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Nightgaunt by dloliver Nightgaunt by dloliver
Out of what crypt they crawl, I cannot tell,
But every night I see the rubbery things,
Black, horned, and slender, with membraneous wings,
And tails that bear the bifid barb of hell.
They come in legions on the north wind's swell,
With obscene clutch that titillates and stings,
Snatching me off on monstrous voyagings
To grey worlds hidden deep in nightmare's well.
Over the jagged peaks of Thok they sweep,
Heedless of all the cries I try to make,
And down the nether pits to that foul lake
Where the puffed shoggoths splash in doubtful sleep.
But oh! If only they would make some sound,
Or wear a face where faces should be found!

from "Fungi from Yuggoth" - by H. P. Lovecraft

Always been one of my personal favourites among Lovecraft's benighted underworld denizens.
Finally got around to having a go at drawing one.
Knowing what I'm like, it wont be long before I end up tweaking this detail or that. On something thats supposed to be black, its sometimes what not to define that does it, but I'm pretty sure i can see more details that will demand my attention before the day is much older...

EDIT: A few refinements to some of the highlights on the legs, hands and feet mainly.

EDIT: Lighting/definition tweaks. Not a big deal.
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SHaDoW-WHiSPERER Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
 Most excelent! Not only is this creature terrifyingly fascinating but the shading finally reveals to me a technique I have been pursuing in vain up to this point. Though to be honest, if someone came up to me and told me that for spiting them they were going to turn me into an Eldritch horror of my choosing then this would be it. :D
PoeticLotusCreations Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the way hellish or nightmarish imagery can play with the gray lines beauty and sexual attraction. It builds a false sense of comfort while taking you on a horrendous nightmare. All the while you think you fear where it's taking you while you're somehow cuddled up to the worst hell of all!
dloliver Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
many thanks
PoeticLotusCreations Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Miku and Luka (Brofist) [V1] 
PoeticLotusCreations Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure!!Heart 
Capularis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional
Love the exclusion of eyes.  That exclusion brings an entirely new dimension of eeriness and imagination to the creature.  Bravo.
dloliver Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank Mr Lovecraft for that particular ;)
DaveS89 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
how this green fog creeps around is cool
dloliver Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Eoglin Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Excellent!!! one of the best representations for the angels of nodens!!
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