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Shoggoth by Eclectixx Shoggoth by Eclectixx
Shoggoths are large, amorphous and amoeba-like. They can form mouths, eyes, and various appendages at will. They were genetically designed by an ancient race of alien life on Earth. Originally aquatic in nature, the shoggoths learned to live on land and eventually destroyed their ancient masters.

“We were on the track ahead as the nightmare plastic column of foetid black iridescence oozed tightly onward through its fifteen-foot sinus; gathering unholy speed and driving before it a spiral, re-thickening cloud of the pallid abyss-vapour. It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train—a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and unforming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us," -H.P. Lovecraft, At the Mountains of Madness

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Vaharamus Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
Best Shoggoth ever!
I totally see this while reading "At the Mountains of Madness"
WegaBlueSun Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Quite unlike any shoggoth image I've seen before! The bubbles are a nice touch, and the appendages are very original. I never imaged a shoggoth to be so ... articulated before ...
ImpalerQueen Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Does this mean that because I peeked, I'll go even more crazy than I actually am? :psychotic: :D
I love this, it's beautifully represented! (I'm actually reading AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS as we speak.)
lucasdreams Featured By Owner Edited Aug 23, 2014
amazing. I'm just wondering if you were a concept artist on a Mythos movie. What software did you used? Keep up the excellent work, man.
Eclectixx Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Have not done concept art for any movies as  yet. This one was done entirely with open source software: Mypaint and Gimp.
Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I just note-d you, but I don't think you'll accept the offer.
lucasdreams Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
You are really talented, friend. Those 2 open source, are my favorite painting softwares. I was trying diferents tools, but I prefer Mypaint and Gimp. Do you have other awesome artworks made on then?
Eclectixx Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes, a lot of my digital work is done with those. I'm a fan of open source software and generally prefer to use it over anything else, not just because I'm cheap but also because it appeals to me on many different levels.
DimmuBorgirmi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!
Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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