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ROUND #134 VOTING
Topic: Colossus from Hell!!
Deadline for the voting: Sunday, 8 March 2009
Posting thread (closed): C.O.W. - #134: Colossus from Hell!
OK - before voting/posting read this!!!
1. Please give c&c or a reason why you voted for the image!
2. Feel free to comment on any or all entries, the artists will appreciate it!
3. No voting for your own entry!!! If a participants votes for his own entry, every member has the right to call him a stupid lame moron in this thread! And i will delete his/her vote anyway...
4. The poll is private. Your vote is confidential this time, but can be seen and changed by the mod. No self-votes.
(its a little experiment)
Last edited by Michael Jaecks; March 1st, 2009 at 03:30 PM.
Artist: Bralt Hannicart
Concept: Throne Colossus
A Throne Colossus rides his master through the Black Fog Planes.
Last edited by Bralt Hannicart; February 26th, 2009 at 06:21 AM. Reason: Altered the image some more...
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It comes when hell's master doesn't have another choice to fight against the good side. With each step the Hell-ephant kills all life within 0,5 miles around it. It eats bones and calcined flesh. It uses his tusks to kill angels and other flying good warriors.
Last edited by Pierropod; February 27th, 2009 at 08:34 PM.
Concept: Ghartharian Rox
No one could say there hadn’t been signs of warning.
Ever since the new skyscraper was raised the city had changed.
The vast increase in reports of missing persons should by itself have been
enough for the authorities to take action.
The Dagherion Tower – instantly nicknamed the Devil’s Building,
and later The Dark Cloister - had not only been the centre of many weird
events and extraordinary sounds, but had also literally emptied every block
surrounding it, causing shops to close and firms to look for office space
As usual though, the cases were sloppily investigated, and the forces put in
place to uphold order were too busy elsewhere. But then again, what could
they have done? After all, the last department with knowledge enough to
deal with the matter closed down in 1890. Necromancy and Demonology
simply did not exist in contemporary consciousness.
Not until right now.
They had managed to summon an Ancient One. A Ghartharian Rox, the most
massive of furies in the nine levels of Hell had arrived. Everyone beheld it
with utter presence. Fear was the name of the day. We all stood still and
stared at what was left of reality, and we all knew; there would be no
memories of this day.
Rejected from poll for reasons discussed in the WIP thread. Please flesh out your designs for COW.
Concept: Demon of O'frin
The Demon of O'frin,
protecting the gate to hell itself,
guarding its eggs of evil and destruction,
living in the lands of the underworld,
searching for the life of immortality.
this cold blodded beast is living on flying demons (gargoyles) and heat
from the mighty volcano O'frin, in the darkest parts of the underworld.
the eggs from the demon need the heat from lava to grow and live and is protected by the male demon of the volcano.
Last edited by Michael Jaecks; March 1st, 2009 at 11:01 AM.
Rejected from poll for reasons discussed in the WIP thread. Please spend more time on your entries for COW.
Artist: Enrique Antonio Esperanza
Concept: Nelson the Monster
Just a big dude from hell.
Last edited by Michael Jaecks; March 1st, 2009 at 11:03 AM.
Concept: Goyer's Giant
"When finally the source of the cacophony was located, our plight turned from miserable to catastrophic. We had located one of the 'colossi' the guides had been so anxious to avoid.
It stood on six muscular legs, easily 15 meters tall and nearly as wide. It was situated in one of the main caverns where the heat was not so suffocating. Four enormous, eyeless heads writhed purposefully at the end of tortured, misshapen necks, and blisters filled with some sort of greenish phosphor bulged sickly from most of its thin, vein-riddled flesh, with the odd one burst and dripping the viscous fluid onto the rocks, where it hissed and evaporated. Wriggling cilia coated the beast's undercarriage, radiating massive heat that we could feel even at the other side of the cave. Lithe, bony, rib-like protrusions on its sides appeared at first to be static, but as we watched one of its heads homed in on a small flock of the large bats we had encountered in the cave mouth (see pg. 57); to our amazement the concealed lower end of this 'rib' wrenched free and its barbed tip flashed outward with a speed we hadn't expected. A bat was speared and, shrieking horribly, stuffed into the multi-hinged jaw of the attendant head.
From a scientific standpoint I wanted to further observe the creature, but [our sole remaining guide] Orthos insisted we move on before the giant caught our scent. Remembering the uncanny speed of the bat's demise, I didn't argue."
-excerpted from page 127 of the expedition journal of naturalist Stanislaus Goyer; charred partial pages recovered in the Cueva del Milodón cave system in Chile after his exploration party disappeared, August 1906.
