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Deep One Hybrid Skull Evolution II (with outlines) by vonmeer Deep One Hybrid Skull Evolution II (with outlines) by vonmeer
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...

Additionally I completed what a deep-one based off this skull would look like. I also added silhouettes showing the slower transformations.

Again, it's a reference for anyone to use as a baseline if desired, mostly specific to the company I'm starting.
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grazatt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Have you thought of doing one for humans that turn into ghouls?
TheCryingOrc Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow this is awsome!
AemnAnsMaequia Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
AnneHijme Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I like this portrayal though, I thought that they would transform between ages of 20-60 and it would be gradual as in a few years-10 or less (but admittedly I've only played games and heard about them-never actually read the stories). So one wouldn't know till it well happened.

This way would be a much more interesting though more obvious that it will be. So, great job, the skulls are awesome
meroth Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great stuff! I depicted the transformation as well a while ago, but skullwise yours is more detailed.
Mistgod Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. :D
joepfish Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Well done.
keren-or Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great.
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Now there is an original idea for a manip, excellent idea!
electreel Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
This is excellent!
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