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- Hydra, your days are over. by Cloister - Hydra, your days are over. by Cloister
Some pieces simply take time... five full days for this one. Well, it will do my portfolio some good, and hopefully some of you will like it.

For more fantasy creatures see my online bestiary, RPG-Creatures: [link]
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:iconzaudalska:
zaudalska Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018
It’s beautiful... bravo!
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:iconloonyleo:
loonyleo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful. Shared it on my site/fb/twitter.
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

Many thanks!


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:iconbluehollywood:
bluehollywood Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
I can see where the 5days were needed for this one. awesome
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:iconrobotwezel117:
Robotwezel117 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Awesome details!
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Amazing X3
Love the details :3
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:icondragonmaximus:
dragonmaximus Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
sublime
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:iconbeholdanarmy:
Beholdanarmy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
the real sense of battle!!
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:iconlijj:
Lijj Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
I love the lighting.
:shocked::shocked::shocked:
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:iconandowa:
andowa Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011   General Artist
awesome!
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011   Photographer
FANTASTIC...!!!:heart:
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:icondrizztspartansniper:
DrizztSpartanSniper Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
This is awesome.
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:iconexocolumn:
exocolumn Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
awesome work!
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:iconconstrosity:
Constrosity Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconjohnjmccann:
JohnJMccann Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
amazing creatures you have a fantastic imagination congratulations on the dd
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:iconcrionart:
crionart Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
awesome!!!
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:iconrotten-ralph:
rotten-ralph Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very impressive! :)
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:iconemmanuelmadailart:
EmmanuelMadailArt Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
jesus!!! i love how it looks like a picture taken JUST right before all hell breaks lose!!
great work man!
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:iconkaverigeewhiz:
KaveriGeewhiz Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thats some crazy frizz detail with the hair.
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:icongreyareark1:
GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Amazing work.
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:iconfarawayforest:
farawayforest Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats amazing!
It's always hard to imagine how big battles go down in D&D.
Like where everyone is gonna be facing a huge foe.
You've brought an awesome realism to an imagined scene.
Very well done!
And the fear too! We often forget to imagine.
The guy on the left looks like he not quite ready for this.
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the detailed feedback, farawayforest! I'm really happy that you enjoy it!
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:iconfarawayforest:
farawayforest Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem.
I bet you know that feeling you only get from D&D stuff!
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:iconmlsterben:
mlsterben Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wait, stop! You have to burn its head stumps to prevent the heads from growing back!
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:iconanubisjoe:
AnubisJoe Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
5 days? Try years if I were you! Amazing work!
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:iconfrozenfire100:
frozenfire100 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
COOOOLLLLLL
but the hydra owns all :onfire:
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:iconnonreality:
NONREALITY Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
This needs to be praised more...despite that nice use of details and I like the lighting and shading effects. Good Work!
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:iconsupermarioart:
supermarioART Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!awesome lighting and colors!;-)
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:iconmayorkatsuragi:
mayorkatsuragi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Very Epic
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:iconcaliphone:
Caliphone Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
that is amazing in so many ways! great work!
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:icondeviantdel:
DeviantDel Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Amazing piece. The light is brill. All the little details like scales, hair and the smoke. Nice one.
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:iconvergil93:
Vergil93 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Nearly perfect!
The only stain in my optinion is that the other heads but the "main" head are in that strange chinese dragon style. The one in the middle looks like a specific reptile dragon, exactly as the same as I imagine a hydra ;)
But very nice work though, I can't imagine how much time all these details took
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:iconmaiden-in-black:
Maiden-In-Black Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Every single detail its perfect, the hair, armors, scales, light... It seems a real combat, I love that.
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:iconmongoose9634:
Mongoose9634 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
omfg so good....................
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:iconlordmep:
lordmep Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Well he looks friendly enough. I'll see if he wants a sugar cube.
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:iconvalhalrion:
Valhalrion Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Professional Filmographer
This is breathtaking, the details are outstanding!
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:iconauranegra:
AuraNegra Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wowwwww
that's impressive!
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:icondabsemion:
dabsemion Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow Indeed Niklas...Love this One. :)
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:icongotenkun:
gotenkun Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
WOW! I can hear it groaring :O its awesome!! gonna be a hard fight though!
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:iconcorruptedbrilliance:
CorruptedBrilliance Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
SOME of us might like it? :lol:
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:iconguobia:
GuoBia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Oh wow, I really like how there are so many heroes fighting it!
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Perhaps you would like to join in on the fight?
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:iconm0ai:
M0AI Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Your high-fantasy warriors are really getting impressive!

The hydra reminds me somewhat of Ghidora [link]
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Moai! I need the energy. Ghidora?.. I see what you mean.
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:iconwarodabeast:
WaroDaBeast Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
How could you think some people won't like it? Only the lowliest of the nitpickers would argue about that dwarven dude wielding both a trident and a shield — among other things. Woops, did I blow my cover?

Hahaha, I was kidding. Love the concept, love the lighting, love the details.



But, really — no throwing axes dealing cold damage, no one wielding dual bastard swords, no titatium/adamantine composite bow going all ka-POW on that giant, hideous monster?? C'MAWN!!
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
LOL! Tridents are very questionable in themselves I think... it sort of slipped into the scene here. :) Perhaps, on a good day, it adds some myth-vibes to the image. Thanks!
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:iconwarodabeast:
WaroDaBeast Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Well... Except for the occasional and oh-so-classic retiarius, we don't see them that often. Wikipedia says it can be used to disarm an enemy's long weapon, so unless your opponent attacks you with a halberd or pike, there's no real point.

You're welcome!
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
So let's imagine a dwarf with an ordinary axe finding a +6 trident. I mean, what was the guy suppose to do. ;)
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:iconwarodabeast:
WaroDaBeast Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Makes a lot of sense. :nod:
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:iconalbvan:
Albvan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
This piece has a fantastic play of light and shadow. It's also full of details. What are those letters on the commander's sword?
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