Deep One Hybrid Skull Evolution
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Deep One Hybrid Skull Evolution by Vonmeer

This is a open reference for writers and artists looking for a consistent base to portray a more uniform mythos intended to be used by anyone working with my company Arkham Antiquities.

I personally find extreme cases of the "Innsmouth look" more fantasy and less horrific. The horror is in the subtle uncanny valley effect, and they could not keep this secret if they all had fish heads.

Plus at least 75%-80% are "normal humans" in Innsmouth with little deep one traits or none at all, that's why the deep-ones have a covenant with them. To breed, but they all eventually leave...the humans keep breeding with humans after all, they only must bear one hybrid and that's not anything romantic..

So my reference is for a hybrid, with heavy atavistic traits moving towards full deep-one. Some hybrids may stop in a intermediary stage and get an extreme case of the Innsmouth Look.

It's just a photo manip and redraw of a Human Skull and that of a Wolf-Eel, based on images from Skulls Unlimited. I plan on buying a skull of each for a basis to build a deep one skull someday...
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Kleinerzorn's avatar
Kleinerzorn|Hobbyist Artist
Brilliant Idea !!
i hope you dont mind that i shared your study on my Blog about Miniature Wargaming :)

kleinerzorn.wordpress.com/2014…

Thanks for the inspiration !
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Jazon19's avatar
Brilliant bit of stuff here!!! By gosh man,  I feel my sanity slipping right now!
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Mistgod|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work. I was just learning about the hybrid deep ones. It reminds me of x-files and the hybrid aliens. Shows there are themes older than modern day sci fi writers. This concept goes back a way. The deep ones are concurrent with modern humans, not a race lost in the depths of time.
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vonmeer| General Artist
Goes back to Sumeria and the Onnes (if that's how it's spelled lol).
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Mistgod|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, yeah that puts it back just a little bit in human historical literature. About the same age as the Epic of Gilgamesh! :D
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DerVulf|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good land, this is impressive.

Actually, I have a suggestion, maybe a "modified" anti-deep one Thompson Auto-Rifle firing a larger cartridge or some-such based around "elder lore" modifications and things of said-variety. (For an RP run or something)
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vonmeer| General Artist
Danke!
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