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C'thulhu Triumphant by virgiliArt C'thulhu Triumphant by virgiliArt
Around two years ago I drew C'thulhu in space. I used my typical casual cartoony style.



Reviews were... mixed. A lot of folks took issue with a flabby, humanoid C'thulhu and said it simply wasn't creepy enough. After all, people are supposed to go mad just looking at the beast, right?

Well message received, Lovecraftians. I hope this is more like how you've envisioned the cosmic horror from beyond the stars and beneath the waves.

See me drawing the piece in this time-lapse video: [link]
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WegaBlueSun Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Aaaaactually, Lovecraft describes Cthulhu as having a pulpy head and a flabby physique. He's not supposed to be ripped and musclebound with (gasp) great washboard abs. Lovecraft's own sketch showed the Great Old One as positively obese, squatting on his pedestal ...

Alright, so I get that this is an interpretation in response to viewer's complaints, but ...

While I like your new version of C. it has too much of the recent trend to give him a vaguely insectoid appearance - a hard, brittle exo skeleton like Giger's Alien. These "new" Cthulhus always make me wonder if they rattle when they walk ...
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Saurophagus Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Kind of reminds me of Hermaeus Mora from Skyrim.
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ChrisPendergraft Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
great work!
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CaptainLillard Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Artist
coool
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Blackdeath5s5 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
like a boss.
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JovianJ Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
I love all the eyes! That's something not seen, at least often.
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manaista Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic work!!!
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SXGodzilla Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cthulhu is triumphant!!! He's finally been able to sell that old couch of his on Craigslist!!!

awesome work.
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Awesomeness...
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bvanhorn Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Whoa.

This one is DEFINITELY better. This thing is freaking psychotic looking and REALLY creepy.

Well done! I love this.
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keren-or Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like both versions, actually, but this one is definitely more terrifying.
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Bombadere Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I hope you're happy. Now I've gone mad by beholding Cthulhu.
Seriously, though, this is an awesome Cthulhu.
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ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Writer
Horrible! This must not be! I cannot erase it from my mind! This terrible thing will haunt my nightmares for the rest of my pitiful days!

...so good job
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Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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Dragoonfliy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OOOOOOOOOOOOH.

A great take on Cthulhu, so much more chaotic than how he's typically portrayed.
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Da-Microphone-Fiend Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
CHINGÓN!
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virgiliArt Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Gracias!
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Avnas-Ishtaroth Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student Writer
NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE

I can HEAR this picture. It's not a nice noise.

But it is a nice picture.
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virgiliArt Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's the first time anyone could ever hear my artwork... besides me, of course!
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Ruler101 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
I like both, but this is better done.
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virgiliArt Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I know I've become much more comfortable using digital techniques as opposed to drawing longhand and scanning it in. Two years' time has a big impact it seems.
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Ruler101 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
I'm not very good at art myself, but I prefer drawing normal. I can't keep my hands steady enough for digital work. =)
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FetishDrawer Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, there is no comparison! It's amazing how an artist can grow up in just two years. 10+
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Urazel Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
garglesfigy zagnub yaghshni *more incoherent gurgling noises and a sound a bit like "pehtuwee"*

{Translation}
"Truly an image befitting it's majesty, the putrid flesh, crimson eyes and flailing tentacles really brings out the old boy's charm, now excuse me whilst I finish brushing my teeth."
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starfalljewelry Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
SPAAAACCCEEEE!!!
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virgiliArt Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cool it... space cops.
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