Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
May 12, 2012
Image Size
5.5 MB
Resolution
2822×3827
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
3,170
Favourites
119 (who?)
Comments
37
Downloads
87
×
Lovecraft - Deep One by KingOvRats Lovecraft - Deep One by KingOvRats
The fish-man. I don't really like deioctions of deep ones where they remind present-day fish. They are ancient race, older than humanity so I gave it that weird face, which reminds me of some prehistoric animals.:)

"I think their predominant colour 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 wed tar articulate speech, held all the dark shades of expression which their staring faces lacked."

H.P. Lovecraft, The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Add a Comment:
 
:iconekeladolf:
EkelAdolf Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Hello there!

Your Deep One somehow reminds me of El Chupacabras aka the Goatsucker, that vampiric creature from Latin American folklore. Interestingly, some cryptozoologist, for example Loren Coleman,  did speculate that El Chupacabra itself might be in fact a merbeing, although an aquatic primate rather than an amphibian or fish creature. The most famous artist depiction shows the beast with the same "stiff" body posture and spikes on its back, too. 

That's the first thought which came to my mind. The drawing looks very creepy, by the way :).
Reply
:iconkingovrats:
KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
Now that you mention that  i see it too. Never thought of chupacabras though, more of some prehistoric sea animals rather than modern fish. BTW I heard chupacabra was identified as dogs or coyotes which lost all hair due to some skin disease.

Thanks:)
Reply
:iconekeladolf:
EkelAdolf Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Yes, it's partly true, because "Chupacabras" became a popular name for any kind of unidentified animal. The Texan creatures labelled as Chupacabras were in fact more or less identified as mangy dogs/coyotes. 

The "original" or most famous form of Chupacabras is something different. Skeptics argue that it was in fact designed by H.R. Riger (R.I.P.), because the creature reportedly looked similar to the female monster Sil from the movie Species, which was created by Giger. The main witness even mentioned the movie in interviews and compared the two creatures.
Reply
:iconkingovrats:
KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
I see.. I didn;t know that. On the drawings it never looked like a dog, but those  carcasses that were presented as alleged chupacabras were kind of like hairless, dried, dog bodies.
Reply
:iconcharleybl1986:
CharleyBL1986 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. I love H.P. Lovecraft, especially Shadow Over Innsmouth, and this is the way a spawn of Dagon should look :)
Reply
:iconkingovrats:
KingOvRats Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you. I tried to go for something less-familiar looking than omost of interpretations:)
Reply
:iconcharleybl1986:
CharleyBL1986 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it, great job
Reply
:iconkingovrats:
KingOvRats Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks again.
Reply
:iconjaredludy15:
jaredludy15 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
I imagine them very similarly, except with larger, more pronounced, fish-like lips.
Reply
:iconkingovrats:
KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
I was more inspired by prehistoric creatures than modern day fish. These creatures were already ancient when any of the modern fish species came into being, so i don't think they should be really that much similar to them.:)
Reply
Add a Comment: