Shoggoth's Lair

Shoggoth's Lair

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Shoggoth's Lair

Title: Shoggoth's Lair
Pixel Artist: Emperor_Pixel  (Level 2 Flatfoot :: 3931 points)
Posted: 1/30/2014 16:56
Palette: 3 colors
Statistics:  6 comments    3 faves    0 avatars

I tried to participate on the last weekly, which was to depict a Lovecraftian scene as a game mockup, and I had the idea, but couldn't take part in. So, when this "Penguin" challenge appeared, I HAD to do something.

This was inspired by "At The Mountains of Madness", and shows how life can be hard for a blind, albino penguin inside a cavern overtaken by the Tekeli-li happy Shoggoth. The light was supposed to come from a lantern carried by the viewer, but there was no good way to convey it on such small space, so I choose to leave it at that.

Also, I did this while listening to Contra's "Alien's Lair".

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Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 1/31/2014 15:38
 Haha, it's a failed unfinished piece for a very old challenge involving parallax scrolling :)

I thought it was appropriate as an emoticon here :D

Emperor_Pixel (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/31/2014 14:52

Hey, thank you dudes for the kind comments!

And 'Tarius, did you make this Shoggoth on the fly? Because it looks funny xD

ToSta (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 1/31/2014 09:41

nice and scary at the same :)

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 1/31/2014 03:21

Poor, poor albino penguins :(

Hope the shoggoth doesnt squish them!

Very good sense of depth with just three colors! Good job :)

Lucas- (Level 4 Button Man) @ 1/30/2014 17:42

Lol fantastico

CELS (Level 7 Lotus) @ 1/30/2014 17:12

Weee, more Lovecraft! Great idea and good execution! Such a memorable, but random moment in a Lovecraft novel. "Did I just read... 'albino penguin'?"

Out of interest though, why black & white? You rarely see anything on PJ with a pure black, white and grey palette. Is it because albinos are often colour blind?

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