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Moonbeast by Cacodaemonia Moonbeast by Cacodaemonia
Submission for the ArtOrder Lovecraft contest. I went with a moonbeast from H.P. Lovecraft's The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath.

- Anatomically, the thing is like a toad/jellyfish/bird/tentacle-monster hybrid, with some of my greyhound sprinkled in there. He is so great for figuring out anatomy - thanks Stormy! :3

- Moonbeasts have no eyes, but I decided to give them tympanic membranes like frogs and toads have.

- There's a scene in the story where the creatures are paying flutes, in case you're wondering about the presence of a seemingly out of place musical instrument.

- Gross things are awesome and insanely fun to paint. :la:

- Some detail shots.


Corel Painter 11, Photoshop CS5, 2010.

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Ysabetwordsmith Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Writer
Fascinating design. It looks very different from ordinary creatures, yet still plausible.
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D4aX Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good!
I'm impressed.
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Chrestovenator Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Amazing!
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
Woah! Really cool artwork of the creature!:)
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chimchar1 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
auwsome
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Bonterjack Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student
Badass, Man
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ShadeIsaac Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Great work!...

I'm hungry now...
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BGPetit Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Ah, yes, I remember these guys... and I remember that story, about "Kadath in the cold waste". Are you at all familar with Tom Sullivan and Mark J. Ferrari's work? I believe they illustrated a compendium of Lovecraft monsters back around 1988 or so. This image reminds me of some of the stuff from that book... classic! (S. Peterson Field Guide to Cthulhu Monsters)
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
an absolutely beautifully repulsive creation, amazing!
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DSil Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student General Artist
I like it. Folkloric ogre meets nameless horror.
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