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Pie Cthulhu by echo-x Pie Cthulhu by echo-x
InfectedByArt.com is holding a contest for great art. Vote for Pie Cthulhu now. Two of my friends are also "competing", so this is also kind of about bragging rights. :D

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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: Christine Lemaster
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.

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:iconartmakerportrait:
artMAKERportrait Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's freaking amazing. You did one hell of a job.
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roundtower Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo!  Heart 



* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!  Heart 
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juju-beanz Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hoe funny i',\m reading lovecraft right now lol 
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sardOnyqs8r Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
hey there. the wife & i met you briefly @ fan expo on sunday & grabbed prints of this & cupcake cthulhu, & i just thought i`d say hey & thanks again. hope you had a blast like we did, & thanx for the beautiful art now adorning our walls!!!!
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echo-x Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you. :)
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:iconpatricknulty:
patricknulty Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
i just recently bought spectrum 19 and i must say: pie cthulhu was by far my favorite piece in it
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:iconecho-x:
echo-x Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icontakeasoul:
takeAsoul Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
coooooooool
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:icongrey8wolf:
Grey8Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great work!!
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:icongremlich:
Gremlich Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I just hung "Cupcake" up. Elena is so awesome.
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:iconecho-x:
echo-x Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes she is. ;D
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:icontoppa23:
toppa23 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
wonderful latest works
well done
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lilmoongodess Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This image is all the more compelling due to the story behind it. I absolutely love it! Your facial expressions are so telling and complex, and i've never quite seen their equal. The colors are vivid and enveloping, smoothly leading the eye all over the piece, moving the viewer from one surprise to the next, leaving them duly mystified and entranced.

Excellent, excellent work. (especially the cheeky little math detail on the server. Brilliant!)
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echo-x Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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CheesecakeStudios Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is one of my absolute favorite pieces. The use of color in this is awe-inspiring, and the shear lust displayed on the woman's face is just so right. I see something different every time I look at this piece. I first saw this at Otakon 2011 and had a wonderful chat with your husband about your art. I only wish I had brought enough money with me at the time to buy this, but I never expected to see such amazing art at Otakon. You're an inspiration. <3
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echo-x Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I (or my husband) will be back again this year too in the Otakon Dealers room.
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CheesecakeStudios Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I sadly couldn't make it up to Baltimore this year. However I am looking forward to being there in 2013. Hopefully you'll be there too, until then I think I will just have to buy some prints online =)
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:iconrodouyeha:
rodouyeha Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
WOW
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love the shading, what program/programs for this?

also nice incorporation of pi :lol:
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:iconrandy-cushman:
Randy-Cushman Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Bizare and beautiful!
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:iconmondonaj182:
mondonaj182 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I need a cigarette! lol Awesome piece!
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:iconfarawayforest:
farawayforest Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Really amazing!:)
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:icongavade:
GAVade Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012   Digital Artist
A very unique and wildly different spin on the Cthulhu mythos, some superb graphic and compositional choices in here.

Excellent work.
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:iconecho-x:
echo-x Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:icongavade:
GAVade Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012   Digital Artist
:)
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Distortedblack Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it all around! The color pallet brings everything to life. Twisted with the pastries and tentacles...it's all wrapped together into something great! Phenomenal work!
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:iconecho-x:
echo-x Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Kiwy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love your works!!! I just love are nouveau style... This one is my favourite. I might use for a tattoo for myself.
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:iconecho-x:
echo-x Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, Please buy a print of Pie Cthulhu before you use it as a tattoo. I spent hundred of hours on it and to pay someone else for the art without paying me is unappreciated. Every respectable tattoo artist knows to pay the original artist or copyright holder for the privelege - but at least one is out there promoting himself with how good he is by showing MY art as his. When I find him, he'll be in serious trouble. Thank you for your appreciation.
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KaosWytch Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Writer
Love it!
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic arrangement!
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:iconantitail:
antitail Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Saturated green, the figured spoon and woman's flattering hair remind me of absinth and "green fairies") I like the picture and how you described your vision of Cthulhu)
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:iconphrenan:
phrenan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Amazing work!
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:iconnyalara:
NyalaRa Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
WOW - great idea and an amazing work!
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:iconmortiscia:
Mortiscia Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn you... Now I want sooo much pie!! :D
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:iconnotwolf:
notwolf Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
hey, i added this ( credited & linked, of course) to our FB page "Fhtagn Cheezburger". thot yeh'd like t'know!

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echo-x Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Please join my fb page and share my posting of it instead. Thanks. Http://www.facebook.com/echoxartist
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DBRv6 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Sweet work - fun bit of background. Kudos
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Beth-Gadar Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
...it's about the specific horror women feel about the terrible balance between the pleasures gained from beauty and from dessert.

Never before has that fact been so well articulated or illustrated, I think. Love the colors and the little details.

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echo-x Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icontaka67:
Taka67 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Oooh, even more tempting than cupcakes!
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Barnlord Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnificent artwork! I love the story behind this piece as well!
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:icontrigun666:
trigun666 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Dead Priest lies dreaming..of various types of pie...haha....excellent!
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Surnatural , Explosive , Magnificient , Extraordinary , Sublime , Emotional
Beautiful and Delightful ...!!!...:heart:
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Lavendereyes16 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
This is wonderful. The woman is soo sexy and I too know the very dangerous temptations of pie. And all the tentacles of Cthulhu wrapped around this bosomie lady is very erotic. Love it.
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Gearann Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Very entertaining background story. I really dig the concept, it is beautiful too look at. Very, very well done.
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extremendousness Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also wtf? Cthulu-tempting-woman-with-pie dream? I hope no one ever gets trapped in your subconscious :D
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echo-x Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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