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Life Colossus V1 by vdlaan93 Life Colossus V1 by vdlaan93
Fullview to feel the baby kick! :o

My second entry for the Rift: Create a Colossus Contest.
This one was a real pain in the ass, made over 40 backup files and it took me about 10 hours to make.

Made in Photoshop CS5
Used a Wacom Intuos4 Large tablet.
Made possible by; Coffee. (a lot of it)
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The concept:

It is of course the Colossus of Life, this should be clear.
The most important aspect of the design is the embryo inside the womb, this represents the very core of all life. Everything on earth, every plant, flower and tree originates from the embryo. Veins and branches run from the embryo into the ground as the roots of all life. The embryo is very delicate and fragile and must be protected, when no danger is present the embryo is out in the open and visible but as soon as danger comes, in the form of people or any other entity, mother instinct kicks in and it closus up. It will hide under a thick coat of trees, foliage and branches. The colossus will do everything in it's power to prevent the outsiders from doing harm to the embryo. Naturally, the embryo is the Achilles heel of the colossus.
The entire colossus is connected to the earth, it's rooted in the ground so it is unable to move to a different position. Also, it's arms are mostly rooted to the ground.
It's main defence are the huge bugs who live besides the colossus.
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Maybe if I find the time, I will change it up a bit to fully present my concept the best way possible.

Hope you like it! (and hope I win something :la:)

Feedback is always Ok-Good!

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youngyoda13 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent sense of scale and the line quality is to die for.
The only suggestion I would make is that the focal point is at the dead center of the composition and it halts the eye from truly enjoying many of the details of the piece.
Perhaps adding similar hue/intensity in various areas of the painting, or by backlighting the heck out of everything will it better balance it out.

Great start, awesome concept!
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LaurenceDesign Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011   Interface Designer
Great, good luck in the contest!
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:iconvdlaan93:
vdlaan93 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Thankyou very much! :D
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Double-Agent-12 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic.... insta fav!! also, good luck with the competition!!
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vdlaan93 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
haha, thankyou! :D Can't wait to hear who will win.
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Lemmy-X Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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This excellent artwork is featured in my journal. [link]
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:iconvdlaan93:
vdlaan93 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Thank you very much for featuring this work! :D
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Lemmy-X Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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My pleasure. ___ :relax: __
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HunDrenus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Good idea and nice picture!
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:iconvdlaan93:
vdlaan93 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Thankyou very much! :)
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:iconmuseache:
MuseAche Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the use of the colder colors
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vdlaan93 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Thankyou! I wanted to create a contrast to the warm colors from the colossus, so good to hear you like it! :)
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MuseAche Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes indeed, I think its awesome and that you used just the right colors, so yeah good job :)
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MrNymblas Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this one is so awesome! I like that your colossus is a passive one, it make's it an interesting boss or if it even should be one :) Love the whole concept! The embryo is hard to take your eyes of
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vdlaan93 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Thankyou very much for the feedback, I really appreciate that you think the concept is good! :)
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xMisaa Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
beauuuutiful! i love it! C:
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:iconvdlaan93:
vdlaan93 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Thankyou very much! :)
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xMisaa Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
no problem C:
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Orrrange23 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Смотрится довольно устрашающе
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vdlaan93 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
:lol: ?
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Sibeemho Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
wooord looks awesome ^^
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:iconvdlaan93:
vdlaan93 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Thankyou! :D
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Sibeemho Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
you're welcome ^^
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Yuna264 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
deserve*.. not recieve.. D;
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Yuna264 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You SO recieve a daily.. *.*

<3
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vdlaan93 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Thankyou very much, that really kind! :D I really hope I get one some day! :noes:
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