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Lovecraft - Shub-Niggurath, Goat with a 1000 Young by KingOvRats Lovecraft - Shub-Niggurath, Goat with a 1000 Young by KingOvRats
"'Ever Their praises, and abundance to the Black Goat of the Woods. Iä! Shub-Niggurath! Iä! Shub-Niggurath! The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young!'"

H.P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer In Darkness


The most frequently invoked enitity does not ever appear in person. I however based it on descriptions of other Outer God addingsome features of goat's skull to overall shape.

Aaand. This is my 1000 deviation. So you can go  and say "I
ä! KingOvRats!" now.:P
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ParallelMe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
These arts u've got are intresting
Where do u take the inspiration?
Tell me plz bc I'm dieing to know
Are they from the dark dreams?
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017   Traditional Artist
Many of them are inspired by dreams but not this one. Dreams are just a small part of what inspires me. I seek inspiration wherever I can and mix various elements for the desired effect. I guess imagination is the most important factor.
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ParallelMe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
I think u might like to know that I see some dreams in nights and they are kind of simillar to ur pics and i have drown some of them
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017   Traditional Artist
Sounds interesting.
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MythicalRaptor3 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
when i thought goat eyes weren't terrifying enough...
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016   Traditional Artist
Goat eyes are quite similar to octopus eyes and I played on that idea here..:)
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MythicalRaptor3 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Yes, it is the goatapus
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Spktastic Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great stuff. I like the line work. This has a great energetic appeal to it.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanks!:)
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slierdt Featured By Owner Edited Feb 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow dude. The depth in this drawing is awesome. One of your best in my opinion! "Iä! KingOvRats!" (even though I don't really know what it means :)). I am trying to read Lovecraft now for the first time in my life I guess. But I like your representations of his creatures anyway. Keep it going!
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016   Traditional Artist
"IA! Somebody" is ak ind of praise used within mythos universe. I'm happy you like her so much a 1000th work should be something worth remembering.
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cold-autumn-rain Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...fuj. Hah, ale w tym przypadku to chyba komplement :"D
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016   Traditional Artist
Zdecydowanie:D
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Xhodocto385 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 10, 2016
great on getting 1000 and doing Shub-Niggurath kingovrats!, will you do her Dark Young someday?
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
Maybe I will. Is the story with them available anywhere online? I could draw it from description itself but I don't like doing so.. And this guys books don't seem to be available here at all.
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Xhodocto385 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
sorry i can't find it anywhere online but i found the description of the dark young in the lovecraft wikia, the story is Robert Bloch's Notebook found in a Deserted House, it is described as something like a black slimy jelly tree-thing with mouths that are like leaves, it has "roots" with vague hooves, snaky arms and branch tentacles.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016   Traditional Artist
I have seen the description but I don't really like drawing something from a story I didn't even read. If you ever find that one online please let me know.:)
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JoeRB Featured By Owner Edited Feb 10, 2016
Ia! KingOvRats! Dark Lord of Creation and Dreams!

Oh man, I've been waiting for you to do another Shub-Niggurath. This one is ten times better than your last one. The mass and tentacles are more masterfully structured, and the goat skull-shape is extremely well-integrated into the fleshy tentacley mass. It's perfect.

You know, of all Outer Horrors that Lovecraft invented, the Mother of a Thousand Young is probably my favorite. She's so mysterious, and we're given such meager details about her that it makes me want to learn more. What we know about her is that some ancient human races viewed her as a mother goddess or fertility goddess of sorts, Nug and Yeb are her children, and she might possibly be either benevolent or at least slightly mindful of humans, if the story "Out of the Aeons" is anything to go by. Lovecraft once described her as a vast cloud of darkness too. It's so little, but so tantalizing! It's like she's the ultimate mystery of Lovecraft's mythology!
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
I heard about comparison to cloud. I guess if my interpretation was put in darkened environment, her amorpheous shape could remind of some dark twisting cloud though.:) 
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I was the originator of "Iä! KingOvRats!"!

Ever His praises, and abundance to the Black God of the Web. Iä! KingOvRats! The Black God of the Web with a Thousand Deviations!
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
actually, you  inspired me to write that part :D
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nawwwwwwwwww thanks
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reverendwyrm Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
Looks great!  Is that an appropriate thing to say about one of the Great Old Ones?

Congrats on hitting 1000 deviations!
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
What thing?

And thanks! I wonder how much time it will take me to reach 2000 now.:D
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reverendwyrm Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016
That it looks great. I mean, sure the Old Ones are great but is it appropriate to describe them as looking great in the sense of being visually appealing?  In all likelihood I should say that your depiction of a Great Old One terrifies me and I can feel the edges of my sanity peeling back like old wallpaper.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016   Traditional Artist
That sounds even better.:)
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kaijusaurus387 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Iä! KingOvRats!

This is actually my favorite representation of good old Shubby.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanks.:) Glad you like her so much.
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kaijusaurus387 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem.
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CaseMayday Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Eww...

Congrats for 1000!! "Iä! KingOvRats!" ;)
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
Yäy! :D
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aGentlemanScientist Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool interpretation
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you.:)
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psymonster1974 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
Nice shubby
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanks!:)
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