When American writer H.P Lovecraft created the Cthulhu, it only had a sketch to show what the cosmic entity really looked like. That’s in 2D. Now, Japanese 3D sculptor, Mr. Keisuke Yoneyama, has turned it into a three-dimensional statue based on the sketch drawn by the author.
This isn’t Yoneyama-san’s first attempt at translating the Cthulhu into a 3D statue, though. He had a couple prior but this latest Cthulhu by Keisuke Yoneyama Statue is the most detailed and perhaps even the darkest yet, and you know what? It is crazy cool.
In the original sketch by Lovecraft, the statue of Cthulhu was shown to have a human-like body with narrow wings and an octopus-like head. It was depicted as seated on a block.
Keisuke’s interpretation, however, had the creature in a squatting position, the tentacles-covered face meticulously recreated, and wings semi-outstretched like it is ready to take flight or pounce on something or someone. It looks like the gargoyles decorating some of the olden buildings.
Details aren’t spared on the block it perched on. The 3D swirling motifs can be found on all sides of the non-perfectly straight square block, further emphasizing the dark nature of the creature.
The Cthulhu by Keisuke Yoneyama Statue is, I believe, the largest Cthulhu interpretation from the Japanese sculptor, standing at about 35 cm (13.8 inches).
The sculpture was sold out online but recently Mamegyorai (@mamegyorai_jp) tweeted that it is still available in Japan at the Koenji store as well as COD through phone order (yes, it is still a thing in Japan). The asking price is the same 69,800 yen (or around US$497 today).
Images: Twitter (@mamegyorai_jp) [JP].