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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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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 )
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.. 

Ask-King-Boo Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It reminds me of Pacific Rim... I love it!
This is so banana sandwich. Love it!
Looks more like leviathan
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
jasonjuta May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your wish is my command: [link]
Prophet-malum 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. ) :

'' 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?
DieHerzogin 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!
Prophet-malum 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.
Good design ideas :D
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