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Cthulhu by NathanRosario Cthulhu by NathanRosario
So I wanted to paint Cthulhu but I was not excited about the dozens of doodles that I have done of him. Finally I said "forget it" and went all digital and just figured the design out as I went along. Here is the resulting picture.
C+C is always welcome.

Cthulhu is a elder creature from the short story "Call of Cthulhu" by HP Lovecraft.
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:iconmikehaff:
MikeHaff Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Finally, someone does this idea justice. Dig the concept of Cthulhu, but no one ever does anything interesting or original. Nice work!!
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:iconnathanrosario:
NathanRosario Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkishy-chan:
Kishy-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wow...amazing
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:iconnathanrosario:
NathanRosario Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkishy-chan:
Kishy-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
no prob! 
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:icondelaverano:
delaverano Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Marvellous!:o (Eek)  Excellent! Clap 
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:iconnathanrosario:
NathanRosario Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icondallasblack:
DallasBlack Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Goes great with this:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1RTgz…


And because I like to share comedic findings:

static1.e621.net/data/06/8f/06…

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:iconnathanrosario:
NathanRosario Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the links! The cute cthulhu one made me laugh.
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:icondallasblack:
DallasBlack Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
No prob. Cute Cthulhu is one of the funniest things I've seen in a while. Some things should NEVER be cutified. BTW, one more Cthulhu themed song (and much more recent):

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgxplS…

Considering the time period he lived, Lovecraft probably wouldn't like this music, but metal was made for his work.
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:iconoldschoolharlequin:
OldschoolHarlequin Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
One of my favorite pictures of Cthulhu! Very fine work my friend!

The Oldschool Harlequin
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:iconnathanrosario:
NathanRosario Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconoldschoolharlequin:
OldschoolHarlequin Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You are most welcome! :) (Smile)

The Oldschool Harlequin
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:icondino-mario:
Dino-Mario Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"You pitiful insignificant fools!"
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:iconthe-unholy-bassist:
The-Unholy-Bassist Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Everybody! HEIL Cthulhu!
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Sithis527 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
I've been leaving a lot of very critical comments on various Cthulhu's, and this one seems to be one of my favorites. You stayed rather true to story, albeit adding a large number of details, but the great thing is you didn't take any away, or blow them out of the water.
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:icontaurin333:
Taurin333 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Holy shit, Dude! That's awesome!
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:iconjuzbunny:
juzbunny Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
It would be nice if there was a small ship, like a liner, floating in the foreground. My dad used to take nice pictures of my mum (she thought!) near monuments, but actually he was using her to set the scale on things.
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:iconspiraldemon:
SpiralDemon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
So, uh.... You've drawn oodles of doodles of him, eh?
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:iconaparas:
Aparas Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing great job!
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:iconvalerhon:
Valerhon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think he's terrific, Nathan. Well done.
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:iconsplendidstories:
splendidstories Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Writer
One of the best renditions of Cthulhu I've ever seen. Absolutely beautiful, as is the rest of your work.
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:iconwerecat67:
werecat67 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Wow... Beyond words.
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:iconpeak37pt:
Peak37PT Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Beautiful. Great color interpretation too!
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:iconpeak37pt:
Peak37PT Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Beautiful. Color is perfect too!
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:iconrevhellspawn:
RevHellspawn Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow..this is Amazing!
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:iconxavierlang:
XavierLang Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
I love it.
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:iconlaurimaijala:
laurimaijala Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Other than this being a great image I have a couple of criticisms: The purple at the side of His head make it seems like there's a light shining through skin and the first plate in His head seems a bit too convex (I hope that's the word since I used googletranslate). Other than that I like the feeling of size and mass as well as the colors you chose.

Come to think of it a more menacing look could have been achieved without the lightning bolts?
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Erebnorg Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I think all of these criticism are very subjective ans I don't agree. The purple is nice, the frontplate is not too convex and the lightnings are a nice touch. It is one of the good Cthulhu pictures out there, and NathanRosario did pretty well!

It is normal that the artist is not depicting it exactly how you see it in your imagination, but it is still true to Lovecraft words. Maybe you should try to paint and post some deviations, so you can realize it is not simple to achieve something only a quarter of the quality of this image.

NathanRosario, keep the good work, Ia!
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laurimaijala Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
When one asks for criticism I think it is suitable to give it. Criticism is not "lol you suck" or "you MUST fix this" it is meant to give the artist something to think of.

And yes, of course they were my own subjective opinions. Thank you very much.
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Brynmore13 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I like this very much!
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:iconnathanrosario:
NathanRosario Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad to hear it!
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:iconchojinryu750:
ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
sweet
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:iconnathanrosario:
NathanRosario Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconchojinryu750:
ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
no problem
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:icondigitalbabe:
digitalbabe Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
vet cool greetings dioysus
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:iconnathanrosario:
NathanRosario Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconviolanarrayya:
ViolaNarRayya Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome and kind of sexy
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:iconnathanrosario:
NathanRosario Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It's all those wiggly tentacles that makes him irresistible.
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:iconviolanarrayya:
ViolaNarRayya Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ys that and his wobbly head
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:icondeviantallan:
deviAntAllan Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome — in more than one sense! [link]
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:iconnathanrosario:
NathanRosario Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icondlambeaut:
dlambeaut Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A very nice depiction of my lord Cthulhu...
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:iconnathanrosario:
NathanRosario Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it!
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:icongrimbyandthebomba:
GrimbyandtheBomba Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Stunning! I particularly love the colors you used. Very eerie!
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:iconnathanrosario:
NathanRosario Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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:icongytalf2000:
gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Incredible!
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:iconrevgar:
revgar Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Cthulhu f'htagn!
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:iconnathanrosario:
NathanRosario Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
=D
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CarnageEater Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student General Artist
nice touch :)
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