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Lovecraft - Bokrug, the Great Water-Lizard by KingOvRats Lovecraft - Bokrug, the Great Water-Lizard by KingOvRats
A redoing of previous Bokrug. as you can see I stick to the mosasaur/extinct whale shape. The skulls impaled on it's first spike... I picture them as Ibian skulls, carried by the creature in honour of it's fallen followers and perhaps a primitive fetish used to summon their ghosts. But these could also be skulls of unfortunate citizens of Sarnath. Anyway this accent was meant as a hint that this is not a mere water animal, but a being far more cunning and intelligent.

"However this may be, it is certain that they worshipped a sea-green stone idol chiselled in the likeness of Bokrug, the great water-lizard; before which they danced horribly when the moon was gibbous."

H.P. Lovecraft, The Doom That Came To Sarnath
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BerSverk88 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
nice!
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SalamandraChaosu Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Co ty robisz na co dzień? Ciekawi mnie to, bo rysunki masz serio fenomenalne! Coś pomiędzy prehistorią, jakimiś pierwotnymi instynktami natury. Naprawdę niesamowite!
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner May 11, 2015   Traditional Artist
na codzień studiuję coś zupełnie nie związanego ani z prehistorią ani z rysunkami:D Tu, jak i przy innych polecam nowszą wersję, znacznie lepsza moim zdaniem.:)
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Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
I wonder what's really going on in Lovercraft's mind...
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hmmm? What do you mean?
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Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
how he can make wild fantasies of his own into an entirely new mythology, while still plausible and well received by people is just..outstanding
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
I think many other artists did that.. he was just a pioneer.
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Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Well, yes, but make your overly crazy idea into something widely recognizeable is quite challenging. Thanksfuly he has done it in 1930s
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hmmm. I think it became so well known only after he died didn't it?
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Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Well, based from what i know he posted some of his works in several sci fi megazines before his death
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
True. But as far as I remember his works got so popular ony after he died and some friend of his published them.. I might have mistaken something though
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niggiddu Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Świetne te strzępiaste płetwy.

Ja wyobrażam sobie Bokruga jako przerośniętą krzyżówkę diplocaulusa z Del Lago z RE 4.

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Gdyby tak połączyć kształt czaszki pierwszego oraz paszczę i gabaryty drugiego, uzyskałbym prehistoryczne monstrum godne miana Wielkiego Przedwiecznego - nieruchawe lecz niszczycielskie. Jakoś Bokrug bardziej mi się kojarzy z płazem niż z gadem (pewnie to przez jego wyznawców o wyglądzie tak odrażającym, że pasuje tylko płaz lub ryba).
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014   Traditional Artist
Ciekawa wizja.. pewnie wyglądałby fajnej. Mimo to ten moj mi się w miarę podoba. ;)
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JonaDetavis Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOAH, SICK!
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks! I;ve drawn sicker though.
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Lilshawster2 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner May 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
:)
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Deyran Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Ja zawsze wyobrażałam go sobie jako gigantyczną iguanę, czy krokodyla, ale jako monstro-mosazaur podoba mi się dużo bardziej. =D
A te trzy czaszki tylko dodają mu potwornego uroku. Świetny akcent.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Nad tymi trzema mizernymi czaszkami myślałem chyba tyle samo co nad samym Bokrugiem. Chciałęm dodać coś sugerującego wyższą inteligencję/duchowość. Broń/ubranie/typowe ozdoby odpadały, bo po pierwsze na co mu to a po drugie jest na nie zbyt prymitywny i za razem zbyt wysoko rozwinięty.:D No i stanęło na czymś sentymentalno-mistycznym - szaszłyku z czaszek (czaszłyku?:D)
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Deyran Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
(czaszłyk! :rofl:)
Jednocześnie zbyt prymitywny i zbyt wysoko rozwinięty... No, trudno znaleźć odpowiednie akcesoria, jeżeli jest się olbrzymim wodnym jaszczurem i ma do dyspozycji tylko materiały posiadane przez romadkę zielonkawych ogrów. =D
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
Zaprawdę jest moc w tymże oto czaszłyku.
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Lizardsalamander Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
fantasic
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
Dzięki.:)
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gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Fantastic!
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you.:)
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Clone-Artist Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice version. I like it very much. :D
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you.:D
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ShadeOvWarlock Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
something ramains BEHEMOTH :D:D:D
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Which one? The cat? or some other?:D
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ShadeOvWarlock Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The band. :D horns up!
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
I like their old songs, new ones aren't that good to me..
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ShadeOvWarlock Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Agree. The three first albums were the best. My favourite song is The reign of Shemsuhor (sorry, if I did mistakes - long time I did not listen them, may be a half of year :'( ).
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
I Like Grom, Lasy Pomorza, Decade of Therion, Ceremony of Shiva...
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ShadeOvWarlock Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WTF - IT REMAINS ME SOMETHING FROM NIGHTWISH! Don't remember well, where was track called Creek Mary Blood and others, with dark-blue forest on cover. I had cd at the past. Something very annoying and stupid. Sounds like this:
This is the day of doom.
Or the end of world.
Or the death of glory.
we are only exiles.
Pathetic and foolish. Eh, symphoblack I liked several years ago (yes, I was so mad I think THIS is it!!) And now this is only the piece of shit, nothing else. XASTHUR, - that I adore, YAYN!!!
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
:)

I liked Nightwish in the past too but not anymore really:D. from symphonic metal i really like Therion, it was awesome to see them live a couple of months ago.:)

As for symphonic black I think that some bands can be pretty good.
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FLUMPCOMIX Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Those spines are looking sharp now. sweet. I unfaved it just so i could fave it again!
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
I am honored, thank you.:)
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drac2000 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
cool
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
thank you.:)
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drac2000 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
ur welcome
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FLUMPCOMIX Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is so wicked I could let it eat my face off.
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks. Check it out again if you wish as I've improved the shading on it's back.:)
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FLUMPCOMIX Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Will do!
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
I think it looks much better.:)
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Abbaddona Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
szaszłyk na łebie XD
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
nie śmiej sie bo TObie zrobie szaszłyk na łbie XD
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Abbaddona Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
nie dosięgniesz ;p
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Sięgne spokojnie ^^
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A-Lexi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist
It's really wonderfull. All your work is wonderfull. If I can give you a tip - try to make your shading little finer, as you used shadows on belly, use light on its back. Use for it harder pencil, combinate.
Please don't take it like provocation, I just think that everyone always can be better.
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