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Ice Cream Cthulhu - Chocolate by echo-x Ice Cream Cthulhu - Chocolate by echo-x
The first of my "Neopolitan Ice Cream Cthulhu" Triptych. Also see Strawberry and Vanilla:



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: Mixed
PLATFORM: PC and Mac
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.

Here are the first two:
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:icondarkside415:
sexual chocolate lol
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booksandcoffee101 Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how the tentacle suckers have a piece of chocolate in them XD
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AZBROWN4U Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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Paudraic May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yummy!
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rmiller12 May 15, 2012
awesome work
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BIGBOY2480 May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
MMM! Delicious chocolate artwork. Love the use of color.
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theweasleyboys Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, my...I can just imagine the Eldritch Abomination offering me something from my workplace's bakery right now. :rofl: Thank you again for making these! :boogie:
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twzzlerz Feb 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
japanese tentacle chef!
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Ike-SCD Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the beginning of Cthulhu triptych.
I am excited to see the third !
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FrauleinVampyria Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very lovely !
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