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Life Colossus by FlyingViperArt Life Colossus by FlyingViperArt
Life Colossus - May 2011

The Colossus of life is a beast of impossible size which has grown to such magnitude in order to survive his cruel world, he is the top of his food chain.
Long thorny black vines twist and lash from his arched back, he moves slowly his body is a writhing mass of plants dying and re-growing over and over.
His heart glows a fiery red in his chest, this is his only weak spot as it is the thinnest section of his armour of pulsating green vines, branches and moss.
To get to his heart you must first climb up his back legs, his front hands have the ability of give and take life, anything living he touches will rot and die, anything dead will be brought back to life.
But beware, parasites live within the forests that grow on him.

Size: A3
Medium: Watercolour and biro on watercolour paper.

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:icondoglate:
doglate Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student General Artist
And it didn't win!? WHAT!? Thise people are crazy...
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PoetryMan1 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Filmographer
Another traditional... Nice:thumbsup:
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:iconreskull:
ReSkull Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
love line details
it's cool , cold and creative dude :thumbsup:
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:icondeviantirk:
DeviantIrk Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The style reminds me of Okami a little, which I really like! Great choice of colours! :)
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
lol thankyou :)
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Dapper-Rabbit Featured By Owner May 22, 2011   General Artist
this is brilliant great job :D
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Dapper-Rabbit Featured By Owner May 22, 2011   General Artist
this is brilliant great job :D
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JaguarGal Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student General Artist
What a cool concept! I love the design and all the details and thought you put into him o3o

I hope you win! X3 :heart:
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thankyoi kindly :)
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:iconmffdeidara:
mffdeidara Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student Filmographer
this is one of my fav
tell me what you think on mince : [link]
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks :3
Nice! Yours is very scairy :o I would certainly be frightened if that rose up out of the ground and attacked me! XP haha
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GhoulSoul Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i like so much this entry the colors are awesome
i'm happy if you check mine [link]
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thankyou kindly :3 I have seen yours already, it was one of my favourates! :)
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GhoulSoul Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no no you're great i love so much your entrys, really the greens you use is awesome
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KarasumeSorakami Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student
Wow yours is awesome! I'm a bit intimidated of all the excellent contest entries, and this is a great example of one! Would you mind looking at mine and telling me what you think? Here's the [link]!
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FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks :3 I atually rili like urs! The concept is rili good ^^
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RubenAlexanderBarron Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Nice work!

check mine out

[link]
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thankyou :)
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Good coloration and style.

Was the dragon-like head conicidence or did you choose it based on the connecions between dragons and nature in some traditions?
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes I sopose I did in a way, he is a creature of both life and death so I sopose an almost dragon-like face seemed suitable.
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proudcreate Featured By Owner May 20, 2011   Digital Artist
Wow! Nice watercolor! I dig the theme as well. Hard core. Keep it up! :D
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconproudcreate:
proudcreate Featured By Owner May 20, 2011   Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconskeltor:
Skeltor Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome :D
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shadowflame11 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Wow. Just wow. I wish I could draw like that... :)
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MuslimArtWorks Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It looks difficult to produce.
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
From what I have seen within the previews of teh game, I can't image it would be too difficult? I am sure they may have to simplify it, but the basic structure would be a bit like shadow of the collosus but covred in trees and tenticles?
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MuslimArtWorks Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
No, I meant your art work looks very fine and detail. You must have spent considerable time to accomplished it. I guess your hard work is shown in the art.
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FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
lol oh right ^^' sorry about that I thaught ment to create in the game XP lol yea I spent a whole 2 days on this guy :3 thankyou.
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MuslimArtWorks Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
2 days huh? No wonder..
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KaitoAozora Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
But doesn't it follow that if anything dead he touches will become alive, then it will instantly become dead again, and switch back and forth until he stops touching it?
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FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Nah, it would probably come back to life then start trying to kill you again, if he touches it again as his is moving forward then I geus it would just die again.
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BlaqLite Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Spooky. O.o

Very cool
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FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
lol thanks
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seanotd Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Crazy! I love the colors. On the creature itself, like the red, making it look blood stained, and the dark barren wasteland behind it. It's also got that crazy mane that, it looks almost like vines and grass but at the same time like really long hair. Great job on this. One of my favorite entries!
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FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thankyou :3, the scanner kind of messed this one up for me :/ the colours are allot greener in the original, I may try re-scanning it soon?
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seanotd Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Hmmm, I really like it the way it is. That said, I don't know how it looks with a different shade.... Hmmm, idk. As you can see from my profile (if you looked) I'm not a veery bad artist. So bad I don't want to put my stuff up XD hahaha. I comment the Hell out of this contest though cuz I',m a gamer. This thing would scare me O.O
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Snowchicka211 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
this is absolutely lovely^-^ very few people do contests in a non computer media anymore and this is wonderful!

just a side note on the bottom you marked it and believe youre not supposed to do that. you may want to edit that out cause this is awesome and i dont want to see anything go wrong for you. im not 100% sure if its not allowed but just a heads up ^_^

very beautiful work though!!
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Will do :) thanks
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Snowchicka211 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
:) like i said im not positive, i'd just hate to see it be a problem good luck!! ^_^
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ClarisseMcC135 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
fantastic!! great job :thumbsup:
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thankyou :)
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ClarisseMcC135 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
you are welcome :D
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WaywardGypsy Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I like the 'x' marks the spot on his shoulder!
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
lol thanks, yea :P his chest atually ^^'
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WaywardGypsy Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
oh oops yeah sorry but anyway it was cool and thanks for submitting it!
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
lols X3 it's ok
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