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The Gug by Eclectixx The Gug by Eclectixx
This is the first finished piece for my Lovecraft mythos bestiary project. Read more about this project here: [link]

The "Gug" is described as a race of giant monsters 20 feet or so in height. They live in great underground cities. They have double forearms each ending in large hairy paws with sharp claws, a toothy vertical mouth, and pink eyes which protrude from the side of their head on bony ridges.

"It was a paw, fully two feet and a half across, and equipped with formidable talons. After it came another paw, and after that a great black-furred arm to which both of the paws were attached by short forearms. Then two pink eyes shone, and the head of the awakened gug sentry, large as a barrel, wabbled into view. The eyes jutted two inches from each side, shaded by bony protuberances overgrown with coarse hairs. But the head was chiefly terrible because of the mouth. That mouth had great yellow fangs and ran from the top to the bottom of the head, opening vertically instead of horizontally."
—H. P. Lovecraft, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Peterson's guide to mythos monsters said that they have no voices: their anatomy prevents that.
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A-Miner-Problem Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovecraft. Portraying "The Thing" before the Thing was a thing.
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gusmurphy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your work!
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ElZahir1989 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Well done!
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Bazzkorg Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
That is a really creepy portrayal of a gug, well done sir! Lovecraft himself would be pleased I'm sure. 
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ichliebeschinken Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
whats the name of the story? Where does the Gug appears? By the Way: Great Work!!
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It was The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, by H.P. Lovecraft of course.
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moonlightwalker89 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Looks awesome. Makes me wanna read the story (missed it so far) =D
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Darwin-King Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
It needs a hug.
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NBVega Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, he's got a splitting headache! BADUM TISHHH!
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Hug your gug!
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Darwin-King Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Woo!
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merrittsb Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
My favorite depiction of a Gug! Much more frightening than any other I've seen!
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They do not make good pets.
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Arthusbuttkick Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This has to be one of my favorite illustrations of the gug. Very terrifying. I found this mid way through drawing mine and was kinda depressed with the one I had done. lol Excellent work. :)
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Chrestovenator Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
This is so much more in keeping with Lovecraft's actual description than most depictions out there. It's very similar to what I always pictured in my head when reading the Dream Quest. And this one has had a recent reminder of the toothsomeness of mortal dreamers, so it seems =P .
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SchWarrerN Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
awww so cute :3
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:iconpharmmajor:
pharmmajor Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Lovecraft still continues to inspire some grade A nightmare fuel.
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:iconbuhaaghule:
Buhaaghule Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would shit myself if I saw this.
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:iconrxtech666:
rxtech666 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Brilliant.

That's the most bestial depiction of a Gug I've ever seen.

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trigun666 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
monstrous..& that is a compliment
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JohnnyMalkavius Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Incredible just as I knew this would be! You are a true master!
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taghuso Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Craftactular!
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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DaDonYordel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Great. You know of the miter-crowned, two-headed, dog-faced, sentries that guard and sit on top of the mountains near Kadath?
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm vaguely familiar. It's been a while since I've read any of the Dreamlands works, but I do recall dog-headed creatures.
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DaDonYordel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Yeah, hope you get to do that one.
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PeyoteShort Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
"They enjoy French pastries and never miss an episode of Glee."
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
LOL
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Razielus91 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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Evil-Shieldmaiden Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
I love your artwork! The concepts are original and wonderfully executed!
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I appreciate that.
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iron-hag Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Its face is wicked. Awesome work!
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
your beautifull created monster is featured on:iconsoulcollectors:cheers sir!
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you for adding my work. :)
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Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
my pleasure,cheers
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Spooky =D
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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auroralee Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
I don't want to meet that
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:iconeclectixx:
Eclectixx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nobody sane would!
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Scale-the-Wyvern Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
AWESOME!!!!! :O :O :O
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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Scale-the-Wyvern Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
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ilTassista Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very goo(g)d!
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like it.
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Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Badass!
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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