I knew that I wouldn't have much time to animate, so I tried to keep all of the elements relatively simple. I added wings and legs last. The yoga position was a random inspiration, as it adds a more wise pose to the monster. The face is also more wise looking and wrinked than menacing and spiky.
The claws are actually long nails making the creature less scary and more old looking. Overall the composition looks like an old wise seer looking into a crystal ball.
The third eye and 7 fingers/toes are my additional design ideas, making the monster more personalized.
I also collected as much varied Cthulhu art as I could find on Pinterest