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Cthulhu by Obrotowy Cthulhu by Obrotowy
My new Cthulhu piece. Used as a cover for a new "Night Shade Books' "- "Book of Cthulhu"
More details here - [link]
I hope you like it...

Hail mr jellyhead.

Work - about 6 hours

la mayyitan ma qadirun yatabaqa sarmadi
fa itha yaji ash-shuthath al-mautu gad yantahi

:iconcthulhuplz: :iconsaysplz: Excuse me, how can i get to New York?
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bajoffe Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  New Deviant
Hi Obrotowy. 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!


Naffrena Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018
I love this piece of art. I have just a question: I want to buy this illustration via the print's option of DeviantART one day (I don't know yet when I will), but I don't want to buy it with the logo DeviantART on it, because it ruins your beautiful art. If I buy it, will the logo vanish?
Obrotowy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
That seems reasonable.
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
great picture!!
CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Professional General Artist
Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner May 25, 2016
.......could I get a large fry mister elder God, sir? (Great use of lighting.)
EejayMuise Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply awesome!
MokMike Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
I love how this captures the scope and terror of Cthulhu, and how he rises from the mist/fog. 
Necronomosorus Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like your art style :)
Ionospore Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You should do a speed video.
MonsterHausHorror Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014

Great work! I'll be featuring this piece today across my platforms.
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Kage2k4 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Love it!
Daardain Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Your Hand Is Truly A Gift To This World, As Shown By This Wonderful Rendition Of Cthulhu.
VitaliyNepomyaschikh Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
reactionist Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is incredible. 
Just a mindblowing rendition of Cthulhu...

hardcorecannibal744 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Frickin' glorious. I am in love with this  <3
panictool Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
BFG8800GTX Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It came from the bermuda triangle. awesome!
TheTargFairy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wicked awesome...
GrandGuignolBudapest Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
You are featured here:
Have a nice day!
GrandGuignolBudapest Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn!
amazing work. respect!
corona-smoke Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Why do people always portray Cthulhu as gigantic . In the story the trap door on R'lyeh that they let him out of is small enough for eight men to open
agwoodliffe Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
I thought it literally tore out of the ground when it heard them
Mcderpgamer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I Remember There Being Beings That Looked Exactly Like Cthulhu But Smaller =/
Vinyl-5cratch Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Amazing :>
02Danieru Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wonderful work! I realy love it :D
MI-GO-RE Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
LovecraftandCats Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Wow awesome :)
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ertrov Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Writer
Love the art, love the book.
Obrotowy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks ;]
ulriksen Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i can feel my sanity slowly dripping out my ears. good work.
FaethorFerenczy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Bym go zobaczył to bym się chyba posrał ze strachu ;P
DrZafi8v Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I love the lighting, great job. :)
IronRapture Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Love it, please remove the logo, ruins it. But I do have to wonder how that ship is supposed to ram him if he's that damn big! :O lol
Szpaj Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Piękne :D
platinumlance Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
1This is one of the best Cthulhu works I've seen. Great job!
SharazDestler Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
'Fro-Thulu FTW!
thedeathtoxic Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I love your version of Cthulhu. I had never seen a Cthulhu that looked this ancient and alieny, by far the best conceptual art of an H.P. Lovecraft monster I have ever seen.
Greetings from Mexico, keep up the good work brother.
Rivenis Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great illustration. Love the textures and sense of scale. That ugly watermark is really distracting though.
RobDulga Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Boooo! Take the DA logo off! It ruins the art!
stitchspike26 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Very nice, I've studied a lot of octopus and you got the transparency and viscosity of the flesh just right. There is a great exhibit in the Natural History Museum at Harvard right now where they have hand crafted glass models of octopi you'd love!
XionCobalt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I absolutely love how it has a rubbery/fleshy appearance--not to mention those crazy eyes--which gives our Great Lord Cthulu a truly alien appearance. Beautiful lighting as well. Amazing piece!
Bela73 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Scary Ship Ride..
Yggi11 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
WOW, that is truly ominous.
Ionospore Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
definitely one of your best. wonderful textures, color, lighting. it all works!
PestilentAngel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
I saw the cover to this book and just had to find the original piece! Spectacular job- one of the best Cthulhu pieces I've ever seen! :D
laeour Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
This is magnificent!

I love how the light of the setting(?) sun shows through the various holes in his wings, and just how everything blends together nicely!

Well done!
DaveGrasso Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love this! Really great render of the Outer God.
Kyotita Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
I just got done reading this book for the first time and it was very interesting (gotta love the mad ship crew and their explaining about what they saw in Ryleh). Love your coloring here (if its one thing i've noticed with cthulhu fans they all know how to make use of the colors to set the scene @_@). This picture is very powerful and intimidating and captures the scene very well!

I want to bring something up!
obviously you are a fan of Cthulhu and I am too....well Kaiju Combat (a game being made by the team that brought the world Godzilla:Destroy all Monsters Melee, Godzilla:Save The Earth, Rampage Total Destruction, and Godzilla unleashed)is a new giant monster fighting game the team is trying to get funded on kickstarter in October and guess what...Cthulhu has a chance to get into the game as a player character! we just need folks to sign up on the forums and vote for him enough (if the poll does well the creator has agreed to include him).[link]
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