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Cthulhu by BarrettBlank Cthulhu by BarrettBlank
A photoshopped Cthulhu.

Images used:

A photograph of an octopus
A photograph of a dragon statue
A photograph of Todd McFarlane Toys "McFarlane's Monsters" "Sea Creature"
A photograph of the Creature of the Black Lagoon from "Monster Squad" series of sculptures
An old sketch of a civil war battle

Grain effect added to give an aged feel to the piece.
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:iconphoenartix:
Phoenartix Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Nice job ! I like it, it seems very authentic.
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:iconmayasura:
Mayasura Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this looks like a genuine 19th century woodcut, well done Barrett!

Creepy Cool!
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:icontjwhi1:
tjwhi1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Nice melding of techniques to create a 19th century style illustration. Great work.
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:iconnategold0410:
Nategold0410 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Great image; the texturing make it look like it was taken straight out of an edition of "WIERD TALES".
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:iconjakeukalane:
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO NICE :D
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:iconivyssauro:
Ivyssauro Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really great!
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:iconthe-hallion:
The-Hallion Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
This is amazing.
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:iconkakobrutus:
kakobrutus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Featured in [link]
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:iconbanesaw:
Banesaw Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Hi, I made a pic similar to yours, and mentioned you in my description as the inspiration for the pic...
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:iconbanesaw:
Banesaw Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Please do a wallpaper version!
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:iconuglypete:
UglyPete Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Brilliant idea! Kinda reminds of Gustav Dore's illustrations for Milton's 'Paraadise Lost'...
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:iconulyssesbg:
UlyssesBG Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Hell Yes!!!! :woohoo:
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:iconjabba7:
jabba7 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
WOW! Just wow!
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:icontkgmalice:
tkgmalice Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats awesome :)
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:iconalphatonic:
aLPhatONic Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
amazing it looks like someone made a photograph of the scene ... and of course died out of pure horror.
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:iconcthulhucattala:
CthulhuCattala Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Brilliant job. I think it may look a bit grainy to pass off as an authentic pen job but regardless this is going "Straight to the pool room!"
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:iconbiromaniac616:
BiroManiac616 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Brilliant work
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:iconrhasis:
Rhasis Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Nice! awesome job
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:icongaizkine:
Gaizkine Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Student Photographer
nice job!
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:iconlittlemisshufflepuff:
littlemisshufflepuff Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The grain effect was a very nice touch. Awesome job!:thumbsup:
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:iconmarkofthanatos:
MarkofThanatos Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
If "The Call of Cthulhu" had pictures, this would be in it.
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:iconsteeledrawing:
steeledrawing Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Cthulhu is a pussy sucking cuddle fish.
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:icongraudlugh:
Graudlugh Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
hey man, exellent job! have more of the big Cthulhu?
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:iconmaddymadness:
MaddyMadness Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Student General Artist
Oh my!
*_* I love these pictures.. like very old... Yours look just like one of those!
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:iconppl-eating-ppl:
ppl-eating-ppl Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
i wouldnt worry about the "just a squid on a head", it DEFINETLY makes it look like from victorian age fantasy.

p.s. its O>M>G amazing
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:icondecadent-tool:
decadent-tool Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Holy shit!
a m a z i n g
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:iconwells86:
wells86 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009   Photographer
Great job!!!
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:iconcorporate-cthulhu:
Corporate-Cthulhu Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
Creative. Nice Work. Simple, yet complicated.
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:iconbarrettblank:
BarrettBlank Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Yes, that's my only complaint. Were I to do this again, i'd do the head differently.
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:iconignosco:
ignosco Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
:ahoy: I love the way this looks like an old drawing. It almost looks like someone just placed a squid on top of the rest of the body. :D
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:iconbarrettblank:
BarrettBlank Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
Never thought my photoshop work would be my most successful piece.

Thanks everyone for your comments.
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:icongrowls-at-moon:
Growls-at-Moon Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Clever...^^ I like that...looks like it could be a illustration in an old book by lovecraft. Really cool!!!
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:iconochichi:
Ochichi Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
Hail The Great Old One!:worship:
Spreading the gospel of Cthulhu and :beer:beer throughout dA! :mwahaha:
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:icongrzombie:
GRZombie Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Student
Very groovy
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:iconsaminabinet:
SamInabinet Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
Excellent!
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I love Cthulhu and this is BRILLIANT!!! I would never have thought of making a photomanip look like a Dore' illustration!
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:iconzs3:
ZS3 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Pure.

Genius.
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:iconfricke:
Fricke Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
I feel sad about the people in the boat.. xDD
One day.. he will wake up of his dream.
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:iconsilenthillasylum:
SilentHillAsylum Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
Excellent pic!
I hope I never get stuck out in the pacific ocean anytime soon!
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:iconnecronocimon:
necronocimon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
esta exelente!!!!!!!!!:omg:
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:iconcarpenocturne:
carpenocturne Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007  Student Filmographer
thats some AMAZING Photoshop Work! I Must see your other pic's
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:iconcurt-teh-murt:
Curt-teh-Murt Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Student Interface Designer
that's some good shoopin'
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:iconcurt-teh-murt:
Curt-teh-Murt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Student Interface Designer
I agree me from last year
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
that's a rockin cthulhu. i had that action figure, the sea creature. good choice.
if you have read "the shadow over innsmouth" the creature from the black logoon should remind you of something as well.
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:iconbarrettblank:
BarrettBlank Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
Yep, fishmen from Innsmouth, the Esoteric Order of Dagon, the hybrid children of the deep ones.
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:iconcrocazill:
Crocazill Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
Wow, that actually looks like something you'd find in an old book of myths! Nice job!
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:iconbarrettblank:
BarrettBlank Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
Thank you very much :) That is what I was going for with the grainy look.
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:iconcuha:
cuha Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
tres cool
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