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Shantak by faxtar Shantak by faxtar
For ArtOrders HP Lovecraft contest due today. It's a Shantak.

"They were not any birds or bats known elsewhere on earth or in dreamland, for they were larger than elephants and had heads like a horse's. Carter knew that they must be the shantak-birds of ill rumour, and wondered no more what evil guardians and nameless sentinels made men avoid the boreal rock desert."
H. P. Lovecraft, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Neat, reminds me of a condor
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KassidiKeys Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Hi, I've given this piece a feature over here -> [link]
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DaDonYordel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Silly Shantak birds, stop sending me to Azathoth.
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Azuria992 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! this monster looks crazy! i like it ^^
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Pfedac Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
It's a great idea to have the rear legs to bear the wings, instead of the front ones like birds, it adds a sense of strangeness to the creature which works perfectly well
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Lynx-Catgirl Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Accurate job
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faustissima Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Great atmosphere and nice work on textures. Looks very "fleshy" and alive.
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lorestra Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
that is deffenetly an interesting design. It's very impressive how you managed to come up with such an idea with just so little information from the book!
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jimreno Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Well done
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Solomen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it... but I get bitten by horses :rofl:
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