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Leviathan by Iron-Fox Leviathan by Iron-Fox
Hell's aquatic Demon Lord of envy.
Leviathan, a giant demon that dwells within the lakes, rivers, and oceans in Hell. He migrates from one spot to another by crawling on his armored underbelly. Leviathan can raise his internal temperature to boil the water around him killing anything within proximity. He will also convert internally stored water into steam which is then held under pressure using powerful muscles, and forced out in jets with his lateral siphons, and the many orifices along his body to propel himself with tremendous speed. Leviathan can conceal his surface attacks by creating a thick fog or by temporarily blinding his victims with bright flashes of light.

Envy: a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another's advantages, success, possessions and wishes that the other individual lacked it.
Leviathan has the ability to restrain/seal/prevent the use of an ability of another being by simply looking at them with piercing eyes as bright as the rays of dawn. In essence he makes it so a being is unable to use a selected power/capability.

Leviathan's length = 137 ft. 6 in. or (41.91 m)
To get an idea of scale, an average human male is 5 ft. 6 in. and an average Blue Whale = 90 ft.
Art for Stitches: Pariah Of Hell game/story
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M-Suhail-Aykan-KM Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
hey bro, pls don't be mad! i kinda edited this guy. can we talk?
SAPH3RE Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2019
Hey there, am I able to contact you to discuss something about this image?
MantaDrifter Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018
gothold Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
epic terror of the deep!!
WildbugWarrior1545 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This thing looks like it should appear in Pacific Rim: Uprising!
MoltenSh4dow Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
OMG this is incredible!, its like Dragon meets Dunkeosteus. I swear Subnautica had to look to this for inspiration for their Sea Dragon Leviathon
DoodleTheNarcissist Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
and I didn't know this was on DA before, so I can actually link my references now! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
Leviathans  by spideymcflyleaf  

PS the rest of your gallery is 9 kinds of epic o_o
Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Dedmnwalkn88 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Very cool.  Did you look to the Sea Dragon Leviathan for inspiration? Personally I like the massive fins in this design more than the tentacles of the Sea Dragon.
Born-of-Wolves Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
He's smaller than the Reaper Leviathan from Subnautica x3 the 112 meter Sea Dragon Leviathan would have him for lunch.
Kodyax Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
Wow, I have this picture in at least one of my Cerulean Seas books foe Pathfinder. Nice to see it on-line as well.
losteyelessxx Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Wow your really good 
Iron-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Just imagine playing Ark: Survival Evolved and you're trying to tame a Megalodon, or swim away from a Manta when this giant thing comes out of the dark depths to tear into it or your tribe XD
OtachiKaiju68 Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
now that would indeed be very scary XD
tmanx Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
i might be able to mod this in-game. all i need is your permission.
tmanx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
any abilities it might have
tmanx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
i might be able to do that. 
tomtomboy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
ugly muther fucker
NicaRox Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016
A big fucking ball of NOPE
Dedmnwalkn88 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017
OmegaGuardian1990 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
I don't know where people get the idea that Behemoth and Leviathan are supposed to be demons.  In the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament, Behemoth and Leviathan are described simply as part of God's creation.

So are fallen angels...

Fair point.  But in the Book of Job, Behemoth and Leviathan are simply described as creatures of might that will not be tamed by the hands of men (paraphrased, yes, but that is the essential gist).  And later, in the Book of Isaiah, Leviathan's purpose is stated to be simply: "to frolic".  Perhaps I'm missing a passage somewhere?

As for this artwork itself, the creature feels ominous and foreboding, and the coloring and shading do well to highlight this aspect.  The glowing eyes and the small scale of the human underneath do well to emphasize the sense of power one might feel if one were confronted by a creature of this size.

Job well done.
ElSqiubbonator Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
That idea doesn't come from the Bible itself, but from medieval monks and theologians who studied it during the Middle Ages. St. Thomas Aquinas used the Leviathan (along with various other Biblical creatures, such as the Behemoth) to personify the Seven Deadly Sins, with Leviathan representing the sin of Envy. While this does disagree with the Bible, it became widely accepted. 
OmegaGuardian1990 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017
I see.
Bauglir100 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
This is what the Leviathan in Atlantis: The Lost Empire should've looked like.
Destino696969 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
how did you get the bases for the pic?:-? (Confused) Ninja meditate before battle...
Iron-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you mean the color bases? If so, I had a very large folder of reference pictures to choose from and kept looking for more, from which to sample from. I sampled a lot of the colors from deep sea fish, sharks, whales, sailfish, etc.

for the body form, I mixed a bunch of different animals, sharks, salamanders, dinosaurs.
LucklessWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Gotta say, I like this version of the legendary monster. Well done ;)
Iron-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much, I really wanted something different than the usual serpentine like dragon.
SoundofthedarK Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
It is a very cool design. But I feel like the head and especially the arms make him too humanoid and much less scary.
Personally, I would have replaced the arms with a pair of jagged fins, similar to the tail fin and make his mouth longer, with teeth that don't form a closed bite, but instead go between each other.
Iron-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually I wanted to stay away from that, because with it being a Demon Lord I wanted it to do more than just act like a beast with an attack limited to only biting. All the main character would need to do is simply get out of the water and walk away.
The arms give a lot more range of attack. I'm thinking in terms of gameplay wise.

thank you for thoughts on the matter though :D
kaijusaurus387 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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Azarathian-Mage Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, but a bit odd. (I've always thought of Leviathan as a sea serpent, not a really big fish. So that's why it's odd.)
BeastMother Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic job on this!
Honeclaws Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Whoa awesome.
Riley-RedFox Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
+watcher for you! :D
DeadPegasus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Bye the diver is small enough so that the leviathan won't even bother trying to eat him.
DanomaruZenon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
If I saw that thing swimming right above me, I would've let my self drown!!!  There is no way in hell I'm gonna be able to swim away from that thing, I'd rather die in the water than either it's stomach or it's jaws!!!
S4ppoRo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't wait for the behemoth to come in this case haha ^^
BlueTides Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm actually scared of the ocean because something like THIS might fucking eat me! The fact that I can't swim made it worst... T_T

but it's so damn cool!!! I'm looking forward to some more of your posts! :D
SpongebobMo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Neato! , You should make a dunkleosteus
DaleRWightman Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Amazing work, keep it up!
warnett Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
This is just freakin' awesome dude!  I honestly love giant monsters.  
Roshelle6 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
I had a childhood nightmare about a fish that looked similar to this...and at the same scale. Thank you for striking the fear in me just now. :) 
You did great work on this piece. *stops staring at it as heart keeps racing*
KingOfSleepYo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
detective556 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
this beast is like something i would use in a D&D game as an epic final boss fight! if you were to give your hell leviathan stats what would they be?
SpongebobMo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Heres some stats!
Height:300 Ft.
Length:3 Meters
Swim Speed: 7.5
JadeRavenwing Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This thing is beautiful and awe inspiring.
sin-and-love Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Is this going to be part of a seven sins series, or a leviathan\behemoth series? or both?
HeroOfTengoku7K Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome. 
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