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The Dormant Shoggoth Embryos of Dr. Lake by Legiongp The Dormant Shoggoth Embryos of Dr. Lake by Legiongp
The Dormant Shoggoth Embryos of Dr. Lake:

Of all the objects acquired by our artifact hunters, this is considerably one of the most dangerous.
Collectors of the strange may remember the doomed Pabodie Expedition to Antarctica in 1930–31, in which only two of the party's researchers returned. One of the survivors, William Dyer, Professor Emeritus of Geology at Miskatonic University told a tale of madness and monsters in efforts to cancel a follow up trek to Antarctica by the Starkweather-Moore Expedition.
His partner, Dr. Lake, a professor of Biology from Miskatonic University, came back a changed man. He was haunted by the things he had seen and experienced, never speaking of them to anyone. Upon his death his beneficiaries came upon a vault safe hidden behind a bookcase in his study. In it was a loaded pistol, a stack of badly faded black and white photos of fantastical vistas, and a strangely bulging canvas backpack. The backpack was from the Pabodie Expedition. Inside were many strange spheres attached to star shaped bases with a neatly folded note on top. It read:
" To Whom It May Concern,
God help me, but I was a scientist first. The horror I witnessed like a black train of Armageddon roiling through that tunnel. It haunts me today, but not as much as what I brought back with me. There were so many of them there, cold, still, gleaming with life as one could not imagine. Shoggoth embryos, as real as the ink on the pages of the Necronomicon. I knew they existed now. How would we as a race have any hope of surviving if we could not study them, learn their undoing? I was a scientist first, and brought home what could be our salvation, or our annihilation. I have lived my life without action, too horrified by the memory of the things to do harm or good. I leave these sleeping giants with you now. I hope that you will have the bravery and skill to make use of these most evil abominations before the poles melt, and they are free..."
Our company does not recommend tampering of any kind.


Solid cast resin, 4 inches x 4 inches, A limited number of these will be for sale at the NecronomiCon in Providence RI this August.
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:iconlxblack:
lxblack Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you make this?
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:iconlegiongp:
Legiongp Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
It's quite a process. I sculpt the creature that is inside the sphere out of wax, and make a rubber mold of it. Then I fill the mold with colored resins. When its cured, I peel it out and antique it with brown spray paint, wiping it off so the dark gets in all the creases. I have a silicon mold of an acrylic sphere. When the paint is dry I put the resin creature in the empty sphere mold and suspend it in the center with a screw and clamp. I then mix up more slow setting resin, and de-gas it in a pressure chamber to get rid of all the bubbles so the resin will be clear. I pour this on top of the creature and fill the sphere mold up. If I'm lucky, the resin sets without bubbles, clear, and doesn't crack due to difference of the setting resin shrinking at a different rate as the solid resin. Pain in the butt, really.
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lxblack Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... That is quite a process and I have none of the resources to try it.
I'm going to stick to my plan A of following a homemade slime tutorial, making it in black, and sealing it in a jar.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
The specimen look is also cool, and much easier😁
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:iconlxblack:
lxblack Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Specimen look? You mean the thing I just said?
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes. The specimen in a jar.
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:iconlxblack:
lxblack Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
cool. Any other ideas for jar contents? I got a set of specimen jars back at Christmas and don't want to just fill them all with the same thing.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You could do anything. The challenge is choosing materials that don't float. Try Super sculpy in a flesh tone and make little monsters. Search online for fetal things, microscopic animals, deep sea critters. Squish them together. Search online for specimens for inspiration. Have fun!
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DrGravity Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
they look like they could hatch at any time(i wish)! they're amazing!
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. If they hatched, we'd all be in big trouble😉
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DrGravity Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
well, they'd still be babies. maybe they would be young enough to be controlled?
that would be pretty cool!
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
 Professor Lake -AFTER his butchering by the Old Ones- HAD been depicted in a drawing on DevArt.
Had.
The author removed it, app. due to its sheer horror.
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Mushiz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
dayum
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
: )
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Rus-ka Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Nice.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, I've been exploring other versions.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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DarkStormGTS Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist
Are the Shoggoth Embryos actually part of a Lovecraft story? I'm kind of new to the Lovecraftian universe.
And amazing work, I must add.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Sort of. I continue the story At The Mountains of Madness a bit, and add these guys. Read the description for my little bit of story.
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DarkStormGTS Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist
Gotcha.  And Mountains of Madness is where Shoggoth originates from right?
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes. A long read, but great. I reread it with google handy so I could fully understand all the scientific references, and it made the story even more real. A masterpiece.
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DarkStormGTS Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Finally finished reading it, and I now find your models even better.  Fantastic work.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
😊
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DarkStormGTS Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Finally finished reading it, and I now find your models even better.  Fantastic work.
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RDizzy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your craft; it's R'lyeh cool!
(sorry)
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
nice.
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DamnTorren Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Hey! I saw one of these at Reynold's Advanced Materials down in brookline!
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I think you saw the Oculus of R'yleh, another spherical relic with a different story, there. I love that place. They have a couple of my things lurking around.
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safyia110 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are both strangely disturbing, and oddly resplendent~  Just as they should be~ -.-
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. If you know the story, its like holding the apocalypse in your hand.
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NuminiousNihil Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Fantastic lovecraft fan-work. Tickles the imagination
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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SerpentSapiens Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, really nice :) love Lovecraft ^_^
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
me too, thanks
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Adrolyn Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel a need to start gibbering all of a sudden.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
just don't write it down
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aohoshi2008 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
I see a face in the green 1
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
be careful, it might see yours😁
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh very clever! However, I do not think I am either brave enough nor insane enough to possess one of these! :) Congrats on the DD!
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you. A fan who bought one said it was like having a nuclear bomb on his desk that no one at his office recognized.
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the DD! :)
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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Itsmellsofdoughnuts Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa.
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
oh yes.
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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Legiongp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. Wow, you are prolific. I wish I had a drop of your computer savvy.
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aaaww thank you, I wish I had a drop of your talent!!! :faint: :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz: I love your gallery!!! :love:
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