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75 Ton Creature by VegasMike 75 Ton Creature by VegasMike
This weeks Creature of the Week is "75 Tons"...I sat on the beach sketching a small series of islands just off the coast. I was surprised to see them slowly growing larger and gently bobbing up and down...the tide began to surge! I stared in amazement as the island slowly emerged from the ocean, but this was no island! A large neck appeared before the hulking mass...the creatures legs began to crest the waves. What a magnificent beast! The earth shook as the turtle like colossus walked by...I followed the creature a short distance inland and observed her laying eggs the size of cars gently on the grassy plains...She made no attempt at covering them...I watched her lumber back to sea eventually disappearing beneath the horizon. I would estimate her length at 350 feet and her weight about 75 tons. Im so fortunate to have witnessed this emergence...It was an experience I'll never forget!
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pwnsage Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
LordSia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
A marvelous piece; truly putting the fantastic in the fantasy.
Amphibious-Polarbear Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
I love how you did this like, you were there witnessing the creature, and showed yourself recording the meeting. I love it! And it just looks so good! I don't see anything bad about this piece~
Animaltoon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Beautiful, and the details are just so realistic.
I bet that took quite a bit of time to get the shading and stuff just about the way you wanted.
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The atmosphere is amazing!
ChaosDiabolico Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013

I remember seeing this turtle on Deviantart before I registered as a membered. It brings back good memories and reminds me of the good old times in the year 2007-2010.

I like your turtle btw.

I remembered I was using it for inspirational references to create a turtle of my own. So I'm sorry that I didn't ask for your permission before I've done it.
Anieyu Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait... When did you draw this?
Anieyu Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry got confused for a second. I know i've seen it around and just saw it in the CreatorsOfCreatures submitted deviations. I was thinking, there's no way you just finished that if i've seen it like forever ago.
impure-ink Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that looks amazing <3
souljeur99 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
This would make an awesome Magic: The Gathering card.
Minimewmew Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
GOD!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!
dragonmaximus Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
demono555 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Wolly Woah.. this is awesome
ugothomasonyeji Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
this is amazing :)
thaumh Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist
He's off for a night out at the Turtle Club!

He's also awesome!!!
akurahoneybee Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i wanna ride it! :dummy:
Abraxas-within Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, considering a blue whale weighs about 180 tons, I'm pretty sure this guy would weigh a lot more than 75... This is an awesome painting though.
deadlydecora Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. She is beautiful. Absolutely amazing work.
BeyondBryce Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
+fav +fav +fav This is so awesome!!! :D :D
Shidyk Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow...the Galapagos Tortoise has nothing on this guy...:jawdrop:
thedailywulfy Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now there's a turtle you don't mess with :D
pockyluvr Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So beautiful. I hope you don't mind me saying but I've made a group and I would love your creature to be one of the first to be featured. It's called #CreaturesOfYourMind.
ArmadaOfGhosts Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
TURTLE. :love:
Wartrio Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should make more like this, then find someone who could create a... world so to say of all of the creatures. That would be amazing!
EnviroArtist Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well blue whales are only 90 something feet long and they weigh about 110 to 176 tons. I'd think the '75 ton' creature would weigh waaaaaaayy more than just 75 tons. Maybe since blue whales are a third of the length of the creatures, they are a third of the weight too, so they would be the "1,050 ton creatures."
babeskull16 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
rockFRASCH Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
The Majestic Tortoise
Hatmiller Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's breathtaking! I love how water runs down his armour.
qwest34 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
wow!... ... it looks heavy!!
Wolves-PSD Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work :D
twoantlers Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jeez. The vastness of this makes it so real and beautiful. Magnificent job! I have always aspired to be able to create something this original and brilliant.
craigerlick Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Which planet was this?? Fun image! GREAT idea!!
TameYetWild14 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
OOOOoooooo tat iz awsome i had a similar dream........ ;giant turtles its like godzilla ><
arcanefirelord Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i had a dream like that once.....
Rionix Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
this is really nice!
Wings-Unfurled Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing, very creative design.
ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Imagine the color of the egg shells and how hard and protective they must be to support such a massive creature... i also see that fragments of these shells would be polished and used as jewelry or other items of trade...
alienparrot Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
THATS SOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!! favorite pic of the day!!!!!!!!!
chibicount Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful o.O...I wish I could paint like this...amazing ...
Ninjerina Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow I love this! Turtle power. :tmnt1:
CheerioMonster Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
The massiveness of the world in the art brings it alive. Wonderful, beautiful work. : )
LukasDamgaard Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome work
iialau Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If only they were real.......QAQ
Galatheon Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, amazing
LivingDemon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn...... I want one.
ForgetDeny Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really nicely done, and the story you've got with it feels straight out of 'Gulliver's Travels'. Nice.
Ranarh Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow - nice one! The discoverer is a cool treat.
partical0 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Thats a pretty low weight for an animal of that size are there bones hollow? Nice work though!
frenchfox Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Superb realization for a stunning fantasy scene ! :clap:
Chakalaka300 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woaaaaah :la: i love it!
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