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January 17, 2013
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Updated artwork! I added a few new things. Can you figure out what? :)

Here's the true story of what happened: I was working in my studio one day in March and I got the Blue Screen of Death. So while my hard drive rebuilt, I laid down on my studio sofa and took a nap. In my dream, I was suddenly overwhelmed with the image of Cthulhu driving this poor corseted damsel insane with temptation of pie. Being a woman - that particular torture is very close to me. When I awoke the image hadn't left and I was compelled to sketch it out... thinking that it would turn out like crap and I could put it aside - but it didn't. It was beautiful. So then I sat down to do a color study, thinking that the sickly-otherworldy-green would ruin the piece - but it didn't. Two weeks later she was does - and I hadn't worked on any other projects at all - including the client piece I had been working on when my computer crashed originally. She was a standalone for a long time, until I kept getting requests for others like her. Cupcake came along in 2011, the Ice Cream Cthulhu Triptych came in 2012, and Cookie was finally completed in January of 2013. You see - it's not about the sexual enticement at all (except of the viewer) - it's about the specific horror women feel about the terrible balance between the pleasures gained from beauty and from dessert.

MODEL: Meghan Perkins
TOOLS: Two Wacom tablets (Intuos 3 and Cintiq 21UX)
PROGRAM: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
EFFECTS: I don't use any 'effects', but there are simple strokes and Brush strokes, gradients and gradient meshes, and many many objects with varying transparency settings.

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Thorrsman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Right then: When will the t-shirts be available and where?
echo-x Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No t-shirts planned. Sorry, but...

Giclees Available soon at [link]

and Prints available soon at [link]
JesusBuckley Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Artist
i think i'm in love
ShamanSoulStudios Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The more I see this piece, Echo, the more I like it! After all...cookies ARE my guilty pleasure! I think I'll need to add this and Pie (my favorite of the series) to my collection sometime this summer.
somersetholmes Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Superb work :clap:
bigcurf Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wytherwing Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
:) very cool! :cookie:
FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Beautiful job!
khyazel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I don't feel the torment on those girls' face (except a bit on the chocolate girl), BUT what is very interesting about your work is that's a typical Cthulhu experience: you (as an artist) CAN'T get it out of your head and it becomes an obscession. That's what makes it a real well made Cthulhu artwork : not the finished production, but the process !

echo-x Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Not many people will get this - but you will. It wasn't until AFTER making the piece that I read Call of Cthulhu. In reading it, I was completely shaken with awe, because the piece was inspired and completed in March.

Execution: It's exactly the way it should be. It's not really about fear but torturous indulging. No pain is intended in this message - it would actually defeat the purpose. "Fighting the seduction is futile." The suffering comes later in regret - and the corsets are symbols of pain to come, not pain endured now. Of course, Pie Cthulhu came first so that exudes more of that feeling - and the series did become rather tongue-in-cheek the longer it went on. Then there is obvious need to make each piece different. I never wanted any of them to be terrified or in pain, no matter how exquisite, and so the emotions had to range from delight to orgasmic (but not in a pornographic way).
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