Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cthulhu Fhtagn!

When I first started on this I didn't intend for it to take almost 5 months to finish, but because of a bunch of other things, that's about how long it took. It feels good to finally be done after having Cthulhu sitting on my desk glowering at me in various states of half-finishedness for that long.

Anyway, this is my interpretation of Cthulhu as based on the description in the story (fort those of you unfamiliar with the source material, it's "Call of Cthulhu" by H.P. Lovecraft) I had originally intended to give him a traditional octopus-like head, but when it came time to sculpt his head I opted for a Portuguese man-o-war jellyfish appearance; they have far more of an alien look, and damnit, octopi are just cute. I did not want cute.