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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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:iconkoroturin:
Koroturin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019
It would be pretty terrifying to see that in the ocean.
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:iconabsurdpotato:
Absurdpotato Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Hobbyist
Look at the size of that lawd, ABSOLUTE UNIT.

But really though you go to imagine what on earth could feed something that massive.
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:iconmr-sliverwing:
Mr-Sliverwing Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2019
That is very awesome art work.
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:iconpigman77:
Pigman77 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2019
Dear god that is a amazing drawing
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:iconphotossofwill:
PhotossOfWill Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
An amazing creation! Subnautica it's a good game :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:  !!!!
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:iconthegrandman:
Thegrandman Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018
I think a good name for this nightmare would be the Titan Leviathan.
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:iconcrysomandiaz:
Crysomandiaz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Dat teeny tiny head!
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:iconcloudsigwen:
CloudsiGwen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
big boi
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:iconmatt-t-rex:
Matt-T-Rex Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018
If this thing ever comes here to Earth AND sprouts huge powerful legs, we're all gonna die!
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:iconffreddyandbonbon:
FFreddyAndBonBon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
i call it "The Void Leviathan"
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:iconbak219:
bak219 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018
holy god
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:iconsmokethekahjit:
smokethekahjit Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Student General Artist
damn, everyone did a great job bringing the famous leviathan to life!
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:iconkusamisurana:
KusamiSurana Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Student Digital Artist
this is absolutely stunning and impressive ! I really like your take on this fossile and I wouldn't like to meet such a big and scary creature !
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:iconexempdent:
Exempdent Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I have to wonder what it actually eats, and how much of it does it consume annually?
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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:
This is not a animal......................THIS IS  A FUCKING DEMON,KILL IT PLEASE GOD !!!!
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:iconbionicleimmortal:
BionicleImmortal Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018
If only the fabricators could make weapons other than a knife. DAMN YOU SAFETY PROTOCOLS!!!!
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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   Traditional Artist
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
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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:iconandreyguerreirodaluz:
´´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:
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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