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Dimensional Shambler by Eclectixx Dimensional Shambler by Eclectixx
Latest piece for my Lovecraft Bestiary. You can follow the project here: [link]

Dimensional shamblers, as the name suggests, are capable of travel through multiple dimensions.
"Shuffling toward him in the darkness was the gigantic, blasphemous form of a black thing not wholly ape and not wholly insect. Its hide hung loosely upon its frame, and its rugose, dead-eyed rudiment of a head swayed drunkenly from side to side. Its fore paws were extended, with talons spread wide, and its whole body was taut with murderous malignity despite its utter lack of facial expression."

-H.P. Lovecraft & Hazel Heald, The Horror In the Museum
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NBVega Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, he just wants a big old hug.

"Come over here and give daddy a kiss!"
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TheLongHallway Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Nice! Very unsettling. It reminds somewhat of the character Debilitas from Haunting Ground. It gives off that same sense of absent minded, hypnotic retardation coupled with murderous intent.
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!

In reading the comments and looking at the artwork itself, I must note that me and some other commenters get a sense of both horror and pathos in it. Like those old Universal monster movies: Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster, Lon Chaney and Claude Rains as the Phantom of the Opera, etc.
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for your comments. I often find that an element of pathos actually lends more to the horror than pure malevolence alone; there is an element of horror that comes from something being so terrifying, whether it intends to be evil or not, something like how a fly might feel about a human with a flyswatter.
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You make a good point.
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ArcticHuntress Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks dangerous but somehow pitiful at the same time, fascinating.
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UnderMattress Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
These are, undoubtedly, the best depictions of Lovecraft creatures that I've seen on this entire website. I am genuinely looking forward to seeing more of these from you.
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aintn0body Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Um, I think the snippet of Lovecraft you quoted was actually referring to Rhan-Tegoth (or more specifically, the proprietor of the wax museum dressed up as Rhan-Tegoth), not a Shambler.
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
It is the closest description we have of what a dimensional shambler could look like, since he was purportedly wearing the hide of one, so I'm going with it anyway.
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aintn0body Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
*rereads The Horror in the Museum* Huh, so it is. My bad.
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