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CTHULHUPHANT by zyphryus CTHULHUPHANT by zyphryus
CTHULHUPHANT
waits for his glory
he shall devour all!

7" x 7" watercolor, ink, and colored pencil on bristol

original SOLD!

8" x 10" print available for $10 (plus shipping) here [link]

NOTE ABOUT POSSIBLE THEFT: Thanks guys for all the concern over the possible idea that my art was stolen by someone for a game - But there really is nothing to worry about - but you guys are so awesome to let me know about it, I am honored to have such watchers!

Thank you to ~Crobela9 for pointing this out ~
"Did you know, that the original concept of this elephant god was made by Frank Belknap Long in the year 1931 and it is called "Chaugnar Faugn"? It's described as "combining the worst aspects of octopus, elephant, and human being".
Don't get me wrong - i find the picture great, but even this has been done before."

And I say:
Indeed, the concept itself is definitely not original.
If anyone stole anything, its the title, which would have been easy to come up with on their own... not too hard. I do attend/ vend my art at gaming conventions, so a lot of people have seen this piece. Its not impossible that the game monster Cthulhuphant was ~inspired~ by my piece.... but that's about all that can be said.

BUT DON'T WORRY GUYS, I have solid proof of when I created this piece and when I sold the original, so no one can give me legal crap down the road if the ~other~ 'Cthuluphant' gets really popular. :D
I am so very lucky to have such awesome watchers!!!
if anything, perhaps it will popularize my print. lol.

:)
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:icondarthdestruktor:
DarthDestruktor Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
To be honest, that's even scarier...
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:iconvoxcolour:
VoxColour Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Tim Buckely stole this for a contest
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:iconcrobela9:
Crobela9 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Hey, all link posters. Did you know, that the original concept of this elephant god was made by Frank Belknap Long in the year 1931 and it is called "Chaugnar Faugn"? It's described as "combining the worst aspects of octopus, elephant, and human being".
Don't get me wrong - i find the picture great, but even this has been done before.
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:iconzyphryus:
zyphryus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Yes, thank you for this comment!

I appreciate everyone's concern, but indeed it has been done before, I'll have to put this up in the description page as a little note. *grin*
Personally, mine began as an inside joke. hehe

I'm glad to have some history now to point people too.
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:iconcrobela9:
Crobela9 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Hey there! Thanks for the mention in the description; i'm glad to have helped clear things up a bit and provide some useful info for you and for others :) I don't think that you will get any trouble at all from the makers of the game; and if it's of any assistance - i've tried that character out and it is very fun to play, so your inspiration was well placed imho ;) Keep up with your nice work, bye!
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:iconzyphryus:
zyphryus Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Very cool, thanks again!
:)
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:iconsperglorde:
sperglorde Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
That makes it ok, eh, Tim?
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:iconjeroz:
jeroz Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and is it ok to spam this page's comment section again and again?

Also, I thought the actual entry was made by a CAD community member who entered the contest on that site, which means Fuckley didn't come up with the picture himself.

At least it's not his spider-shark idea that got implemented.
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:iconsperglorde:
sperglorde Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
I know that.

He just took credit for it.
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:iconziegfriedragnarok:
ZiegfriedRagnarok Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You checked out Tim Fuckley's HoN "original" character yet?
[link]
Just thought you should know.
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:iconexcyis:
Excyis Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
So it begins indeed.
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:iconnotwarhol:
notwarhol Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
It begins.
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:iconspykilla404:
Spykilla404 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Great work. However, I should like you know that your idea was plagiarized by webcomic artist Tim Buckley, and it even won a contest and is currently featured as a character in the online game Heroes of Newereth.

He is notorious for this behavior and I just felt that you should be aware of someone else profiting from your creation.

You can find a video of it here: [link]
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:iconvitality2d:
Vitality2D Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
What they said.
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:iconmrsquidon:
MrSquidon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student General Artist
How does it feel knowing a untalented hack called Tim B^Uckley stole your idea and concept and is now being used in a video game?

