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7 Princes of Hell: Leviathan
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The Sixth prince of Hell, Leviathan, the coiled one.
Imprisoned by God itself, his desire to be as great as angels and demons lead him to scape from time to time to eat the moon. But yet, desiring more, he became a prince and his mouth became the gates of hell itself. But yet, he wants more...


Prince of hell number 6, big ol' Leviathan

Leviathan is the demon of envy, and envy is the desire of others superior qualities, achievements, or possessions, and trying to represent that into a creature its not an easy task, but I didnt wanted to just make a big snake or sea monster.

Then I found that while in jewish folklore leviathan is a mere monster, in christian demonlogy, his work is to be the Hellmouth, the entrance of hell, and an idea came to me.

His design could be considered the one of a Lamia, with the only detail that his torso is in fact coming out of the snake mouth.

Making emphasis in the idea of the hellmouth, I added first a fire like tattoo decorating the human part as it comes from the snake mouth, and also, the human head breaths hellfire.

The horns are supposed to resemble snake fangs, and the whole look is suppossed to look depressed and kinda angry, as in someone who is never satisfied with himself, always looking out for others traits, and always plotting how to stole them.

Added a rattle, cuz for me, if it has no rattle, its not a good snake nwn

well, hope you like it
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Dahviesangel's avatar
Dahviesangel|Hobbyist Digital Artist
super amazing I can't even find the words to describe
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Keyshe54's avatar
Keyshe54|Professional Traditional Artist
Ah! The colors in this so, so love the green. Nice texture int he pattern and fantastic form! Really nice design
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LeoninusF's avatar
LeoninusF|Hobbyist General Artist
I'm Flattered
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Khov97|Professional Traditional Artist
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JWA2277|Hobbyist General Artist
She looks friendly, I wonder if I can ask her for directions?
"Hay there beatifule! Would you happen to know the way to Cirith Ungol? You know! Just off the Northgate of Mordor?"
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BoneMarrowBrother|Student Traditional Artist
Oh man, your artistry has some really interesting techniques for me. 
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AskShadowRiolu|Professional Interface Designer
And I'm listening to this : 
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pookiesaurus4's avatar
pookiesaurus4|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are two Leviathans here! One's a giant sea serpent, and the other's a demon naga thing.
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LSpin's avatar
pff, excelente, nice work dude and like the information, it complete the essence of the image 
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LoisLastel's avatar
Finish reading this
until it is done! As I said, I am
Teddy. I am 7 years old. I have no eyes
and blood all over my face. I am dead.
If you don't send this to at least 12
people I will come to your house at
midnight and I'll hide under your bed.
When you're asleep, I'll kill you.
Don't believe me?"no"
Case 1:
Patty Buckles
Got this e-mail. She doesn't believe
in chain letters. Well, Foolish Patty.
She was sleeping when her TV started
flickering on and off. Now she's not
with us anymore. Ha ha patty, Ha ha!
You don't want to be like Patty, do
Case 2:
George M. Simon
Hates chain mail, but he didn't want
to die that night. He sent it to 4
people. Not good enough George. Now,
George is in a coma, we don't know if
he'll ever wake up. Ha ha George, Ha
ha! Now, do you want to be like George?
Case 3:
Valarie Tyler
She got this letter. Another chain
letter she thought. Only had 7 people
send to. Well, That night when she was
having a shower she saw bloody Mary
in the mirror. It was the BIGGEST
fright of her life. Valarie is scarred
Case 4:
Derek Minse
This is the final case I'll tell you
about. Well, Derek was a smart person.
He sent it to 12 people. Later that
day, he found a $100.00 bill on the
ground. He was premoted to head
officer at his job and his girlfriend
yes to his purposal. Now, Katie and
him are living happily ever after.The
have 2 beautiful children.
Send this to at least 12 people or
you'll face the consequences.
0 people- You will die tonight
1-6 people- you will be injured
7-11 people- you will get the biggest
fright of your life
12 and over- you are safe and will
have good fortune
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JeffreyTrudeau|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! I love the colors. They pop right off the page.  The only suggestion I would say is maybe making some of the lines darker in some areas, like the arms which kind of blend into the background. Perhaps darker shading on the tail that goes behind the body would help bring that out.  Other than that though it's very well done. 
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CohenSander|Hobbyist General Artist
Leviathon is the Devil of the Sea. 
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PrissyLaRue|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your portrayal of Leviathan, I love the combination of serpent and human.
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AlternativePnk1039|Hobbyist Interface Designer
Love the colors in this one! :D

Nice work!!
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ViciChord's avatar
ViciChord|Student Traditional Artist
Um, You said "God itself", you mean "himself". 

Have some respect, were talking about God here.
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Gt-infinity's avatar
Leviathan is best snek

better then solid snek
Annoying Dog Annoying Dog Giggle Giggle B-) (Cool) B-) (Cool) 
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EX475's avatar
EX475| Digital Artist
(dont know if someone already commented this but) now do the angels of virtues.
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TobiIsABunny|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could i use your seven princes of hell drawings to help inspire me of making my own demon versions of my oc's i you don't mind I'm not going to copy them only for inspiration.
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Orbita2k2|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
King of Envy. I love that you used the color green, for ironic reasons, and that you made it serpentine. Love it~
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Magnolia667's avatar
He's green. 'Green with envy'. I see what you did there.
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red-star-alchemy|Professional Digital Artist
Dear sweet god this is an amazing series~ I absolutely love what you did with these. a fav for the lot! its not very often that we see illustrations from the psuedomonarchia daemonium here on DA. cheers~
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hostilesinbound's avatar
Very interesting I am also into angels, demonology and mythology in general... very nice work, it looks crisp!
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jemdesign's avatar
Like Beelzebub, I consider this to be the most original depiction of Leviathan. Giving him human qualities does not take away from his menacing appearance.
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