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Leviathan by Zeeksie Leviathan by Zeeksie
At the age of seven I kept having this recurring nightmare where I would find myself in the middle of the ocean. I remember I felt exhausted, I tried to swim but I could not move from the spot. Things took a turn for the worse when I noticed an enormous shape ascending from the depths, it was heading towards me, really fast. But I really felt horrified when the beast emanated a deep growl that felt like a shock wave. Fortunately for me, the dream ended at this point.

I can't say this an accurate depiction of the sea monster from my dream but it's close enough.
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The design of this is superb, to say the least! The form is like something you'd see in a prehistoric sea creature, but at the same time is like a mythical beast, like a dragon.

The darkness and angle in this is impressively used, and it gives a whole atmosphere to this creature as being a fearsome thing with an immeasurable presence.

I think that this is easily one of your best works. You were able to create such a fascinating thing to look at, something that looks both horrifying and enthralling at the same time. It's scary, but you can't look away.

I can imagine it saying, "Cthulu ain't got shit on me!"
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Talk about your scary sea serpents that threaten to rise from the water's depths to eat you alive...and did I mention that this one can eat your ship too? And maybe use your sails as a toothpick for its many fangs!!

"Leviathan" by ~Beloved-Creature is one of the best Leviathan artists that I've seen in a while. Having gone to do some research for a tribal style prize that I'm drawing for a contest winner of a leviathan, I stumbled across this breath-taking piece, and I have to say, ~Beloved-Creature, you have done an AMAZING job!!

I love the faint tinges of light blue and white in the background that seem to provide just enough light through the water for us to see this fearsome creature's true form and power that would make us quake in our shoes. The detail of this piece is very well done, from the tentacles, not a one looking the same as another, to the veins in the fins portion of the tentacles, the scales on its lower body, to the armor-like plating on its head.

Great work, ~Beloved-Creature, and I thank you for sharing this amazing piece of work with us ^^
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Nutcase9 Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I had a dream like that a few times. The whole sea floor was rising . . .
FionaDevil Jan 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
DausenMoore-Art Dec 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
Great job!
Corwin-Cross Oct 9, 2013   Digital Artist
SwarmCreator Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and best Leviathan drawing!! Awesome work!!
Kloudhandz Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool creature! i like!
I had that dream, only for me it was a squid. And instead of waking up, it just kept on restarting over and over. In the dark waters, screaming in the grasp of tentacles but never dying. Worst nightmare ever. *shudders*

And wow, how big do you think that thing it? Enough to eat a blue whale like a sardine most likely.
this is a very nice detailed drawing. of any monster type that frightens me it has to be sea monsters. when your in the middle of the ocean you don't know where they are gonna come from and the fact that you can't run makes it even more horrifying.
This has a very cool look to it and has a nice "hybrid" feel to it (while not just looking like a fish with some tentacles slapped on it or something). It feels a little like an aquatic version of a "Sliver" from MtG.
Panda-Snack Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This. This is truely amazing. I was looking up a picture of a leviathan because I was frustrated on how stupid the DnD version looked. A whale? C'mon... Then I find this. Going to talk to my friend who runs the campaign to change the one in the game to something like this. It'd be a force to be reckoned with.
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