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Create a Colosus Contest


In our RIFT, Create a Colossus Contest, we asked you to design the biggest and baddest boss you could imagine! After sorting through thousands of fearful monsters, the judges have whittled down the entries and selected the final three winners.

Water Colossus

by ~Farkwhad
  • $800 Cash Prize (USD)
  • Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch Tablet
  • 5,000 deviantART Points
  • dA PRO Digital Artist's Backpack
  • deviantWEAR T-Shirt of the Winner's Choice*
  • 6-Month Premium Membership to deviantART

Judges Comments

We loved the sheer originality of this design and that really compelling juxtaposition of the water with the armor.

Touch of death

by ~TheRafa
  • $400 Cash Prize (USD)
  • Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch Tablet
  • 3,000 deviantART Points
  • dA PRO Digital Artist's Backpack
  • deviantWEAR T-Shirt of the Winner's Choice*
  • 3-Month Premium Membership to deviantART

Judges Comments

A really beautiful piece of art and all around just a very appropriate feeling and design for a Colossus in RIFT.
*Based on availability

These winners will be receiving cash, Wacom tablets, and other awesome prizes. All 25 semi-finalists will be receiving a free copy of RIFT and a 3-month Premium Membership to deviantART.
We'd like to thank the semi-finalist judges, Trion Worlds' creative department for judging the final winners, and most important, all of you for participating!

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unlinitedsource Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
this is amazing
Myrethy Featured By Owner Edited Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yep. First place deserves it. Just LOOK at that behemoth! It's like a really pissed off volcano...
TheSilverInfinity Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018
Irina-Ari Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool *_____*
PrincessKasumi Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ooo loved them in exactly the order it was put in :D
Mastervenusflytrap Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFG I love the top one, it looks amazing!
ElizabethSkynight Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! you made RIFT the game?
tp32 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
These are all awesome !! Amazing job to all the winners.
TheLBPExpress Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
This is AWESOME :D There were epic entries throughout this! :squee:
Dragondog2233 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kaitiakianahera Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Actually the one that came first derserves to win very clear and simple idea, it initiate the core concep. Big colossus. I maybe wrong hecks the reason its an oponion. I really like the midevil feel and its quite a classic painting, something more iconic and we relate too. Otherwise everyone who contributed were fantastic. I'm not pro drawer or painter but I love giving feedback.
tastybiscuitreats Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
2nd and 1st should be swapped around
nothing111111 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tablets?! Gotta go back to drawing...
jackmcklane Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
jaw droppin
Riptide86 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love rift, played it for awhile but had to drop account for sake of money

the Art is amazing just hope I will never have to fight one of those things
JellyBeanBullet Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
2nd place is sooo COOL!
Shadow-Mesiona Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That's what I thought!
gray7foxx Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how can i see the other works?? nice work 2 the winners ... CONGRATULATIONS¡¡¡
greendragon-gecko Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012   General Artist
great winner pictures! Missed that competition.
But again, not a single traditional artist in preselection (but 2 skulptures). ..wonder why..
GuzYoga Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
oh my
Mickball Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
yeah...!!! my favourite become a winner...
Krowcrow Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
McJaews Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
But why would a body of water need an armor? And why only in certain places? Both questions, of course, made purely for writing dumb questions on teh internets.
BHDH Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
lol, look at the deviation page :p
McJaews Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I did, and after having done it, I realized that I should have, since if I had, I wouldn't have otherwise done as I did and acted as I, at the time, found appropriate. Also I tried making a dumb question in a jesting fashion.
schendo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very deserved 1'place ;)
GlowsyRaves Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
These are all really epic, but sadly none of the winners where girls xD lucky guys~
snoek06 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow there all awesome O.0
shaunmarlon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aellos Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
I would love to meet some of these in the game. >.>
Devonition Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011   General Artist
i'd run at first sight. unless the entire community got together to kick some ass. i don't even understand how anybody would fight the first place colossus XD
CodyStuck Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Kelari air rogue ftw
Devonition Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   General Artist
haha sure XD
serenitys--wings Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
This was such an awesome idea, good job guys!
Viscerot Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
These are all absolutely fantastic, though I have to say I enjoy the 2nd place most. The only problem I have though is that in the create-a-colossus description it says "As they continuously battle the invading monsters, a massive, 10-story colossus appears." None of these are 10 stories. 1st place is at least 14,000 ft is I guestimate right (taking what I know of Colorado's 14ers) 3rd place is easily 10 times the size of the largest building it's towering over and 2nd comes the closest if you don't count it's entire body length but only count the point of contact to the ground to it's head. Though, even then I'd say it's probably slightly taller. Take an average man at 6' and a 10 story building with 10' ceilings. That's 100 ft. and it would take roughly 17 men head to toe to equal that.

Again, while they are artistically great they all veered off the motivation a bit, which I think should have been taken into account. As I followed this I saw several people that were artistically sound and kept to the motivation.

Great work though guys, congrats.
Listherix Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
I don't think they meant it literally.
artstain Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
They're all outstanding! mine is kick-assed and i admit it.... way long to go to match those, have a salute for the 3 of you :salute:
TheFoolishBoop Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Writer
Sepherato Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
the second one would be great to animate in the game due to its water surfaces. It would look really intimidating and could even move forward like a snake. First one is great, too, but would look a bit more unspectacular in the game as I play the rift game. But all in all great art, participated myself for getting some experience in digital drawing etc. :-) and because I was really inspired from the huge range of exceptional designs.

Looking forward to seeing some of them in the game, don't know when they will add them since it seems they would need to make a new event for this and another one just finished now..
JellymanMyComicGuy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
I don't know if I agree with you on that, when it comes to water surfacing.

Did you ever play God of War 3? Do you remember the beginning of the game with the giant water horses with the crab legs? I didn't fucking understand half of what was going on, how they were moving, whatever the fuck. It was a massive cluster rape of visual effects.
elsarose Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely adore the 1st place one.

The design is incredible and believable almost. The composition and details are just spot-on. It is a clear winner for me. I can imagine a mountain range suddenly rising out of the ground and marching across the earth with huge earthquakes and lava dripping form the sky... awesome...

(I may also be biased because I'm a geologist)
Pinky-Pain Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
The Top-25 finalists where a letdown, but the winners on the other hand weren't.

The First Place is great,
The Second One would look great in motion,
and the Third One is "Old-school" "cool". A simple design, with a great execution.
Suik3 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
First place is amazing and original. Originality can be simplistic, and this one shows it. If there is a chance of a giant colossus popping out I wouldn't be that surprised if it looked like that. ;D
Gamething Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing job, winners. ate my entry and spit it out. Fantastic character design as well as such an immense scale and great atmospheric perspective. I love all of them. All amazing pieces of art. Also I detect a hint of jealousy from the naruto the fashion director. Sorry you ddnt win man, you sound upset, so I just have to ask, "U mad bro?"
zack-pack Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Didn't know this was a fashion contest but okay...
HannahMahna Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Look at all the epicness! Well done winners!
Gizzygirl234 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Congrats to all of the winners- all well deserved choices :]
pariah87 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Epic contest. :nod:
shadow-inferno Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations! :D

I can't even dream of creating something so awesome!
transfuse Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations to the winners. This contest had, by far, the best turnout in terms of amazing-quality work out of any dA contest so far. It must've been extremely difficult to have been a judge for this one. Good job, everyone!
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