Inktober Day Four - Deep OnesWhen I put the mandatory Lovecraft entries into my monster lists the first thing I ask myself is, does it need a footnote?  Sure, most of us know Cthulhu and Nyarlathotep, but you have to be an expert to know anything else from the Mythos.  Naturally I picked Deep ones. I was a little bit reluctant. I’ve done Deep Ones before, they even had a supporting role in one of the Christmas stories. But then I realized that all of those were Deep One Hybrids. If I stopped to think about it I’m not completely sure if I’ve ever drawn a real deep one.

So here we have one in it’s natural habitat.“ Dwelling amidst wonder and glory Cyclopean and many-columned Y’ha-nthlei. (in hindsight I should have read that passage before doing the drawing. Y’ha-nthelei looks more like hollowed out coral rather than anything cyclopean, and there’s definitely not enough columns.)