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Lovecraft's Cthulhu - Small Version

H.P. Lovecraft made two sketches of Cthulhu for correspondents. I used these sketches as the basis for this sculpture. Original is made from Super Sculpy and copies are cast in resin. They are painted black/green with gold highlights. This smaller version, shown with my full size (as described in 'The Call of Cthulhu) is about 4 1/2 inches tall.

Copies of this sculpture are available for $35 plus shipping.  Contact me at for details.

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Thornmoon's avatar
Finally, a Cthulhu sculpture that reflects Lovecraft's original vision. Most times what you see are the "jacked", juicer versions. Nicely done!!
prtrooper's avatar
hello awesome sculpt  do you still have any small version for sale if so how much would it be .
rayhartenstine's avatar
Very cool!!! Nicely done... so how much for a copy of your version of Cthulhu...???
scorpionlover42's avatar
I love Cthulu Jr. Smaller, but every last bit as detailed. This half-size version might be one that a traveling devotee such as a sailor might carry for personal observances.

As for any future projects, have you thought of doing one of Lovecraft's mole people some day?
zombiequadrille's avatar
Big Cthulhu is an older sculpt and the little guy actually has little better detail with the scales being better rendered. A friend is currently working on a little pocket ivory scrimshaw Cthulhu that would make a totem for a sailor. I hope she finishes it soon. Not sure of the HPL mole people you mention, but I certainly liked the old 'Mole People' movie.
scorpionlover42's avatar
The mole folk are in the story "The Lurking Fear," a favorite of mine. I don't want to give anything away if you haven't read that one, but it's a good read.
And I agree, a little pocket scrimshaw Cthulu would be a good sailor's totem. I hope your friend posts a picture of her work. It sounds interesting.
zombiequadrille's avatar
Oh yeah, I remember. HPL did describe the burrowings of the Martense abominations as molehills. They might be fun to have a go at sometime. I'll keep 'em in mind. Thanks.
zombiequadrille's avatar
Thanks. Otherworldly, but still with enough of the worldly for us to have a sense of identity with it. I probably won't be bothering with a Azathoth sculpt.
nekoheehee's avatar
I really love this. I've seen other takes on Cthulhu idols based on these drawings, but these really give an otherworldly feel. Which is how I think it should be :)
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