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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 Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Neat, reminds me of a condor
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KassidiKeys Apr 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Hi, I've given this piece a feature over here -> [link]
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:icondadonyordel:
Silly Shantak birds, stop sending me to Azathoth.
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:iconazuria992:
wow! this monster looks crazy! i like it ^^
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:iconpfedac:
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 Jun 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Accurate job
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:iconfaustissima:
Great atmosphere and nice work on textures. Looks very "fleshy" and alive.
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lorestra 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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Solomen Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it... but I get bitten by horses :rofl:
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