24/08/2012

Fear is the mind-killer (WIP)


The scene is from Frank Herbert´s Dune...

I must not wait like a smuggler - impatient and jittering, he reminded himself. I must be part of the desert.

Right now I'm not sure about the sandworm´s mouth. It is described in the book as being circular, with a row of crystalline teeth on the rim. But the pointy appendages with double-mouths look so much cooler. And even make more sense to me.

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.


Only I will remain.

20/08/2012

Cthulhu fhtagn no more

This is the best I can do to without repainting it.

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I tried to portray Cthulhu not as a creature, but as the vessel of some awesome cosmic entity.


I tried to capture the Dunsanian mystic atmosphere of "Dreamquest of Unknown Kadath" mixed with the objective view of "At The Mountains of Madness."


" ...a gigantic thing "miles high" which walked or lumbered about."

It can´t be merely a creature of flesh and bone, but Something alien that extends to more than one reality, and which draws its power from some distant cosmic source.
Like what a 2-dimensional creature living in a 2-dimensional world would see if we sticked our 3-dimensional finger into their world.


" ...the mountainous monstrosity flopped down the slimy stones and hesitated, floundering at the edge of the water."
" ...great Cthulhu slid greasily into the water and began to pursue with vast wave-raising strokes of cosmic potency."

It seems like a gigantic mass gliding about, like an overgrown Shoggoth.


I prefer this cosmic horror better than the hairless King Kong with the octupus head.

13/08/2012

Detailed the sand.
Detailed the first mountain in the background.
Small changes to the highlights.

11/08/2012

Fixed clouds a bit.
Added waterfalls falling off of Cthulhu´s body. Trying to make him look bigger.
Corrected a perspective issue in the water.

10/08/2012

Wipthulhu

I decided the Cthulhu piece wasn't finished yet and so I started making some modifications with the feedback I received...

04/08/2012

Cthulhu fhtagn no more

I tried to portray Cthulhu not as a creature, but as the vessel of some awesome cosmic entity.




I tried to capture the Dunsanian mystic atmosphere of "Dreamquest of Unknown Kadath" mixed with the objective view of "At The Mountains of Madness."




" ...a gigantic thing "miles high" which walked or lumbered about."


It can´t be merely a creature of flesh and bone, but Something alien that extends to more than one reality, and which draws its power from some distant cosmic source.
Like what a 2-dimensional creature living in a 2-dimensional world would see if we sticked our 3-dimensional finger into their world.




" ...the mountainous monstrosity flopped down the slimy stones and hesitated, floundering at the edge of the water."
" ...great Cthulhu slid greasily into the water and began to pursue with vast wave-raising strokes of cosmic potency."


It seems like a gigantic mass gliding about, like an overgrown Shoggoth.




I prefer this cosmic horror better than the hairless King Kong with the octupus head.