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Whispering Leviathan

By M3l0m4ni4c (SoundCloud).
Cover art by Circlejourney (Bandcamp, SoundCloud, Tumblr, Twitter, External (circlejourney.net)).
Released 2/17/2019.
Duration: 4:24.

Listen on Bandcamp or YouTube.

Tracks that Whispering Leviathan references:

Artist commentary:

M3l0m4ni4c:

*angry tentacle noises*

Circlejourney:

Listening to Whispering Leviathan always made me feel like I was hearing it in a submarine environment - perfectly appropriate to the subject of Gl'bgolyb. The scene in which Gl'bgolyb was revealed was, to me, one of the several "holy shit" moments of Homestuck, and instead of trying to depict the vastness of Feferi's lusus, I went for a sense of mystery and foreboding more closely matching the tone of the music, by revealing nothing but its tentacles in silhouette.

Finding the right balance between silhouette and rendering proved one of the primary challenges of completing this piece. Too much light meant the image lost its spooky, foreboding tone; too little made it look flat. In the end I came out with something that roughly strikes that balance, though I still feel that it loses some of the spookiness of the sketch. Thanks @ the good people at the Homestuck Artist discord for the tips!

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