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"Fealty demands sacrifice...."


So, yeah, Nyarlathotep for halloween... semi-shifting into the form of the baby's mother to calm it before it... you know.... devours it.

Halloween art.... i just can't allow myself to miss it... my favorite time of the year.



Nyarlathotep (c) H.P. Lovecraft
art (c) Me


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:iconcapndeek373:
CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
Featured... ritual... ritual... KR Emote: Cthulhu 
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LudedWolf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
Dude that mess up.
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:iconnilescclover:
nilescclover Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
cool yet terrifying, what's she doing.....or going to do?
but I do think the works are great! Clap 
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bninja1994 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
It's like she holding the baby and saying " you what one of this day's I'm going to eat you but I can't because you are too damn cute to eat".
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Llama Emoji-07 (Hopeless or Scared) [V1]  Baby dies in the end either way. :( 
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SammyKammy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
so this is my interpretation behind this, because I'm so twisted. 
Somebody sacrificed a baby to good ol' Nyarla.  Nyarla is about to eat it, but it does some cute baby thing and Nyarla's like "Well, maybe I'll just keep it around for kicks and giggles."  Then it becomes so attached to the baby that at night when the baby get's upset it takes the form of a human like mother to coo it back to sleep. Hilarity ensues when the baby spits up on it's face, to which it just replies with an annoyed sigh, as seen in the picture. 

But seriously, great job man.  This is one of my favorite Lovecraftian artworks out there :)
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DugatytheReaperX Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Student Artist
Crying or drooling? That is the question 
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:iconsvstrauser:
svstrauser Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
Reminds me of Sheoldred!
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:iconcaster19:
caster19 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
For some reason something tells me something bad happened to the baby. Don't know why just a hunch.
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:iconlonelynightrain:
lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I feel really bad for the baby though since it's being tricked to thinking that it's own mother is holding it before being devoured. :(
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:iconikatoaneko:
ikatoaneko Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
for a second, I thought she was crying. But that's besides the point! THIS IS AWESOME!!!
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:iconthegarfieldtouch:
Thegarfieldtouch Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student General Artist
So cool !! Why hasn't it got featured at the most expensive art gallery yet for being this awesome yet :D ?
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1]  thank you!
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:iconthegarfieldtouch:
Thegarfieldtouch Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student General Artist
no problem ;)
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:iconinvred:
InVRed Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Never expected to see Nylarlathotep look so maternal....
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TheDimensionKorr Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of my dinner earlier! Amazing!
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:iconkeren-or:
keren-or Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Reminded me more of Shub-Niggurath though
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
.......

can't unsee......
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UndergroundGallery Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014   Digital Artist
All of my YEEEEESSSS!!! <3 
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Llama Emoji-39 (Eager) [V2] thank youuu!
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IchorData Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Didn't really get Nyarlathotep from this (I'm pretty much stuck on the classic wailing tongue shape) though heck, if it was obvious what good would his/her/its thousand masks be? Anyway, this is a truly beautiful picture and I really, really like it. I like the design and the semi-realistic style and the soft light and shadeworks are really beautiful. :clap: I think the half-closed eyes on the base of the tentacles don't seem as connected to the face as the more open ones, which could be blaimed on Nyarlathotep being an amorphous being but seeing as he bothered to turn himself partly into a woman it seems...odd, for lack of a better word. Although, the whole idea he'd turn himself into a monstrous half-woman just to "trick" the baby it's the mother seems odd, so it probably doesn't matter.
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Gido Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i'm also actually used to seeing nyarlathotep depicted as such... but for the look i gave him, i just wanted to try something different... so i took liberties with his shape-changing and gave him a form which i felt would still do him justice.

as for the changing into the child's mother... well, i just wanted to have fun with it really... nyarlathotep with an almost mock gesture of compassion... plus, i've never really seen him depicted as a woman before, so i wanted to do that here too. :)
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IchorData Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
What about that little Japanese school girl? :XD:
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha, i don't think that counts! Llama Emoji-37 (Teehee) [V2] 
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SubjectRho Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This combination of tentacles and eyes are pure nightmare fuel to me! Fantastic, it's really been a while since I saw something this creepy.
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!! :blush:
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:iconalex-29:
alex-29 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow so freaken awesome Oops! 
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!!
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:iconcassan:
Cassan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow!
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:icontheblackwell:
Theblackwell Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
damn, aint that some shit right there, but cool painting though
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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asari13 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute creepy scene
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Llama-Emoji-12 (Left and Right) [V1] 
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DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Dang, very nice man, the lighting is excellent, nice work.
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
You're welcome. =)
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FlyingPastaCat Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CHILIIIIIIIIIIIIII'S BAAABY BACK RIIIBS~

oh god everyone's going to think i'm a psycho now hahaha
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:iconprussiaplz:
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:iconflyingpastacat:
FlyingPastaCat Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconepichigh5plz:
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RainshadowArtist Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student General Artist
That is terrifying... :stare: 

...yet the composition is so beautiful!
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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