C’Tuwoo Art Print
Orders fulfilled by Aradani
From the Artist
The original drawing was completed for the 2023 JordanCon Charity Art Jam. I like to offer prints of all of my Charity Art Jam pieces, since only one person gets to walk away from the auction with the original work of art.
During the Charity Art Jam, I only have about 2 hours to make the original work of art. So sometimes when I get home, I like to make a version 2.0, where I get to spend more time to really flesh out the idea. Beyond version 2.0 of Tulu!, cranking up the cuteness of a Kitty and his C’Tuwoo to 11!
I found inspirations from a childhood cartoon, Tiny Toon Adventures, especially with thoughts of Elmira and her pets… err, captive
More About This Art
C’Tuwoo: A Cute and Funny Cthulhu Art
Cthulhu is a fictional cosmic entity created by the horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, who is often depicted as a terrifying and monstrous creature with an octopus-like head, a scaly body, wings, and claws. However, what if Cthulhu was not so scary, but rather cute and funny? That is the idea behind the C’Tuwoo art piece by Paul Bielaczyc, a talented and award-winning fantasy artist.
The C’Tuwoo art piece is a drawing on toned paper that features a chibi version of Cthulhu, who is being hugged by a cartoon-style kitten. The drawing is full of humor and charm, showing a playful and adorable side of Cthulhu.
The C’Tuwoo art piece is a perfect example of cute Cthulhu art, which tries to transform the horrifying and evil Cthulhu into a lovable and friendly character. Cute Cthulhu art appeals to people who enjoy the contrast between the cute and the creepy, and who have a sense of humor and imagination. Cute Cthulhu art can also be a way of expressing one’s love for the Cthulhu mythos, which is a rich and complex world of fantasy and horror created by Lovecraft*.
*While we enjoy the fiction of Lovecraft, the Brothers Bielaczyc condemn his public anti-progressive views on many topics.
About Paul Bielaczyc
I have been drawing and whatnot since as long as I can remember. Any spot in my school notebooks that didn’t have notes were filled with sketches. I drew mostly from the D&D adventures that my brother ran, as well as the fantasy books I was reading. I did a few pieces based on Terry Brooks’ Shannara series, but focusing on being a nerd, I didn’t have much time for art in high school.
When I got to college I dual majored in Computer Science and Art History. Minoring in Studio Art, I took as many art classes as my schedule allowed. I seemed to be pursuing a career in art or art education, but decided to try graduate school in Computer Science. Graduating in 2004 with a Master’s in CS, but again switched paths and returned to my art interests. Mike, my brother, and I co-own Aradani Studios, a costuming and art company that we founded in 2002. We travel mostly in the Southeast United States, to various conventions and Renaissance Festivals, selling our art, and our ears.
I currently call Nashville, TN my home, and don’t see that changing for quite some time. This is where my friends, my family, and my career is. When I first posted this bio, I said that, “I still have no idea what I want to do with my life.” Well, in those 4 years that I wrote that, I think I have found my calling. At the age of 26, I won the most prestigious fantasy art award there is, the Chesley Award. Mike and I have slowly but steadily grown this business into something that now employs other people! And most importantly, I love what I do, and I truly enjoy being able to talk about my art with people, and have a dialogue with them.
And I owe all of this to my brother. Without him, I don’t know where I would be today, but it wouldn’t be here. And I hope he always remembers that I am grateful to him.