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Cthulhu Rising by jasonjuta Cthulhu Rising by jasonjuta
If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings... It represented a monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind. This thing, which seemed instinct with a fearsome and unnatural malignancy, was of a somewhat bloated corpulence..." ~ H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu"
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Given 2005-09-19
Cthulhu Rising by ~higherdepths is an awesome take on good ol' Cthulhu - be sure to check out the rest of this brand new deviant's gallery as well! ( Featured by silentkitty )
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himmel-tori Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015   Traditional Artist
I like this rendition, very original :)
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Dragonjek Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
One of the most incredible Cthulhu interpretations I've seen.  Trying to imagine something truly horrifying is so much more satisfying that just repeating the common "green guy with a tentacle head and wings" that is so often defaulted to for Cthulhu's appearance.
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jasonjuta Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I appreciate it!
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moonlightwalker89 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Wow. Now that one's an actual original design. Great work!
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jasonjuta Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Mauricio-Psy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
the hand in his mouth, cooool
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panictool Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Another version of Cthulhu.. i like  it.. 

Dont get me wrong.. im nobody to criticize your work.. ITS REALLY AWESOME.. 

but it reminds me a little bit of Matrix.. 

but .. its ok.. 

WAY TO GO.. 
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Ask-King-Boo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It reminds me of Pacific Rim... I love it!
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ForAllThingsAwesome Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
This is so banana sandwich. Love it!
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Cr4zyn4z1 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Looks more like leviathan
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theworgenwarlock Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Call me an idiot, but I haven't a clue who/what Cthulhu is. Can u explain?

Anyway, awesome pic that you can just see happening before your eyes
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jasonjuta Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your wish is my command: [link]
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Prophet-malum Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Writer
Hey - Here's a Good One - Guess if this Paragrab is a Poe-graph or a Love-craft ( E.A. Poe or H.P.L. ) :

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'' When I look around me, I feel ashamed of my former apprehension. If I trembled at the blast which hitherto attended us, shall I not stand aghast at a warring of wind and ocean, to convey any idea of which, the words tornado and simoon are trivial and ineffective? All in the immediate vicinity of the ship, is the blackness of eternal night, and a chaos of formless water; but, about a league on either side of us, may be seen, indistinctly and at intervals, stupendous ramparts of ice, towering away into the desolate sky, and looking like the walls of the universe. ''

Poe or Lovecraft?
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DieHerzogin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd say it is Poe when it comes to the mood that is represented there, but the writing style rather reminds me of Lovecraft! I can't tell!
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Prophet-malum Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Writer
Well, I chose that'un in particular because The style was so vaguely shared by the two.

Mark Twain, I think, said something to the effect of All ''Originality'' is merely taking what's already been done and crossing it over with other things in a way that 'Hasn't' been done.

To that effect, Lovecraft took Poe, Dunsany, Bierce, Algernon, Scheherazade and several others - and crossed them with Modern Science and the Existentialist movement.

That's why later Surrealist's were so inspired to make such lovely examples of Horror art as are sometimes on the cover of Lovecraft story collections.
Same basic themes as Dada - Nihilism and all that.

In a way, Cthulhu is like a 'cross'over of Jesus, Satan, and Godzilla.
(which is funny - since The story predates ''Gojira'' by some 15-30 years.)

Here's a hint, It involves Sailing.
And that in the story - the message which tells the Tale was found in the sea. In a Reflective Container.
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TrippoMuppo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student
Good design ideas :D
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pocketserrant Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
THIS.IS.THE.BEST.RENDITION.OF.THE.BIG.GUY. I mean hands down, 10/10 amazing.
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jasonjuta Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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pocketserrant Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
This probably wont sound as positive as I mean it, but please, hear me out. THIS is without a doubt a rendition worthy of Cthuhlu. It's scary, dark, other wordly with hints of our very own dark and forbidding ocean depths. I feel this Captures so much of what Lovecraft wanted to convey but still also hints at something just on the border of fathomable, This could truly break the sanity of men, and haunt our darkest dreams, so very well done. If a truly "GOOD" Call of Cthulhu film is ever made, I hope they contact you about using this design.
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jasonjuta Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I do appreciate it.
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JKIRTON Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Im a big H P Lovecraft fan, there's lot's of Cthulhu art out there. I really like what you did here, It's a strong design.
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jasonjuta Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I hope to do an updated version when I get time!
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
If I saw that towering over my head, I'd shit my pants...assuming I retrain enough sanity to remember how to do so.
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TheGurch Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Very very astounding image, love your unique look for the creature
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kmathel94 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist
I think you interperted it pitty well.
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RoFlo-Felorez Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is literally the best visual for Cthulhu i have EVER seen in my entire life! this thing is just epic, fully detailed, amazing, and truly breathtaking! well done :clap::iconraptorlaplz::iconyeahplz::iconwhaplz::iconcthulhuplz:
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jasonjuta Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, much appreciated.
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RoFlo-Felorez Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ive always admired the detail on this one for years, but now that i have a DA i can add to faves! :D
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student General Artist
My favorite Cthulhu picture ever
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dawn-of-cthulhu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
awesome work- great atmosphere and a positively otherworldly look to the piece
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ilTassista Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
phew! congratulations.
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AmbiguousRes Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student General Artist
MY GOODNESS!
IT'S WONDERFUL!
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TheGodofPegana Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Love the way your rendered the waves!
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Waruzimu Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Awesome portrait
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Jtothe915 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
wow amazing detail, great work.
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Rachelevans1013 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Writer
good old worm face looking as charming as ever...


Fantastic job, not your "typical" Cahthulu:D
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!...you have done a wonderful depiction of Cthulhu!...I am a big fan of H.P. Lovecraft and it is hard finding a good depiction of his work!
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jasonjuta Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I appreciate it.
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Corax2009 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's something about THIS particular portrayal of Cthulhu that is genuinely alien. Good work.
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jasonjuta Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks - I really must get round to an updated version!
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Francundo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
:)
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Richard4art Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Woaw very beautiful
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NobleFiveJorge Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
................... speechless.




The colours... the textures... the background! OMG!
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jasonjuta Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Hope you enjoy the books!
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Awesome work!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Great work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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jasonjuta Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
My pleasure. :w00t:
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CapitanClay Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
This is my favorite out there. It is the most evil, most alien, most fearsome. Very good technical work.
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Comma-Kazie Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Fascinating take on this!
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