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The Four Winged Beast...

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Published: April 19, 2016
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P-E-A-N-U-T-SProfessional Artist
Unbelievably creative creature design.
Into-it-all's avatar
Doing the beast with four wings...
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Narwhale1Student General Artist
Looks like a boss from Dark Souls 
DunkleMaterie's avatar
ROFLMAO I just wanted to write this.

Darksouls 4 and this being a Boss in it. ^_^
The sword in front of it also gives off that vibe doesn't it? B-)
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I wonder how often this thing steals local livestock.
DunkleMaterie's avatar
Or the farmers owning said lifestock? I'm hungry...Get in my belly! 
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NikvundleHobbyist Digital Artist
No way this is art, no way this isn't real.... 
Epic indeed
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mlspotHobbyist Digital Artist
I really can't get enough of your designs. Please continue to amaze us all! Your works are outstanding. :rose:
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ChAndreasStudent General Artist
Isn't this the demon from your other work malevolence? Either way awesome artwork.
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DHumbertoHobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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ArkartiProfessional Digital Artist
wow, this is amazing! 
great job
Moelan's avatar
New laptop wallpaper, *Found*.
:D 
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DorshiffeHobbyist General Artist
It has a sense of suffering in it's faces.
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DramawindHobbyist Digital Artist
:iconawyeaplz: Aaaaw yea! You uploaded something! Amazing as always!
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cardboardmemoryHobbyist Traditional Artist
brilliant
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Holy, wondrously magnificent! This Enchanting Four-Winged Beast is stunning and The Forest looks incredible! The design, expression, pose, owl, wings, heads, beaks, tails, flames, feathers, smoke, haze, trees, flowers, plant life, scales, sky, gleam, boulders, branches, leaves, realisticness, perspective, interaction, flow, movement, atmosphere, hues, textures, concept, composition, uniqueness, lighting, colors, style, and other details are also spectacular! Amazingly radical work! :iconfantasticplz:
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LimeramiStudent General Artist
Wow! The atmosphere in this is spectacular!! :omgomg: 
Grey990's avatar
In russian folklore its called Zmey-Ghoryinyich. Good job, and thank you.
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SlendaCuddles48Hobbyist Digital Artist
wILL IT KILL ME?
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katiejemeryHobbyist General Artist
This is both terrifying and beautiful! Your work just gets better and better!
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Hey I really, really like the design of the creature in this one. Someone else said it reminded them of a monster from dwarf fortress and they were dead on, there's something strangely biblical about the designs that game's random generator spits out and I think you've tapped into the same vein of primeval  and frightening creature design. Also I like the interesting textural play of the snakeskin meeting the feathers and then sliding into the strangely smooth skin of the faces, the sense of heat coming out of those mouths and radiating from the creatures body into the ground is nicely conveyed as well. 

 If I had to offer one criticism( and I know you didn't ask for it but it just really stuck out to me) it's that the point of focus for the image is basically the middle of the creatures rightmost wing. My eyes are first grabbed by the leaf dangling from the small plant in the fore ground, then move to the sword in the middle, slide up the tree and then just kinda want to sit there on that wing. They flick up to see the monstrous faces and then down to look at the snaky body and the other wings but come back to rest on the wing. I'm of two minds about this, on the one hand there's this sense that I've just turned the corner in the woods and suddenly this creature is where it should not be and this creature isn't quite visible, I'm not square with it, it's faces are almost hidden by the tree and I don't think it has seen me yet and, oh man is it turning this way? Aaah run! On the other hand it kinda bugs me that due to the way this picture is laid out my eyes don't want to focus on the most interesting parts of it.   Maybe it's just me, sorry to blather on, hope this is helpful in some way.
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