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Gargantuan Leviathan :commission: by Tapwing Gargantuan Leviathan :commission: by Tapwing
(Or TBA leviathan for now, people are still knocking around name idea’s)

The lost beast brought back to life! 
Commissioned by Anthomnia  www.youtube.com/channel/UCVU6t…
Made as a sort of community project for fans to enjoy. 
So the priece is available for download as a wallpaper and whatnot. Have fun!



this was a blast to work on. :happybounce:
An imagining/guesstimate of what the massive mystery skull in the depths of Subnautuca’s alien ocean might have looked like alive today.

Drawn in Procreate.
Inspired by Subnautica
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:iconchronospuffy:
ChronoSpuffy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
He's a big boy
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:icondragonnadder:
DragonNadder Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a massive beast, but dare I call it beautiful, too?
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:iconlakro25:
Lakro25 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018
Yes
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:iconfiend-of-the-night93:
fiend-of-the-night93 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018
beautiful art work very stunning and terrifying.  
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:iconpwnageguyxd:
PwnageguyXD Featured By Owner May 31, 2018
Give me a knife and I'd still try to kill it
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:iconandreyguerreirodaluz:
andreyguerreirodaluz Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  New Deviant
This is not a animal......................THIS IS  A FUCKING DEMON,KILL IT PLEASE GOD !!!!
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:icondionette:
Dionette Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Student Artisan Crafter
THIS is the Subnautica Gargantuan Fossil Leviathan?! Simba Facepalm EmoteMan I feel dumb. I didn't realize what this was until just now when I watched one of Anthomnia's videos and he showed this. It's absolutely and incredibly code-brown TERRIFYING!!! I think a good name would be the Anguilleo Rex, or "Eelion King" Leviathan.
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:iconmiskatonic-skyglade:
Miskatonic-Skyglade Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  New Deviant
WE ARE GONNA NEED A MUCH , MUCH BIGGER BOAT!!!
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:iconb77n:
b77n Featured By Owner May 9, 2018
that...... is a truly MASSIVE organism....................... holy cow.
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:iconkeltronx:
KeltronX Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
This is epic.
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:iconcheezayballz:
CheezayBallz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
If I would see that thing in the game, I would throw my pc out of the window. Scary O.O
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:icononlytheisle:
OnlyTheIsle Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  New Deviant
Yep
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:icongolork:
golork Featured By Owner Edited Apr 22, 2018
I've decided to give this thing a small bio because why not.


Size stat from :icondarklarik: with some paraphrasing "With the skull being 94 meters long, the body would be 4 to nearly 5 kilometers long (4500 meters +/- 400 meters) For reference, the legendary Godzilla is 104 meters tall, and the Mariana Trench is 11 kilometers deep." Now for weight, I shall base it off of Manda from the Kaiju series, basing off of that and Darklarik's size calculation, their weight would roughly be 900 000 metric tons give or take.


In game info theorizes that the planet of subnautuca was (and likely still is) mostly ocean and had god knows how many leviathan size creatures living within it until a planet shaking event (be it a meteor or a world wide volcanic eruption I forget which) caused the vast majority of the world or just most of it, to become inhabitable.


So in theory this Gargantuan Leviathan could've likely ate its fill on the varies smaller leviathan life forms around it to keep them sustain. Now given the shear amount of heat this thing would produce they would live in primarily cold climates to stop from overheating. Be it at the bottom of the ocean or in the arctic regions.

I believe there was likely only a few of these monsters on the planet at a time and they likely rarely mated as well as only have one child per birth. I think it reasonable to have the children roughly be the size as the leviathans in game given the size of their parents.

Speaking of which said children would live among the other smaller leviathans and would be able to live in far more warmer regions given their much smaller size. They would compete for food with other predator leviathans and eat plenty of food in order to grow up. They have a high chance of dying given their young, thus reckless, nature. But should they succeed in living long enough soon they will become the dominant predator of their area and will slowly but surely grow up to be as big as their grown up counter parts. But I think its safe to say that growing to such a size will take forever, likely well over hundreds of years, if only because nature would make this so in order to keep balance on the planet. Upon getting bigger and bigger they would eventually have to move onto cooler and cooler areas to keep from over heating.


The shear power and weight of this thing would also make it stay away from going near the surface and any crowded areas. It's body would likely be especially powerful just so that it can move freely but it would be only made for underwater travel and made for underwater period, thus even a few moments out of water would likely cause almost any body part to collapse upon its own weight. Now for as big as it is they would still act like a animal and want to avoid damage if possible.


Because while this Gargantuan beast would likely be strong enough to shatter the biggest of icebergs with possible ease that doesn't mean it would want to. Most animals will avoid body damage if possible and any open wound on this big creature would likely attract smaller predatory organisms to said wound and being as big as it is they would be able to do little against what are accentually there equivalent of tics.

That being said I would imagine these super kaijus would be territorial since given their size there would only be enough food for one GL per territory. So on the off chance these gigantic beasts would meet another of their kind, about four scenarios would happen.

Scenario one. Nothing will happen as the neither are in the mood for a fight or don't want anything to do with each other so the one who intruded will simply leave to find a different place to live in.

Scenario two. Female meets male during mating season and depending on how that goes they either mate or they have a small tussle before departing.

Scenario three. The one who intruded wants the other's territory and so they have a stand off of power and intimidation. If things goes well one or the other will back down and leave without anything to big happening.

