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Cthulhuesque 3

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New version. I added different textures and altered the shadows and highlights.

I used my traditional pen skills (ie. stippling and strokes) with the use of my Wacom tablet and Photoshop.

Thanks to :iconfrozenstarro: and :iconzombiestock: for the use of their excellent texture stock.
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Cthulhu is a fictional cosmic entity created by horror author H. P. Lovecraft in 1926. The first appearance of the entity was in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu" published in Weird Tales in 1928.

Cthulhu is one of the central Great Old Ones of the Lovecraft Mythos. It is often cited for the extreme descriptions given of its hideous appearance, its gargantuan size, and the abject terror that it evokes. Cthulhu is often referred to in science fiction and fantasy circles as a tongue-in-cheek shorthand for extreme horror or evil.

After its first appearance in "The Call of Cthulhu", Cthulhu makes a few minor appearances in other Lovecraft stories. August Derleth, a correspondent of Lovecraft's, used the creature's name to identify the system of lore employed by Lovecraft and his literary successors, the Cthulhu Mythos.
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IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
3001x2142px 1.33 MB
Make
Sony Ericsson
Model
K800i
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Aperture
F/2.8
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Aug 24, 2008, 9:53:33 AM
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EdmondDantesProfessional Interface Designer
Evolution well demonstrated, my good man.
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muzskiHobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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Hi there. Just stumbled upon your gallery looking for new Cthulhu pics. I ran into this incantation first and thought the title was a take on Dangeresque 3, a cartoon from the currently idle but consistently brilliant homestar runner website. Have you ever considered doing animation? Really enjoy your fresh take on the Lovecraftian mythos. It was way overdue. The more the better.
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Hi there. Just stumbled across your gallery looking for good Cthulhu pics. I ran into this one before its prior incantations, and assumed your title was a take on Dangeresque 3, a cartoon on the currently idle but consistently brilliant homestar runner website. Have you considered animation, or collaborating with animators? I really think what you're doing to play with the Lovecraftian mythos is quite brilliant and quite overdue. The more the better.
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muzskiHobbyist General Artist
Hi. Never heard of Homestar Runner before. Will have a wee look see.
Check my HP Lovecraft gallery -> [link] and my Lovecraft/Herge gallery -> [link]
I do not use animation right now, maybe later. Thanks.
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Cthul 2 is nice an dark, this is better tho. Still grimy but I'd have left the background a shade less light
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muzskiHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tip, but the background is space.
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