the monsters I would draw in that case would still not be very Lovecraftian: I was never able to understand the monster design based on the descriptions in his books. :'D
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PeanutSpring3 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this based on one of the creatures in the Cthulhu mythos? I believe I've read of something of one of the "Old Gods"
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
I think you mean Old Ones or Great Old Ones. :) And no, I don't really try to draw those, mostly because I don't think it's possible to draw a creature that drives you insane when looking at it. :D
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PeanutSpring3 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anyways, it's another incredible piece. Keep it up!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
Close enough btw: The Old Ones ARE basically old gods, so... Details. d:
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LeoDragonsWorks Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
all those eyes... their yellow give a nice contrast with the dark background, this illustration really pop out of the paper!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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dVicko Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woah... :O :O :O
This looks great! :D 
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Unknow0059 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Who do you think is best qualified to criticize an artwork? I've been thinking about this recently.

I imagine it'd be another artist.

What the hell is some unskilled shmuck gonna say that's useful to someone who's way skilled than they could ever hope to be?
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Anybody, I'd say.

Just as we all can taste food and know it's too salty or too bland, we can look at art and have our own opinions on it. :) Critiques are often personal views and I don't think anybody should fear to hold back with them, as long as they don't aim to hurt others with it.

In the end, if I consider the critique valid for myself and as something I will consider in the future, is my decision. After all, critiques are not an order for the artist to change, it's more like... giving the artist some handholds to grow in a certain direction: If they don't like the direction, they can just choose not to climb that way.

A bit of a personal input: I always read critiques but never reply in the first 24 hours. I need that time to think it through, consider the points of someone else. It's not rare that I read something and I don't feel like the other person is right, sometimes I even feel angry or annoyed, because they poked at something I'm especially proud of. But after a few hours, and after my head cleared up again, I can consider their points of views and decide for myself if they are right or not. This alone helped me to understand a lot of my own flaws in art. :D
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Unknow0059 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I see...
That's really reassuring. Thanks a lot.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem. :D Just my humble opinion though, feel free to disagree. :D
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TomboyJessie13 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 16, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude that looks freaky, looks like something out of H.P. Lovecraft's works.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D Not what I aimed for, but still a nice compliment. x3
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TomboyJessie13 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome, and I guess it must be the eyes and tentacles that got me thinking of his works. 
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FracturedPerception Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are all your works watercolours or do you use colour pencils too?

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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Not in this one. I had planned to add some colour pencil details, but didn't in the end. Here it's mostly markers and watercolours. ^^ But normally I love to use colour pencils for smaller details or texture.
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FracturedPerception Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lulz. You had me confused, dude! I was starting to have an existential crises.

Thanks for clearing that up for me!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Over art supplies? XD But glad to have helped! XD
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FracturedPerception Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Art supplies can have a profound affect on a person. xD. You have no idea! xD.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
I mostly get affected by them when I'm at the store, see some nice thingy I want and know what I should get, because I need replacements. XD And I can't have both. That's.. the moment art supplies freak me out. XD
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LivelyZygote Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2019   General Artist
Not sure what I'm seeing but it's wonderful.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! X3
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Stroopis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2019
thousand eyed god knows all and sees all.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
A bit like Santa. :D
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spacewolflord Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2019
Why do I have a feeling that Schrodinger's cat experiment might not work the say way in those lands...
Thank you for sharing this alien god.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
The joke about Schrödinger's Cat? It can be pretty much anything as long as you don't open the box and check. d: And thanks for the compliment!
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spacewolflord Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Well if you are a God that can see everything it doesn't have to open the box to see what is inside.
You are welcome.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Depends on the definition of almighty. :D Which brings us to the typical philosophical question: Can god create a rock that is so heavy, god can't lift said rock by himself anymore?

But besides that, any 4 dimentional being could easily see what's in a 3D box, just like we 3D-creatures see what's in a 2D-Circle without opening it up. :D
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2019
wow it look really amaznig :)
 I really love the whole idea :clap:
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Nortstar Featured By Owner 3 days ago
You are welcome :hug:
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veryartea Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Oh wow! This is incredible!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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huntergirlart Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It' like of of these things you dream.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
XD Only because I share the nice things~.
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