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Lovecrafts flying polyps by Acrylicdreams Lovecrafts flying polyps by Acrylicdreams
The scenery comes completely out of my imagination, but I tried to do the design of the polyps as close as possible to Lovecraft´s description in "The Shadow Out Of Time" (see description below).
Acrylics on cardboard, 30 cm x 35 cm (and about 20 hours of work)

Here´s the description:
„The basis of the fear was a horrible elder race of half-polypous, utterly alien entities which had come through space from immeasurably distant universes and had dominated the earth and three other solar planets about 600 million years ago....
...There were veiled suggestions of a monstrous plasticity, and of temporary lapses of visibility, while other fragmentary whispers referred to their control and military use of great winds. Singular whistling noises, and colossal footprints made up of five circular toe marks, seemed also to be associated with them.“

Well, concerning the "footprints" I´ve created a very loose own interpretation of that (but just think of floating alien polyps with feet with 5 toes - would be rediculous, I think :D)
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Wolfeh12 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Look at that polyp. It's... majestic. Such unopposed grace...
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
That looks like a post-apocalyptic scene in the background . . .
RoyalCharadTaxidermy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
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SurrealGrotesque77 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Artist
Hi. I run a magazine called Surreal Grotesque and for October we are doing a tribute to Lovecraft issue. I love your art and I was wondering if you would let us use some of your pictures for that issue. All credit would remain with you and I could run a small bio. You can see the magazine here: We are legit and also have a book on Amazon called: Aliens, Sex and Sociopaths. Unfortunately I can’t pay for art right now, all I can offer is exposure, we do have over 1000 fans on Facebook. Thank you for your time. Let me know what you think or email me at
FeedYourSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It must be awful fun painting polyps! He he he. You did a great job.
Loccoc23 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Mr--Gone Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
lol so you are a lovecraft fan! good job
Neriak Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011   Digital Artist
Hey there, this piece has been featured in the Things That Go Bump In The Night Art Feature VII . Feel free to check it out, have a good day!
Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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