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The Elder God by Gido The Elder God by Gido
He stepped into the darkness and froze.

A cacophony of voices spoke to him then; a terrible, guttural sound screaming from the deep of his mind.

"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh C'thulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagi fhtagn."

Thomas' lantern clattered at his feet, the light revealing the cave's sole inhabitant.



In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming...





I have always wanted to have a go at Cthulhu... and now here he is... the dread god, the great priest, the old one.

Well, to be honest, i mainly did this because i wanted to do something with a sense of scale to it.... so yeah.... hello there random-scale-birds-flying-into-the-cave-from-somewhere!!



Cthulhu (c) H. P. Lovecraft
Art (c) me :)

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:iconnecrotechno:
NecroTechno Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017
You went down the WRONG cave sonny jim. XD
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tikirussy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
That's fantastic! Love the dark lighting and the general oozing quality. Top notch work sir!
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Nommiz Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
cool work! 
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D-pravid Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
There's a tendency to make Cthullu symmetrical- like a natural creature.  I like that you've added some odd elements to make him seem more other-dinmensional.
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!

And yes, i know exactly what you mean.
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:iconbobthegreatorcslayer:
Excellent work
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:iconadr1anp3laj:
Adr1anP3laj Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014   General Artist
Could you make a guide on how you paint your pencil drawings? :clap:
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i'm not really a good teacher, but maybe i could try to make one sometime :)
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Wow
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:iconzerarkerk:
zerarkerk Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
awesome details...
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:icondrew1drew1:
drew1drew1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Awesome
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:iconangelofnessus:
AngelofNessus Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
"Argh!  Turn off the light, I've been down here for ages!"
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:iconatomicageethan:
AtomicAgeEthan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Love. Love. LOVE!!!!! :)
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much! :iconblushthanksplz:
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BloodyAnimation Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
very well done the shading is well place very well detail the source of light is well placed  but i think you really put more time on the creature that on the caracter that is probably for me  the only flaw in that drawing the piece still really amazing really inspiring very well done
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, i guess i could've added more detail to the main character... thank you very much!
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:iconbloodyanimation:
BloodyAnimation Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Filmographer
pli dont thane this personal cuz it really a good piece of art buddy 
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Artperson0051 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Inspiring!
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Rott-i-kins Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely awesome.
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:iconkmrst:
kmrst Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Great realization of Cthulhu.
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:iconlitsiu:
litsiu Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great colors, light, composition. Even that hum... slime is beautiful. ^^ 
I just love it !
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Gnoll-El Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
I think I have taken a few hits tomysanitypoints.  Well done sir!
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WolfsbaneWolfen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
CTHUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLLHHHHHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:iconburningplz:  :iconblankspace-plz:  :iconburningplz:
:icongobletplz:  :iconcthulhuplz:  :icongobletplz:
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WolfsbaneWolfen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
WHERE ARE THEY?!?!?!
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MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
cthulhu: agh! man cool it with the light will ya!? I cant get some sleep without mortals accidental stumbling in here and- oh... you already lost your mind.......*sigh*
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eishiya Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014   Digital Artist
I think that because of the similar line weight between the foreground character and Cthulhu and the similar levels of contrast between them (suggesting a lack of atmospheric perspective), the scale doesn't feel as grand as you intended it. Cthulhu looks like he's right in front of the character rather than any distance away. Let that spotlight illuminate not just Cthulhu, but the (presumably humid) air between the character and him as well. You would lose some of that fun detail, but I think it would make the image stronger overall.
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kmrst Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Couldn't the character in the fotlreground be blurred to make it look like he was out of focus because if he distance between him and Cthulhu?
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eishiya Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014   Digital Artist
I think that would make the character look smaller but wouldn't make Cthulhu look larger. Noticeable blur like that only really happens when things are very close to the "camera". It could work if we only saw part of Thomas (like if he formed part of the "frame"), but because we see all of him, it means the camera/viewer is some distance away from him, and a blur would make him look like he's very close to the viewer but is very tiny, and would just look odd in general.

In these kinds of images, the perspective is really what sells the scale. This composition does not emphasize the perspective very much, which is why I suggested atmospheric perspective, which is basically a shortcut.
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:iconkmrst:
kmrst Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OK, thanks... I do abstract (<-like my icon) so I'm not in on hoelw perspective works...
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i actually did think about putting mist in front of cthulhu to increase depth perception, but like you said... i didnt want to lose any of the detail i had already put in it. Llama Emoji-65 (Blood Tears...) [V3]  

oh well, for next time then.
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mnglXmplr Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014   General Artist
yeah...great, stunning Work:horns: but the high priest seems to be way too small + isn`t he a shaded in a inexplicable greenish color?
->Awesome Picture overall!!!
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Thomas: "Well... this is... rather unusual..."
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Cthulhu: "Do you MIND?! That lantern is too sodding bright...get it out of my face!"
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DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Wow, I really love the rich adventure in this. I can really feel it, nice work!
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
You're welcome. =)
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Autobiotic Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist
That's a pretty cool rendition of Cthulhu. Pretty creative :) Good job. 
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TheAwesomeA3330 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Hey, I just wanted to say that I love your art style, and was wondering if you wouldn't mind helping me with something. You see, at my school we have a literary magazine that I have an entry in, and I am allowed to have a full page of art as an introduction. I would be honored if you would animate my idea into one of your fantastic works of art. You would be honorably mentioned in the magazine, and would get some views of your art. If you would like to elaborate on this, please email me at mpadilla2015@stmonicastudent.net and I look forward to your email! 
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NoTaco Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
This is pretty cool! Good job!
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Kevin-Allen Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Dude... yes! This is so well done. I love it!
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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JamieBComics Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awaken the master!  beautifully done!
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