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Crawl by dloliver Crawl by dloliver
A photoshop doodle that came to fruition in a pleasingly unexpected grotesque. Had little idea in my head as to what I was trying to do, except that I had some notion of a hollow, sagging, corrupted thing, half covering something luminous beneath.

"The nethermost caverns," wrote the mad Arab, "are not for the fathoming of eyes that see; for their marvels are strange and terrific. Cursed the ground where dead thoughts live new and oddly bodied, and evil the mind that is held by no head."

H.P. Lovecraft "The Festival", quoting the Necronomicon

Very pleased to say that this image was used by Chaosium for the cover of one of their Call of Cthulhu Scenarios. The modified image is here: dloliver.deviantart.com/art/Cr…
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:iconjustadudeonamission:
this is the sh$% im looking for, for my brutalz metalz yes
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dloliver Feb 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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YoshiMastar Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hells. YES.
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconorgeston:
Orgeston Mar 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I bet this is what's behind the wax mask.
Have you done the mutant bird things yet?
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Mar 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i think i know the ones you mean :) nah not as yet
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Orgeston Mar 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You should, that'd be really cool!
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GlacierDragon Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the lighting here and the glow effect, especially the way it all shines through the skin.
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dloliver Mar 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you. it was part doodle, part experiment.
A word of warning though. Never juggle pieces of phosphorus, sodium and/or potassium with your tongue. ;)
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GlacierDragon Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I wish my "doodles" turned out that good XD
Ah, I'll keep that in mind ;D
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