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Nightgaunt by Eclectixx Nightgaunt by Eclectixx
The second completed piece for my Lovecraft bestiary; the Nightgaunt.

“Shocking and uncouth black beings with smooth, oily, whale-like surfaces, unpleasant horns that curved inward toward each other, bat-wings whose beating made no sound, ugly prehensile paws, and barbed tails that lashed needlessly and disquietingly. And worst of all, they never spoke or laughed, and never smiled because they had no faces at all to smile with, but only a suggestive blankness where a face ought to be. All they ever did was clutch and fly and tickle; that was the way of night-gaunts.”
—H. P. Lovecraft, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

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ChimeraTheShark Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
ya know they said they tickle you, but they never said where
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Stealwave Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Never has tickling sounded so terrifying 
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Paraceratherium Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
why are shantaks so afraid of them?
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schizoknight12 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I think I want one as a pet. It doesn't look like it eats anything. Maybe it eats souls.
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patriarch-of-shadow Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Sweet
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minecraftaddict Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
All they want is to tickle you
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JikuuMoogle Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
With so many Nightgaunt artwork out there i have to say this is prolly the best one i've seen so far, well done! :)
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jrholford Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
gorgeuos
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Chrestovenator Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
I've pictured nightgaunts based off of that exact description for the past eleven years and your depiction is the first I've seen that actually matches my mental image, in all but the least-significant details. Yeah, I'm gonna have to +watch you, you've got the trueseeing when it comes to literary horror.
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bozodeathgod Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Love these horrid silly creatures...
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