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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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