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Based on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.


Deep beneath the town of Innsmounth both a a child of Dagon and a gift of Cthulhu she wanders about her domain in preparation for sacrid rights.

For this piece I used this [link] as a loose reference :iconmjranum-stock:


Edit: Did some touch ups and some added texturing.

Edit: This Painting has been revised.
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:iconnirelleth:
Omg I just wrote a critique and now it disappeared. And it was like 150 words x_x

Okay so the whole thing again. It is a really lovely work, and you definitely have good skills with digital painting.

I like the theme you have chosen it is quite original and lets people wonder about the story behind eventhough you gave some of it away with your comment. Because e.g. from just looking at the image I would have had more of the impression that she has been captured, which makes the image really interesting too.

I like the composition, it is quite well done, except for one chain on the right I would have left that away I think the image would look more balanced.

I like the coloring a lot too, except for the light on the back, it seems to strong for a place like that, nearly unnatural like she would be glowing. So I would have changed that. But otherwhise I like the soft colours you have used.

Overall a very good work!
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First of all, the lighting and tones are fantastic. I love your colour pallet. I'm awful with any form of digital art so when I see someone like you who has it mastered I am simply in awe. One critique I would give is that it looks like there is a secondary light source coming from the right- otherwise her backside wouldn't be lit up the way it is. Though I like the lighting- it adds an interesting element, it's almost backwards from what I'd expect.

That being said, this image plays a few tricks on the viewers and I like that. I'm not sure if she's really got all these squid like tentacles or if she's wrapping herself up in some sort of monstrous blanket. It could be very symbolic for pulling on a monster. It reminds me a bit of Doctor Octopus just in that the tentacles are doing things for her- at her command. It makes me wonder what she looks like under that blanket.

With all that in mind I consider this piece a great success. You've made me look at it twice and wonder what the story is.
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:iconcapndeek373:
CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
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:iconito-saith-webb:
Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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:iconcapndeek373:
CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
You're Welcome by CapnDeek373
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:iconlordawesome1994:
lordawesome1994 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
still hit it.
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:iconito-saith-webb:
Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconchaosfive-55:
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconinloveplz:
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:iconminimusashi:
minimusashi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Nom, nom, nom~

You can fondle me with those tentacles any time you want baby.
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:icondurvan456:
durvan456 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Al I can say, aside for the very interesting style of work, is:
BITCH AINT' GOT NO PUSSY, NIGGA!!!!! SHE GOT MONSTAH' MOUTH ON HER PLACE.
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
awesome work.
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:iconito-saith-webb:
Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow! Thats very nicely done! I like the pose and the design! :D
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:iconchaosfive-55:
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Elegant, and nightmarishly sexy!!! Too bad Lovecraft was too prudish to appreciate this piece;)
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:iconjazon19:
Jazon19 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
Very cool! Very Lovecraft!
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:iconilicarriedoll:
ILICarrieDoll Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I not exactly good in digital painting myself to comment but I'm just curios, is it me or most your female characters artworks are look like quite old n some of them look like men, I mean, u purposely do that?

But your male characters designs (including your self portrait) are awesome!

sorry if my comment/question offend u...
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:iconthaurendim:
thaurendim Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
If anything, I'd say that the suckers on the tentacles look inorganic - I think mostly because they're so symmetrical and all in the same angle.

Other than that, I really like it. The feeling of it, the brown grittiness, very suiting. :D

Iä iä! :D
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:iconspiritofdarkness:
Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
this absolute lovely . . . hmm . . maybe a bit to lovely :)
shouldn't it be a bit horrifying ? yea love could be sometimes . . :)
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:iconiris1999:
iris1999 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job!
Love the colorin and detail u added. And the shading and light u used is a nice touch:D
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:icondaphne8:
Daphne8 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
I love this concept, really nicely done :+fav:
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:icontndrhrtd37:
tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Fantastic work...
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:iconaragorn3000:
aragorn3000 Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Wonderful!
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:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Wonderful work , impressive character ! :clap:
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:iconpoisonblackheart:
PoisonBlackheart Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i realise your subject was cthulhu but ya know what im seein. Ursula the sea witch from the little mermaid shedding her skin when she took human form to steal the prince. instead of spell, just peeled her ugly normal visage off.
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:iconrequiem677:
requiem677 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
My my ,you have quite a bit of these don't you. A specialty perhaps?
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:iconito-saith-webb:
Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh ya I have been obsessing over Lovecraft's work for a while now but I do plan doing a lot of other stuff.

