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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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Capularis Apr 2, 2014  Professional
Love the exclusion of eyes.  That exclusion brings an entirely new dimension of eeriness and imagination to the creature.  Bravo.
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:icondaves89:
how this green fog creeps around is cool
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconeoglin:
Excellent!!! one of the best representations for the angels of nodens!!
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Jul 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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The-Original-RPer Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most people dream about being carried away to far away lands by magic carpets or broomsticks.

Lovecraft wanted to be whisked off by faceless bat-winged creatures.
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dloliver Jul 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
each to their own lol.
not exactly sure he "wanted" to but ye never can tell
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jrholford Jun 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
A perfect rep of the creature in my mind!
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:icondloliver:
dloliver Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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FollowinTheBlackBird Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fungi From Yuggoth! That is one of my faves!
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