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Tree Legged Behemoth by KatePfeilschiefter Tree Legged Behemoth by KatePfeilschiefter
Another behemoth concept based on a thumbnail sketch. This took so long to get anywhere on because of my accursed addiction to Mass Effect. And then of course my subsequent Mass Effect withdrawal after finishing the last game. Now I must paint fan-art, ugh and I have so many other things to do already.

I got the idea for the blue head by looking at photos of rhinos in different lighting conditions, the particular image I was thinking of had intensely blue shadows. I didn't want that particular kind of lighting as I still wanted detailing in the head to be distinguishable, so he's blue skinned instead. Perhaps it confuses predators by breaking up his shape.

Other info: Fatty deposits atop the neck for food/water shortages. Has an obscenely long tongue as its primary mode of food consumption. Strange tusks are used to tear up the ground, trees, other behemoths, whatever it wants. Is twice the height of an african elephant, if it was standing in a forest it's legs could be mistaken for tree trunks.
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IceBlast360 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i just pissed my pants...
Kym27061 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
If you like making creatures, you should play Spore.

You have to pay for it, but trust me, its totally worth it :P
Danansilec Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
I love how you have this profound technical skill, which you use to great effect together with good design/concepts and with a sparkle of humor and trivia on top, my evening doesn't get any better than this, thank you. :)
KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I'm glad I could bring some enjoyment to your day~!
Bekkish Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg! I ish I was at at least a quarter as good as you!
My creatures would be so much better!
Toobworm Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the funny long legs, and the manatee-esque head. :D
ManaSparks Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Reminds me a bit of Salvador Dali.
VincentRinehart Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Those ridges on his back and the tusks are my favorite parts of this. I'm also in love with how subtle yet surprisingly bold the leg stripes are.
Lastrekia Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Mass Effect? Did you also disapprove of the end? :D

This is one very interesting creature. It must be a shock to be an ant, climb up a tree and realise is a huuuuge animal :D
KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It wasn't as good as it could have been, but I've made my peace with it. My shepherd lived at the end so I can just assume a happy ending was properly served. And that all of this happened- [link]
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