"You may have noticed my brain is no longer pristine." - Spider Jerusalem
known by the lesser fiends of hell as Satan's pitbulls, these infernal colossi romp about the planes in a perpetual state of frenzy, much like hyperactive murderous puppies. The sonic crack of their whiplike tentacles as they rip through hapless groups of the damned can be heard for hellmiles, and never fail to bring a smile to the crooked lips of their master
Last edited by grey; February 28th, 2009 at 10:05 AM.
Who you gonna believe, me or your lyin' eyes? - Chico Marx
Close to rejection. Perspective issues on the building and anatomy issues on the creature (beyond skirting the humanoid rule) . The overall composition is nice, but it needs more work.
Concept: Fire demon
One of the few survants of the mighty ruler of Hell has come to destroy the one weak leagacy of them who stand upon the dark ruler. Hes mission is simple. Search and destroy them who prey and preach for the weaker God. Everything that opposes to it or even dears to stand in its way shall face that same destiny.
Last edited by Michael Jaecks; March 1st, 2009 at 11:06 AM.
One's humble Sketchbook
Mad from lava and rock is come from hell slowly emerge to the surface greating the volcanos and a path of destruction!! Some ppl say is cute some ppl dies trying to hug him...
Artist: John Bridges
The Wyrmcrow, last of it's murder, is roused from its infernal slumber. Hell minions prepare to release it's Tartaran iron-forged chains, loosing the colossal beast to flap and slither from the blackend landscapes of the Pit to the Realm Above.
Concept: The Colossal Strider
Feeding on the Essence of the Void, the Colossal Strider roams the eternal plains of Hell.
If it is worth doing, it is worth doing well.
Concept: The Sin Eater
"They came just before the Apocalypse, these creatures first appeared in droves of a dozen or so, most of them no larger than a man. But after gorging upon their victims, these monsters grew in size and their shapes changed. Each more grotesque than the other. The survivors have called it the Sin-Eaters. It is not known for whatever purpose they have been sent from our Gods here on our world but they have been efficiently killing every man, woman and child that it deems not worthy of saving. Now they have dominated civilization as it is, only picking up what's left of their wake...I'm afraid I shall write no more and it's far too late to repent..."
Last edited by dwinbotp; February 28th, 2009 at 07:46 PM.
A Chellken is a giant hellbent chicken that roams around looking for stuff to do. Even though they're gigantic, they are very agile and can outrun almost every creature in hell. It's prey is mainly small creatures and little devils. Even when it's not particularly hungry, the Chellkens will find some prey and just peck around at it just for fun. They're known for being mischevious and crafty.
Artist: Michael Morisse
Concept: The Greater Striped Hell Grazer
These Gentile lumbering eyeless, and brainless (literally) creatures, traverse the plains of hell using their fringed tongues to lap up human souls like so many leaves of grass.
The souls are then passed through a hundred miles of tight winding intestines.
This generates a lot of white-hot panic and fear energy from the souls that the Hell Grazer lives on.
The souls are not destroyed but unceremoniously ejected at the other end, to be consumed again in the future.
Rumor has it that Satan created them from a box of Laughing Cow Cheese.
Mr. Charles Darwin serving time here for his blasphemous theory of evolution, keeps telling everyone that they “evolved” from a heard of Swiss heifers, that fell through a crack in the Alps ( that guy is so never getting out of here ).
Concept : Portal roamers
Guardians of the portals to hell created by ancients magis
Close to rejection. Please spend more time on rendering, detail and finish for your COW entries.
Concept: Tyranta Shrike
The Tyranta Shrike is a greater tormenter of the seventh ring of hell. This gargantuan beast produces a fog that brings despair to all souls in this region, on its back are spines that carry impaled souls; doomed to suffer an eternity of unbearable pain driving them insane, only to deepen the suffering by writhing on the barbs.
Last edited by Michael Jaecks; March 1st, 2009 at 11:07 AM.
No, you're not going to Hell. Hell is not somewhere you can travel to. When you die, you are not plucked from the cozy darkness of your grave and thrown into a fiery pit to suffer your well-deserved eternal punishment. Hell is right here, right now. Haven't you noticed?
All right, I forgive you. You have been busy following the road along with the rest of the cattle, looking forward to that deserved vacation, that promotion, that new whatever you cattle aspire to have or to be. Look up, then. open those thin meat curtains covering your blood-shot eyes. See the Leviathan. Are you going to say you have never noticed him before? he has been there all along, grazing over your head, feeding off your drone soul, digesting your misery, excreting the foul mass which will consolidate our dominion over this Earth. What's that? your neck hurts? you have never looked up all your life, that is why.
What? you are scared? You can go now. I know you have deadlines. Look ahead, and don't worry about things that don't concern you. We'll take care of everything. Just make sure you do your part. Keep the Colossus well-fed and happy and he won't bother you. The wheels are spinning at full speed. Everything will be all right, right here and now. In Paradise.
