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Aboleth, Sunken Empires by butterfrog Aboleth, Sunken Empires by butterfrog
Aboleth a la Kobold Quarterly/Open Design
For Sunken Empires

(c) Kobold Quarterly/opend Design, Wolfgang Baur

This one is based on paizo's Aboleth. I hope I can find some time to color this one up :D

Hope you like it!
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Of wow
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:iconeatmygonks:
eatmygonks Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Sweet! My players are chatting up Aboleths under the Isle of Dread right now - I'm freaking them out with pics like this beauty!

Cheers matey!

carborundum on paizo (stoopid name taken here)
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:iconbutterfrog:
butterfrog Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Carbo! Glad to hear from you :D

Give your players lots of tentlacle madness!
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:iconthe-bluetip:
The-Bluetip Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very neat! Really creepy looking creature >:3 Nicely done =D
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:iconbutterfrog:
butterfrog Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconozkumeti:
Ozkumeti Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Oooh. :D
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:iconchimraff:
Chimraff Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Well done for bringing this to life. It looks awesome! :)
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:iconbutterfrog:
butterfrog Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconchimraff:
Chimraff Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
You're welcome! :)
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:iconf1nland:
F1nland Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Impressive artwork!
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:iconbutterfrog:
butterfrog Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanxs! :)
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:iconf1nland:
F1nland Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
My pleasure :)
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:iconcosmicvirus:
CosmicVirus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG this is like crazy! O_O very awesome line work, amazing shading, great darkening of lines in the proper places, it's perfect! A perfect concept of this creature. Wow! Man I wish I could put the kind of detail in my work the way you do x_x
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:iconbutterfrog:
butterfrog Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it, and that for the Favs :D
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:iconcosmicvirus:
CosmicVirus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem

don't ever stop doing what you love ^_^
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Delta-Hexagon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sweet creature design! I really like the pose, too! :D
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:iconbutterfrog:
butterfrog Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsaya-aria:
Saya-Aria Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
I love the flow to this creature. It is quite creepy, and the direction of his tentacles, as if lunging for an unseen viewer, unnerves me a little.
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:iconbutterfrog:
butterfrog Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad that you like it, and that I managed to creep you out with it :D
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cranenoir Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
nice monster
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:iconbutterfrog:
butterfrog Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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cranenoir Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:iconravesplz:
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:iconyasha0006:
Yasha0006 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Awesome Hugo! You know how much I love Aboleth!
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:iconbutterfrog:
butterfrog Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Pathfinder aboliethdesign. ts more fish-like. Also, if you love aboleth I have his geat garlic-butter recipe...
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meteormoe Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
The aboleth has always been a creepy thing. I really like the alien tentacle feel. It reminds me of something out of an H.P. Lovecraft story. The combination with the fish like form makes more sense than some of the other renditions I've seen. A nightmare abberation to meet. I would love to see it in color.
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butterfrog Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A friend colored it, here it is :thumb167764731:
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:iconbutterfrog:
butterfrog Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
duh [link]
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:iconmeteormoe:
meteormoe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
The color is amazing. It is all the more creepy and sinister.
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:iconironstaff:
Ironstaff Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
This is awesome. I have always loved the aboleth. I even used them in an old Gamma World campaign.
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:iconbutterfrog:
butterfrog Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can't go wrong with aboleths :D
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CarlosTorreblanca Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Aboleth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! run!!!!!!!!!..................(aboleth nigthmares from another life)
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:iconbutterfrog:
butterfrog Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pussy! :D
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CarlosTorreblanca Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Aboleth Slave!
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:iconlyingbastard:
Lyingbastard Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
That's awesome!
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:iconbutterfrog:
butterfrog Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanxs! :D
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Peebo-Thulhu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
*Applause* Well done, mate.

Still I think it would be nice to see some physical variants of this beast. Play around with the placement of the eyes, how many tentacles the thing has, how them emerge from the body. maybe see some different 'fish' influences, like some of the prehistoric monster fish body types and stuff.

Still, you've work to do and money to earn, so there's not much left for you to just 'muck about'. :)

Much cheers!
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butterfrog Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, hopefully one day I'll get the time to do it :D
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:iconpeebo-thulhu:
Peebo-Thulhu Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
:D Once I get ferking, rassafrassin' Paypal working (And money to spare) I'll be able to just say "Damn the torpedoes! Here's the money!" :XD:

Until then, we can but dream our tentacly dreams. :XD:

Much cheers and good will to you and yours. :)

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lazaro23 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
That is just awesome. And for some reason makes me fear the depths of any body of water.
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:iconbutterfrog:
butterfrog Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should, there's a lot of creepy thing lurking under the water, like nasty sexy mermaids and nasty sunken treasure :D
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Dragonborn-Rio Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
That is one creepy aboleth you got there Froggie!
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:iconbutterfrog:
butterfrog Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe not creepy enough... :)
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jmhoffmann Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
you are my favoritte artist !!! :love: I love your work. :wow:
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:iconbutterfrog:
butterfrog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it :)
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:iconjmhoffmann:
jmhoffmann Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
You're welcome :)
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MallonIllustration Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Want me to do a color version for you?
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:iconbutterfrog:
butterfrog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that would be cool :)
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MallonIllustration Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Alright, will do.
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