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Yog Sothoth by nightserpent Yog Sothoth by nightserpent
Full page illustration for an H.P. Lovecraft role playing game. Acrylic @ 8x10". This is one of the first times I really allowed myself to use some creative license with Lovecraft's creations, too often I feel limited to previous artists' renditions. I put on some appropriate music and just acted as a channel for the concept and let it flow out. A very liberating experience!
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Sawifythis Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I definitely love this. I only wish it was bigger so I could see the detail in it.
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Thank you!  The smaller size is for your safety. ;)
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Themeloniousmelog Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
the use of lighting and shading here is fantastic keep it up
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Thank you!  I think the idea of treating this 'portrait' as more of a landscape due to Sothoth's immensity lead me to using more lanscape techniques- such as the lighting.  This one was a fun surprise.
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schizoknight12 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Looks like the bubble bath from Hell.
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
I'll take that as a compliment, as the idea of bubbles in general was a hard one for me to make seem sinister or threatening in the slightest.
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Apelure Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Very true to the Lovecraft vision of gods. Utter chaos beyond all comprehension. Exellent work!
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Thank you!  It wasn't my first attempt, I had some challenges taking the idea of bubbles and making anything ominous out of it.  It took some thinking outside the box.
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hobbitshire Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Another superb depiction of a Lovecraft god. The masse rising from the sea of spheres is very striking, and the size makes it very chilling). Would like to see it in color.
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Thank you, I can find them quite challenging at times. My first attempt, years prior to this, was a bit more literal to the bubble concept and therefore (to me) less successful. Once I took it as more of a direction than a literal interpretation of the words (as who could witness any of these things and accurately describe it??), I felt I had a better result.
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