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Cthulhu and the ninth wave by fantasio Cthulhu and the ninth wave by fantasio

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Explanation below: please read !!

The landscape is originally a painting from Ivan Aivazovsky
The Landscape is partially altered and repainted digitally to match the overpainted Cthulhu.

The landscape work is in Public Domain since it is from 1850.
What does that mean? fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/…

The idea was to regain back some fun with the series by painting mythological creatures instead of pop culture phenomenons. In this case the lighting situation inspired the  appearance of Cthulhu.

Why did I do that?
Actually the intention behind this is to learn from the old masters, I don´t want to limit myself to mastercopies - but something new inspired by the old AND the new.

This is part of a study-series, called "Ancient Kaiju project" (Iron Giant is probably not a Kaiju, but it certainly fits the scheme of big things)

I like popculture, mythology and I love traditional art, so this project came naturally to me.

If you want it as a large wallpaper 2550 px wide, check out the patreon  page to download it (for free) ;)

cheers,
fant

The blog post containing all works and information:www.fantasio.info/2014/05/the-…

The deviantArt-gallery:fantasio.deviantart.com/galler…


Besides the download of the HD Wallpaper, patrons will get an exclusive peak behind the scenes with a process sheet. Unfortunately it is only partially done in procreate so I have to put together steps from Photoshop.   

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 Copyright notice and disclaimer:

   - Created by Oliver Wetter / Ars Fantasio.

    - You are welcome to share my work or repost it, but please don't claim or sell it as your own.

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:iconbajoffe:
bajoffe Featured By Owner May 8, 2018
Hi Oliver/ Ars. The art is fantastic! I'm looking for Cthulhu related art for a web series about acoustical science mysteries - specifically the bloop. Could I get permission to use your image? If so, I'd love to get a signed materials release from you - so please let me know where I could send that. Thanks!
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:iconmonkey1969:
monkey1969 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018
reminds me of the artwork for Stranger Things Season 2 :)
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:iconmitras123:
mitras123 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018
H.P. Lovecraft is a genius with his books.
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:iconmylaar:
mylaar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that is amazing work a master of light and dark you are!!
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:iconsocqa:
SocQA Featured By Owner Edited Mar 17, 2018
Awesome work, Cthulhu fits perfectly in the scenery, I feel sorry for the shipwrecked people xD so well done, great job :)
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:iconjuanjosexd:
Juanjosexd Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Student Digital Artist
WOW!!
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:iconk58mxp4:
k58mXP4 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
Awesome piece
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:iconweixiaoli:
WeiXiaoli Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018
How stunnings, I love Lovecraft books and this is wonderful
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:iconpperelman:
pperelman Featured By Owner Edited Feb 1, 2018
My G-ma had a reproduction of ninth wave on her bedroom wall, it was about 6x9 feet size in an ornamental wooden frame!
To this day seeing that painting brings flood of memories and emotions. 
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:iconalick87:
Alick87 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Потрясающе!
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:icondevilracer41:
DevilRacer41 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
That artworks looks so cool that it should belong in an art gallery :). It should be no surprise that I love the crap out of Cthulhu.
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:iconyokuvika:
Yokuvika Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Our lord and savior, Cthulhu.
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:iconluismipro465:
LuismiPro465 Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cthulhu will awake, some day, and he'll get his planet domination back.
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:iconkampy:
Kampy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
Wow, thats amazing!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconlostpapers:
lostpapers Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
Nice explanation! I wouldn't have noticed that if you did not revealed the origin of the painting.

Moreover you may be proud as you goal is nicely achieve. The mix is perfect and Cthulhu is just awesomaly drawn.
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much, glad you think so!
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:icondigifuzzy:
digifuzzy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
Wonderful work! Funny - the original Ancient Kaiju is on my desktop right now. Damn...so many choices...
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you ;)
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:iconpapertoon:
papertoon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
monumental work
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much!
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
My Pleasure (1) by daniya-ART
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:iconfunkyalienlovers:
funkyalienlovers Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconcelestiathemad:
CelestiaTheMad Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
Fruughaf yvwqq hfruuh
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
fhtagn?
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:iconporcupinepotato:
PorcupinePotato Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Look more like a Kraken to me xD
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yepp, Kraken with wings ;)
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:iconthe200collector:
The200Collector Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
what an amazing monster ! :O
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
This is excellent! Chtulhu looks so intimidating!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot Hera!
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
Welcome!
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:iconsarrit:
Sarrit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
Very well executed, brilliant!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:icondrsane1984:
DrSane1984 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
This is....amazing! Truly great, I love it! I am using it as a wallpaper!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot, glad you like!
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:icondrsane1984:
DrSane1984 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
:)
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:iconlaundre:
laundre Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
That looks awesome!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:icondragontamer272:
dragontamer272 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen something like that, with different wings and not in water over in the Nintendo DS Castlevania games, some of my favorite games.

Great piece.
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, didn´t knew Cthulhu was inhabitating Castlevania ;) Just kidding - any similarity is coincidence :nod:
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:iconbimmers:
Bimmers Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This work is incredible! Amazing!
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconbimmers:
Bimmers Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing! :)
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:iconmothepro:
mothepro Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely intense and Vivid!!
This gives me goosebumps!! (In a good way!)
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, appreciated!
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:iconmothepro:
mothepro Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so welcome!! Keep it up!
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Gilgamesh-Art Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Amazing Work ❤  😍
Cool by Gilgamesh-Art-IQ
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