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June 13th, 2013 #1
EOW Round #209: Lovecraftian Town, and Cthulhu's Garden (Winner: ismo)
TOPIC: Lovecraftian Town, and Cthulhu's Garden
suggested by bwkeough & Celtrik
Deadline: June 12, 2013
Congrats to Vincebiwer for winning round #207 Ancient Market!
Some of you may be diehard H.P. Lovecraft fans and you have drawn fan art of his characters and fantastical concepts before. This is a chance to display your grotesque beauties in the form of an environment. Cthulhu is a fictional cosmic entity who first appeared in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu", published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1928. In The Call of Cthulhu, Lovecraft describes Cthulhu as "A monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind." Cthulhu has been described as a mix between a giant human, an octopus and a dragon, and is depicted as being hundreds of meters tall, with human-looking arms and legs and a pair of rudimentary wings on its back. Cthulhu's head is depicted as similar to the entirety of a giant octopus, with an unknown number of tentacles surrounding its supposed mouth. Cthulhu is described as being able to change the shape of its body at will, extending and retracting limbs and tentacles as it sees fit. [Source: Wikipedia]
1. Design an environment with two visible elements: a depiction of a Lovecraftian Town, and Cthulhu's Garden. Both elements must be present so as to provide the reader with the full perspective of the location. Is the garden stretched out over the entire town, or is it secluded to a quiet section of vegetation in this strange suburbia?
2. You may do two separate environments if you wish. You are not required to depict both elements in the same image but it is encouraged because it is challenging.
3. Make H.P. Lovecraft proud.
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