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" Then suddenly I saw it. With only a slight churning to mark its rise to the surface, the thing slid into view above the dark waters. Vast, Polyphemus-like, and loathsome, it darted like a stupendous monster of nightmares to the monolith, about which it flung its gigantic scaly arms, the while it bowed its hideous head and gave vent to certain measured sounds. I think I went mad then."

"Dagon" by H.P.Lovecraft.
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In Biblical context, Dagon is the Semitic Fish God, God of Philistines. It was represented in the combination of both man and fish. The name "Dagon" is derived from "dag" which means "fish."
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Scrathed Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh nice!
Found this a few days ago on pinterest and used it as desktop wallpaper, pretty glad I found your original source!

This is by far the most awesome dagon-depiction I've ever seen.
I absolutely love the incredibly exaggerated size, the mutation-like bulbs and bubbles on his skin, his posture, the general creature design with the gaping maw and the lack of eyes... 
Damn, I just love it, it's so intimidating and terrifying!
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Vindrea Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey that's awesome, I'm glad you like it! 
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Scrathed Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely!
*tips tophat*
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TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018
Looks great. :D
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Hardwing Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
Fantastic work!
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nightshade1208 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018
what a weird dog
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Noctis-Corvus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I read that story. This is a good representation of it! Keep it up! : )
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Teirren Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
This is jaw-droppingly good. Great work!
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bossybossninja Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*sees dragon*



oh.
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CrizzMendez Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
It´s an amazing art work! :o
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alexiaNBC Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
Hail Lord Father Dagon, consort of Mother Hydra!
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BelbaNellas Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Amazing! I love this interpretation. Lots of impact.
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Sappho-the-Khajiit Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student Writer
"Dagon" was one of the first Lovecraft stories I ever read, and this is a wonderfully unique representation of the work! The cold, wet, creepy look of the creature is perfect for what the story's narrator discovered near the monolith.
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ArtoriasFlagg Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
I'm doing a reading of Dagon and Shadow Over Innsmouth on Youtube and am looking for images to use for the background. Any chance I can throw your's into the mix?
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Vindrea Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure :) don't forget to share a link with me, I'd love to listen :)
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ArtoriasFlagg Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Here's a link to the video, it all closes out on your picture. Thanks again! youtu.be/b-tAndLJ4R4
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Vindrea Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice, everything looks and sounds awesome
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bbonkey Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
:heart:!
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IrkenConfederate Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My god . . .I've just read the story . . .
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art-of-gore Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional
очень круто!
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aRobonianguy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
I Love this. I think It is one of my personal favourite pictures on deviantart now.
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Medictech3 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
love it
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Vindrea Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :heart:
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artnerdx Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this is incredible
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Vindrea Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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Christa-Kinde Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012   Writer
Frightening! This is one part staggering and one part sobering... and exquisite in its execution!
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kakobrutus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Featured in [link]
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zaccool14 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very scary dinosaur world
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martynas0147 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
;)
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martynas0147 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Is kur tokia fantazija. Super. Gali laisvai iliustruoti knygas ar kurti filmu personazus ;)))
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Kazs1492 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
It's beautiful & dark.
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Vir-Norin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOD! That is all what I can say.
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Vindrea Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :blushes:
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TheGodofPegana Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Wow this is my favourite rendition of Dagon so far! I drew it recently so I thought I'd look at what other DA artists did. I think Dagon was supposed to be human-like but who cares when the art is so compelling!
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Vindrea Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey thanks! and yeah you're right, it should be more human - like. When I was thinking how to paint Dagon, the only image I could visualize was a monster with no human aspects. So I just stayed with that idea, especially after seeing many various interpretations of Dagon :)
And I love your work! Very comic style, awesome :heart:
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pureverve Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011   Digital Artist
love it! great bit taken from lovecraft too :)
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Hoodd Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Wow, this is so stunning! I love the colors and lighting! If I'd see something like that, I'd go mad too.
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MagnumInominandum Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Vast, hideous, revolting as Dagon should be, and many Dagon's are - but the great touch in this is the suggestion that Dagon is not a malignant thing as he is often depicted, but getting Lovecraft's concept of beings 'detached' (A particularly good touch is im the eyes) HPL would, I think, be proud. First-rate stuff.
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Vindrea Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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Thriller-Theory Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Koks didelis riaugalius. ghhhrrrrraaaaa.
Kietai.
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Vindrea Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o, Ramunai! ^^ aciu labai :)
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trigueirojr Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Fantastic :D
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Vindrea Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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XRobinGoodFellowX Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow! great ligth mood on this pic!
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Vindrea Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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freeBrainwash Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Ooh, this is great, and description fits perfectly. :la:
Only upper teeth black lining slightly distracts my eye tho
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SchneeKatze09 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOw thats awesome
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icarosteel Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Wow, simply amazing!
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