This is my second entry and 100% exclusively done for this contest.
It took me 11 days and 12 sleepless nights just to finish this; all the great entry really fired me up and awaken the genius in me . I wish I have started earlier so that I could do much more and do the details more intricately. The greatest challenge in this is achieving as much important details as I could with the short time that I have, so I depended much on the bump maps. Originally the armor should be completely in red but it gave me a headache so I change and add color, also the hair should have been long.
I choose to stick on colors that represent the royalties like blue, violet, red, gold and black.
Her name is Crimson, meaning deep red color. I choose that because most main character in final fantasy series have meaning, such as lightning for lightning, cloud for cloud, Tidus for wave or water. Her class is a warrior. I planned to make a story about her but I decided not to.
My finalized entry into DeviantArt's "Create a Colossus" contest. I'm reasonably pleased with the results of my hard work. The background was initially going to have a jungle motif, but I ultimately settled on a desert environment which better contrasts the colossus, and makes visible the vines springing up at its feet.
The Arbordaunt has thick armor of tangled roots, and writhing vines as its muscle. A small, thick forest adorns its back, and it's many eyes give it an unrestricted field of view.
EDIT 6/20/11: I've drafted a more detailed study of the Arbordaunt's head. It can be found here: [link]
A Live Collossus. The ranks on his feet dig into the ground with each step, while his body is made out of foliage, moss and bark. With his giant "arm" he can reach into the distance and the giant insects living inside of him can sting and stun you so you can't move for a few secondsbefore it gets you.
It has huge flowers growing on his back, some are poisonous and can cause death, others have healing power and you can make quite a delicious tea out of it. ^^
S**t, I believe he spotted us!
Basically I just had a closer at the references and inspiration on the Rift homepage and made use of all the stuff in the video. Many people did not seem to pay attention. And I used magic cards for references. I tried to make it really fit into the game. And I believe one could use it.
Also I didn't see flowers on the other guys which makes this guy unique.