When I saw this contest, I flipped my wig. Draw Top Cow characters? Yes please. To possibly be included in an actual issue of the Darkness? Check. To be judged by Marc Silvestri himself? Sweeeet. I had so much fun drawing this one, but the wording of the rules was nebulous. Just to be safe, it is fully lettered... though obviously the lettering is on a layer to be stripped away with the quickness if need be. And I drew a in-between version of the comic book, and the video game Jackie... I gave him the demon arms and one darkling and that's all.
Marc Silvestri was a huge influence on me growing up, and so was Dale Keown, who I think is one of the great unsung talents of the comic industry. Mr. Keown still does occasional work for Top Cow, and it's always amazing.
I always lamented being far too young to send off work to the talent searches in the 90's like the Homage/Wildstorm and the Extreme Studios ones. This is the closest thing I've seen in my adulthood, and I want to thank DeviantArt and Mr. Silvestri for putting it together.
Like the name itself sais, the monster is inspired on a whale and a salamander , mixing both and adding some changes to the combo, obviously is a colossus for the PLANE OF WATER.
I donīt know how exactly is going to be the fight with this thing, so, I decided to build something that can fight players on water on earth alike.
The work is done with acrylics on flat watercolor paper, now looks pretty well because I've just uploaded a better version instead of the atrocius photo version, now is well scanned and the file itself have pretty high resolution.
Also, as an option (not displayed on the work) he may have an extra long tongue, because he is half amphibian and it will be a nice way to attack players.
That's all, hope everyone like it.
PD: A lot of people though that the round bone on the side of his mouth was an eye, which may change the true intnettion of the work, making the monster just hilarious, so, I changed that.
My idea was inspired by the Cheshire Cat, from Lewis Carroll's, Alice in Wonderland.
*ps - I used the pineapple stock image for the grass
**Let me know what you all think!
EDIT: Wow! Thank you so much for all of the group requests guys! I got up this morning and was super surprised by the attention this is getting from groups! So, thank you very much! I'm glad this is liked!
This is my second Death colossus, which is a far cry from the abomination Deformed Lord that i created. This is a beautiful and most magnificent form of the Death plane that is able to bewitch and seduce many of the Ascended into his willing slaves. He covets worship and adoration, and this fuel him strong powers.
This is one of the fallen Angels, offspring of the Gods, great titans of the beyond, where they come from, we do not know, however, we do know that this Angel has pledged to the Death plane, serving the nefarious powers for some secret reason. He call himself Zaknifer, the True lord, and belong to this group of titans who call themselves Sons of Darkness. They serve a higher darker power than the planar god of death but this power is unknown to most Telarians, those who witnessed it either submit themselves or were consumed.
Beautiful to behold, mesmerizing to mortals, Deceiver is his First name, using massive mind control spells and powers, he can also transform into another demonic form which is a savage being beyond control, but nigh unstoppable. His human-like titan form has great demonic leadership and is able to project multiple Rifts across any location, unleashing spawn of all kinds.
Enjoy.support if you like, thanks alot! really appreciate every fav! And i will be tempted to show Zaknifer in his Demonic form in another painting..
This is my other Colossus, the Abomination one [link]