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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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river-Hrossa Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
the most original rendition of this thing I've seen
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. :)
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.
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.
NathanRosario Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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!
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:
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.
NathanRosario Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well, forever is an awful long time!
wabisabi42 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Deeply disturbing. This image will haunt my dreams forever.
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