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Cthulhu Rising by AlexRuizArt Cthulhu Rising by AlexRuizArt
Cthulu Lives! This is the finished image for my Creature Design video tutorial, available for download now!

Based on H.P. Lovecraft's story, this creature was described as a gargantuan horror, making men go insane from just looking at it!...rad, I know:D

Done entirely in photoshop in about two days. In my video, you'll see me create this from scratch and talk in detail about the process. Video tutorials on environment design and brush creation are there as well.

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HighPriestSatanis Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Whoa!  That is awesome.  You've captured a new interpretation of Dread Cthulhu.  Not easily done.
Devollution Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
TheDarkCorvus Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
awesome !!!
Sionari Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm surprised it could make men go mad by looking at it! Out of the strangeness of it all, this beast is bizarre yet gorgeous! I could so imagine being the protector of some fantastic fortress. I would love to be it's best friend; it is so beautiful. And, then again, I am a deranged animal lover. Even something like this is lovable in my eyes. Or maybe it's already driven me mad ...
CastawayWish Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If you read Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu and go a little deeper into his stories, you'll soon learn to not like it.
(The story online)
If you like it, I suggest buying the Necronomicon from the Orion Publishing Group.
yurionna Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love all of the violent motion in this piece! Feels apocalyptic :D
MisterAntimony Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice version of Cthulhu. It perfectly captures the "Cosmic Horror" kind of theme.
Enano3355 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Excelente ese Cthulhu desasosiega mucho por su increíble y anormal aspecto.

Muy buen trabajo
Sartanis Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this depiction of Cthulhu; I prefer it greatly over the somewhat ridiculous depictions of him as an obese octopus monster. In this picture, he truly conveys the horror and ancient power that Cthulhu is supposed to have.
DarthDestruktor Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Look's like me, in the morning. On monday. Only much prettier.
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