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Night gaunt by Entenn Night gaunt by Entenn
You guys already know that I'm a huge H. P. Lovecraft fan! This is a Night Gaunt. Night Gaunts are inspired by H. P. Lovecraft's childhood dreams. These creatures visited the writer several times in his ?dreams? and took him to the lower reaches of dreamlands."When I was 6 or 7 I used to be tormented constantly with a peculiar type of recurrent nightmare in which a monstrous race of entities (called by me 'night-gaunts'—I don't know where I got hold of the name) used to snatch me up [and] carry me off... Undoubtedly I derived the [creatures' appearance] from the jumbled memory of Doré drawings (largely the illustrations to 'Paradise Lost') which fascinated me in waking hours."

They have no face, and they can fly with their huge leathery wings. 
Time to time I make something "Lovecraftian". I love it, because there is so much detail I can pack into these images, it is really therapeutic. I guess that is why we love monsters so much! At least I do!  

Some WIP shots of my process here: www.facebook.com/entennstudio/…

Edit: Thanks a lot for the DD suggestion to the amazingly talented 
STelari (check her gallery out if you wanna see some traditional, magical art) and to deshrubber for featuring! 
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Given 2014-05-03
A highly detailed, deliciously freaky nightmare maker! Night gaunt by Entenn ( Suggested by STelari and Featured by deshrubber )
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Entenn Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Thanks a lot for mentioning me in such a prestigious company!
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EricLaneWebb Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome. Reminds of Blair Reynolds a bit
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Interesting work. Just checked him out, I wasn't familiar with his work! Thank you!
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is well deserving of its DD.
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Thanks a lot!
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Youre welcome.
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FaustMorte Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! Stunning!Do You love Giger?
these creatures are reminiscent of his works
I like it!
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Who doesn't? God rest him in peace, he died the other day. What a loss, but what an amazing legacy! Thank you!
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Dream--Awake Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing detail, love it! ^_^
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Thanks a lot! Glad you like it!
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NemesisAuthority Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Really great work. 
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Thank you!
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SerinFel Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and terrible at once, I love it! Awesome work.
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
What I try to achieve with my work, expressed in one sentence by you. Thank you!
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KatrinaAlilove5Anime Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely Amazing!!!! It reminds me of some of Wayne Barlowe's work !Clap 
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Thanks a lot! That is a great compliment indeed!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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corvidcorax Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
great and creepy.
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Thank you!
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Devine-Escapes Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh you got skills, and styles.

It's wierd to me how much comparison is going on, so far, in the comments. Sure, there's a bit of Giger...not that much. And horns may remind someone of Pan.....and Aliens was designed by Giger, so redundancy. But do you want to know what this reminds ME of? Nah, j/k. And Red Drag, really?! Maybe this really reminds some of us of....something just on the edge of memory. Childhood....unremembered flights....all of you....common abduction experience.

...Ah, never mind, go back to sleep.

Cool drawing. Great textures, gooeyness and spiraling twisting elderich dark.
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Besides that this is one of the most intelligent comments I totally have to agree with you and I mentioned something similar in a reply below. You are very right on that one. I'd love to take credit for it, but I gotta say: This is Lovecraft. That is what I love about him. Did you know that the guy was an absolute skeptic? He did not believe in anything, let alone the supernatural, and was a very analytical mind, and yet he wrote the best horror stories ever. Why? There are many theories. But what I think that the guy had a hot line with something that we all kind of have inside but we only scratch the surface. Lovecraft went in. 
Thanks a lot I hope you had a good night sleep!
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ChucklingDevil Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
This is beautiful work.
Oddly reminiscent - to me at least - of H.R. Giger's alien, but this has an elegance to it that is captivating.
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
As I mentioned in another reply below actually Alien comes from the  Lovecraft mythology. I'm not sure if you were aware that the Alien design itself was lifted from H. R. Giger's series of works collectively named "Necronomicon". Besides Alien writer Dan O'bannon said it himself that in his imagination the Alien creature comes from the "Lovecraftian" universe. 
Thanks a lot! I'm glad you like it! 
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ChucklingDevil Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Huh, you really do learn something knew every day :)
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Puricino Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Howard would be proud of you [and frightened at the same time]. :highfive:
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
That is a very sweet comment! Thanks a lot! I'm honored!
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Puricino Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
;)
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Keneru92 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Incredible !! Stunning work *O*
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Thank You!
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Dustbox Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Reminds me of "in sorte diaboli". Awesome!
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Just checked them out I see what you mean! Thanks a lot!
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Vampirescurse12 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This reminds me of Red dragon
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I guess that is a compliment! Gotta love Blake!
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Vampirescurse12 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Haha I know
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Triodon Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
... ... ...interesting... ... ...he isn't the only one who has seen this creature...
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Really? Who else? I guess the Lovecraftian creatures are so popular because we all have them within our subconscious mind! We are connected through them. Thanks!
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Triodon Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
... ... ...you have no clue how right you are...
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ShowMeTheCarFacts Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The face is very frightening, a truely masterful use of highlights and shadows to create such detail.
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Thank you! I'm glad you like it!
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DemianNox Featured By Owner May 3, 2014   Digital Artist
You really can feel Lovecraft on it. Actually, when I see it I think it was a Nyarlathotep interpretation. :3
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
That is a huge honor! Thanks a lot!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Thank you!
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MegaAzornumbers09 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It's like Pan's Labyrinth ouo
LOVE EIT
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Entenn Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Thanks a lot!
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erenik Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn nice thing there!
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