My entry for the RIFT Create a Colossus Contest. I had a weird process on this one, as I had the main idea pretty much set from the get-go, but I altered most of the details as I was painting.
Anywho, the idea is that this would be a water colossus, emerging from a sea rift. I can't really see this bad girl popping out of a water rift over a plain or anything, so I think it would have to be sea-based. I was thinking mostly physical damage from the tentacles, with a water blast-type attack coming from the barnacle-suckers on her shoulders. Possibly an "ink" attack that silences casters for 5 seconds, during which she throws out a giant "bite" attack. Healers beware, eh?
I have no expectations of placing, what with all the great art being submitted, but I think this is the first contest entry of any type that I've completed in the last 10 years. It feels great to actually focus and complete a challenge!
Done mostly with hard brushes on different opacity settings. Used a texture from an ImagineFX disc for the rocks. Everything else painted from scratch.
Hope you enjoy!
Edit 5/30: Adjusted color balance after looking at it this morning. I have GOT to start planning my palettes a little more in advance...