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"After a moment something about the size of a small horse hopped out into the grey twilight, and Carter turned sick at the aspect of that scabrous and unwholesome beast, whose face is so curiously human despite the absence of a nose, a forehead, and other important particulars." "...the ghasts, those repulsive beings which die in the light, and which live in the vaults of Zin and leap on long hind legs like kangaroos."
H.P. Lovecraft, Dream-Quest Of Unknown Kadath

For my Lovecraft Bestiary project: [link]
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:iconelzahir1989:
ElZahir1989 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Nice work :3
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Still my favorite!!!
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natkaz3 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
creepy XD
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Popius Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bloody fabulous!
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patchworkGio23 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ITS pickmans model
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Utterly perfect...going into my Poll!!!!
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lenindcruz Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Did you use MyPaint for this one too?
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, it was primarily done in Mypaint with some work done in GIMP.
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lenindcruz Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Okay. Thanks for replying :)

Is cost or preference for opensource the reason for your choice?
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's sort of both. When I first started doing digital painting, I had a laptop that just didn't run Photoshop or Adobe very well- it simply didn't have the processing power. I found that GIMP and Mypaint worked just fine on it, though. Now that I have a much more powerful computer, I have gotten used to Mypaint and GIMP and actually prefer a lot of the features they offer. I also love the idea of open-source software and the communities that form around them, improving them and making them more powerful and flexible. I will probably start doing more in PS if only because the industry expects a certain familiarity with it, but the brush dynamics leave something to be desired IMO.
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lenindcruz Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Thanks for the detailed answer. :)
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strtl0011 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Creepy but wonderful detail. it looks like a genuine creature. I always wondered what a creature without a forehead looked like. Nailed it!
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JohnnyMalkavius Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
I hope you are considering making this project into a leather-bound (flesh like) book for sale? I will buy a few copies for sure. Something like the necronomicon from Army of Darkness.
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
If there are any publishers interested in doing something like that, sure. At the very least I will publish this as a book in some form of hard copy.
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Dethroner Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
oh man, this is just kick ass!!!!!
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Varen-Ka Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
His face remind me a Gollum.
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! :)
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truewill Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Extraordinarily horrid!
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hackslash197 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Nice work! This gives me the chills
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LingisKing Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoa so cool and creeps :D
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BrittaM Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Eerie! Spot-on with the description in the book as well, almost exactly what I pictured when I read it.
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DaDonYordel Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
When you say bestiary do you mean those that are not referred as Great Old Ones and Outer Gods?
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Pretty much anything that is a creature type, of which there are multiple members, rather than an individual (like Cthulhu or Nyarlethotep or Brown Jenkins for instance). I will probably make a compendium of Lovecraft mythos deities at some point as well, though.
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
that spine is so disturbing- yeeesh!! :lol: Well done! :)
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SPQR-FR Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Great ghastly creature, really nightmarish enough for the Dreamlands ;)
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an0therpage0fh8 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic in every way. <3
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