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Deep One
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"I think their predominant color was a greyish-green, though they had white bellies. They were mostly shiny and slippery, but the ridges of their backs were scaly. Their forms vaguely suggested the anthropoid, while their heads were the heads of fish, with prodigious bulging eyes that never closed. At the sides of their necks were palpitating gills, and their long paws were webbed. They hopped irregularly, sometimes on two legs and sometimes on four. I was somehow glad that they had no more than four limbs. Their croaking, baying voices, clearly used for articulate speech, held all the dark shades of expression which their staring faces lacked ... They were the blasphemous fish-frogs of the nameless design - living and horrible.

The Shadow Over Innsmouth"

2010 Christopher Burdett
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:iconpunxploder:
Punxploder Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I used to be afraid of fish, so, this might give me nightmares. But, I like it anyway.
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Happy to help!
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dugbud62 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aquatically griffinish.
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work with all the details and shading, here. The deep ones are among my favorite monsters, while The Shadow Over Innsmouth is among my top Lovecraft stories.

...Awww, it's chubby! :XD:
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icontaytonclait:
Taytonclait Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mudkip gone Mad
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Or just a Deep One from the Cthulhu mythos.
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:iconthirdeyepl:
thirdeyepl Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice take on a classic :)
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very appreciated! It was a fun one to work on, it practically drew itself :D
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:iconpasztel:
pasztel Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's a very good artwork. :)
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Nice work!
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconross-makoske:
Ross-Makoske Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cool
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Harry7890 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Student General Artist
im loving this :)
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconianchox:
ianchox Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
looks like a murlok
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Not familiar with murloks. I will take that as a compliment.
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irongollem Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its a world of warcraft monster. Love the work!
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TrollFace4ch Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
So well illustrated. Unique work.
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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zespair Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I WANT ONE!!!
god your awesome!!
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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potikitiki123 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
I absolutely LOVE drawings of giant fantasy fish/reptile/ amphibians! You dont dissapoint!!!
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I love drawing them! :)
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DackVirnig Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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DAGG3T Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Amazing.. just amazing
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Very appreciated!
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Druggzz Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
I love it! It reminds me of one of my friends..
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You must keep interesting company...
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Druggzz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
haha, i used to. until they all moved away..
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Draconian1305 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
so weird, its awesome! -fave
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great drawing, I love it :nod: I like the story behind the creature, too.
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christopherburdett Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I owe it all to H. P. Lovecraft. I just interrupted his words.
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!!
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christopherburdett Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thanks!
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Lucid-Daydreamer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
i love the texture! this is great!
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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EbolaSparkleBear Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Nice!:headbang:

I'm reading the Necronomicon right now actually.
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christopherburdett Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Cool! Thanks!
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DerKlox-Cloxboy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Haha, that's cool. Lovely mash-up.
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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RavingDork Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student Photographer
I would love to see this colored!
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
One day it hopefully will be. :)
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting.
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:iconchristopherburdett:
christopherburdett Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:confused: I don't know how to describe it otherwise....:shrug:
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