Artist: Wacky Wackowski
Concept: False Idols
The False Idols roam in the empty dreamscapes between Heaven and Hell where the souls of the dead start their journey. These gigantic beasts are covered with mouths. Coming forth deep from within these mouths are a cacophony of voices, from the slightest of whispers to the most deafening of screams, all preaching the sermons of Satan. The sermons are a subtle weaving of lies that appeal to our greatest conceits, manifest our darkest fears, and confirm our deepest despairs. The force of the voices shatters the shields of faith of all but the most devout. Once the spiritual defenses are stripped away, the souls follow the beasts willingly on the path of Damnation. Above, the Eyes of God watch closely, making note of the results of His experiments in free will.
Artist: Matthew Allen
Concept: Hell Maggot - Queen
500 tons of decaying flesh shivering across the landscape. Its stench nauseating any who come within miles of it. Leaving a trench of puss and despair behind it.
Plus its gots a bunch of eyes and a gross tongue!!!!
Artist: Peanut Brittle
Myself and the other acolytes waited at what he had deemed a safe distance. As we watched him stride towards it we couldn't help but think that the old man was an ill matched opponent for this....Gehennoth as he had called it. The beast sat, its arms resting on two great obsidian pillars, he assured us that for the moment it was dormant even though the simulacrum embedded in its chest continue to jerk and twist. "Merely a trick to ward off attacks while it sleeps". He claimed it was a scavenger, that it fed on refuse and the leavings of its greater kin, by the gods may I never face one of them. He now seemed less than twenty paces from it and still there was no reaction. The beast aside from the wretched thing on its chest seemed so docile now we half expected him to dismiss it with a wave of his hand. He raised his staff, the simulacrum jerked back as if in surprise. The motion was almost comical for something so large......and then the world as we could see it was lit ablaze.
Last edited by Peanut Brittle; February 28th, 2009 at 05:01 PM.
Close to rejection. I'm not sure how well it fits the topic. After reading your description I understand why you picked white. I like quirky entries as much as the next guy, but this one is missing a bit. Please focus more on design, anatomy and working from reference.
Concept: colossus from hell
Hi, it's a colossus from hell. Eats souls and angels and stuff and fears none but the colossus from heaven.
Last edited by Michael Jaecks; March 1st, 2009 at 11:09 AM.
Concept: Felbull Colossus
Felbull colossus enraging on the land of the living, its apocaliptic path will burn to ashes everything...until he goes back to the hell where it comes from
The Leviathan, a creature from the acherusian sea, rises from the deepest abyss to feed on the souls of the damned, who where tossed into the boiling waves. It grabs them with it's tentacles to pull them down into the darkness below to drown them. It plays with them for a while and let them swim back to the surface in the false hope of rescue, only to drag them down again. When it gets bored with them, it mauls them with it's teeth and eats them.
Rejected from poll for reasons discussed in the WIP thread. Keep working hard in your sketchbook and improve your skills.
Artist: Homeless Horde
Concept: Soul Hoarder
This behemoth of a hell spawn roams the land in search of humans to feed on their souls. Using its tentacles, the Soul Hoarder is able to grab its victims and proceed to eat them. Once inside its body, the helpless person travels to creatures sac, where the soul is extracted from the body.
Last edited by Michael Jaecks; March 1st, 2009 at 11:10 AM.
Concept: Gall ra'mon (Translated: The virgins' Wrath Demon, or The bane of Men)
The oldest manuscripts state that only the most powerful of warlocks, Wizard Damon Lessuikt Kolltruegk has ever been able to summon the Gall ra'mon. It is said that it took Kolltruegk 18 days of reciting incantations, mantras and fasting before the beast could even begin to shrug off the fetishes and blessed instruments of bondage that held it under the sacred ground of Bayloron. Powered by a demon possessed virgin female who's soul has been dammed for eternity, the Gall ra'mon is a Colossus juggernaut from hell, releasing fury on all in its' path. Making both earth and sky open in flames with its' very footsteps it again stride amongst our lands after all these thousands of years. Who will stop it?
Rejected from Poll. Anatomy and design issues. Both 'hands' off the page. You should try to draw them. Look at reference, draw from life, and come back to COW to show us your progress...
Concept: Bowels of Hell
Since Hell was formed and the sinners of the world have been sent there, many titans have been growing. Over time, through feeding on evil souls, these creatures have gained an immense size. With a crown of teeth and the seven faces of sin, they shall roam the Earth in its final hours of apocalypse, again devouring the souls of the sinful.
Last edited by Michael Jaecks; March 1st, 2009 at 10:54 AM.