Solon da Geb brings us this dynamic Cthulhu maquette. It's a beautiful sculpt, but a bit too anthropomorphic for my tastes. That's a matter of personal opinion and shouldn't detract from the obvious skill that went into the piece. I just find myself enjoying more alien-looking depictions of Cthulhu as I get older.
Yes, it's rather anthropomorphic but it would be a good model for a costume. In fact, it has a decadent Renaissance costume air about it.
Yeah, decadent renaissance.... venice.... deep one hybrids in venice during the renaissance, hidden deep inside their cult temple, right next to leonardo davinci's lost painting of an ancient alien space god....
I agree, it is missing that sense of dread that you want from a Lovecraftian creature. However the detail and pose are wonderfully done.
Ray Harryhausen would approve.
Now I remember: your Tuesday, November 2, 2010 had a costume much like it: Cthulhu Walks the Earth on All Hallows Eve
One of my favorites is Korintic's. Though I guess when you are attempting to draw something that is a bunch of well-described bits with ephemeral description as to the bits between, you get a lot of variety.
I think if you were to draw Cthulhu really right on, you would not be able to make it out. There would be legs and tentacles, eyes and wings, odd spans of contorted flesh and taught, veiny buboes, all muddled together in a maddening array of parts.
Cthulhu: The Jackson Pollock painting of Elder Gods.
Pollock's Model .... you just make make a case for that, for shoggoths and abstract expressionism at least. For me Klein bottles and cubism would work for the rest of the mythos.
I always am slightly disappointed by images and models of cthulhu, I find them too... "knowable" they never really capture that sense of "Oh god, this cannot *be*, yet here it is"
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