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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
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CharleyBL1986 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 :)
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KingOvRats Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I tried to go for something less-familiar looking than omost of interpretations:)
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CharleyBL1986 Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it, great job
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KingOvRats Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again.
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:iconjaredludy15:
I imagine them very similarly, except with larger, more pronounced, fish-like lips.
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KingOvRats Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist 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.:)
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:iconjaredludy15:
Good point. I still enjoy my interpretation more though. They just seem creepier to me my way :P
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KingOvRats Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What's really a cool thing about Lovecraft's mythos is that all is so undefined and open to interpretations.:)
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Chaosfive-55 May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The price of immortality...:O
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KingOvRats May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not such a big price really.:D
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