Vindrea's avatar

Dagon

1K 84 28K (1 Today)
By Vindrea   |   Watch
Published: May 22, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 Vindrea
" 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.
[link]


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."
Image size
4925x2480px 5.03 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Comments84
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
Scrathed's avatar
ScrathedHobbyist 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!
Vindrea's avatar
VindreaHobbyist Digital Artist
hey that's awesome, I'm glad you like it! 
Scrathed's avatar
ScrathedHobbyist General Artist
Absolutely!
*tips tophat*
Noctis-Corvus's avatar
Noctis-CorvusHobbyist Traditional Artist
I read that story. This is a good representation of it! Keep it up! : )
Teirren's avatar
TeirrenStudent Traditional Artist
This is jaw-droppingly good. Great work!
bossybossninja's avatar
bossybossninjaHobbyist Digital Artist
*sees dragon*



oh.
CrizzMendez's avatar
It´s an amazing art work! :o
alexiaNBC's avatar
Hail Lord Father Dagon, consort of Mother Hydra!
BelbaNellas's avatar
Amazing! I love this interpretation. Lots of impact.
Sappho-the-Khajiit's avatar
Sappho-the-KhajiitStudent 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.
ArtoriasFlagg's avatar
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?
Vindrea's avatar
VindreaHobbyist Digital Artist
sure :) don't forget to share a link with me, I'd love to listen :)
ArtoriasFlagg's avatar
Here's a link to the video, it all closes out on your picture. Thanks again! youtu.be/b-tAndLJ4R4
Vindrea's avatar
VindreaHobbyist Digital Artist
nice, everything looks and sounds awesome
IrkenConfederate's avatar
IrkenConfederateHobbyist Traditional Artist
My god . . .I've just read the story . . .
art-of-gore's avatar
art-of-goreProfessional
очень круто!
aRobonianguy's avatar
I Love this. I think It is one of my personal favourite pictures on deviantart now.
Vindrea's avatar
VindreaHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :heart:
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In