Scenario four... all hell breaks loose as the two super kaijus duke it out for supremacy and territorial rights. But given how nature normally works this last one is the least likely scenario. Given how easily both of the monsters could die be it the short or long term and neither would want to die on instincts alone. 


I could go on and add in other possible thoughts and theories, such as this beast having possible symbiotic relationships with much much smaller creatures, how they possibly hunt creatures that they couldn't just swallow whole, how they decide on mates or how they show off their power to intruders, or how a fight between two Gargantuan Leviathans could possible go. But this kind of stuff would take forever to come up with. Mayby I'll add more later but not likely.


Well until then, I hope you all like what I've managed to put down. See you later!
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andreyguerreirodaluz Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  New Deviant
´´small´´








Yeah,sure.
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:icongolork:
golork Featured By Owner May 25, 2018
Trust me mate, this is a small compared to what I've could've done. 
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:iconpwnageguyxd:
PwnageguyXD Featured By Owner May 31, 2018
Well, golork, the game estimates the length in-game of ~440m to be about the first third of the leviathan's size, so it would measure between ~1100 - 1300m, rather than the 4000+ you envision.
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:icongolork:
golork Featured By Owner May 31, 2018
Get your eyes checked mate, I didn't do the calcs, I simply used Darklaric's and made sure to credit him. 
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:iconpwnageguyxd:
PwnageguyXD Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
Reel in your anger, pal.
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:icongolork:
golork Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
Anger? Did I sound angry? Cause that wasn't my intention. 
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:iconandreyguerreirodaluz:
andreyguerreirodaluz Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  New Deviant
Ok.
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:iconrampager2000:
Rampager2000 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
How long did it take you to type this
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:icongolork:
golork Featured By Owner May 1, 2018
Uh I'd say roughly around an hour. Why? 
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:iconrampager2000:
Rampager2000 Featured By Owner May 2, 2018
Jeez, and why I asked is cause that’s a lot ya read
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:icongolork:
golork Featured By Owner May 2, 2018
Yes it is.
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:iconthewierdman:
thewierdman Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Student
No one can escape that
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:icontreadz2000:
Treadz2000 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018
I've got one thing to say about this:





DAMN, NATURE! YOU SCARY!
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:iconrampager2000:
Rampager2000 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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:iconsands-studio:
Sands-Studio Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
that is SICK! :wow:
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:iconinefin:
Inefin Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist
Best Subnautica art I've seen in quite a while!!
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:iconsocqa:
SocQA Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018
Awesome work! I really would like to see that in-game :)
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:iconbloodylys:
BloodyLys Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this thing is so damn big, you could go on an exploration trip into the inside of the monster with the seamoth x'D
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:iconsocqa:
SocQA Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018
Absolutely :D
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:icondivin-art:
Divin-Art Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Woh, this is so great !
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:icon23aroth:
23aroth Featured By Owner Edited Apr 13, 2018
i could see it being a very bark navy blue with #a4d991 colored bioluminescent. 

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:iconatt1cu3:
Att1cu3 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
Is that a sea moth, cyclops, the player, or some other sub?
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:icongolork:
golork Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018
Sea Moth.
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:iconranicorn51:
ranicorn51 Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  New Deviant
i actually think is a cyclops for 2 reasons. one, it clearly shows 3 lights. 
two, it seems kinda long. honestly, the only key detail is the 3 lights. :P

TELL US, TAPWING
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:icongolork:
golork Featured By Owner May 10, 2018
Its been confirmed by the commissioner that its a Sea Moth 
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:iconporonyos-ii:
Poronyos-II Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesoem! Just watched the Video! That thing will never come in this size in Subnautica but it would be so awesome! YYou look under yourself and in the full sight is an moving body. So awesome! :D
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:iconrahkshichao:
RahkshiChao Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just the best I've ever seen! It would just be sooo scary (but astonishing) to see this beast swimming towards you and screaming at you.
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Tytoquetra Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018   Digital Artist
now I REALLY want this in the game o0o
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SpelloftheDead Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Student Artist
Came here after watching Anthom's video on it a few days ago. Amazing work you have here!! I REALLY hope the dev's do something more with this beautiful creature, and I'd LOVE  to see this in the game!! ^^ <3 <3 <3 <3
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:iconblocko366:
blocko366 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
I found it after watching anthomnias video woah it’s cool
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:iconmacrocanthrosaurus:
Macrocanthrosaurus Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!  Tell Anthomnia that he has a huge fan in me!
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:icon23aroth:
23aroth Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2018
how long are the tenticals, a mile? and can we consider this Gargantuan Leviathan an adult and the one in the lost river a juvenile?
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:iconatt1cu3:
Att1cu3 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
If the little light thing in the art is a seamoth, then the drawing is around the same size as the skeleton. If that's the cyclops, then yes
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:icontigerdragonmaster:
TigerDragonMaster Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! I would not have the balls to play Subnautica anymore if this was in it Sweating a little... 
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:iconleonjr4thegamer:
Leonjr4TheGamer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018
HOLY S*** THIS IS SO AMAZING
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:iconkaniok:
Kaniok Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IT would be incredible if they add this in arctic dlc..  I'M LOVIN' IT it's sooo epic!
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:iconseviperify:
Seviperify Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it'd be far more fitting for the echological dead zone. Screw 3 adult Ghost Leviathans being the only force trying to stop you.. they're so weak people can get quite far without getting killed by them.. This leviathan however would be able to give you an instant death by eating/chomping down on whatever you're inside as you approach it. + it'd scare you away from the void a lot better than those ghosties ever could Rem Crazy Icon 
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