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Cthulhu
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:iconbrian-oconnell:
Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
CREEEEEEEEEEEEEPY.
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:icondragonjek:
Dragonjek Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've not seen a Cthulhu like this before.  I approve.
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:iconarchina-demonette:
Archina-Demonette Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I second this!
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:iconlarghoul:
Larghoul Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Very interesting look!
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:iconsuprem0:
suprem0 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Calls images of Songbird of Bioshock Infinite. A fantastically unique take, awesome work.
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:iconreberclark:
reberclark Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
This is a very original vision of Cthulhu and set in the 1700s?! VERY COOL. I love this. Great work.
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:iconfiend-upon-my-back:
fiend-upon-my-back Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)

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have a nice day!
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:iconfiend-upon-my-back:
fiend-upon-my-back Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cthanku :)
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:icongrandguignolbudapest:
:)
you're welcthulm!
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:iconlee-sherman:
Lee-Sherman Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
I forgot, I was going to ask about the strange cluster of pixels near the bottom left.  Is that some part of the wave, or something that's not supposed to be there?
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:iconfiend-upon-my-back:
fiend-upon-my-back Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Artistic flair my friend . Thats my excuse. Keep it loose. Keep it loose. 

I haven't got a clue what it is hehe
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:iconlee-sherman:
Lee-Sherman Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
This is one of the best depictions of Cthulhu I've ever seen, both in design and execution.  It looks recognizable as Cthulhu yet also very different from the standard form.  It looks like something you'd see in Blue Planet.  The transparent tentacles are a nice touch.  The sepia-tone is an odd choice for a composition like this, but it adds to the eerie atmosphere.  This might sound strange, but one of the things that impresses me most is the ship.  It's very detailed and lit in a lifelike manner.  When I first saw this, I though you had taken the ship and possibly the waves from a stock photo and shopped on the rest, but it looks like you painted every single element from scratch.  This realism really adds to the impact of the painting.
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:iconfiend-upon-my-back:
fiend-upon-my-back Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cthanks. The ship is taken from a photo. But nothing remains of it. It was just a low res image i found on google. It wasn't  terribly detailed. I just used it to get the angles of the masts and painted everything over it. It was a handy reference. The painting actually started with a 1920s steam yacht like the one in the book but at the last minute i decided on an earlier vessel to be a bit different . The waves are just made up from imagination. I didn't use any reference for them so it keeps them a little nightmarish and oily. 
Cthulhu is real though. :) getting him to pose is a problem I can tell you..
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SurrealGrotesque77 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Artist
Hi. I run a magazine called Surreal Grotesque and for October we are doing a tribute to Lovecraft issue. I love your art and I was wondering if you would let us use some of your pictures for that issue. All credit would remain with you and I could run a small bio. You can see the magazine here: www.surrealgrotesque.com. We are legit and also have a book on Amazon called: Aliens, Sex and Sociopaths. Unfortunately I can’t pay for art right now, all I can offer is exposure, we do have over 1000 fans on Facebook. Thank you for your time. Let me know what you think or email me at Surrealgrotesque77@hotmail.com.

I am doing a Lovecraft creature specific gallery with creatures like Cthulhu, Dagon, etc. 
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:iconfiend-upon-my-back:
fiend-upon-my-back Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hiya. Thanks for the compliment. that would be cool. Just use whatever pictures you like. We need to make the public aware of the horrors lurking on the threshold. :)
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TxArtist1974 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!! Can I order this as a print?
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GrafGunther Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Great f*cking job!
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MuttMix Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Epic!
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:iconmanaista:
manaista Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Intense!! :wow:
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drac2000 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
cool deatils
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Cosmic-Brainfart Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Monstrously good!
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:icontat2pooch:
tat2pooch Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this is amazing!
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love the worm like look youve gone with.
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Heroesinthedark Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Hi. Join my lovecraft charity sketch anthology!
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cyrus-crashtest Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
damn cool.

DAMN cool!
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:iconfiend-upon-my-back:
fiend-upon-my-back Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanku
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dark-precipice Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*meep* This is probably one of the scariest paintings of Cthulhu I've ever seen!!
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fiend-upon-my-back Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cthulhu cthanks u . I had to hide behind the sofa while painting it. :happybounce:
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dark-precipice Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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BrittaM Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Disturbing! One of the most alien depictions I've seen, and it works well. I wonder what the rest of him would look like?
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:iconfiend-upon-my-back:
fiend-upon-my-back Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks. The rest of him is too awful to contemplate. It'll turn me Gibbous
:happybounce:
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ilTassista Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
great art!
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:iconfiend-upon-my-back:
fiend-upon-my-back Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank u
:happybounce:
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tokkamak Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Amazing piece!
For all I've seen, this is the first image of Cthulhu that does not resemble dr.Zoidberg:)) And frankly, I like your version more.
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fiend-upon-my-back Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
CThanku. :happybounce::happybounce:
I try to make Him as alien as possible yet still be recognisable as Cthulhu. This is just one of His many shapes
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