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Yith Creature Concept by NathanRosario Yith Creature Concept by NathanRosario
Trying my own spin on one of Lovecraft's many creatures, the Great Race of Yith (from the short story "the shadow out of time"). I tried to keep the main components of this race but gave them a more mollusk type of heredity in order to ground the concept in reality.
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ilTassista Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
the most original rendition of this thing I've seen
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TKR101010 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Great job. I hadn't thought of the possibility that the extending/retracting of their limbs being due to them being "hermit" creature going in and out of shells. I'm surprised I hadn't thought of that before, given their method of moving. This has certainly changed my mental image of that era of Yithians. I like your version of the fourth appendage. I totally see why this Yithian has kinda clam shaped claws, but I usually think of them being more crab-like but with more articulation. Two things that stood out to me as being off right away .... too many eyes, and doesn't look very plant-like. Still a Great Drawing of Yith though. :)
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NightHerald Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Great take on the Yithians!

When reading the story I had some trouble visualising just what they looked like. The image that ended up in my head was pretty goofy and not at all Lovecraftian. This is so much better, and I'm going to read the story again with this in mind. Good job.
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JCDenton12 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Looks a bit like a Facehugger will jump out of the middle and yell 'Trick or Treat!' before latching on to your face.
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You can hug him if you want to but it's going to be a slimy hug!
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littlemisshufflepuff Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Typical images and depictions of the Yithians just look too silly, like plastic/cardboard props from a really bad 1950's sci-fi flick. This image, thankfully, looks nothing like that. You made the Yithian's appearance plausible and organic, but still kept the weird, otherworldly feel.

For some reason, this Yithie looks oddly cuddly. I have this powerful and unexplainable urge to hug it. :iconrlyplz:
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Draggah-N Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Nice rendition of the Yith. I love the short story they are featured in, and I think you really captured them well.
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well, forever is an awful long time!
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wabisabi42 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Deeply disturbing. This image will haunt my dreams forever.
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That would be very nice! Thank you!
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muzski Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work again. Will fave your Yith to a few groups. Keep up the great work. :-)
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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axem-ranger-black Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
bloody amazing~<3
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it!
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FaradayCage Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
My favourite Lovecraftian race, and you have really hit something original here. I have looked at many peoples concepts of the great race, and hell even tried drawing some myself, but you sir have truly taken home gold.

You have really made it look natural, while keeping to the description, brilliant piece of creature concept.
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LotG Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, now that I have heard the whole audio story, it was the "Elder Things". I highly doubt the Elder Ones had time to be on Earth.
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No, that was the "Elder Ones". An ancient race of the same time period as the Yith.
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LotG Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Was it the Yith that killed and butchered the explorers and dogs in the Mountains of Madness?
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
He sure did! Guess that's why he stories work so well.
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LotG Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice design, Rosario. The Yith look awesome. Lovecraft certainly had an imaginative mind.
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aww thanks!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! If you want to visit the library you have to find it first. All that wind and sand, I can't imagine it would be easy.
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Quack, quack!
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'll try sir, I'll try...
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Doctor-Dreadful Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
I am in love with this design. Rarely do I see Yithian designs that actually look plausible. Well-done, sir. I am thoroughly impressed.
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spacecowboy76 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, you know what?
Your drawings are just getting way too attractive.
Stop with the smut already
:D
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Corpse-Pirate Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
That looks amazing, and like a geoduck on steroids.
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Innerwolf88 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You really managed to keep Lovecraft's references while giving zoological realism to the creature. Congrats!
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Living-with-aliens Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Wonderful design man
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Nicksketch Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011   Digital Artist
nicely done!
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deadanna Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
VERY NICE!!!! this is one of my favourite stories... oh how i would love to visit their library :love: i haven't the balls to attempt to depict an actual lovecraft creature, and i have to say, you have nailed it! and the oily colour makes me think of "the colour out of space". exquisite, my friend!
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BrittaM Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Really awesome concept for a Yith creature, it looks believable. I always thought the Yithians were one of the more...biological nonsensical of Lovecraft's creatures, but this one looks plausible. And creepy and squishy.
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Atherakhia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Most awesome Yithian I've ever seen ! ! !
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
I like your re-interpretation on one of my favorite Mythos beasties. Very interesting colors, textures, anatomy- if works for me and I knew exactly what it was in just the thumbnail.
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DaDonYordel Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
I love this; I love you!!
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Wonderjosh Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist
I love it when people with talent give their takes on Lovecraft creatures! This is SO awesome. Yes, awesome.
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Salt! Quick run away Yith dude!
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martiangoomba Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Put salt on it!!!
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zimliam Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
its good
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EducatedRodent Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a splendid piece! It looks horrible. The thought of a mollusc moving around like that - I just know it's disgusting, like it's should be a reptile and yet it isn't. Nice effect.

On the other hand, since it's a mollusc, I wonder what it looks like cooked. :/
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BlueReptileRaptor Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
You're welcome.
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