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Flying Polyp 8-1/2x11" acrylic & a little digital Paul Carrick
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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
Much appreciated, thanks!  I know you've changed your name but it is hard to forget you as 'skusting :lol:
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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
You're Welcome by CapnDeek373
LOL! I still go by that name in many circles.
Deek Skusting.
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Xhodocto385 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
i like it but i feel the mouths and teeth looks a bit silly because i don't imagine the partly material alien polyps to have mammal-like teeth.
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Doberlady Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015   Traditional Artist
You are my favorite illustrator of Lovercaft by far, it is as if his works resonated similar in my head, you can capture the same vibe, that I feel reading his stories.
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Thank you so much for that very flattering comment!  I find Lovecraft's fans to be far more discriminating and well-read than most of my other audiences, so I've found it quite challenging to come anywhere close to depicting what the reader's have going on within their mind's eye.  I realized it is impossible to please them all, but it is rewarding when someone feels I got it right. :)
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Doberlady Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015   Traditional Artist
Lovecraft's power over reader is in the "unnamable". It was nicely explained by King in foreword to HPL biography. That as log as the door is closed and only strange noise comes in, you have the tension, as soon as you open the door, the tension disappears, and no matter what scary monster you describe it will never match reader's private fears and expectations.
Lovecraft hints, and lets us ourselves fill in the blanks with our own worse nightmares.  Perhaps that's is why its is hard to depict his creations, and many fans envisage them in a different way.  But your way is uncannily similar to my way, to what I see in my mind's eye when I read his stories :)
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Dragonixa2 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At the first time I thought it's a mutated soldier, but then I saw the rest... Amazing!
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Interesting!  I love when things change or evolve when you look at them. :)
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your take on this eldritch monster.

Something that really scares me about this piece is the perspective; it looks gigantic! DX
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Thanks again for your great comments! :)  I think the low horizon line helps it seem like it is towering over us.
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Eerie!
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Thanks! :)
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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hobbitshire Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Like to see this in color.
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Thanks! A good deal of my grayscale mythos art is grey because they were intended as interior illustrations- which are cheaper to print.
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Blackdeath5s5 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's a polyp!
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
:lol: I tried to make it as polypous as humanly possible, thank you!
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Artakha742 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I cant believe the creepiness of this!
Instant favourite, great job.
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
:lol: believe it!! :lol: Thanks/gracias for the kind words and favorite, I appreciate it! :) ~Paul
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Demeter-Art Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so good!
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
thank you very much!
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CannibalxGoats Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
I always knew there was a reason why I hated running into these things in Arkham Horror... other than the fact they're tough. :stare:
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
I haven't played that yet, but it sounds great. Do they fade in and out of existence in the game?
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CannibalxGoats Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
They spawn at random. It's hard to explain without the rulebook in front of me or showing you. :P

It's a great game. It's a bit of a learning curve, but it's totally worth it. The only other problem is the cost. :stare: So many expansions, but so good~

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Dubisch Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
WOW!
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Thanks! :)
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:iconderlich:
derlich Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
How did you get a pic of my ex on the rag?
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
:lol: Yikes!!! :lol: Good thing she's your ex!
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Jazon19 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Epic work man! love the greyscale look! Ive done a polyp myself! [link] XD
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nightserpent Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Thank you very much! Yours is quite nice! :)
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Jazon19 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
thanks mate! ever since I saw your stuff in the books its kept that flame inside me alive to draw lovecraftion beasties!
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nightserpent Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Wow! thanks for the kind comment, it means a lot! :)
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:iconderlich:
derlich Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Looks like Lady Gaga.
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
:lol: I'm not sure if this is a compliment or not, but thanks nonetheless. ;)
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:iconderlich:
derlich Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
It's a complement. Nice work!
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Glamazone Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   Digital Artist
That's cool! He's probably on tear apart some Yithians ^_____^
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Thanks! :) I love Yithians, so I hope not... why can't we all just get along??? :lol:
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:iconlotg:
LotG Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because the Polyps used the current form of the Yithians as a food source before the Yithian minds were transferred into them.
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Hmmm... it's hard to see them as tasty, though I guess I'd rather east a Yithian than a Polyp.

"hey, why does my sandwich keep disappearing and reappearing??"
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LotG Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"And why is it so big?"
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skorpiusdeviant Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
This looks very interesting.. though could you upload a bigger picture so we can see all the details?
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Sure thing! I think that old file dated back to my first website, back when that small jpeg would fill the whole monitor.
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skorpiusdeviant Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
Ok. I see. ;-)
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FatherStone Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Mindblowing! My sanity has gone! :)
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:iconnightserpent:
nightserpent Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Thanks, FatherStone! Sorry about the sanity, if I see any extra sanity around here I'll send it your way.
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FatherStone Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Ahah! Ok, thanks a lot! A yithian weapon could be very helpful too! ;)
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drake-fighter-0127 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Really awesome
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Thanks!!
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drake-fighter-0127 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome!!
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