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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.

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PhotoshopCS3: 15-20 hours?
OctosuchusİRJ Palmer
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:iconraptor347:
raptor347 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
under-bite?
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NicciLennie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
epic quest nice
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Mondanian101 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
(Looks at guy with the axe) "Go get 'em tiger!" *Oh dear he's doomed* Anyway, you are an amazing artist!! Your art is so amazing and overwhelming I almost teared up once... no joke. I have been on your page for an hour now... :D Anyway, great work, have a good day, and you are totally awesome. *Snapping fingers as I slowly back away*  
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APJJ1 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
... WHELP theyre boned.
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Lunarsmith Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huh - I was guessing it was inspired by the versions of the basilisk that depict it as an eight-legged serpent.

Awesome nonetheless. :D
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013   General Artist
nothing. Nothings cooler than a whale-sized 8-leg croc
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aymen11 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
What if he had a top hat and a monocle?
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:iconsnakeman2013:
Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014   General Artist
OK, that is cooler
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aymen11 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Everything is cooler with a top hat and a monocle let that be a life lesson for all who read this comment
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Creaturehunter Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you, you really enlightened me. *bows down to you*
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