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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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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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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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echo-x Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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takeAsoul Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
coooooooool
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Grey8Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great work!!
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Gremlich Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I just hung "Cupcake" up. Elena is so awesome.
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