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Cthulhu: The Lord of Insanity and Other "School-Friendly" Homecoming Floats

School's once again in session and once again it is almost time for the Homecoming Parade! Naturally, I fall into the role of lead designer, lead creator, lead painter, and lead assembler of my class's (and for some reason everyone else's) float. Well, anyways, this year's theme is movie genres. My class has science fiction. They wouldn't let me include the Rocky Horror Picture Show anywhere on the float, but so help me, a giant Cthulhu will be what leads my class!


This giant wad of newspaper is your Lord of Insanity.




By the time I'm done with this thread, he will be a full-blown flying squid-man and I will more than likely be in some serious artistic trouble with the school for giving small children nightmares.


I have until October 7th. I'll update when I can.

Hopefully at least one of you out there will find this cool or inspiring. Enjoy the ride!

I know I will.
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I'll be watching...

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If you squint your eyes, you can see a squid's head starting to take shape. I tightened up the edges and expanded it some.



I have to spend the next few hours working on a history essay but I'll be back with another update tonight.
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very interesting..... im squinting.. hmmm...I think I see........... newspaper and masking tape! Now who is going to have shaky hands from late-night sessions?
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I neglected to mention that you have to cover your good eye while you squint. It also helps to stare at a light for 30 seconds too. Lol. Oh, I'm expecting so many late nights this week. It was already 2 when I started the wad! But don't worry. Having shaky hands will only make using an x-acto knife more interesting!
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Rounded out the head a little more and added an eye socket and a half before I ran out of masking tape. I'll have to take more for tomorrow.



The trick to seeing the octopus with this one is to spin around a few times before you look at the picture.
(It's advised to be on an empty stomach)
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Oh, I see it, I see it! Gotta get more popcorn...

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Managed to get this far during school, then I came home and took a 4 hour nap. Ouch.



Anyways, I tightened his head up even more, gave him more of a cranium bump in the middle of his head and then made it even longer (which you can't really see). Next I'm going to accentuate the eyes and then add the tentacles later on. Something tells me that I'll have a lot of awake time between the hours of 1 and 4 tonight.

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Finished fixing up his brows. Now he needs a lower eyelid and I think he's still missing about 13 tentacles. I have a few rolled out but not shaped yet, so this'll be interesting...

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This is a rolled-out tentacle. The trick to seeing it is to wave your head back and forth very quickly... but not too quickly. My insurance won't cover whiplash.

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