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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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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
And, shocking to relate, it was from the leftovers of their creation that all earthly life evolved. (this stuff was Ubbo-Sathla - an attempt to reconcile the 2 origin accounts of earth life).
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belial1980 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Awesome!
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:iconurzapw2000:
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
that looks ugly! and probably very terrifying to be chased by!!
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MythicalRaptor3 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Red slime icon Random jumping slime ball... Gooey, and the Cake Slime Emoticon Happy Slime Emote 
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Glamvampyre Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent ! nightmarish as it should be !

love the background too
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DarkSideDuck Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
It just wants to show them the houses it made.
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A-Miner-Problem Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A very accurate representation, I must say.
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IxisNyx Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
The goat of a million young? Either way looks monstrous. Well done. :)
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A-Miner-Problem Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's Shub-Niggurath. The Shoggoths were created by the Elder Things, the process of which inadvertently spawned all life on Earth.
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whonwt Featured By Owner Edited May 8, 2015
Love it!!!!Best drawing of Shoggoth ever
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DoctorRocket Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Wow, this may be my favorite depiction of a shoggoth ever!
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saurus1014 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this drawing and your style, but are shoggoths actually that big? I remember Lovecraft saying tthey were about twice the size of a car. Still awesome rendition
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sleepystarspider Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
It's bigger than average, shoggoths "averaged about fifteen feet in diameter when a sphere". I think the car refereed to in story was the shoggoth moving like a subway car in a tunnel, pistoning forward.
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Twilightcloversuper8 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Out of curiosity, can Shoggoths possess lower beings?
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sleepystarspider Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Possess? Not by default in the original fiction. Maybe it could use a corpse as a puppet. Now spell casters in setting can jump from body to body meaning never to die, so one might try snagging a shoggoth body, but it's probably bad idea since even gender differences cause issues for those body swappers.
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Vaharamus Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Best Shoggoth ever!
I totally see this while reading "At the Mountains of Madness"
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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 ...
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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.)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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DimmuBorgirmi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!
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RusselCameron Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice
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FenixOrPhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
why three man running? If u refer to the Mountain of Madness as seen on the icy atmosphere around the man escaping there were only two man running
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
It was an aesthetic choice. Three people just works better visually than two. I know, technically it's not accurate to the story, but call it artistic license.
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FenixOrPhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ok :D But it remains a very nice work! Well DONE!
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nickgonemad Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Perfect, just perfect.
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Morgan-Scorpion Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Hello - I'd like to use this picture to illustrate my recording of At the Mountains of Madness on YouTube. Is that ok?
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
You may, so long as you give artistic credit in the description, and I would also appreciate a link to the recording so I can check it out. Thank you for asking.
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Morgan-Scorpion Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Thankyou! I hope to have it online next week.
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Morgan-Scorpion Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I am about to put my recording of At the Mountains of Madness on YouTube. May I use this picture for one of the illustrations?
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sleepystarspider Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Got a link?
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HighPriestSatanis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Great piece!

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Dredonius Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really, really good!
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masterofniman Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Nice work! Is it okay to use your artwork on my website, theindiedragon.com? I will credit your name with the image and link to your Deviantart page.
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saloniko Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
brilliant
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lauritzenjr Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
the best illustration of a shoggoth I've ever seen.
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Limpinpencil Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love the background storry and how it was maid 


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jeremejazz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
a lot scarier than monster in the Thing
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ijustlikehalo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Curse you Prometheus for killing del Toro's "At the Mountains of Madness".
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Khialat Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now THAT'S what I call a Shoggoth! :thumbsup:
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shanalofton Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww little shoggoth is so cute
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Larghoul Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013

Suitably horrific!

 

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MurderosZdska Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
This is now what comes into my head whenever a shoggoth is mentioned.
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OneFreakinRock Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Would I be able to use this specific image as a reference to the Shoggoth on a wiki article?
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:iconeclectixx:
Eclectixx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sure- just please link back to me if possible.
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