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Battle of the Octosuchus by arvalis Battle of the Octosuchus by arvalis
Here is my Rift Contest entry for the planar theme of life.

Looking at all the other entries, very few have wide compositions. Something doesnt need to be super tall to be colossal, look at a blue whale. So whats cooler than an eight legged blue whale sized crocodile.

The idea i had was based on Odin's eight legged horse. This colossal croc has plover like scavenger birds that feed on the remnants of whatever gets stuck in its teeth. These birds are based around the description of odin have spear like head crests and beard-like feather ruffles under the jaw. These giant monsters are very hard to kill if at all, this one has dozens of weapons left in its hide after its many triumphs. It grows a dense layer of moss on its back as well.

Hope you guys like this, it took a lot of sheer will power to persevere, started it on friday night. Gotten very little sleep since.

Concept Sheet:


PhotoshopCS3: 15-20 hours?
OctosuchusİRJ Palmer
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Snakeman2013 Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nothing. Nothings cooler than a whale-sized 8-leg croc
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:iconfelinas:
OK, not gonna lie, if I were to see that, I wouldn't be running towards it even if I had Thor's effing hammer. I'd be high-tailing it out of there screaming "GOOD LUCK GUYS!" XD
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DrakoWolf1987 Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty epic!
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Selmarkai May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
makes me think of monster hunter :)
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batosail Jan 31, 2013  Professional Filmographer
When I look into your gallery, Like... the 2 first pages are epic and professional and all. But this pice, tis like the middle from your old drawing and the new, I really feel that when you did it you understand something. This piece and the ''fishing'' one.

I am looking forward to the day I will understand it too.

You art is epic and your captures the texture like no one does. I would like to have you as a teacher!

good continuation <3
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:iconmightymorphinpower4:
Awesome and scary makes me wonder how it do against . Titanoboa
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1Apple-Of-My-Eye Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
I can't imagine what it must be like to create such indescribably incredible things.
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Bloodnale Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you don't want to stumble upon this one when you're crossing a lake x3
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Shidyk Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing! :wow:
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:iconhoshixnoxninja:
Aww, it looks kinda cute :meow:
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