BTW if you like Lovecraft you should check out my latest piece I just finished and is for a contest. [link]
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:iconrequiem677:
requiem677 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
Well I hope you win.
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:iconito-saith-webb:
Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
so do I
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:iconkeziahrose:
KeziahRose Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
I know extremely little of Cthulhu and Lovecraft, but from what I DO know...this piece is very emotionally powerful. It makes me nervous, which if you're a priestess of Cthulhu, I'm assuming you should be...^^;
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:iconito-saith-webb:
Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it actually Lovecraft should become popular again soon.
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:icona-cat01:
a-cat01 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009   Digital Artist
cool!^^
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:iconhydralore:
hydralore Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
This really is amazing
Nice work!
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:iconbirthstone:
Birthstone Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Hello
you have been featured[link]
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:iconito-saith-webb:
Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks =P
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:iconpurplecupcakes:
PurpleCupcakes Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Student General Artist
I really like the colors of this, the warm greens and golds really pop with all that pretty blue around. =)
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:iconkiriya:
Kiriya Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wow very stunning!
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:iconpixx-73:
Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's a perfect work! I feel a envy, man. :)
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:iconito-saith-webb:
Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Na it is not perfect and I will never claim perfection as this is reserved for the divine, but I am constantly reaching for that goal even though I know I will never attain it for if I reach for the stars and only make it to the moon then I have still gone far.
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:iconpixx-73:
Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I think, that you are overmodest. :)
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FullMetalFroggie Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Professional Artist
omg her skin looks amazing, the lighting is real well done and the whole image is just wow
i love your style :D
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:iconito-saith-webb:
Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
=P
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:iconfinalstwin:
FinalsTwin Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
I love the light glaring off her back, its beautiful
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:iconalmanegra:
AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
nice tentacles XD
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:iconito-saith-webb:
Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Think of the possibilities. =P
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:iconalmanegra:
AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
ok ill send you something this week or the next one
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:icondragon-orb:
dragon-orb Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
beautiful work!
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Kieranfoy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
My stars, but she's gorgeous. Sorry that that's the way I start this, but she is.

The lamp is neat, very alien looking, vaguely resembling a censer, which is in keeping with the whole Priestess bit.

Tentacles... hard to comment, but they're cool. I like how you leave the bit where the tentacles meet the body of the woman hidden, so we have to imagine what it looks like (things man was not meant to wot of, hmmm?).

The meat hooks on chains... those are scary. Not obviously so, but they remind us that, however cute she may be, temples of Cthulhu are homes of unspekable evil and whatnot.

Overall, this is a great picture, and I'll buy a print as soon as I scrounge up enough dough.
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:iconito-saith-webb:
Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Cool I am actually glad that you brought up those points because that was a lot of my intent for the piece.
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Kieranfoy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Ah, sorry for the double post. My computer is wonky.

And I meant 'thurible,' not 'censer.'
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:iconkieranfoy:
Kieranfoy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
My stars, but she's gorgeous. Sorry that that's the way I start this, but she is.

The lamp is neat, very alien looking, vaguely resembling a censer, which is in keeping with the whole Priestess bit.

Tentacles... hard to comment, but they're cool. I like how you leave the bit where the tentacles meet the body of the woman hidden, so we have to imagine what it looks like (things man was not meant to wot of, hmmm?).

The meat hooks on chains... those are scary. Not obviously so, but they remind us that, however cute she may be, temples of Cthulhu are homes of unspekable evil and whatnot.

Overall, this is a great picture, and I'll buy a print as soon as I scrounge up enough dough.
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:iconjohnblunt:
johnblunt Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
you chaught the creepy lovecraft feeling
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:iconito-saith-webb:
Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I am glad
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