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Tsathoggua idol by Loneanimator Tsathoggua idol by Loneanimator
"You shall know Tsathoggua by his great girth and his batlike furriness and the look of a sleepy black toad which he has eternally." There's been quite a few Cthulhu idols made and I thought I'd do another deity from the Mythos. Tsathoggua is worshipped in Clark Ashton Smith's primeval Hyperborea. This idol is about 35 cm tall. It's cast in black plastic resin and drybrushed with bronze paints. The original sculpture was made with Chavant clay and a silicone mold was made for making castings. Tsathoggua was created over two weekends while Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jethro Tull was blaring from my workshop stereo (for no particular reason).
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Amarok59 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017
I read through an obscure book about C. A. Smith in the depths of the Oklahoma State Library once upon a time.  It was all about Smith's artwork, and there were dozens of photos of his home-made statuettes.  Your Tsathoggua would have made Klarkash-Ton proud!
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you! :) He made a pretty cool stone Tsathoggua himself.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Always remember that ANY resemblance of Tsathoggua's anatomy to anything familiar is just a concession to earth's standards of evolution.
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!
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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
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Aplonis Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Okay, I broke down and ordered one. His Horrors no doubt, knew that I would, and waited in divine slothfulness until my eventual subjugation. May be that soon my R.O.U.S. plush toy will have to relinquish his place on the high shelf. He and also the Pony of Doom. My son, I think, will take these in as refugees.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
You will also have to give up an area with a circumference of about 20 cm where to place the bottom of His Slothfulness.
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Aplonis Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
Woah! I only just very recently re-read the C.A.S. story "The Tale of Satampra Zeiros" in which an idol of Tsathoggua features quite prominently. And just like this, very exactly, is how I am sure, it must have looked in the author's own mind. Presently I'm busy translating "Genius Loci" into Esperanto (with full permission) for free distribution as an ebook on-line. I have permission to translate five, and decided only just yesterday for "The Tale of Satampra Zeiros" to be story two. As regards the other three, I have yet to make up my mind. Anyhow, this is a very fine idol. I am amazed at the detail.
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Chamjari Featured By Owner May 30, 2016   General Artist
Just chiming in. As a C.A.S. fan, my faves are The Coming of the White Worm (Smith kind of had his own "winter is coming" thing), The Abominations of Yondo, and The Seven Geases (mainly because these two were real creature features). The Dark Eidolon is truly great too. One detail that I love is that the evil wizard Namirrha keeps an Uccastrogian odalisque that connects the story with what might be my favorite, The Isle of the Torturers. 
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you! :) Tsathoggua himself makes an appearence in "The Seven Geases".
Good luck with your Esperanto project. I don't speak or read the language myself, but I'm glad to hear that some still keep it alive. By the way, if you're looking for suggestions both "The Double Shadow" and "The Dark Eidolon" seem to be firm favorites among CAS fans.
The other year I recieved permission to adapt CAS stories as non-commercial YouTube videos, so I'm eager to finally get started on those :)
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Aplonis Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
What would be the cost, approximately, for an example of His Horrors, shipped to the USA? Not sure where I'd put Him. I might have to give away a couple of plush toys, namely the Pony of Doom and an R.O.U.S, to have space. But I find myself most sorely tempted.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm currentlu charging $75 for a painted cast. The postal charges from Sweden to the US is outrageous, and usually goes to around $30.
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Aplonis Featured By Owner May 5, 2016
Do you take PayPal?
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
I prefer PayPal. My ID is loneanimator@gmail.com
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Aplonis Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
Sent $110 USD by PayPal just moments ago. No rush on fulfilment. I just couldn't think of a better memento for the C.A.S. translation project.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you! :) I recieved the message from PayPal. I'll start casting the Tsathoggua statue today. It'll be a resin shell filled with hard expanding polyurethane foam, sealed with more resin at the bottom of the cast. The finished casting is fairly light, but sturdy.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
And, mind you, Tsathoggua assumes this form to go along with earth's evolutionary trends.

Hyperborea was a temperate, almost tropical zone, in the tales by the above-named author. Lovecraft adopted his gods into his mythos.
"The Seven Geases"
"The Door to Saturn"
"The tale of Zatamprazeiros"
"The Ice Demon"
and so on ...
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's quite, quite possible. Eibon meets one of his relatives on Saturn, and he looks kind of like an inverted version of Tsathoggua. Perhaps the true form of these beings?
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gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Wonderful!
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The blend of toad and bat is seamless.
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Messianix Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Love it!!! How do I buy one?
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
With the currency of today, I'm charging $100 for making one. I am throwing in the shipping cost in that sum, which tends to be quite high no matter what country I'm sending the package to.
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Messianix Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for your reply,and sorry for my delay in responding. How do we take this forward, eg by paying any deposit etc? It may be easier for you to contact me direct at ngarethedwards@outlook.com. Kind regards
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Most people prefer to use PayPal as do I. Would that work with you?
I'll contact you via your email, and we'll talk more then.
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Messianix Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's great, thanks. PayPal good for me.
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cshafer Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
How much for one?
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
€79 or $101 or £66. Then there will be the shipping cost, which seems to be outrageous no matter to what country I'm sending.
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CursedFreak Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This amazing!!! I love how you've combined his toad and bat features!
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you!
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
And it reminds me of CAS's own idols that look hundreds of thousands of years old, even tho they were baked in his oven along with his dinner.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks! That's a great compliment; I really admire CAS sculptures and carvings.
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Turtlebeast Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you selling these? You made a mold, right?
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yep, I do have a mold, and I'm selling if anyone's interested.
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Turtlebeast Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How much would you be looking to get?
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
I sell a finished cast for 500 SEK (Swedish kronor), which is at this moment $69, 53 EUR and 44. Then there is a shipping fee, which I don't know at the moment, as the Swedish postal services love to add and increase their charges all the time.
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vonmeer Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Dude your amazing! I also make Tsathoggua idols. I don't sell them but just keep em for myself. I saw your work a long time ago on propnomicon and was part of what got me into sculpting Tsathoggua!!!!!

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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome Tsathoggua idols!! You should be able to sell your versions as well, if you're interested in doing that.
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SteveLeCouilliard Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
This is a great sculpture! I found this image on The Eldritch Dark website, it's nice to run into the actual artist. I used it as a model for my depiction of Tsathoggua here: [link]
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm flattered! Awesome comic art there!!
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Q-yth-az Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
...He will rise not from his place, even in the ravening of hunger, but will wait in divine slothfulness for the sacrifice...

I love the detail on the face. Welldone.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yes, he's kind of like me :D

Thanks for stopping by!
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
so cute, so cool ;)
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks! Yes, I'm afraid Tsathoggua is more cute than scary! Cool is good, though.
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008   Traditional Artist
Very nice! He is on a future list of planned sculpts for me. Don't think I'll be able to do anything better than this.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hey! Give him a go. We all have different ways of doing things.
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zombiequadrille Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008   Traditional Artist
I might do that. Since you mentioned a mold and casting in resin are you making these available, or did you just want a nice sturdy piece?
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tk8247 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He's bloated little blood God, I like him.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
He, he! Apparently a true horror in the stories of C A Smith, though he doesn't exactly look the part.
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DesignCountySlave Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
nice, strange creature lol
loved the bronze finish on it
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks! It's all plastic but I think the bronze manages to sell it as something else.
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