Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Shub Niggurath

A quick concept piece of Shub Niggurath, “The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young” - one of the many creatures and entities created by renowned cosmic horror author H.P. Lovecraft.
She is the "All-Mother and wife of the Not-to-Be-Named-One".
There are no real descriptions of her in the stories, so artist frequently depict her as a big blob of tentacles, occasionally with legs and often with many mouths. Tends to look a bit silly really.
Not sure if this concept is any better but went with the fertility idol aspect of Shub Niggurath, hence the huge udders and pregnant belly.
"Her" mere existence in our world is forcibly tearing the dimensions apart in a fiery conflagration that trails behind "her" as "she" moves.

Would like to add a greater sense of scale and motion and power if I get a chance to revisit this idea some time.

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