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Light of Cthulhu by Ito-Saith-Webb Light of Cthulhu by Ito-Saith-Webb
The light, the light, his light, it drives me mad . . .



PS CS5 + Painter 11
Roughly about 10 hours


Edit: Added some more texture in advice of my teacher
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:iconjaredludy15:
jaredludy15 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
i love this design you did for him. the otherworldly features suit him well!
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:iconito-saith-webb:
Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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:iconbkiani:
bkiani Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Awesome!!
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:iconito-saith-webb:
Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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lagrie Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
wants to mount him...i just love Lovecrafts cuthullu amzingly drawed !
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:iconito-saith-webb:
Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
He's Awesome!!!
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:iconito-saith-webb:
Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yup took me a long time to get his design to where it felt right.
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:iconwaruzimu:
Waruzimu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Your work featured in my journal
I hope you like my works about H.P.Lovecraft: Gallery
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:iconthecreatorstwelve:
TheCreatorsTwelve Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome! Interesting creature.
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:icongytalf2000:
gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Fantastic!
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:iconpimpypants:
Pimpypants Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! hahaha this is fucking awesome :D
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:icongeorgieganarf:
GeorgieGanarf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
A very interesting concept design on the Cthulhu character,excellent rendering and technique!
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Iliketosleep Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
the lighting and details in this piece is great! imagine if i'm the guard in the top floor of the lighthouse facing out of the window panel that monster would have scare the shit outta me
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:iconmerrak:
merrak Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow... this is very well done! (Especially those glowing red eyes and brain)
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:icontheelicash:
TheEliCash Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Cthulhu: HEY! TURN OFF THAT LIGHT! I'M TRYING TO SLEEP!

Sorry, couldn't resist! :iconhurrhurrplz: Great work though!
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yeahgirl11 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Lol! :XD:
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Good job! A few comments... you might want to check out the perspective of the top of the lighthouse. From this angle, you would be looking down, or at least level to, the top portion. Currently, you are looking at it from the bottom, due to the angle of it's ellipse. This is emphasized by the fact that, right next to the top of the lighthouse, you are looking at the face of the creature directly on level.

Also, there is an illusion that the lighthouse is really close to the creature, and we know there is some distance there between the two that is taken up by the right arm... I would suggest adding some atmospheric perspective on the lighthouse to push it back a bit more so it doesn't look like it is on the same plane as the creature.
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Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the critique check. I always have trouble knowing how to handle atmospheric perspective for a night scene. It gave it a bit of foggy look but that is fine for this painting. Anyways, I went back and made those corrections.
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jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Yeah, I mean, this is probably a seacoast in England or something, right? I'm sure fog/mist/seaspray is not out of the question.
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:iconito-saith-webb:
Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ya usually that is the Lovecraftian style or the east cost of a European cost.
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:iconito-saith-webb:
Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I was struggling a bit with the perspective because the top portion was above the horizon line. For the atmosphere perspective I was cooling down the colors but I thinking I might desaturated it a bit.
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M3rcaptan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
cool...
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blind-dancer Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*jumps in the water and cuddles with Cthulhu*
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ZeroHourNineAM Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Imagine your're the lighthouse keeper!
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Trainwrekcomics Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
This is, without a doubt, one of the most perfect representations of Cthulhu I have ever seen. From the glowing brain to the squamous, rubbery body that is an intentional mockery of the divine physical ideal, there isn't anything in this picture that captures the essence of Lovecraft's most famous Elder god. And on top of all that, you've not only gotten the number of eyes right, but they are in the correct position, a first that I've seen in any Cthulhu drawing!
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Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, a couple of years ago I started getting into Lovecraft and Cthulhu and it took me a while to get to this design. Eventually I came across Lovecraft's own sketches which led me to the number of eyes thing. Of course I took some other artist liberties.
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Trainwrekcomics Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
That's the great thing about Lovecraft. He makes his monsters just vague enough to where you can interpret them any way you want!
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nucularman Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
really great :)
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