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Chtulhu's legend by MarcSimonetti Chtulhu's legend by MarcSimonetti
This is the cover art for the French edition of "the call of Chtulhu" By Lovecraft and A. Derleth.
I hope you'll like it. I had to represent Chtulhu itself, but didn't want to make in its wholeness, as it often kills the effect of fear he is supposed to evoke.
Comments are most welcome!
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:iconlysandre78:
Lysandre78 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 13, 2014
Reminds me of Victor Hugo's ''Les Travailleurs de la Mer''; Gilliatt & the Octopus fighting in the depths of the sea....
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:iconbabbarei:
BABBAREI Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Chtulhu Ftagn.
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:icone-47:
E-47 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Masterpiece i have to say
:thumbsup:
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Wow...
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:iconbipicado:
BiPiCado Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
great one!
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:iconallthingswillbe:
allthingswillbe Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Very striking
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:iconquest007:
Quest007 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Brilliant!
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:icondominichautmann:
DominicHautmann Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
masterpiece!!
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:iconapplepie1989:
applepie1989 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I love the colors and composition :D
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:iconaddicted-to-summer:
Addicted-to-Summer Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's so grate!
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:iconsquadlala-the-13th:
Squadlala-the-13th Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have this french edition ! And I love it !
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:iconseptiawan:
septiawan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
wow...you did master in art....
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:iconancient-warrior:
ancient-warrior Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Perfect artwork ! Awesome !

You have also a great gallery, I really enjoy all ! :D
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:icongcartist85:
GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Thank you for letting us feature your Amazing work! :iconfantasyfans101::iconslipperyhugplz:
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:iconzhaanman:
Zhaanman Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Out-Standing Depth and fierce feel to this Powerful image!!!:eyepopping:
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:iconpictor-occulta:
Pictor-Occulta Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very Impressive! POV composition and posing flawless. A masterpiece IMO.
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:iconerikateufel:
ErikaTeufel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I have this edition, and I always loved this cover: the man look like Lovecraft, a little bit. Great work!
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s0ulasylum Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
I'm really sad but I have to tell you : You got the myth TOTALLY WRONG !

Everybody knows a good pic of Chtulhu must have a half naked woman in it, clothes almost completely ripped, tentacles dancing around and everywhere etc. etc.

Well, you did your best I guess :B

(ironic I know, but I always fear, and my fear is confirmed 8/10 times, that yeah... There's some kind of pinup with most of Chtulhu's related art... Excellent work on this one^^)
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:iconfreaksand:
freaksand Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
That's freakin' good :F
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:icondavinci41:
DaVinci41 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
This is outstanding! A very Frazetta-esque sense of heightened action and an ominous, brooding atmosphere make this a stand-out piece! Congratulations!
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:icongjsx51:
gjsx51 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great take on the Mythos, one Lovecraft fan to another! Fine interpretation and definitely captures the mood and atmosphere of HPL's work.
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:iconivyhelix:
IvyHeliX Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
^^
I love it!
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:icondialogous:
Dialogous Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010   Writer
His eyes made me feel... uncomfortable, to say the least.
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:iconkrukof2:
krukof2 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional
:star:Well.... great work as always !:star:

:confused: however, as a player of "call of Chtulhu", I think something is missing : madness :spin:.
But I agree that is perfectly ok with the new orientation of the game which is more pulp now (and your picture is a great pulp illustration) :mib: and forget a little the spirit of the Lovecraft novel :nerd: . But that's really to keep the players :D
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:iconauxeru:
auxeru Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
:faint:
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:iconfensterer:
fensterer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
You did an amazing job! I love the action, the color tones and you definately made Chtulhu menacing! I am actually reading "At The Mountains of Madness" currently. I hear it will be turned into a movie by Guillermo Del Toro with help from James Cameron. I can see your work gracing the poster! :)
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:iconugosantana:
ugosantana Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
that is a great cover... until today i couldn't find any good cover for lovecraft's books... yours is awesome!
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:iconsally-avernier:
Sally-Avernier Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
wow, super, la couverture de mon livre! :D
Superbe boulot, un grand bravo!
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:iconsdouville:
SDouville Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Dieu du ciel c'est tellement la couverture du livre que je suis en train de lire! C'est fou les internets avant ceux qui faisaient les couvertures de livres étaients tellement passés sous silence. En tout cas merci de cette oeuvre elle représente bien le livre et pousse à se le procurer. Très dans le ton.
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:iconuber-bubble:
uber-bubble Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
the urgency in his physique is excellent, really well done
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:iconhullingen:
Hullingen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
simply amazing! smart as hell to not reveal his full body, this just creeps ya out more - makes him feel to large to fit in a full shot. And that guy is FUCKED!
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:iconleseraphin:
leseraphin Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Again some great artwork of yours. I love the framing which is emotionally very strong. congratulations
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:iconloremaster01:
LoreMaster01 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Sorry, I meant to say:
Who is Chtulhu?
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:iconloremaster01:
LoreMaster01 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Chtulhu
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:iconmissnyss20:
Missnyss20 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
awesome!
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:icongilderic:
gilderic Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent !
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:iconpackittoo:
Packittoo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh......My.....
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:iconiwilo:
Iwilo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"

:thumbsup:
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:iconjennykempen:
JennyKempen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Wooowww! Amazing!
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:icondimmuborgirmi:
DimmuBorgirmi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
The Great Old One rises! IA!
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:iconptrepan:
ptrepan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu, R'yleh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
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the-sashimi-frog Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yikes. The glowing red eyes are the creepiest part. it's been a long time since I read that story; i need to go back and revisit the "Old one."
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:iconspacerhunterzorg:
SpacerHunterZORG Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
The composition has a Frank Frazetta (RIP) feel to it. Very well done!
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:icontorture-angelique:
Torture-Angelique Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have the book on the french version. It's very good on it! Well done! :D
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:iconh0lyshizzle:
h0lyshizzle Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
amazing
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:iconhangmansjoke:
HangMansJoke Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Student General Artist
Great job on the eyes. Incredibly realistic, I thought it was an oil painting at first!
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:iconblackdidthis:
blackdidthis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Wonderful image!
I would possibly have my doubts on whether Cthulhu actually uses his tentacles as to grab or anything the like. None the less I do not recall reading up anything suggesting otherwise.

I believe you have put some good work into this image and the results are fantastic!


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:iconmarkusvogt:
MarkusVogt Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there!:)

just want to inform you that this wonderful image has been featured in my latest journal entry. Let me know if this should not be o.k for you. Otherwise feel free to take a look at:

[link]

thanks
Markus
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MarcSimonetti Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks a lot :)
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