CTHULHU! - created by CMYK46


CTHULHU!
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Cthulhu f'taghn!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cthulhu (5 years and 1365 days ago)

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avatar lchappell
lchappell says:

Need to darken the parts that are submerged and at the water line. Try to give it a wet look.

author says:

From the Wiki entry: "Cthulhu is made up of some unknown and foreign matter." It doesn't get wet.

avatar Alan2641
Alan2641 says:

high res is a must to the the full detail of this ---very well done

avatar Geexman
Geexman says:

fantastic construction & blending, well done and very best of luck to you

avatar Drivenslush

Kraken I'll give you... Tulu...no way... this creature is an elephant goat squid... with useless bat wings... doesn't instill the fear of the Dread Thu Thu...

Sill a beautiful chop.. and wonderful use of discovered sources but to use the name CTHULHU.. I just don't find a Disney Monster that scary... IMHO


EDIT: Chappy is correct.. the monster already shows a little in the water, you should finish the work

author says:

Slushy, Cthulhu has been depicted in hundreds of ways. Go Google some. This is my version, and it fits nicely within the mythos... As for your edit, you don't know what you're talking about.

avatar Drivenslush

finish what you started where the body meets the water.. there's remnants everywhere (still not scary.. I think I will call him Mr. Snuffleupagus's older brother).. I'll sneak him treats under the table LOL

author says:

See previous comment.

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Drivenslush, your critique might be held in a higher regard if you didn't resort to petty remarks that have nothing to do with the work of this piece.
Please go read the entire article provided. It fits all criteria and the work performed here seems to be top notch.
Opinions on what you consider scary are not only uncalled for, but irrelevant.
(or at least take it to the forums)

Author, well done as well as your SBS.

avatar hsbee
hsbee says:

tentacles look a bit flat in my opinion.. some highlights would make it much better.. Good luck

avatar JamesD
JamesD says:

Overall I think this is pretty good... there are a few issues with your edges - (purple fringes)
I see you made some surface ripples... It doesn't look as though it's fully finished in my opinion... might also want to just give a little disortion to the roots which are underwater... or darken them slightly, or atleast make more a distinction that they are in water...

Some of your source images aren't matching up in terms of sharpness... and there isn't really a convincing DOF because of that BUT!... putting that aside I think it's well put together...

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Keiley22 says:

That is so cool, i have nothing more to say author
Well done

avatar DanLundberg

Quite cool with great color matching of parts. Beard tentacles need to cast some shadows, however. Horn shadows and water-edge shadows are also needed.

avatar gopankarichal

Hi Author!! It's a great entry. Nice combination of images, the color and mood also interesting. I have some suggestions. 1) merging of the roots image and body area is sudden, make it gradual merging. 2) Re-look the bat's wings position and size. 3) may be you can add a lightning to get more feel. Best of luck!!

avatar dreamdriven

Superb work!

avatar hereisanoop

Very good blending and construction.., But I think (only my opinion) If you rotate the ears a little downwards, It will give an extra effect to the figure (head).., (feel free to ignore) Good luck...
EDIT: now it's more good..

avatar Ressiv
Ressiv says:

Pretty good construction. The left side (viewers angle) has a lightsource coming from the top, the right side has a source coming from the left. The roots on the bottom don't really look like they are part of the body (probably because they are just blurred into the body). But the biggest problem is the lightsource, or lack of one. Plenty of time to work on it, unless you think the image is perfect as it is now...

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Fabulous work..........Super creativity......Good Luck Author.

avatar spaceranger

This cthurtainly looks good cthu me. Really a nicely done creature. One little nit... on the left that light gray line on the rocks (highlight?) is a bit distracting. Might look better without it, IMHO.
(wasn't Cthulhu the guy on Star Trek?)

avatar erikuri
erikuri says:

As Cthulhu is a ficticious creature, you can depict it the way you imagine what it's like. And your Cthulhu is quite real... Very nice blending of the images. Maybe if the wings are bigger, more "fantastic" mood can be added (but this is IMHO).

avatar gamemastertips

This. Is. FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!

I think this fits as a Cthulhu quite nicely. I mean, seriously...have you ever SEEN a Cthulhu?? Do you know what a Cthulhu looks like?? This is just another rendition of the fabulous beast. Some clawed hands would be nice, but that's just my idea lol. It looks really great as is.

EDIT: Ahhhh now I understand why Drivenslush was being so picky.

avatar jbillitteri

AWESOME!!!!! A creative genius.

avatar CorneliaMladenova

Sinister sea creature, great idea to replace the ears with bat wings

avatar jamespaul
jamespaul says:

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww .. wow n wow n wow .. amaaaaaazing one

avatar Disco
Disco says:

Congratulations on your first place!

avatar Lelaina
Lelaina says:

Congrats for your great first place, Bob!

avatar swordfish
swordfish says:

Congrats on 1st . . . . Great work . . . .

avatar Geexman
Geexman says:

in the bag from the start, congrats buddy!!!!

avatar vertigo
vertigo says:

Congrats, great job!

avatar jamespaul
jamespaul says:

congrates.. hearty congrates i`m so very happy that my fav is the best

avatar langstrum
langstrum says:

Congrats CMYK46, what a fantastic entry! and the thumb up/down result is fantastically dramatic too lol

avatar nasirkhan
nasirkhan says:

Congrats! Bob, for great win.

avatar dekwid
dekwid says:

congrats, this is fantastic,....well deserved....

avatar gopankarichal

Congrats!!

avatar nishagandhi

Congrats

avatar hsbee
hsbee says:

Congrats

avatar hereisanoop

Congrats.., deserved 1st place..

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Keiley22 says:

glad you got 1st place

avatar lolu
lolu says:

Congrats !

avatar spaceranger

Congrats!!

avatar gamemastertips

Congrats, Bob!!!!

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