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Cthulhu Rises by Odinoir Cthulhu Rises by Odinoir
Im reading Lovecrafts Storys at the moment and as a strange twist fate South Park making Cthulhu themed Episoded, moking "the" Great Old One. I decited to clear up his reputation as the Overlord of destruction, chaos and madness.
Clearly seeing the signs of his soon arival, making myself standing on the right side ;) .

ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

Edit: after the nice Comments of Manarama and Scebiqu and of course to please the great cthulhu I made some changes in the lighting on the Picture.
Thanx guys
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Thehoodedteddy13 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What was your inspiration for the trunk-tentacle-thing?  Did you just make it up cause it looked creepy, or did you research marine life and found a creature that had that?
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Odinoir Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I think it schould look like a jellyfish or something. Because their Schwabbel is called tentacles too ;)
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NanakaKitano Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ひぎぇええええ! I love it!  It feels truer to how Lovecraft describes Cthulhu than nearly any other image I've seen.  The flabby fatness, the sickly translucence of the flesh suggesting that it is made of some unearthly matter that maybe doesn't quite fully exist in our reality.  The cold, glinting eyes, gazing off, not even noticing, or if noticing just not caring, about the submarine, which to me seems to perfectly capture the concept of Cthulhu not being necessarily evil per se, as such labels just have no meaning to such an utterly alien entity who's mode's of existence and thought we cannot begin to grasp.

Sorry to rave, just a huge fan of the story (and HPL in general), and I feel this captures the feeling, description and conception perfectly.

I take it a print version of this isn't available?  A large framed print of this on my wall would be an excellent addition I feel...
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Odinoir Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey NanakaKitano Thanks alot for your cool comment. I read the story pretty shortly before going for that picture.
If you want a print just send me your adress via short message here and we find a way to get Cthulhu to your home ;)

all the best,
Kostja
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Ritterton Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
This is an awesome image!
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Odinoir Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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agwoodliffe Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
This is the most godly like version I've seen thus far. 
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Odinoir Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks alot!
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AliceMononoke Featured By Owner Edited Aug 4, 2014  Student General Artist
He's truly creepy, that's so nice! Amazing piece of art!
Ph'nglui Mgwlnafh! Cthulhu R'lyeh W'gah Nagl Fhtagn!
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Brother-Malachai Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
O noes, mah sanity pts!  TTnTT
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Odinoir Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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Dragonjek Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I cannot even tell what's going on in his tentacles, but my god is it horrifying.
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Odinoir Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks alot ;)
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Bullstomp Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
can i buy this ?
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ILikeCommas Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
YES
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IvanHubo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
he looks really really WISE with that look, doesnt he?
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Odinoir Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wise old jelly Squid ;)
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VR85 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Fantastic work!
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Odinoir Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you my friend ;)
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Sithis527 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
While the art is good, I don't quite see it as true to the stories, it mentions a "somewhat bloated corpulence", you may have gone a bit overboard. It is supposed to appear to be a cross between a octopus, a dragon, and human; I don't see much dragon. More of just octopus and fat man.
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Odinoir Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeah youre right, but so you got youre chance to nail him ;)
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Kunzayn Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Would it be alright if I got a print of this? :D
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AirsoftCommissar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Absolute worst time to shoot a flare. Awesome art dude
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Scooternjng Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
I feel sorry for the sub crew.  Especially since it looks like a diesel submarine, its not getting very far if they submerge to escape
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Odinoir Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanx!
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JamieBurgess Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very very nice...
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faroldjo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
lovely!
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CyrenIII Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
HOLY. SHIT.
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Hex-of-Blades Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...Well, there goes my sanity.
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Alexander941 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Is that from a certain story of HPL?
I could only remember that one with the german submarine where they retrieve that key-thingy from a "corpse" but cthulhu himself doesnt appear in that story.
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Odinoir Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No actually its not from a certain scene from any story, its more of a free interpretation. ;)
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Anacre0n Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
It's darling...how sweet!
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arthurdepr Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
This is pretty much awesome in every single way.
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Doppelbock Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
I really like the submarine in the foreground, nice touch! It's also nice to see him in something other than classic green.
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KrazyEngima Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
man i love mythology sooooo much
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Ekkkoe Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
This is one of the most impressive interpretations of the image of Cthulhu I have ever seen (and I've seen just about all of the ones the internet has to offer :P).

I would advise making the wings clearer, especially at the base. Now it just seems like he has spirit wings or something.
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L-gwasawn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
With that ballistic missile hitting him on his beer gut belly, he chuckles, saying, " That tickles."

The submarine of the United States Navy is sooo fucked. Lol...
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Kinerin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
we need the only weapon we have to stop it, quick call japan get Godzilla!!
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Demondragonsoul Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
quick kill it with fire!
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pigsinzen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
that face is so damn amazingly creep.
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Anaexcess Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Fuck. You made it. That face... so horrible to be described. Man, I'm sure you've had nightmares with this one. He comes from the deep...
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Anaexcess Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Fuck. You made it. That face... so horrible to be described. Man, I'm sure you've had nightmares with this one. He comes from the deep...
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brokenchickenlegs Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh mah gawd. Amazing.
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nemoboy108 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
One of the few pictures I've seen of Cthulhu where the artist actually stuck to Lovecraft's description, then again it's hard to draw something that is "Too horrible to describe", excellent work :3
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Shredguts Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap is that good. SUCH a fantastic form, with a face I haven't seen before. I can see forever!!
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shedra Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
I love love what you did with his face. The presence of teeth and the weird wrinkly spotty feel to the skin. The way he fades into the distance and the way his tendrils are whipping out all the way into the horizon gives the scale and power to the character. I like it.
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RevoLoco Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Writer
insaaaane!!!!!!!!
amazing!! :D
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work! :wow:
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willyshlecnaught Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
wholy shat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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eaglebaize Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this: It seems like the submarine thought it saw something on its radar so it shoots a flare (or whatever that is). The flare soars outward, illuminating the murky waters. Suddenly, the operator of the periscope sees a gargantuan stomach and tentacles. He screams "DEMON" right before the submarine is snapped in two.

BRILLIANT!
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