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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.
nightserpent Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Thank you!  The smaller size is for your safety. ;)
Themeloniousmelog Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
the use of lighting and shading here is fantastic keep it up
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.
schizoknight12 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Looks like the bubble bath from Hell.
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.
Apelure Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Very true to the Lovecraft vision of gods. Utter chaos beyond all comprehension. Exellent work!
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.
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.
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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