[link]

Just letting you know.
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:icondark-pieman:
Dark-Pieman Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
I just thought I should let you know about this:

[link]

If you didn't lisence that then I think you should do something about it. Mr. Buckley is a massive hypocrite when it comes to copyright theft.
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:iconmrmoonknight:
MrMoonKnight Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Sir or madam, are you aware that this concept has been lifted by renowned internet plagiarizer and hack web-comic "artist" Tim Buckley for the video game Heroes of Newarth?

[link]
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:icontherealjustinbailey:
TheRealJustinBailey Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing concept. :oIt looks both grotesque and kind of cute. You have great skills with ink and watercolor. I'm on the fence about the colored pencil. I don't really like for the texture of the paper being visible. However, it does add an element of "sketchiness" to it.
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:iconzyphryus:
zyphryus Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Thanks!

Yeah, almost every work I do ends up being some sort of experiment.
I've gotten better at integrating colored pencil in with other pieces lately. Just adding bits where I want the color to shift, or create a streak of a specific color.
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:icontherealjustinbailey:
TheRealJustinBailey Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:)
Yeah, that's true for me too. Sometimes it feels like each picture is just preparation for the next one.
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:iconred-rotter:
Red-Rotter Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Awesome work. I have a variation of the same idea: [link] . Please do check it out.
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:iconzyphryus:
zyphryus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
nifty. :)
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:iconred-rotter:
Red-Rotter Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Thanks a lot.
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's certainly unique.
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:iconicrow:
Icrow Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
awesome!
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:icondoxuumu:
Doxuumu Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
OH GOD ALL THE TRUNKS.


...he's so cute. ;o;
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:iconmexi-zelos:
Mexi-Zelos Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
freakin epic.
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:iconsplend:
Splend Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
FANTASTIC!

And also incredibly cute, in an eldritch and weird kind of way :D
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
oh, wow! :rofl: precious!
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Utterly fantatic! I bow before his absurd majesty.
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:iconpaintedfingers:
paintedfingers Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hot damn! =p
What kind of people are buying these things?
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:iconzyphryus:
zyphryus Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
people who like cute evil creatures with tentacles of course.
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:iconzufalls-foto:
zufalls-foto Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
haha, that's great!
I want a real Cthulhuphant
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:iconmyth22:
MYTH22 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!
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:icongalindorf:
Galindorf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL no WAI!
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:iconsunhorde:
Sunhorde Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Ahahaha, this is brilliant. :D
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:iconoktopussy:
oktopussy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Wow! Cool idea!
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:icongreengirl18:
greengirl18 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
he scrared me! i love this
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:iconskeletonstockings:
SkeletonStockings Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
That is epic.
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:iconravenarcana:
ravenarcana Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cthulhuphant fhtagn peanuts!
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:iconzyphryus:
zyphryus Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Leave the peanuts and RUN!!!
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:iconnemesis12:
Nemesis12 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
I adore this. Out of curiosity, since you seem to be going, when is GenCon and how much does registration cost?
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:iconzyphryus:
zyphryus Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
Thanks!
Oh yes, GenCon.
GenCon is August 13-16th.
General Registration for 4 days is about $75ish. Will you be attending?
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:iconnemesis12:
Nemesis12 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Not with that price, maybe one day. It depends on where it is. And you're welcome.
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:iconundead-art:
Undead-Art Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
QUICK HIDE THE PEANUTS!!!! LOl priceless great job!
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:iconzyphryus:
zyphryus Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
PUHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Oh YES. :lmao:
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:iconshadedrogue:
ShadedRogue Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
Haha, that's awesome.
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:icondisturbed66:
disturbed66 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
this picture simply wins!
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:iconbringerzl:
bringerzl Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
Its certainly different and unexpected....
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:laughing: This is excellent. Great idea! :nod:

---AK
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