This is my interpretation of the death plane colossus. I've added as much movement and menace as possible and in the design tried to encapsulate all the elements I think should be inherent in death personified. The dark menace lunges forward clawing at your very soul, taking on many forms, cracking, shifting shape, the threat of death is closer than your breath. The plane of death has been given a terrifying form.
My entry for the RIFT contest. I imagine the story behind this guy is that he was a mostly gentle creature with no natural predators until the spores of a sinister fungus entered his body and took over his mind. His attacks would be stomping, biting, tail whipping and lots of spore/fungal AOEs
Going to upload the initial sketch I did too because I think I still like that better
El coloso mantiene una relación simbiotica con un árbol que crece dentro de su anatomía, las raíces son sus venas, las hojas son sus pulmones. El beneficio es mutuo, ya que el árbol se encuentra protegido por una resistente esfera translucida, y en ella se almacenan los rayos del sol, que le brindan energía al coloso. Pasa la mayor parte del tiempo enterrado bajo la tierra, dejando expuesta solo la esfera.
Symbiosis, Life Colossus.
The Colossus has a symbiotic relationship with a tree growing in him anatomy, the roots are his veins, the leaves are his lungs. The benefit is mutual, since the tree is protected by a tough translucent sphere, and it stores the sun's rays, which provide energy to the colossus. He spends most of the time buried under the ground, exposing only the sphere.
The Colossus in my work is designed based on the theme of death. It is called Terminal Monster with three heads and four hands. The Terminal Monster Inhabits in a horrible place called Skeleton Valley. Within a houndred miles of which not even a blade of grass could grow and it was strewn with dead bodies. So horrible is the Valley that even the fiercest tiger dares not to step in. For thousands of years, the Terminal Monster strengthened its power by absorbing human’s yang-qi (In Taoism, it is the most important energy of human beings). Its three heads representing happiness, anger, sadness, thus it has three characters. With the third eye on “anger” head, it can see through everthing in the world. So don’t trouble its third eye, unless you want to get trouble. The Terminal Monster used to be the three-face boy guarding Free Life Pond in East Heaven. But for its moody and mercurial character and stealing lives from the Free Life Pond, the Jade Emperor in Heaven exiled it from Heaven down to the Earth. It later became a monster in the Skeleton Valley and did harm to human beings. It was getting stronger and one day it was even strong enough to jeopardize the Heaven. So the Jade Emperor in Heaven used an invocation to limit its movement temporarily. The huge yellow invocation on its body was made by the Jade Emperor in Heaven several thousand years ago. Despite of this invocation, it still, with its strong and wicked power, commits all sorts of wickedness on Earth. With the growing of its wicked power, the invocation will have no longer influence on it and this will sooner lead to an end of the Earth!