This artist is absolutely incredible.
He knows the right definition of “Lovecraftian”
Every monster I’ve seen him design is astounding.
Literally every single thing in this picture appeals to me in every conceivable way. WHY CAN’T I LIVE HERE. LOOK AT THE COCOON THING WITH ALL THE MOUTHS I WANT TO GIVE IT A GREAT BIG OLD HUG.
Celestials are pretty awesome too. Not the same as “pop eyed” goldfish; those have back fins and the eyes jut straight out. Celestials have eyes in more massive orbs wich are carefully selected to point straight up so that they’re always “looking towards heaven,” or something like that.
These like many other Fancy goldfish breeds also have a tail branching in two, another highly unnatural mutation people seldom point out.
This means that breeders cull the ones whose eyes veer off in two random directions, which stinks because I’d want like a hundred of those.
The Anatomy of Mizuki Shigeru’s “Hyakume,” his interpretation of a supposedly mythical Youkai with 100 eyes (whether this is really from folklore or an original invention of his is unknown, as with many of his monsters)
Gibbering Mouther Review
Another Dungeons and Dragons monster review!
The Gibbering Mouther is a fun, wacky concept that seems impossible to screw up, no matter who they pay to illustrate it! You can read my review of its different incarnations HERE, with a hidden link to a stupid bonus page.
I wish Pauley here had a little more screen time in Monsters Inc. This is pretty much the only scene he appears in, though watching a headless, faceless beast putting on its eyeballs is pretty damn memorable.