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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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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
whonwt Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
I can only hope he wouldn't shumble anywhere near our dimention:)
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!"
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.
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.
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.
Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You make a good point.
ArcticHuntress Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks dangerous but somehow pitiful at the same time, fascinating.
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.
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.
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.
aintn0body Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
*rereads The Horror in the Museum* Huh, so it is. My bad.
KnightofSpades Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Its a great painting but I feel more sorry for him than scared.
Yahtzeemaybe Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is amazing
Gunslinger-of-Hearts Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Coooooll... :D This reminds me of the Slaugh creatures in Soul Reaver
IchorData Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Pretty. :)
gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
bozodeathgod Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
If it came after me it would have to deal with my pants full of...
zombierojo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome and so creeppy monster
love it so much
SPQR-FR Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I find ittechnically flawless and very well detailled, but in my opinion, it's is missing a "je ne sais quoi"...
I feel it is not threatening enough and I understand that it is pretty hard to make a threatening thing from an expressionless-faced creature.
Considering a point's of view victim, his twisted body and head as if he was shy and his murderous claws not threatening me... well I don"t feel as danger and fear as I had felt with previous creatures.
If it was bendind toward me, one claw trying to catch me, the feel may be different.
Maybe the different between a shark passing by, looking at you, and an incoming shark with it jaws more or less opened.
Whatever, I love it ;)
Eliminate Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I agree. He looks a little bit impaired :P I think it's mainly in the claws.
Hunden73 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
I think you've captured the description quite well. Nice work!
ChiaraLily9 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fabulous work, and the title is perfect
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