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Illithid by HELMUTTT Illithid by HELMUTTT
This is my take on a Forgotten Realms character the Mind Flayer or Illithid. this thing will suck your brain yo !!
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StrawberryJam1313 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
My hair is standing on end just looking at this thing... amazing :O :D
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schizoknight12 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
I can feel the sinister, creepy malevolence in this pic. The eyes alone are brimming with psionic malignant evil. The tentacles and the overall thin, sinewy figure of the illithid just speak of Lovecraftian horror. Perhaps Cthulhu is the grandfather of this depraved race.
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Ravel22 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
thats a mind flayer allright-great job you should do more forgotten realms art
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VoltaireDeNassa Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
I love to hate these things. Excellent work!

Mm, yes, and this reminds me of a game I tricked my poor fool of a friend into playing. Escaping enslavement to the Illithids is one thing. Escaping the room where the great brain is? That's an entirely different story :iconlololplz:
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romannumeralfive Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
*slurp slurp*

Once again, AMAZING JOB!!! :D
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Adrie-Galanodel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Woo! Those things can get pretty bad-ass! :D And in the book I am currently reading(The Legend of Drizzit book one Homeland by R.A. Salvatore) Only the most powerful Drow family's have Illithids as their servants, and even then it's very few. :)
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mitchellp Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow that is awesome! My favorite monster in D&D.
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Chicana916 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Cool!
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DavidShepheard Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
I love mind flayers (hence my profile picture - a clip of Jeff Easley's AD&D Adventures in Space painting).

I'm a big fan of Spelljammer, where the illithids actually had a space empire and flew around wildspace looking for places where they could land and kidnap slaves. I'm gong to submit your picture to the Spelljammer group on dA as I think they will love this picture too.
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Ninako Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wicked cool!!
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Corwin-Cross Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Digital Artist
awesome!!!
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TFSakon Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
I love the accesories and adornments, somehow he feels like a true character rather than a 'monster'.
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ilithidguard Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah... you make my username's namesake look epic. :D
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jesscarpenter Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Wow ... this rocks!!! :-) I fookin love this! Best Illithid art ever!
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MrFunke Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
That's awesome.
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Maltrazz Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Great artwork. The only critique that I would make is that Illithids have four tentacles. Still a good picture, though.
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lunanspirit Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Writer
*Brain Explodes from Epicness* OH MY GOD this is amazing, I absoulty love your art work especially the Forgoten Realms based work <3
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AuriV1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I hate these things!

Nice work!
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Darkwoth Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
It's got "Mage" wriiten all over him this isn't a mere Mind Flayer this.... is an Illithiad!!!
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weaselKW Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
when i played baldurs gate i used to sh*t my pants whenever i ahd to fight those :D
great job on this!!!
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Dgray-94 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome!!!!!
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Sketch252 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Amazing just Amazing.
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rastaman24 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
This should be some artwork for game... Amazing
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Synaesthetic1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Nice XD
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love the pic. Brilliant!
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FilipeAM Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
WOOW that's incredible
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arh1d3viL Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cthulhu f'htagn!
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
If there had been Illithids in Conanverse, they should look like THIS!
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eatmygonks Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
That's fantastic!! :wow:
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Wyrmwoods Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011   General Artist
I am so stoked that this gorgeous piece will now be hanging on my bedroom wall, freaking out anyone who happens to sleep over....
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MullinstheGreat Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
now THAT is terrifying

impressive sir :la:
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ShadowsHeir500 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
0.0

I think your depiction of the Illithid is more scary, more badass than any of the official art ever created! xD
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MadOldHag Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's a true Illithid. (The standard monsters in the compendiums look somewhat lame most of the time ...)
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic! Nicely done! :D
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Oktanas Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic job
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wheresmytea Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, he's a badass! And, yikes, now I feel the need to step away, quickly... :D Awesome job!
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HELMUTTT Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional
quickly cause hes gunna getcha !! haha thanks
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Soths Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
very nice =D i would have liked to see mind player + trippy colours as in the dazing ect and mind messing but still freaking epic =D
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HELMUTTT Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional
hehe thanks
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warrior-of-tzeentch Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
One of many absolutely incredible pieces in your gallery. Incredible look and feel to it.
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HELMUTTT Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional
thank you very much
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TheLugia702 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cthulu!
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silent-Princee Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
awesome work
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Jade-Max Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
:O Oh... wow.... the detail in this is incrdeible... and, except for the tentacles being somewhat long, just as I picture them...
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retamal1990 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
esta de puta madre!!!
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leseraphin Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Looks like the great Cthullhu. great job though
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JosephCrocono Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
One of my favourite D&D monster. Awesome work!
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vrego Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
awe some
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Zreaper62 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
creepy
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Luvecerviere Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011   Digital Artist
Wicked.
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