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Lovecraftian by beastofoblivion Lovecraftian by beastofoblivion
This is why you need to clean out the refrigerator on a regular basis.

Originally for the portfolio and aimed at a certain company which I'm supposed to be talking to soon, but I outdid myself on the weird.

Extraneous note: I rather enjoy Lovecraft's writing. His descriptions of weirdly abstract, supposedly incomprehensible monstrosities always leave my brain trying to decipher what such things would look like.

Second note: Shiny.

Anyways. Old sketch from funtimes at Akicon fixed up in a few hours. Enjoy.
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M0uthyMerc Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
this would definitely drive biologists hollowing mad if they tried to study/classify it
Capt-J-Dawson Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
I think that fits for lovecraftian. Good job.
RainbowMarimo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I honestly dont understand how this works :S
tokilladaemon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
kind of makes me think of the terry pratchett monsters that come from the dungeon dimensions
YossyHal Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Wow! Great :)
Alkali777 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
This is amazing, I love all of the textures and the way the anatomy is contorted.
drifterknight7 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
This is clearly one of the most unique submissions of art. From the time it was submitted - finally, symmetry was shunned, and in surreal maintenance. Lovecraft would squint above the crack of a grin, I guarantee it. If its motor function is busted as so, then hopefully it is capable of inflicting metaphysical harm, at least. Gorgeous piece.
rick-metal-ayres Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
looks like something Lovecraft would describe... nice job!
Spets-Hound Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lovecraftian? It looks more like THE THING.
Synaesthetic1 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Hmmmmm. Shiny....
DuboJ Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly creepy,
132364 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay... That scares shit out of me! :(
CoolTreeko Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
this. is. so. AWESOME! I wish I had creativity like that. lol :( :thumbsup:
Dragon-Mage-Chick Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so gorgeous! I love the lighting and how you've highlighted all the little details.
ProffesionalZombie12 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...Dafuck is that.....
KristenMash Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What the...
blanktip Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
What........ I don't........
Superovermind Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think master Lovecraft would be all "i chose you as my artist for my books" *sage nod*
mikeherb Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Wow I'm in love with how you can take a regular animal and mutate it into these crazy creatures with realistic anatomy. You are an inspiration. So thanks for that.
BearTrack Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I can't tell what is what! You have and amazing imagination. I'd never be able to come up with something like that, and even if I did there's no way I would be able to transfer it from my head to paper.
Superovermind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
o_o if that thing climbed out of my fridge i think i'd run screaming like a bitch O-O yet it has a beauty that all of your creature's hold :3
GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
Tiamatt7 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
жутко красиво
philmster Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Amazing work! :clap:
Aiko-Shiri Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol I wasn't sure which part was the head, amazing imagination
RedAventador Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You have quite the imagination :D This is awesome
hartkitt Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011   Digital Artist
Jeez, Lovecraft warped my childhood. My father read the books to us.

It's amazing how you've conceived of such a creepy, disjointed creature. (brrrr, shivers)
Comma-Kazie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
H.P. would be proud!
AsatrArt Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so disturbing that I love it.
Kairi-Chai Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
"Incomprehensible" is right. -turns screen upside down- Nope, doesn't help. Looks kinda like a human heart with legs??
ArabianSaker Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
And Junji Ito's Gyo comes to mind.
SynapticBoomstick Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
There's so much bizarre anatomy to absorb here, I love it!
It looks like a maddeningly uncomfortable body to inhabit, what with the fingers come out of the- is that the head? It could be- the boils all over the limbs, and whatever that snazzy bunch of tentacles emerging from the torso is. :D
garciar Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Beautiful work! congrats!!
ArcticFoxKit Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student General Artist
I don't know what I'm looking at but... it's intriguing.
capsize-beautiful Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I think I see a cabbage somewhere in there..
Comrade-Yak Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Great design.
animekitty1091 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very chaotic, and very detailed
fireflyfan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
ummm..... OK. it kinda looks like a.... ummm Lovecraft thingy
FromDeathAbove Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Ummm...Wow. I really don't know what else to say. It's really quite something.
Korak-the-Mad Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My mind may be full of terrifying creatures, but this actually creeps me out.

I love H. P. Lovecraft's work as well.
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
For some reason, I could imagine this creature wearing something skimpy and prancing down a runway. Don't forget the jewelry.
Imagine a bunch of strange creatures on the runway and an equally strange audience watching them.

Hey, its Victoria's Eldritch Secret!
For those who want something waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out there!

Yeah, I am a fan of HPL too.

Looks great.
nnq2603 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Very creative and beautiful form :thumbsup:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is the result of a biological chemical spill in the morgue.
Not bad at all.:)
Dachindae Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay... this gif made me think of this. absolutely horrifying but really awesome to watch xD
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional Artist
Hahaha that's awesome.
Gozer-The-Destroyor Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
And god said, "DA. DIS VILL VORK." :iconheavywutplz:
YouCouldSayIGotLost Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I worhsip art like this ~ <3
Mutterscrawl Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
I -like- it but I find myself wondering how it does more than look menacing, upon closer observation its legs don't look strong enough to support it, and unless the tentacles extend, or those riblike bits are teeth, or it's got magic, thing looks harmless, well, as harmless as something that dwells in the realm of gibbering Nightmares gets.
Very cool!
EternalWX Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
It's beautiful and yet turns my stomach. You are brilliant
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