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

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: Claire Kramer (Yes, the actress from Buffy and Bring it On)
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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Hellzwulf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
My wife an I have the large print of the 3 ice cream Cthulu's in our kitchen , each section of the wall painted for its respective flavor. Definitely the highlight of our living area. Cant wait - first Cthulu kitchen , next Cthulu Lavatory (the 3 dessert Cthulu's , tentacle shower curtain ) Pretty soon the house will look like a beautiful and sexy dedication to the great destructor!
submiN999 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
WOW this is beast
AlannaHarpsong Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The whole set of these are quite beautiful. Wonderfully designed. Love the idea behind these.
Yes-Mistress--Please Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
these came out frikkin great
yamirenamon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To have ice cream or to not. That is always the question. Beautiful work!
JuliaHVT Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student General Artist
simply amazing <3
orcbruto Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Goes great with some Tentacle Grape soda =D
Agatha-Macpie Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love the concept ! And all the details you put in it ! Great coloring too !
GlitterGuns Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I can see the tentacles moving :omg: and it's delicious
Ienkoron Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Brilliant - dare I say Delicious?- Series :D
JohnnyNicotine Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student General Artist
It's beautiful!! Congrats :D
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Absolute Trancendence of Beauty

Delicate Class Sensitive...!!!...:heart:
Wonderful Serie
Dear Echo Chernik

Your Fabulous artwork is featured in
:iconart-portraits: ...and...:iconaction-portraits:

you are Most welcome!!! .............................................:heart:


-Life is an Original field of Experiences , expressions , emotions ...!!!...........:heart:
echo-x Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
IllustratorG Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent! Thx for inspiration....
ChiBurbs Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A wonderful triptych that deserves a wider audience. The only thing about this compared to the others is that I don't feel the woman exhibits as much sensuality or feelijng of exstacy as in the other two panels. However, that may be my personal prejudices that blondes tend to bve more distance/less emotional.
juiceinthedark Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
ThePlanetofLemoria Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most Excellent!!!
Barnlord Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, Echo! This series is amazing!
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