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Leviathan by Snugglestab Leviathan by Snugglestab
At the age of seven I kept having this recurring nightmare where I would find myself in the middle of the ocean. I remember I felt exhausted, I tried to swim but I could not move from the spot. Things took a turn for the worse when I noticed an enormous shape ascending from the depths, it was heading towards me, really fast. But I really felt horrified when the beast emanated a deep growl that felt like a shock wave. Fortunately for me, the dream ended at this point.

I can't say this an accurate depiction of the sea monster from my dream but it's close enough.
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The design of this is superb, to say the least! The form is like something you'd see in a prehistoric sea creature, but at the same time is like a mythical beast, like a dragon.

The darkness and angle in this is impressively used, and it gives a whole atmosphere to this creature as being a fearsome thing with an immeasurable presence.

I think that this is easily one of your best works. You were able to create such a fascinating thing to look at, something that looks both horrifying and enthralling at the same time. It's scary, but you can't look away.

I can imagine it saying, "Cthulu ain't got shit on me!"
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Critique by arielyiningloh Jan 19, 2012, 9:01:56 AM
Talk about your scary sea serpents that threaten to rise from the water's depths to eat you alive...and did I mention that this one can eat your ship too? And maybe use your sails as a toothpick for its many fangs!!

"Leviathan" by ~Beloved-Creature is one of the best Leviathan artists that I've seen in a while. Having gone to do some research for a tribal style prize that I'm drawing for a contest winner of a leviathan, I stumbled across this breath-taking piece, and I have to say, ~Beloved-Creature, you have done an AMAZING job!!

I love the faint tinges of light blue and white in the background that seem to provide just enough light through the water for us to see this fearsome creature's true form and power that would make us quake in our shoes. The detail of this piece is very well done, from the tentacles, not a one looking the same as another, to the veins in the fins portion of the tentacles, the scales on its lower body, to the armor-like plating on its head.

Great work, ~Beloved-Creature, and I thank you for sharing this amazing piece of work with us ^^
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DestinedPsychic Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
leviathan vs godzilla. godzilla is fucked
RobertShull Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
These things used to show up in my nightmares. I would go swimming and then eventually I'd sink, and end up at the sea floor. It'd be dark so I could only see a few feet into the darkness. At first I'd wander the wondrous sea floor examining the coral, fish, cephalopods, etc. Then I would get scared of the unknown things that could be lurking in the dark, and I would begin to swim to the surface. After a while the sea floor and all its life would vanish from my limited vision, and a laviathan not unlike this one would appear out of the darkness. It would chase me like this for what seemed like hours until either I died or I pulled myself onto something floating in the water and waited for it to go away.

Great work by the way! I'm not sure why these things capture the human imagination, fear is a funny thing.
Ajf115 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Student Writer
May I please use your magnificent picture as the cover for one of my stories on Wattpad? I'm sorry if I am being a bit blunt about this but I couldn't think of any other way to go about it.
PickedPockets Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hi there just letting you know someone stole your work……

Fantastic work by the way :)
CorvoKenway Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Student General Artist
Can i use this for a role play custom campaing?
Love this!!!! It gives my ideas for the leviathan in my comic.
Wolf-Spirit89 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
OblivionShadow345 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Luv it 
i remember once I dreamt of a giant centipede invading a city
Cm25 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Now I'm too scared to even run myself a bath...
TamSketchit Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh. Oddly enough, this is always the sort of thing that came to mind from the word leviathan. A giant tentacled sea serpent. Very, very nice.
SocQA Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Very nice, great work :)
nxf11rocks Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
I've always found it fascinating how huge the imagination of people can be. Especially when it came to monsters and creatures - not as much for gods (Or at least I think so xD). I love reading about them, but what has surprised me most was how people draw them differently from each other. I just love it! ^^ 
GrantDMars Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This drawing/painting is superb. The coloring is wonderful!
meiyeezhu Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
I have just the weapon against that nightmare!…
InvaderZeah Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Absolutely incredible. Do you mind if I use this as inspiration for a sculpture I'm doing? I'll definitely link back and credit you :)
Whispering-forests Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I had a dream like that a few times. The whole sea floor was rising . . .
RoseStarlightGlimmer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
DausenMoore-Art Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Great job!
Corwin-Cross Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013   Digital Artist
SwarmCreator Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful and best Leviathan drawing!! Awesome work!!
Kloudhandz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool creature! i like!
Internet-Illusion Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
I had that dream, only for me it was a squid. And instead of waking up, it just kept on restarting over and over. In the dark waters, screaming in the grasp of tentacles but never dying. Worst nightmare ever. *shudders*

