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Lovecraft's Cthulhu by zombiequadrille Lovecraft's Cthulhu by zombiequadrille
H.P. Lovecraft made two sketches of Cthulhu for correspondents. I used these sketches as the basis for this sculpture. Original is made from Super Sculpy and I've made copies with resin available. They are painted black/green with gold highlights. They are 7 3/4 inches tall.
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
odd that there so very little sculptures/drawing from the original image done by Lovecraft.....
and those based off it are often to lean and "modern".

the description says he's a pudgy 'little' thing... and that the tentacles are more cilia than cephalapoid tentacles....
Too bad Lovecraft never took an art class...it would be very interesting to see what he imagined....
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Yes. I've had people say I didn't have a clue as to what Cthulhu should look like; as if he's supposed to have a superhero body with claws, scales, and tentacles. From Lovecraft's words we can pretty much say that wasn't his idea;
'Flabby Claws', 'bloated corpulence', gelatinous green immensity'.
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
He tried going to Jenny Craig.....but everybody just went screaming mad when he showed up.....
it was so depressing, he ate yet another ice cream freighter ...again....:facepalm:
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner 17 hours ago
LOL! And then back to dreaming in R'lyeh.
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
We really should just feed him a turkey farm or two....that way he'll sleep quite well from the L-tryptophan....

:iconcthulhuplz::iconthinksplz: And some olives to put on my fingertips...
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Laroche Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the details of this sculpture. You really captured the original sketch. 
If there is any copies of it left, I want to get one! =)
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Deputy276 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  New member
Got my Lovecraft's Cthulhu statue today. Quite simply, it's amazing. The detail and work that went into creating it can't be put into words. When I opened the package and unwrapped it I felt an anxiety I hadn't had for a long time. Thanks Joe. You are the best! Also really enjoyed the documentation came with it.
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Thanks, Mike. The anxiety will only increase when a certain number of statues have gone out creating a 'critical mass' of some kind, one that will force the stars into allignment.
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