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H.P. Lovecraft's DAGON by wjh3 H.P. Lovecraft's DAGON by wjh3
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MeenyMcSweeny Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
So damn cool
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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: www.surrealgrotesque.com. 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 Surrealgrotesque77@hotmail.com.
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wjh3 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Shoot me an email woodrow@cinci.rr.com
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Scraps992 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
While I love it on an artistic and visual standpoint, this really doesn't have much to do with Dagon. Lovecraft clearly states in the story that the creatures the narrator found were "damnably human in general outline."
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wjh3 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
"damnably human in general outline."

If you reread you'll notice the line refers to the humanoid worshipers of Dagon sculptured on the monolith (which you can see on the bottom of the structure by the waves) and not Dagon Himself .

This passage describes Dagon:

With only a slight churning to mark its rise to the surface, the thing slid into view above the dark waters. Vast, Polyphemus-like, and loathsome, it darted like a stupendous monster of nightmares to the monolith, about which it flung its gigantic scaly arms, the while it bowed its hideous head and gave vent to certain measured sounds.

And yes I took liberties with the terms arms and Polyphemus-like.
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Scraps992 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry. I was thinking that this was a drawing of the worshipers for some reason. I guess I was spacing off when I typed that. My bad.
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LtKessler Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Deliciously squamous!
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Gorgeously Macabre!
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rizegreymon22 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
nadie se da cuenta de que es un gyarados?
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LovecraftandCats Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
awesome ^^
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Kingofhades1978 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
that's hot
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DdLlives Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
This is gorgeous. I love the expression. :la:
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:icontheyearnoonecamehome:
I look at this wonderful drawing, and once again I think "I'd worship that to survive."
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:iconwjh3:
wjh3 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
So Many people seemed to enjoy this image so I made prints available.
Hopefully I did it right, enjoy.
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rosetintedapathy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
I love this!!
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therex55213 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
interesting choice of shape, what description/story you working off of?
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:iconmagnuminominandum:
MagnumInominandum Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Not as described by the master, but firmly in his spirit.
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:iconrakushasu:
Rakushasu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Not the way I imagined dagon, but nontheless really awesome work!!!
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:icongwenyre:
gwenyre Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
thats....rly .....creepy.... PERFECT!
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DAZUMA Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
perfect dagon picture.
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purplemaizenjm Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Love the art work it is utterly amazing it is part of history!!!!!
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:iconwjh3:
wjh3 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you, glad you enjoy it.
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:iconmanteikoafantomu:
ManteikoaFantomu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
IA IA!
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:iconqueldelar:
Queldelar Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Way better than that Frog-thing ^^
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PlagueJester Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
You know, I've never pictured Dagon like this, but I love it that you are showing your interpretation of him. I must admit, it's much more exciting than my own.
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Pesto-Posta Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
*sigh* Now were was this when I was looking for Dagon O_o
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:iconmagicyio:
magicyio Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Truly magnificent!
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aintn0body Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Nice, but I thought Dagon was humanoid.
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:iconspleef:
Spleef Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
Awesome!
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axem-ranger-black Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
...best dagon i think iv seen =3
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Warlich Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Brb, Innsmouth

lol, i hear fishing there is wonderful any time of the year
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VictoriaClockwork Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Love the detail.
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seanbot007 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
does Dagon not actually have any arms of legs

sorry i dont know this ^^; i have only recently discovered the awesomeness that is H.P. Lovecraft :D
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wjh3 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Then suddenly I saw it. With only a slight churning to mark its rise to the surface, the thing slid into view above the dark waters. Vast, Polyphemus-like, and loathsome, it darted like a stupendous monster of nightmares to the monolith, about which it flung its gigantic scaly arms, the while it bowed its hideous head and gave vent to certain measured sounds. I think I went mad then.
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seanbot007 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
oh ok thank you :D
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MuadDib56 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
This drawing rlly is good. Its creative and innovative!
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:iconmuaddib56:
MuadDib56 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
This is amazing!
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FatherStone Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Amazing and innovative version of the Great Old One. Really nice!!!
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:iconwjh3:
wjh3 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the kind words.
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:iconfatherstone:
FatherStone Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
My pleasure! You've a great talent, man!
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Dirgewood Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnifico.
Me encanto los trabajos de H.P. Lovecraft.

It's neat seeing what people draw based off the vague descriptions of all the macabre creatures in Lovecraft's world.
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wjh3 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank You.
Lovecraft stirs the imagination like no other.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work! Fantastic rendition of this classic monster! :D
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:iconwjh3:
wjh3 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much for the kind words about the work.
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your very welcome! :D
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JukaNightmare Featured By Owner May 5, 2009   Photographer
That's a really nice Dagon
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Nandah Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always imagine Dagon as an anthro-thing, but this interpretation of him is most than good. Terrifying and confuse, as the great Cthulhu Mythos creatures should be.
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gen98 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Wonderful *_________________________________*
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valinosh Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
Awesome work on Dagon, Lovecraft would be proud.
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