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Deep One 2 by dloliver Deep One 2 by dloliver
I think their predominant color was a greyish-green, though they had white bellies. They were mostly shiny and slippery, but the ridges of their backs were scaly. Their forms vaguely suggested the anthropoid, while their heads were the heads of fish, with prodigious bulging eyes that never closed. At the sides of their necks were palpitating gills, and their long paws were webbed. They hopped irregularly, sometimes on two legs and sometimes on four. I was somehow glad that they had no more than four limbs. Their croaking, baying voices, clearly used for articulate speech, held all the dark shades of expression which their staring faces lacked ... They were the blasphemous fish-frogs of the nameless design - living and horrible.

The Shadow Over Innsmouth

A satisfying rework of an old piece I submitted some time ago. The original version was rather too whimsical and cartoony and never felt quite right. This is much more like what I had in mind when I first sketched it. More gnarley and bestial, well icthian really.
Left the original intact as well, rather than overwrite it, as it makes for a nice comparison and has its own charm [link]
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:iconfrikkan:
Frikkan Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Artist
This is some freaky shit man...love it!
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:iconmatarahi:
MataRahi Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student
Utterly terrifying. o_o
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconmatarahi:
MataRahi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student
You're welcome!
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:iconhills-to-sky:
Hills-to-Sky Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks like my bros expression when Miley started Twerking.
Loving the colours and details, keep it up
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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:iconkazaello:
Kazaello Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD Great expression
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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:icondamn-it-sammit:
Damn-It-Sammit Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure where this guy comes from, but it looks like my friend's cat.

It's lovely. XD
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
maybe they should try changing its diet a bit :D
thanks
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:icondamn-it-sammit:
Damn-It-Sammit Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
He is on a diet, but the poor thing is about 20 lbs now, so he eats everything else he can find when his food isn't available. X3
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egg-leg Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
This is amazing. 
But I gotta say. 

The expression cracks me up. XDD
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconegg-leg:
egg-leg Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
welcome
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:iconaviarts:
AviArts Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
 
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:iconangry-major:
Angry-Major Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those creepy eyes... I think you captured the essence of Lovecraft's writing. :)
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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Sergane Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Grwlwlwlwlwl, Murlocs ? Nope, deep ones, 
Love your take on this monster, one of my favorites from lovecraft's novels. 
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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:icondenofshadows:
denofshadows Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank God we have cats and dogs instead of these. I would not know how to word the signs. "Beware of Living Nightmare"? I'm not sure....

This is awesome, though.
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconplyesdayk:
Plyesdayk Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student General Artist
AMAZING!!!!!!! :iconilavplz:
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconplyesdayk:
Plyesdayk Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student General Artist
;)
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:iconviralprogenitor:
ViralProgenitor Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Arrgh... this is so damn killer!
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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:icondall5000:
Dall5000 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
"I'm so fucking happy right now!"
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
glad to hear it
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:iconannewipf:
annewipf Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Cool! :D
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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annewipf Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
You're welcome :)
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:icondiphylla:
diphylla Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love this but you already know I love all of your work! The teeth are fantastic and I love the colors, fantastic work!
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:icondiphylla:
diphylla Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
welcome :D
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:iconcursedfreak:
CursedFreak Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A perfect depiction of my favorite creatures of the Mythos (and my favorite Lovecraft's story)
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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:icondw0lf:
DW0lf Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Good Work.
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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rawbspeghetti Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
now that, is one terrifying innsmouth local.
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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:icondeejay-alien:
DeeJay-Alien Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Wow!!! So cool!!! :) It made me laugh so hardly! :)
Nice pic! :)
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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SID061080 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
just think of something like this hiding inside of a port'a'shitter late at night....
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ye know, I think ye might be right... then again i was shitfaced at the time. :D
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CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Featured... [link]
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dloliver Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
many thanks :)
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CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Quite welcome!
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:iconn-o-b:
N-o-B Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured. :D ([link])
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconn-o-b:
N-o-B Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well earned! :)
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