And wow, how big do you think that thing it? Enough to eat a blue whale like a sardine most likely.
scnurcen Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   Writer
this is a very nice detailed drawing. of any monster type that frightens me it has to be sea monsters. when your in the middle of the ocean you don't know where they are gonna come from and the fact that you can't run makes it even more horrifying.
Qatol Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
This has a very cool look to it and has a nice "hybrid" feel to it (while not just looking like a fish with some tentacles slapped on it or something). It feels a little like an aquatic version of a "Sliver" from MtG.
Panda-Snack Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This. This is truely amazing. I was looking up a picture of a leviathan because I was frustrated on how stupid the DnD version looked. A whale? C'mon... Then I find this. Going to talk to my friend who runs the campaign to change the one in the game to something like this. It'd be a force to be reckoned with.
Nelby2388 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I've had the same dream except the beast in my dream looks like a basking shark!
Just7hrsold Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Just wanted to say that this is totally amazing!
Wolvengra Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW... Usually the stories of the Leviathan scare the crud out of me... This case is no different, but this is very well done!
Irism Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
This is pretty rad man, I'm starting to delve more into painting myself and am hoping to paint some mega monster paintings myself one of these days :) :+fav:
Xuaren Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Played the Bloop sound while looking at this picture. I don't think I'll be going anywhere near the ocean any time soon....
Agacora Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student General Artist
The Deep is a dangerous place.
GodzillaKrueger Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very well done, and very ominous too.
Draconya Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so detailed and pretty! it looks amazing. the colours really give it a underwater feel . the lines are really smooth and flowing, amazing work!
zoudon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool dude
stoffangadd Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
I'm afraid of the sea :/
DukeMarazh180 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
very nice
benjamen1993 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
thats dope!
Glilwen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
great, I really liked this creature really looks awesome and powerful, I'm good
Drakill2 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its like you combind a giant squid and a sea monster! Its cool!
TheNeverEndingPit Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Artist
This is a beautiful Leviathan. I love the detail in it.
Curingx Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
This is an amazing monster <3
Cloister Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ProfessorDaft Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is doing absolutely nothing to assuage my fear of swimming in the ocean. Otherwise, this looks absolutely amazing!
DarkCyndr Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! That is so cool! Can I please use the description for my short story? :buymyprints:
theMirage-Prismatic Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've been totally fascinated by Leviathans for awhile and in my research on the creature this has to be the best, most perfect interpretation of the monster I've seen thus far. I love the serpentine body, the fins and especially the flippers, tentacles and two of those flippers look a little like they act as arms/hands. VERY VERY nice. simply superb. :iconbeautifulheartplz: I hope you don't mind if I borrowed the biological design of your Leviathan (for a written piece)? Because, really all the others look like enormous water serpents (or ... alligators/crocs) but THIS, this is unique. Definitely an all time favorite. :iconiheartitplz:
Billib0bbi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
now, this is going to sound really stupid. In the bible it mentions the Leviathan a few times. Months ago, when i became a new christian, i asked God why i had a phobia of deep sea creatures, so he took me into a dream. (This was before i knew about the leviathan or even seen photos like these) And the first creature he showed me was this, and it looked almost exactly like what you have drawn here. I, too, heard the gigantic, deep roar of this monster. Believe me or not, but I could swear this thing exists.
MessyDoodles Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Reminds me of Perfect Chaos from Sonic.
D-Prototype Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! If this was adoptable I would so adopt this!
aefyn Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Writer
This is totally awesome, love the detail on the scales and the claw tentacles :D
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