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Illustration of a "Deep One" for my Lovecraft bestiary.

"I think their predominant color was a greyish-green, though they had white bellies. They were mostly shiny and slippery, but the ridges of their backs were scaly. Their forms vaguely suggested the anthropoid, while their heads were the heads of fish, with prodigious bulging eyes that never closed. At the sides of their necks were palpitating gills, and their long paws were webbed. They hopped irregularly, sometimes on two legs and sometimes on four. I was somehow glad that they had no more than four limbs. Their croaking, baying voices, clearly used for articulate speech, held all the dark shades of expression which their staring faces lacked ... They were the blasphemous fish-frogs of the nameless design - living and horrible."

H.P. Lovecraft, The Shadow Over Innsmouth


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:iconpookiesaurus4:
pookiesaurus4 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018
Away fron me!
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:iconpookiesaurus4:
pookiesaurus4 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018
Beast!
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KennyWondershit911 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Somewhere In Chernobly 
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:iconhardwing:
Hardwing Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
Fantastic!
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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The narrator finds, in a sort of epilogue, after he alerts the authorities and they deal with the Innsmouth people, that he is also a Deep One, and his face begins to - change.

He knew of an uncle who shot himself and so died a human, but for most, as the Change progresses, they - welcome it !
Farewell to sanity & humanity ! Hello, cannibalism !
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Frogamania Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Astonishing!
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:iconelzahir1989:
ElZahir1989 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Amazing!
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have the best interpretation of a Deep One I've ever seen. I think the amazing thing is how natural the combination of frog, fish, and man looks. I'm blown away.
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbrian-oconnell:
Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome! AAAnd you're out of hiatus! :D
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A-Miner-Problem Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Few people can pull off the fish/frog/man combination like what you just did, I am impressed.
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:iconbentopel:
BENTOPEL Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Amazing. You have captured the creatures from A shadow over innsmouth in there entirety!
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:iconpaulbaack:
PaulBaack Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the best representations of this race that I've ever seen. Congratulations on an absolutely terrific job!
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent!!!!
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icenm Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
nice
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KnightofSpades Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I really like the underwater feel in this one and the more alien rather than fish like design works very well. Excellent job.
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kakobrutus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Featured in [link]
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Dark911evil Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ohh it looks just like the frog in the biology class, sry i killed you last time :P
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:iconthe-blound:
The-Blound Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Kick bastard monster! congrats ;)
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Lepisto87 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!
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:iconchaoskampf:
Chaoskampf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful
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Roberts-The-Vile Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Best deep one I've seen in a very *very* long time on DA.
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brentcherry Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's an AWESOME Deep One! Almost identical to what I imagined and drew in my gallery! :love:
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OnlyKazisvet Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Do you plan to draw Lord Dagon or Mother Hydra? Because this Deep One is absolutely perfect :)
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Meg-James Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'd say you matched the description pretty well. @_@ Definitely looks like a scary blasphemous fish-frog to me! I wouldn't wanna get near that thing. XD

Great work!
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Bombadere Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's unique. More lizard than fish.
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silkithoughts Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
First a gug, now a glug (as in "Glug, glug..."). Your incredible attention to fleshing out HPL's words would please him. And we would have had photos of him, gasp, SMILING!
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truewill Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work!
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Zegaroth Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cool, I sort of want to shake hands with it.
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reckage668 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
great work, my only comment of critique is that the text seems to describe a more amphibian or fish skin, while the skin you gave this deep one seems more desert lizard. either way, looks better than i can produce.
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Subtle yet quite effective! I like the gesture of it looking upwards, as it makes me think of someone overhead perhaps swimming or boating- completely unaware of what looms below. The soft and muted tones helps give it the murky silty underwater feel.
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ilTassista Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
good concept!
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Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Cool!
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:iconmonstrositiesnz:
MonstrositiesNZ Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nice work - one of the best Deep Ones I've seen!
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nohappiness Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool!!
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