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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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:icondd4rri3nd:
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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:iconreijisakamoto:
reijisakamoto Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Hum,I see.Cool!
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:icondd4rri3nd:
dd4rri3nd Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student General Artist
^^
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:iconreijisakamoto:
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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:iconreijisakamoto:
reijisakamoto Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
:salute:
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:icondd4rri3nd:
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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:icondd4rri3nd:
dd4rri3nd Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks!!! =D
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:iconblue-cat00:
Blue-Cat00 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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:icondd4rri3nd:
dd4rri3nd Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist
^^
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:icondaddysir:
daddysir Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Very Cool. I think you could brighten the colors. Keep them cool on the color wheel but more saturation.

Do you use a tablet to apply layer coloring?
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:icondd4rri3nd:
dd4rri3nd Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student General Artist
I was trying to give it a mountain misty feel....lol
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:icondaddysir:
daddysir Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student General Artist
I dig it man. Stay Cool young brother!
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:icondd4rri3nd:
dd4rri3nd Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist
^^
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:iconlitle-noa:
Litle-Noa Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
cool,love the archer girl
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:icondd4rri3nd:
dd4rri3nd Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks ^^
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:iconlitle-noa:
Litle-Noa Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
no problem ^^
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:icondd4rri3nd:
dd4rri3nd Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student General Artist
still shitting bricks?
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:iconsiogaagusarrachtaigh:
More like cinder blocks, but that works.
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:icondd4rri3nd:
dd4rri3nd Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist
XD
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:icondd4rri3nd:
dd4rri3nd Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist
lol
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:iconyunas-guardian:
yunas-guardian Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That's pretty awesome man.
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:icondd4rri3nd:
dd4rri3nd Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student General Artist
=) thanks ^_^
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SteveINSANE Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty cool, also like the other random one in the back...then again makes me question any type of regular looking mountain xD SURROUNDED BY MOUNTAINS! D: lol
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:icondd4rri3nd:
dd4rri3nd Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student General Artist
XD I know lol that was I was going for lol
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:iconraincloudproductions:
RaincloudProductions Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting... good job. ^^
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:icondd4rri3nd:
dd4rri3nd Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student General Artist
^^
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MamaBunny Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This kicks ass. U did a great job. The El'nik looks great. It's also kinda eerie to me how there is another one in the background. Love it.♥
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dd4rri3nd Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student General Artist
yush XD
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