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Ceratosaurus Ne-class

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So sometime during the Christmas and New Year break, I got the idea in my head of drawing dinosaur (more specifically, theropods) X Abyssals/Shinkaisei-kan hybrids. So since this random stray thought settled in my head and a bunch of concept sketches later (see this, this, this, and this). I ended up with this.

For those who don't know, Abyssals/Shinkaeisei-kan/深海棲艦 are the enemy units in the fairly popular browser game Kantai Collection, also known as KanColle, where you command fleets of World War Two warships that have taken the form of moe-looking girl call "fleet/ship girls" to battle monstrous and menacing foes from the deep known only as the Abyssals. Yeah the premise is a little on the WTF side, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

While I find most of the ship girls in KanColle rather generic, I find the design sensibilities of the Abyssals far more appealing - which resembles a tone-down versions of HR Giger aesthetics, with its mix of grimy industrial-looking features, glowing eyes, toothy mouths and miscellaneous bodyhorror. Some designs look as if they're monsters from a Silent Hill game. As for why Theropod X Abyssals? Not sure - I just got the idea and it stuck around long enough for me to make some art based on it? So here is Ceratosaurus Ne-class - a hybrid design of the theropod dinosaur Ceratosaurus and the Abyssal Heavy Cruiser Ne-class.
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I absolutely adore the colour scheme you to see use here, as well as poses, and the effect of wind on hair and dripping fluid's S

I think You might mean a later silent hill game, most early silent hill monsters were distinctly fleshy rather than bony and toothy with the threat not being "it's going to eat Me" but "IDK WTF it's going to do to me".