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Aqe'ena Kraken by Xebeckle-il-Ziluf Aqe'ena Kraken by Xebeckle-il-Ziluf
Back along time ago, I made a bestairy of my world. One random monster I remembered existed was the Kraken. For no particular reason, I decided to design it. A few weeks back, I actually thought of drawing it so I researched Krakens, and discovered so new information I never really knew. Most legends portray it as a monstrous squid, or even an octopus. However, some legends describe it as more crab or even whale like. Considering I pretend to be unique and original, I wanted to combine two concepts, the common idea of squid and the old tales of a large crab. I actually got really excited while designing him, like I usually do when I play God. I decided it would have a crabs hard shell and claws, but it could extend its arms with tentacles. It even has crab eyes that can pop out and its mouth is a beak/crab mouth combo. This image is merely a doodle I wanted to do a color study for, but I made it a full piece (the inking is kinda lame for that reason, but I really got into the coloring/shading of his skin).

I love creature concepts! Yay!
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Azes13 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, that is an awesome design. Nice...
Kairu-Hakubi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ten thousand points for the octo-crab!!!
RacieB Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006
My kraken looks so tame compared to other krakens... maybe I should give him, like.. rocket launchers.
Xebeckle-il-Ziluf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, I like how your Kraken looks. I remembered yours while drawing mine mainly because of the shell you gave it. Mine has a standard crab shell, but yours has the "hermit crab conch shell" look, which I thought was pretty cool (as well as nice colors). But, then again, rockets launchers would be pretty sweet.
GeneralStar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006
Awesome kraken. :thumbsup: Crustaceans of all kinds are relatively cool creatures in my opinion, and I really like the way you've hybridized two different takes on the kraken in this picture. Very creative!

The painting technique on this is rather lovely and very unique... looks like it must have taken a while to do.
Xebeckle-il-Ziluf Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I guess it shows that I always love to create something new/unique out of existing ideas. This piece did take me a few hours to fully color. All I wanted to do was just give it flat color to see how it look, but then I added spots, then stripes, and texture to the shell...and it somehow become a semi finished piece. But, no big deal, because I like screwing around while creating and practicing my "painting" skills.
GeneralStar Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2006
Hey, whatever works! ^.^
pokefan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006
A great design for a Kraken! It's very creative and unique.
Hellsravage Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006
i like it came out very nicely....

philby Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really cool design :D
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