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The Key of Cthulhu, faux bronze by JoynerStudio The Key of Cthulhu, faux bronze by JoynerStudio
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The Key of Cthulhu.

Sealed in a sunken crumbling temple in a primordial jungle bordering two warring, desperate lands, the Key of Cthulhu has been discovered and brought to the light of day. It's bronze skin is slick and weathered by the countless years of futile caressing by blind and feeble-minded worshipers. The dark alien stone of its pedestal bears the wear of millennia of dripping onyxian stalactites and the crawling of obscene, alien insects.

A lone surviving member of Joyner Studio's first expedition was found clutching this very same idol in his pale bloodless hands, blind and gibbering in an exotic dead language, "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn".

A new expedition has been commissioned by Joyner Studio to retrace the old teams fateful route into the primitive jungle and recover the remaining idols.

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www.joynerstudio.com
20" x 10" x 12" 10 lbs. Cold cast bronze.
Limited to 50 castings.

Joyner Studio is not responsible for insanity or blindness due to proximity to the Key of Cthulhu.

View behinds the scenes of the creation and casting at my blog here at joynerstudio.blogspot.com [link]
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-09-27
The Key of Cthulhu by ~LeeJoyner A fabulous sculpture of the malevolent entity, "Cthulhu" of H.P. Lovecraft fame; a being the author described as "...an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature.... A pulpy, tentacled head ...". This artist has succeeded admirably in his rendition of this infamous character. ( Suggested by sweetychan and Featured by LabyrinthCreations )
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HighPriestSatanis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016
So awesome!
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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minionsloveanal Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cute M'lord
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Gunsringer Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
nice one...truely
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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pilehh Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, love it
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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pilehh Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome
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Kitsch1984 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Bellissimo!!! I hope you like also the mine version!!!
kitsch1984.deviantart.com/art/…
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes!  Nice :)  Thank you!
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Spazzman1337 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is freaking awesome.
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Bahkana Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this interpretation of Cthulhu. Your mastery of sculpture has brought life to this object, granting it a truly believable air.
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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panictool Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
great

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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks
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loraannburgess Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow, I love your work!
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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roninblade7 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Really great work. Amazing.
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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FurtherShore Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012   Artisan Crafter
This is fantastic! elegant and creepy, great job you did there!
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you.
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Thorrsman Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Quite an intriguing piece. Wonderfully made.

However, to quote from one of the few records of the Lewisson Oceanographic Expedition of 1931 regarding the keys recovered from an unnamed sunken ruin south of Australia:
"It sure was an odd little thing, beautifully made, yet grotesque in form. I have examined one many times since then, and know it well. There had been some slight differences among some of those things, but they were more alike than different.
About two inches long, made of solid, lustrous metal, it had something like an octopus resting on top of an irregular crystal shape, with a pair of bat-like wings closed up behind it, the clawed tips of the wings touching. On the crystal-shaped part were several oddly curved glyphs along with several tiny spheres. The entire thing was made of gold except for the eyes of the octopus, which showed a red glint in our helmet lights."
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the compliment and the wonderful story of the Lewisson key!
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Thorrsman Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
To update: The Legacy of Cyrus Jones is now on Kindle. If you want to see the Key from the sea, Search Deviant Art for: Cthulhu Key and check the newest.
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad I could be your inspiration!
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Thorrsman Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
A part of an unpublished--so far--story "The Legacy of Cyrus Jones".

I'm still tweaking the ending to get the right feel--modern, yet Lovecraftian.

Two stories in one, actually. Young Cyrus getting an unexpected legacy from his Grandfather Cyrus, wrapped around the story of the older Cyrus as a young Navy diver in 1931.
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CaptainDFW Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Ia! Lee Joyner Fthagn! :D

Great work!
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ia! Ia! Thank you :)
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Solteris Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This needs to appear on Etsy. I would buy the hell out of this. *LOVE FACE* cause clicking the damn faces to the right of this comment box doesn't do anything :P
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, thank you :)
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pugmire Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Great Yuggoth!! What eldritch beauty!!
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much, Willum!
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
...um, I mean Wilum! Sorry about the misspell!
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Welanga Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful sculpture :)
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is something I'd put on my desk =P
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It would be large and looming :) A perfect addition to any desk!
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And I'll say, "Oh I got this knick-knack from a strange man in a hood while I was driving through the backwoods of New England" :XD:
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, perfect!
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silkithoughts Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Possibly the finest bust representing our one true master that I've yet to witness. I imagine it was fashioned in a dream, was it not?
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It was fashioned from a fevered dream of a fevered mind.
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noside124 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
The detail of the bumps on its skin is amazing.
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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noside124 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
You're welcome.
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johnlamouche Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
faux bronze mais vrai talent
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
je vous remercie!
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CatsWire Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Holy mackerel ...
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JoynerStudio Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
iA! iA!
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Killer work!!I love this peice!!
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