Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The old (and creepy) one

Zbrush Sculpture based on an old design of Cthulhu. I know that it is normally depicted by other artists as a hulking, strong monster, but for me Cthulhu represents a different kind of fear. A big scary monster is a threat to our physical integrity, a challenge to our abilities and wits. What is really scary about the Old Ones is how impossible is for humans, according to Lovecraft,  to prevent the doom they bring. They are older than humanity, more powerful than any hero or weapon. I decided to make Cthulhu too have a decayed, aging body that represents a fear on us perhaps more primal and less avoidable. No matter how powerful we are, we all succumb to time, right?  >:[

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