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Flying Polyp by Eclectixx Flying Polyp by Eclectixx
This is a creature known as a "Flying Polyp", created for my illustrated Lovecraft bestiary. [The flying polyps were a] horrible elder race of half polypous, utterly alien entities... They were only partly material and had the power of aerial motion, despite the absence of wings... [They exhibited] a monstrous plasticity and ... temporary lapses of visibility... [S]ingular whistling noises and colossal footprints made up of five circular toe marks seemed also to be associated with them.
H. P. Lovecraft, "The Shadow Out of Time"

To see the rest of the bestiary so far, visit: [link]
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorite artistic images of these gruesome creatures. The influence of H.R. Giger is clear.
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slaanto Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
remind me of H.R Giger
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Well done :)
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a-schlag Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
very interesting concept
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Drombyb Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I support your idea of creating a Lovecraft bestiary!
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
AAAAAAHHHHHHH! This thing is scary! :fear:
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rpowell77 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Great work, mate! You def pulled off the gruesome Lovecraftian look here! I can see that you've spent quite a deal more time on this than some of your other stuff, and it turned out to make some very nice textures
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I appreciate that! I figured that this creature was so alien and amorphous that the only way to get it to look creepy instead of just weird was to really make the textures look organic and ghoulish, so I took a cue from the master of creepy textures (H.R. Giger) and used the airbrush (or in this case the airbrush tool) all over the surface of the thing.
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Brainwronged Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool pic, not how I imagined them at all so a pretty original design!
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