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skull and tentacles by SeptimusPhoenix skull and tentacles by SeptimusPhoenix
one of my favourite things that i have made for uni this year

a skull spewing out tentacles...what can i say. the skull can fit in the palm of your hand. the tentacles overpal around each other and even flick up at the edges

this was originally about the concept of paradise - specifically how when we die we expect all of the evil in our lives to remain on earth and decompose with our body. if we have been 'good' we expect only reward and happiness in whatever lies beyond death.

this is made from air drying clay - my new favourite medium. this isn't painted because the clay has this wonderful grey/blue quality that made the work so spooky. the skull was made by picking up a handful of the clay and handsculpting it into form. the tentacles were made by rolling the clay out into slithers adn doing whatever alterates necessary to make differnet tentacle types.

my tutor said my work was spooky

approx 20cm X 20cm X 10cm
Das air dry clay
2 hours to make skull
3 hours to make tentacles
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:iconthedirectormrevil:
thedirectormrevil Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Cool!
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spagety Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
are you an agent of hydra?
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Rivenbeak Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010   Photographer
Sweet ^^
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HugsLee13 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very original. I like it a lot. This lighting in the photograph really adds to how eerie it is.
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SleepyPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Student General Artist
oh! Cthulhu's skull! :heart:
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SeptimusPhoenix Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008   Traditional Artist
amazingly by complete coincidence..it wasn't intended at all, thanx
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SleepyPrincess Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student General Artist
:3
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pirateturtle Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is really cool! Are you gonna paint it?

I'm trying DAS air drying clay too now.
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SeptimusPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008   Traditional Artist
i couldn't pick a colour scheme, plus i loved the kind eerie blueish gray colour of the clay anyways
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TamielJones Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
he was davy jones xD .... or he was chuthuluu xDD
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:iconseptimusphoenix:
SeptimusPhoenix Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008   Traditional Artist
bita both maybe huh
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RedExodus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
Damn, your really really talented.
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Patteee Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
I love this!
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samurai30 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Professional
so its a clay sculpture huh? very cool indeed, i bet the tentacles are fragile
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:iconseptimusphoenix:
SeptimusPhoenix Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007   Traditional Artist
the clay is somewhat strong but very brittle. none have broken yet, so i dont touch it anymore
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PsychoSlaughterman Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Professional General Artist
wow that is really amazing, i just love it all, great work
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Straightgunner Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
Ctulhu fhtagn!))
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:iconseptimusphoenix:
SeptimusPhoenix Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007   Traditional Artist
? im getting some ctulhu coments....
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Sara-J Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Very cool! Love it!
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jvgce Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
this work is so U.........and very nice......:)
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:iconblastermind:
Blastermind Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
WOAH!!!!!!!!!‼
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Picormdwe Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
This is amazingly crazy x3 I love it. You have so much talent girl!
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:iconmeastro:
Meastro Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
Wow, this is really good looking !! I like it a lot
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lickurlips Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
thats awesome.
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GifHaas Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Soooo... Chuthulu gets our corpse? ^^;

The design is brilliant and the model is beautiful - you should be very proud - congrats ;)
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SeptimusPhoenix Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007   Traditional Artist
woot for h. p. lovecraft!!! i've yet to read the chuthulu ones yet
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GifHaas Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I have never read any of the H.P. Lovecraft books - an author I seriously need to go explore =P
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SeptimusPhoenix Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007   Traditional Artist
thats what cthuluth watever is from though...he's good. herbert west reanimator is one of my favs so far
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GifHaas Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Errr... no the Chuthulu legend is ooooooooold. Babalonian or Syrian I think. Long before Lovecraft got hold of it =P
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SeptimusPhoenix Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007   Traditional Artist
ah i see
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Khover Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007   Photographer
Cool. I love the concept behind it.
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