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Dream Octopoid Creature

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This stop-motion puppet is based on this design by KingOvRats:
kingovrats.deviantart.com/art/…
It was built for a proposed film project adapting H P Lovecraft's "The Dreams In the Witch House", but at this point the project seems to be resting. This creature is briefly mentioned in one of the many delirious dreams suffered by the story's protagonist, Walter Gillman. The background is composed of drawings by Ernst Haeckel from his "Art Forms In Nature."

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VexOdiumStudent Writer
Puppets? Check
Lovecraftian Inspiration? Check
Vaguely Aquatic in Nature? Check

I really love this. Especially the texture work! It's very high in detail and sells the realism. It's slouched forward posture with clear round orbs for eyes give it an almost docile appearance but it's juxtaposed with its elongated snout that seems clearly used for sawing and impaling. Definitely Watching you and favoriting this. I'm a sucker for puppets, Lovecraft, and stop motion. 
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LoneanimatorHobbyist Filmographer
Thank you! I put a lot of effort into the textures, so my puppets will look as organic as possible. If you're really interested in my stop-mo work, please follow me on YouTube as well:
www.youtube.com/user/bluworm
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VexOdiumStudent Writer
Way of ahead of you. Just subbed 10 minutes ago. Ha ha. 
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Thanks! :D
Zeonista's avatar
Great Lovecraftian beastie. :) 
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Thanks! :D
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Awesome! and very Lovecraftian. 
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LoneanimatorHobbyist Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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It's a really well-done sculpture. Sort of a cross between the Kraken and a vulture. :) (Smile) 
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LoneanimatorHobbyist Filmographer
Thanks! It's quite weird, isn't it? :) KingOvRats has a formidable imagination.
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Chamjari General Artist
Wow. Really nice sculpt and color. I major dig this. Is it flexible? I know thermoplastic is usually rigid. Also, what is the eye made of? And also, also why don't they sell stuff like this in toy stores?
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LoneanimatorHobbyist Filmographer
Yes, it's very flexible. The theroplastic holds the aluminum wires together, and works the same way the bones in a skeleton works, creating joints between rigid areas. It makes the joints in the puppet armature bend better and very precisely. The eye is a plastic button bought in a sweing supply shop.
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I would hate to find this guy at night in a dead end.  Fear 
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LoneanimatorHobbyist Filmographer
How about floating about in your bedroom? :o (Eek) 
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KarbunklHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Som alltid, bra jobbat!
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LoneanimatorHobbyist Filmographer
Tackar, tackar :)
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KernaaliTanuliProfessional Digital Artist
Love your puppet works, so awesome.
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LoneanimatorHobbyist Filmographer
Thanks! :D
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DevinMorseHobbyist Traditional Artist
TFW one of your favorite DA artists pays homage to another of your favorite DA artists... Anyhow, I'd love to see Dreams in the Witch-House, complete with the Black Man in all his hooved glory.
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LoneanimatorHobbyist Filmographer
I'm sure there'll be a fan film showing everything from the story eventually. I never saw the "Masters of Horror" adap by Stuart Gordon, so I don't know how close that one came.
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DevinMorseHobbyist Traditional Artist
It was a serviceable yet underwhelming adaptation. The Black Man was omitted outright and Brown Jenkin was more comical than creepy.
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LoneanimatorHobbyist Filmographer
Hmmm.. Not a definitive adaptation by any means, then. Still, I should give it a look sometime.
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dangochaoStudent General Artist
oh you make stop motion puppets?
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