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Dread Cthulhu by AbigailLarson Dread Cthulhu by AbigailLarson
It was bound to happen eventually! I couldn't bring myself to attempt a representation of the complete horror and atrocity that encompasses the great Cthulhu's full being, so here's a bit of his head.

I also considered marking this as "mature content," because gazing upon his awfulness is supposed to induce instant insanity, but I'll risk it.

I made this as part of a series of Lovecraftian prints that will be given out as prizes for the Kickstarter project, "Call Girl of Cthulhu," an (obvious) parody of the charming short story, "Call of Cthulhu" by H. P. Lovecraft in the form of a bawdy horror film. It sounds hysterical, so if you're interested in helping them out, go throw a dollar at them! [link]

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:iconskylimit8:
SkyLimit8 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
love all your drawings!!! D:
amazing!!
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EO88 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
the colors!!! :D
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beastvamp Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh Cthulhu I loves you. ^.^
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:iconvonmeer:
vonmeer Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Art Nouveau Cthulhu, hell yeah. Very 1920's...very cool and period.
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aPrettyMystery Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Took me a moment to realize that was his eye, but now that I can see it--truly terrifying! Wonderful :D
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Total-Syzygy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Little known fact: that crazy impossible language Cthulhu speaks is actually just Welsh.
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Ryzie42 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes yes yes good yes

The kickstarter looks pretty interesting too!
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Kyotita Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
HAH great picture and very creepy looking....just read this book fully lol.

my fellow Cthulhu fan... Kaiju Combat (a PC game being made by the team that brought the world Godzilla:Destroy all Monsters Melee, Godzilla:Save The Earth, Rampage Total Destruction, and Godzilla unleashed) is a new giant monster fighting game the team is trying to get funded on kickstarter in October. We just need folks to sign up on the forums and give your input. This game is using a voting system to get various monsters into the game (Cthulhu is a major one being voted on right now and will be in game if we get enough votes for him on his poll according to the creators of the game) and we need forum members to vote and give feedback so we can make this game the best it can be!
[link]
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cass1848 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   Writer
hahaha, h.p. lovecraft. just started my education on his writing. i have so much i need to catch up on! good choice, creepily awesome and amazing, as always.
~hillary
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bobshmit13 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Writer
His eye looks sad to me. Like he just wants to be with his kind again.
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:iconwatercorey:
WaterCorey Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice adaptation of the incomprehensible horror that is Cthulhu.
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:iconunknowntodeathnorlif:
UnknownToDeathNorLif Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
This reminds me of Slenderman for some reason... :) With your awesome style, you should draw him!
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KorNaXon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
O__O Brilliant! I find it disturbing like no tomorrow. However, masterpiece!
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arsenicyanide Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Who doesn't love Cthulhu! I love your style, it lends very well to the dark and Macabre.
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcthulhuplz: Oh, my, yes!!!!!!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
The ultimate tentacled beast! I love how he is reaching out beyond the frame! :w00t:
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monochromatic13 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For a moment, I blacked out. I felt possessed to throw my laptop out the window.. before I actually let go, I realized that doing so would be insane.. then I read the description.. haha

This is very nice. I enjoy that it is just "a bit of his head."
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha! Yeah, that'll happen ^_^
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:iconmonochromatic13:
monochromatic13 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha ^-^
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Miguel2010 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
The Great Guy himself...
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EarlofChutney Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome! Funny, I was just reading the Call of Cthulhu.
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Starkpretty Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
YEAH!

Ia, Ia, Cthulu ftagn!

And really beautiful work, those tentacles look like they could just jump off the page and snare you!! :D
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UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nirvana: oh noes, I am going insane now :nirvana:
:nirvana::fear::fear::fear::fear::fear::fear::fear::fear::fear::nirvana:
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MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Writer
This....beautiful.
Have you seen the trailer for Secret World trailer? There's Cthulhu there too, along with a plethora of other dark dearies. You may like it ;)
[link]
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh. My. God. That was an awesome trailer. I don't play video games, but what a fantastic idea! My main problem with stories like man vs. monster, is that I never want to fight the monsters because they're so cool!
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MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Writer
*laugh* It IS awesome! I do play videogames, so I'm waiting on edge to get this.

*laugh* This is true, a lot of the monsters are really interesting! A friend of mine got me into looking more into monsters and mythos and it's really fascinating.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Pretty awesome!
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heidinanookie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
AAAH!! My eyes, MY EYES!!
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chadlindall Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Too cool! Great work!
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Nestharon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012   Writer
You should illustrate Lovecraft books. Amazing style and it would fit quite good. Thanks for sharing.
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haihailittlebunny Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
This looks awesome. Cthullu and your style seem made for each other.
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Kel-art Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome work!
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VincentJAlcarese Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice Abigail!! These are my buddies you are helping!! Yay, I was a second camera man on their previous horror film "Witch's Brew" these guys are so cool and super nice!! It's really neat you are helping with their campaign, rock on, and keep up the great work!!!
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That freakin' rocks! I love their work, and they're great to work with. I hope they'll get the support they need with this new film. Great to meet you!
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VincentJAlcarese Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, those guys are great, the movie was a lot of fun, super gory but light hearted, I just signed up on here but I've been your friend on Facebook for a while too, your art is amazing and you have a great style, keep up the awesomeness!!
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Rock on! I hope you like it here :)
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Some1Silly Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
tentacles!
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Toxicbob2000 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Good call on the half-depiction . . . full shots of Cthulhu tend to just be awkward or cute instead of spooky. :D
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P1NR1GHT Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
D'aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw so cute
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HangmansFable Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
I want this.... Ill text you soon
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CarCrashCentral Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lovecraft is a rich source for illustration- I love your interpretation!
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angellical Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student
This is so lovely! I really like the colors you used here.
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Leokill Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Mwahaha! Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn. :evillaugh:

Lol, wicked work. Your style fits with the mythos very well. Can't wait to see more. *v*
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