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I finally read The Call of Cthulhu, and it conjured some very nice mental images. I painted a lot of this on the iPad. The iPad version is in issue 32 of Digital Artist Magazine. I developed it further in Photoshop for this version.

H.P. Lovecraft combined epic weird monsters and mysticlal powers. There's so much to love about his stories.
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:iconlordawesome1994:
lordawesome1994 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
CTHULHU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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WilsonWillow Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
great
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DrKaleidoscope Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!

Would you like to join my Lovecraft group?

it's called CosmicHorrorCentral
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HighPriestSatanis Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
I love it!
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StaindHand Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
a near perfect depiction of enigmatic horror :)
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karichristensen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional
thank you:)
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TheGurch Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
He actually looks massive !
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BobBobuszko Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Quite nice! I also like Loverfaft storys and play RPG Imaginary Game: Call of Cthulhu. Check my version of him: [link]
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karichristensen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional
Cool. Yeah I've wondered if the RPG is good.
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:iconbobbobuszko:
BobBobuszko Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
It's very nice. You must think a lot. It is investigation type of game.
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karichristensen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional
That sounds cool!
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LineDetail Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work amigo :) I knew this was yours as soon as I saw it in the mix with other dA's uploads. Is this thing like 30 stories tall?

Are you just dabbing away with your fingers via ipad or are you using that new brush/pencil thing?

Line
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karichristensen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional
Thanks Line! Yeah I always love giant monsters. Did you see Cloverfield? That movie made me happy.

This started out as an iPad painting using the Jot stylus. Goodness no I would never get anything done finger painting. Steve Jobs was right about a lot of things, but the idea of artists not wanting to use a stylus was pretty silly.

The iPad version will be published in Digital Artist Magazine. After I finished that version I wanted to see what would happen if I worked on it in Photoshop.
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Frightening. Well done.
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karichristensen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional
Thanks robot man:)
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jezviking Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I really need to read it, it's been on my list for far too long.

This is a fantastic painting, must be fun to draw on the ipad! I really like the water dripping from him!
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karichristensen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional
It's a good one- it was on my list for years. I read a Lovecraft short story years ago and didn't think too much of it. At that point I was thinking maybe I liked the ideas more than the execution. But The Call of Cthulhu really connected with me and I enjoyed reading it.
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jeff-faerber Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
self-portrait?
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karichristensen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional
lol- don't you like my beautiful tentacles?
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Spacegryphon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovecraft would have been proud of you! :fear:
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karichristensen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional
:) thanks. I hope he is. . . .
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TyphonArt Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow. Awesome. I would see this in panoramical view... with more dramaticall enviroment:D
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karichristensen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional
Thanks. It would fun to design an environment from the short story.
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RakaiThwei Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
This is just pretty damn awesome! Very good work on your rendition of Cthulhu here!
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karichristensen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional
Thank you very much:)
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kruger Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
One of the best renditions of Cthulhu I've ever seen! I think you captured the horrendousness of the face very well.
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karichristensen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional
Oh thank you:) That's a big compliment. There's a lot of good Cthulhu paintings. But I wanted to see a face that's a bit more more weird and demonic.
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kruger Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
I couldn't agree more. Too many people just go with a standard "squid" face and leave it at that. You've taken it to the level it needed to be.
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karichristensen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional
:) Thank you
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