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r'lyeh by gekitsu r'lyeh by gekitsu
this is one of the three pieces i did specifically for a tiny art show last sunday, at a festival in the village where i live.

im really not so sure about this one (aside from yay lovecraft!). the initial sketches with just the shapes of the tentacles and the colored halo of the divers lamp had a nice feel to it. once i started painting it as an underwater scene, though, all the graphical impact got lost. underwater means heavy athmospheric perspective, i.e. low contrast in a lot of places.

i wrestled with it back and forth for quite a while, and then decided to show it, despite the original concept not really working. i added the subtitle "an exercise in beckett" an allusion to the quote "nothing else ever. ever tried, ever failed. no matter. try again, fail again. fail better." so, hopefully i may fail better in the future :)
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice; and chilling. This is probably what the protagonist of "The Temple" would find when he put on a diving suit to explore the city.
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gekitsu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wee, many thanks for the nice comment and the fave!

its kinda funny, but i always imagined the scenery of the temple to be completely underwhelming to an impartial observer, and only be the glorious sunken city with an actual temple to those already affected. *sigh* i really need to find time to re-read those :)
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Sicilium Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Big Daddy versus Cthulhu
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gekitsu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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OrangeNotebook Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011   General Artist
ooh, I like! :D agree about the contrast, but I love the textures and colors on this. great job!
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gekitsu Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wee, many thanks!
for the fav as well. :D me happeh!
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Jazon19 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Awesome idea! That person is soooo doomed! great work on the scale
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gekitsu Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wee, many thanks! :D
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Jazon19 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
WEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!! :crazy:

most welcome!!!
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thegreatcalim Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
great one!! the guy (or the girl? i don't know..) looks so tiny and helpless between those impresive tentacles!
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