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?