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El'nik: The Living Mountain by dd4rri3nd El'nik: The Living Mountain by dd4rri3nd
El'nik: Colossal beast know as "living mountains" that roam the plains, slowly and undesturbed. It is said that the blood from these beast could be synthesize to make a really valuble potion for producing rubies. They are normally slow, but when angered they can be frightly fast for their size, shaking the very earth. However, it's not really a difficult task to bring these Earth Colossus down. They're not very intelligent and their great age makes them crumple easily. But be warned: the bulls are know to fly into a beserk rage in which they're seldomed stager. Range/magic based classes are best when dealing with this terrible beast, with warrior classes providing defense.




As you can see I'm entering this picture for the RIFT contest as is. This picture is the colored version. This is a battle between an El'nik and a growing group of players in a mysty mountainous area within the RIFT world.
You can probably tell El'nik was inpired by Shadow of the Colossus, but I also drew inspiration from Tree beard (LOR) and some of the creatures from The Dark Crystal as well as from some wicked looking boss creatures from RIFT itself. I choosen El'nik to be an earth element Colossus because Colossus are ofthen associated with the earth and because I'm taking the meaning "taking on a mountain" to a whole new level.
Also I should mention, that's a stone mask it's wearing with glass eyeshields...to prevent birds and such from flying into it's eyes as it moves.

Tools: Pencils and Photoshop.

RIFT is owned by Trion Worlds
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:iconreijisakamoto:
reijisakamoto Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Awesome!It reminds me that game,"Shadow of Colossus".^^
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dd4rri3nd Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist
well I was inspired by the game lolXD
also you can see some of treebeard in there as well XD
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reijisakamoto Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Hum,I see.Cool!
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dd4rri3nd Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student General Artist
^^
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reijisakamoto Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
:thumbsup::D
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:icondd4rri3nd:
dd4rri3nd Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student General Artist
yush
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reijisakamoto Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
:salute:
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dd4rri3nd Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Student General Artist
I see you know :iconbluelimelight:
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Blue-Cat00 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really a great piece :#1:
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dd4rri3nd Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks!!! =D
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