I would like to express a little "discontent" or observation that I saw about the images of the Lovecraftian creatures, not only from the wiki but in general. I admit that before reading Lovecraft in depth I thought that Cthuluh was just a humanoid sea monster with an octopus head, I even believed it possible that Godzilla could defeat him, and yet once reading "Call of Cthulhu" I realized my mistake and Where did that underrated image of the ancient god come from.
It turns out that everything comes from the famous drawing of Cthulhu sitting, being quite cartoonish in appearance, and I will not deny it, it looks good, but it turns out that this is not Cthulhu as such, it is the statue that the protagonists find on it and to which the cult worshiped, but the true Cthulhu, at least in its first appearance, looked very different from what was seen in the statue, even in dreams, it had great differences between representations, this because, as we all know, Cthuluh in its physical form it is indescribable, we only know that it was green, scaly, had two wings and (possibly) multiple tentacular limbs.
It is this little overlooked detail that has affected the popular image of Cthulhu, since each artist always represents it that way, a way that, in my opinion, subtracts the impact that the ancient god has and deserves, the same can happen. with Nyarlathotep, Azathot or Yog-Sothoth, subtracting the impact and even dwarfing his figure. I admit that these forms are ideal for parodies or other media that are not taken that seriously, such as cartoons, but I was disappointed even to see this when I realized what they were and represented in the beginning.
I recently came across two artists who, in my opinion, are the best to represent the ancient gods, these are:
John Coulthart, who illustrate a lot of entities.
Santiago Caruso, who illustrate The Dunwitch Horror: https://santiagocaruso.carbonmade.com/projects/2445352
Loïc Muzy, who made a lot of art of lovecraft, but I'm going to highlight his work with Cthulhu and Azathoth more than the rest, that I feel like he takes too many artistic loberts: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/QzEEd8
I know that most keep the margin or the idea of the concept, for example, in The Dunwitch Horror, that we all have that conception of a hideous cloud shape with jagged tentacles and so on; but seeing all the potential wasted for artists by the stereotype or the widespread conception of Lovecraft fans. I even think that the images on the page are "complicit" of this, because all non-connoisseurs who enter the page will see it and will not be able to even conceive the concept of Lovecraftian beings, or what they represent, their nature or your idea.
I don't know, it's just a thought i had a while ago and wanted to share it. What do you Think?