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Leviathan by Grishend Leviathan by Grishend
Leviathan is actually a Biblical sea monster referred to in the Old Testament. However, modern culture usage of the term Leviathan shifts the image of Leviathan from a sea monster into a sea serpent.

I tried to make my own summon magics, and since Leviathan is one of my favorite summon from the game Final Fantasy and I have tried to make it once, I decided to start with this one. However, I think it's still heavily influenced from Final Fantasy VIII's Leviathan.

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Adobe Photoshop 7.0
Opencanvas 4.06

Comments and critics are highly appreciated. Please :+fav: if you like it as well.

Thanks,
:icongrishend:
=Grishend
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:iconmikalover139:
mikalover139 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Woah... COOL!
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B1093 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I really love this. I've always loved the Leviathan from Final Fanantasy VIII. Great job!
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JazzyTheSmooth Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Freakin' awesome, straigh up.
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foffyoul5 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
leviathan is awsome it can cause tsunamies
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Crystal-Firefly Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Leaviathan looks great. You also did a good job with the furious sea and the peaceful sky in the backround! :D
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Mineriva Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really really like Leviathan so much. He is one of my favorite GF's in FFVIII.
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor leviathan always playing second to the dragon bahamut.

I love the shading on your drawing :3
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Bloody-Banshee Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I realy LOVE your leviathan
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:iconrosemary-the-skunk:
Rosemary-the-Skunk Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So fucking sweet.
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Dawnstripe88 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
OH MEH GOD!
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iluvanimestuff Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
its so cool :3 too bad they are few in numbers :(
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:iconotokatskiwolf:
otokatskiwolf Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*fav**speachless*
awesomesause!!!!!!!!!!!!
:) :) :) :) :)
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Mekahthewolf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love the Leviathan. In Monster Galaxy, Leviathan represents Pisces but they made it look like an ugly fish thing, you made it look absolutely beautiful! :D
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Shadowsbehindkingdom Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know but this look so epic! I like the colors, but I don't know if the there is a balance. Still, good job!
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
It look very good.:)
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CimmerianMuse Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this! This looks very graceful and pretty. I'm actually going to be writing about a leviathan...do you mind if I use your picture as one of my references?
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:icongrishend:
Grishend Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, but don't forget to give proper credit :)
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:iconcimmerianmuse:
CimmerianMuse Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
of course! You have my word! Thank you :D
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theMirage-Prismatic Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
very good. I love the painting like feel; instead of a monster the Leviathan looks majestic. I love the mysterious quality you gave to it with the moon and clouds in the background. great job. :+fav: :iconamongststars:
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NAKtsunami Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PERFECT!!
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SoraDestiny Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Very cool! I especially like the waves as they slap against Leviathan, and the clouds in the background are well done. Overall, it's really good~

Erm...if I may take a moment more of your time: would you be willing to allow me to use this picture in a roleplay I'm in on Gaia Online? I'd be sure to keep the signature and all that information there, and I would credit you completely for it and link people to your main page via the picture. You can, naturally, say no, and if that is the case, I will not use it. :]
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:icongrishend:
Grishend Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, please do.
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SoraDestiny Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Awesome! Thanks very much! <3
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DukeMills Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Many have likened the Leviathan to the Lochness Monster, or assume it may be some deep sea serpent we have not discovered yet. I am guessing it is most likely extinct, or may even be a divine creature we know little of. Keep in mind I speak in the viewpoint that assumes the Bible and its words are true, so I hope I do not offend anyone with my comment.
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Lycodrake Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
I agree with you on this. I also think Leviathan would be a "sea serpent" because Job 42 references multiple details that describe a sea creature of great muscle, a tail as round as a cedar tree, and the ability to breathe fire.
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Pitaloka Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
I LOVE this! Leviathan is my favorite fantasy animal! I always wish I could have it! ^.^
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Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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Dementor67 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
wow Oo that's.....completely AMAZING!!! the detail in it is stunning
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superomegacoolartist Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
i use pictures like these to make fights against monsters like godzilla vs leviathan ill post it later
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Condescensational Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
very very very beautiful! The water looks fantastic and the Leviathan looks graceful but strong at the same time, and the placing of the moon is perfect!
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Writer
Cool!

I love those dragon influenced designs of mytological creatures. It simples makes them... cool!

Great work, sir!
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The-Max765 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's bautiful!...
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:iconveratai:
Veratai Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
That is one pretty sweet picture :3
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Edgar-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
How are you man how is your art work coming along?
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LucineAstra Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
Woow. Stunning :D
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Kaidona Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It does have a very strong FFVIII influence in it. When I saw the thumbnail I thought that that's what it was. It's gorgeous, regardless, and I love the way you did the sky and the ocean.
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kurotora-ge Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
wow beautiful i also love this summon <3
such detailed colouring and i love the perspective and the sea
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NinjaTronix Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
aWesome.. like how you did the water on this one =D
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:iconlaeriana:
laeriana Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
awesome! :iconiluplz:
i think it'd look better without the big greenish tail,
but i love this all the same ^^;
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:iconstipend:
stipend Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
beautiful dragon!
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KewlioMZX Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Powerful dragon of the sea :o

Very nice work <3
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DariusXII Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wicked~!!
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JumanjiShishioh193 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
I thought it was a sea serpent, mentioned somewhere in the Book of Job. Hmm.

Nice work, by the way.
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Miukimi Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist
OMG!!!
fav!!**
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kafytafy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
everything is so smooth,and the blending is beautiful :D
amazing art~ :+fav:
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vulpixhelen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Student General Artist
This is brilliant!!! :clap: well done
do u do requests or art-trades?
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Sassar Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work! The Leviathan (almost wrote dragon there) looks really good and I like the colours as well.
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dawny Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
That's Incredible! :D I love the different shades of blue in this pic.
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Tumetsu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the coloring of the picture and waves though personally I would imagine them a little stronger when this kind creature is around ;P However, very good job with this :)
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DigiTails Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I beleive I came across this earlier, but never got the chance to say how lovely this picture is. Good job.
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