|H. P. LOVECRAFT'S GREAT CTHULHU|
One of the harder things to do is to bring a Cthulhu Mythos character to life, especially those that have become so diversely known as Cthulhu itself. In a strange twist of fate, more people have found Cthulhu through sources unrelated to Lovecraft's actual work. You can find Cthulhu plushies, a humorous web series called Calls of Cthulhu (or something similar) and numerous "funny" Cthulhu interpretations (including a comic book sized RPG game called "Pokethulhu", which I thought was fabulously hysterical). Yet few people trace back this "character" to the original Lovecraft, and this is a shame.
As a fan of Lovecraft, I had always felt a pang of pressure attempting to do Cthulhu because there is this expectation created by your brain that can never match what you see with your eyes, which is true of any of Lovecraft's characters. It is essential to the works, this mystery and the way the mind fills in the gaps. I knew this would be a good piece when I started it and was almost nervous to try and finish it because I didn't want to fuck it up.
This is the digitally colored version. Already turned into a tattoo! See the links below for the uncolored version and the tattoo:
Thanks to you all.