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QUAKE Shambler. If you don't remember these guys you really missed out on one of the best first person shooters ever. Quake 1


Shambler copyright of id software.
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ArchyNo74 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
These things are an absolute and utter nightmare to kill if you don't have strong enough weapons.

awesome pic btw! It's nice to know that there are others who appreciate the classics as well!
Megavenator Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2019  Hobbyist Filmographer
I played Quake While i was a kid. 
Now, i am playing Quake again and downloaded darkplaces engine for better effects. 
Shamblers are strong guys, with that Bolt that they shoot with their hands. 
PyrotheFlamy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I HAVE to play that on Steam sometime.
VividSombre Featured By Owner Edited Sep 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I think that Shamblers aren't that hard, only if you fight them in distance. What I normally do is I get close to them and with their hit animations I have enough time to kill them. But these beast are indeed really cool in the game, and so as yours. :)
AgoodSteveMan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Shambler + Hellknight = invulnerability hunter. 
Autaux Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Not something you would want to bump into in a dark alley.
Melissia-Scorpio Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
I really hate this beast along with Shalrath 
korbenn Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure do. Now to find my old Quake disc's
1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome Concept! :D
gakusangi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Quake was never short of intimidating foes to shoot through. These guys were only tough, but they were strategic too.
Bardigon29-II Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
kononenko11 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
After them nothing could scare me in any game!
Matttheimmortal Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
These things were terrifying as a kid! awesome art too.
GUASCOMANIACOSO1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My chilhood!!!
Mr-Taboo Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
These guys were the only things to make me jump in a video game. I forget the level but there was a door and when it opened the room was black I took a step in and the lights banged on there is a Shambler right in front of me letting out a huge roar. LOL literally jumped back in my chair.
Khaad Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student General Artist
It was e1m6 "The Door to Chton"
It also had a nasty moment when you had to pick up the golden key in the room full of lava while standing on a narrow ledge.
When you grab the key, that son of a bitch spawned right behind you...
So it is 99% that you end up fallen in lava or zzaped to death if doing this moment for the 1st time
Ricochet64 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is great, but, I thought the Shambler was covered in hair?
VodkaEagle Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student
Actually, the Shambler is not hairy at all. The hands are covered in both it's victims blood and it's own blood, as it bites into itself in the Quake lore for it's species mating rituals. Although when you arrive it simply wants you dead.
QUAKEGUY Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Shamblers are just cute as ponies XD
Khaad Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student General Artist
My little shambler - lightning is magic
ImaginaryNumb3r Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Still playing the game and its mission packs nowadays.
Its simple, brutal, rough and satisfying, much like your drawing >:D
W00TangClan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I need fur.......
rimrunner15 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Nothing more satisfying than grabbing a Quad Damage, a Rocket Launcher, and sending Shambler bits every which-way. :)
AnthroBrownWolf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My Dad loved the game Quake, it still gives me nightmares :fear:
arspodre Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist
This is the worst monster from the Quake 1.

This motherfucker are fucking powereful...Is so hard to kill him...
SabbaticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Nice work, it looks very close to the official Quake arkwork of the same monster and I'm glad somebody besides me knows that the shambler is all skin and doesn't have any fur.
FLYBAT Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Oh shit. I jump on my chair when a shambler suddenly appears and runs to me, but I wouldn't play Quake as much if they were like that!
LimLam Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
QUAKE ONE RULES!!!! It's so underestimated! It's a shame Quake 2 wasn't like the first one, at all.
Gibbagobba Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
man I hate those things... great representation though!
Corax2009 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
w00t! A naked Shambler! I'm glad there's still people around that appreciate the old, Lovecraftian Quake.
jon-hill987 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant piece.

I have featured this artwork on my blog here [link] . If you would like me to take it down let me know by posting in the comments section of my blog or by replying to this message.
LkMaxBR Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Awesome art! =D

ID could make a remake of this game with a more detailed story and gameplay improvements. That's a true classic!
Autaux Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I dunno if id really want to make games rather then engines. I never really thought their stories were that good, but their art and visuals did strike me. Always loved their universe, even if it was pretty stock standard.
rala-tyria Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
I love quake!! but the shambler i don't like. that monster is a tough one the beat! i can never complete shub-niggurath's pit because of dem monsters! i'm stull trying!
maxvision92 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Use the nails. It's immune to explosive weapons.
rala-tyria Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Thanks! I'll try that!
maxvision92 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Try to trick them into fighting each other. That trick always works.
Schnuron Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember that kinda big creature when I was kid playing that game on N64. x)

And, wow, really awesome the drawing of...Shambler. o_o Love you colored those claws covered by blood, exactly the game.
scuddster Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Quake 2 ftw!! The shamblers were awesome though.. those mutant things in Q2 were blates like a shambler..
DBTart Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
This and the fiend were always my favorites. So bloody and goreish :P

Great deviation! :D
Satan-The-Adversary Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
El Diablo aproves!
puffdragon93 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
oo that's cool, can u do another one with lightening coming out of his hands. :fuzzydemon:
Autaux Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i kinda updated this to have the lightning, perhaps oneday ill post it :P
puffdragon93 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
awesome stuff.
adasdasf Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
I didnt finished quake yet. I will these days. It wouldnt work for XP, but i made it to work. I saw shambler in Doom 3, though this art looks magific. Like the colors, like alL!!! A beautful masterpiece :D
Supremealfie Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Student Interface Designer
It's just ... amazing. That's all that i need to say to describe this wonderful piece of art. [link]
Autaux Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, ive actually updated this image recently, i will have to post the final once its done as this is just a mock up early version which i left for a while
Supremealfie Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Student Interface Designer
That will be great, be sure to link me as soon as it's up. I'll add you too my watch list aswell. :)
Autaux Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
cheers will do :)
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