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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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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OOOOOOO CREEPY
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks. one of my first lovecraftian works.. and still one of best!;)
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed!

I always like them with angler/lamprey elements...
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
I don't think that mine has any of such elements though. xD
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is true. Just mentioning it!
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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 :).
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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:)
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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.
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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.
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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 :)
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you. I tried to go for something less-familiar looking than omost of interpretations:)
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CharleyBL1986 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it, great job
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks again.
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jaredludy15 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
I imagine them very similarly, except with larger, more pronounced, fish-like lips.
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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.:)
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jaredludy15 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Good point. I still enjoy my interpretation more though. They just seem creepier to me my way :P
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013   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 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The price of immortality...:O
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner May 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
Not such a big price really.:D
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jaredludy15 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
to live the rest of your existence as a primitive minded fish creature with no memory of your past life or way of using any practical technology underwater, and having to consistently worship a giant prehistoric fish manthat can drive people insane... yeah, not THAT big a price. XD
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
That's kind of pessimistic view. We don't know much of their technology. They certainly don't need much of what we do. Other ancient lovecraftian race, had far superior technology to humans. Perhaps Deep ones use some form of biotechnology? If hey were just underwater cavemen they wouldn't be a threat to us. And according to the book they are and could easily wipe us out, only being threatend by old magic. As far as worshipping their fish-god... well unlike most of the gods this guy is actually quite close and real for his worshippers meaning that they probably can get quite more realistic rewards. ;)
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:mwahaha:
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gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Spectacular!
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks.:)
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Abbaddona Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
ja kiedys tego gostka nabazgrałam w zeszycie od pl lol. Ale troche inaczej wyglądał XD
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner May 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Tzn jak?
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Abbaddona Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Kiedys wrzucałam na deva, nie wiem juz gdzie to jest o;
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Fantagiro665 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Moi ulubieńcy <3
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner May 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Moi też.:)
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Deyran Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Szczerze mówiąc, mnie zawsze kojarzyły się raczej z żabami, nie z rybami, ale tak czy owak jest to niewątpliwie budzący grozę i obrzydzenie, typowo lovecraftowski ludek.
W każdym razie nieźle ci wyszedł. =D
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner May 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Nie, aj zawsze w nich takie ryboludy widziałem.;)Żabowata będzie bestia z Księżyca :> w sumie już jest.:D
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is awesome! I love your technique!
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner May 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Really? I keep being dissatisfied with shading in them.:(
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That dissatisfaction is unreasonned! =D
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner May 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Well on this one shading could stay, but the previous ones are bad.:(
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah, they definitely are NOT! =)
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner May 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Some say I'm critisising myself too much but I just want them to be better xD
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well there is no harm in trying again! =D
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner May 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
But my time is limited .:< I hope i can fix the mistakes in them.
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