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Chimera by darksilvania Chimera by darksilvania
"The Chimera was a monstrous fire-breathing female creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, composed of the parts of multiple animals: upon the body of a lioness with a tail that ended in a snake's head, the head of a goat arose on her back at the center of her spine. The Chimera was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and a sibling of such monsters as Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra.

Homer's brief description in the Iliad is the earliest surviving literary reference: 'a thing of immortal make, not human, lion-fronted and snake behind, a goat in the middle, and snorting out the breath of the terrible flame of bright fire'

The Chimera finally was defeated by Bellerophon, with the help of Pegasus, at the command of King Iobates of Lycia. Since Pegasus could fly, Bellerophon shot the Chimera from the air, safe from her heads and breath. A scholiast to Homer adds that he finished her off by equipping his spear with a lump of lead that melted when exposed to the Chimera's fiery breath and consequently killed her, an image drawn from metalworking."
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Well, so here you have my rendition of a chimera

This version is supposed to be a male one, and despite how the myth describes it, I gave it a third/fourth head of a dragon, and those 3 heads are in a row, rather than one in the back as the myth says

Also, I used those colors cause they remainded me of ancient greek art, like vases and plates.

Well, hope you like it
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:icondeaddweller:
DeadDweller Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's awesome!
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sonicwe23 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
cool
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:iconmasonday:
masonday Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
COOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icongaminghunter:
GamingHunter Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN NATURE YOU SCARY!!! Btw awesome design of horns.
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DRAGONSAURUS359 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like it very much. The Chimera is one of my most favorite monsters ever.
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:iconfuturecreateor:
FutureCreateor Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Greek mithology never made Chimera this badass. Great work.
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:iconpyrus-leonidas:
Pyrus-Leonidas Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
oh yeah! now that's what I call a Chimera!
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:iconlarleo:
larleo Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
i really love it but there isn't supposed to be a dragon head and the lion head is supposed to be in front of the goat head but still really awsome and badass
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:iconsephironx:
SephironX Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
hi i'm making a trading card game and i was wondering if i could use this drawing for a card i will give credit where it is deserved and plus its a easy way to spread your art plus you can still use them for your project the card game is called Paragon Galaxy the concept is a galaxy built where all these worlds exist for the perfect galaxy . The galaxy will grow and grow until this perfection is formed
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:iconamrasfelagund:
AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
So many awesome creatures you designed!
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:icontheshadowhunter22:
theshadowhunter22 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and I thought my chimera work was good... this is much better :O
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:iconjorderhuh:
jorderhuh Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOWAH DIS IS CRAZYYYY!~
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:iconhakkyou-no-yami:
Hakkyou-no-Yami Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
that is one badass looking Chimera it looks awesome.
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:iconjohnthedragon7445:
johnthedragon7445 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
The Chimera was always one of my favorite mythologoical creatures, apart from the Dragon and the wildly varied Troll/Goblin/Orc
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:iconquadier:
Quadier Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Coooooollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
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:iconkyurem148:
Kyurem148 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
This would be a great Pokemon but in the rated M version. Anyway I like
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:iconking-zane-ken:
King-Zane-Ken Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Pretty Epic! Reminds me of Cerberus of greek mythology.
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:iconjeffreymonye:
JeffreyMonye Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
too beast for its own good....
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:icongeogreylord:
geogreylord Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Nice silver mane
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:iconm60rpd:
M60RPD Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Never fail to impress me man. :thumbsup:
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:iconredxiii-nanaki:
REDXIII-Nanaki Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Wow :wow:
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:icontheundecidedartist:
TheUndecidedArtist Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
This looks so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmasonday:
masonday Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconcartoonwolfy:
CartoonWolfy Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
AMAZING!!!!
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:iconpichongato:
pichongato Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
very good =O
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:icondyingman75:
DyingMan75 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
So massive!I like it!
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:iconwafflejuggler:
Wafflejuggler Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
This is one of the most amazing renderings of the Chimera I have ever seen. I applaud you, good sir.
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:iconmbtherealest:
MBtherealest Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i usually don't like chimera with three heads but it looks great
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:iconseishin-o-honoo:
seishin-o-honoo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
groovy
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:iconptitejoliskra:
ptitejoliskra Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
ohhh ouaw!!! absolutely ouaw amazing!!!
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:iconrizegreymon22:
rizegreymon22 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
amigooo...¡¡!ES ASOMBROSO,INCREIBLE!¡¡!ERES UN GENIO DIBUJANDO ESTAS COSSSAS!¡PERO EL COLOREADO ESMEJOR!

POR FAVOR DIME.....¡¿QUE MATERIAL UTILIZAS PARA COLOREAR!?¡DILO Y HARE CUALQUIER COSSSAAAAAA(SOLLOZO FUERTE)!

POOR FAVOOOOR....
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:iconkalaharimeerkatfan:
KalahariMeerkatfan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Whoa, this is one chimera you wouldn't want to provoke or even be in the presence off, I sure wouldn't.
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:iconpixelmagus:
PixelMagus Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool design. I love your texturing in the horns and feet.
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:iconjakeukalane:
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of your best :D
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:iconjustinmanas:
justinmanas Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have been watching you for a long time. I really like your concepts but you need to learn to
digital paint photoshop. Your line work is ok but your coloring style needs a lot of work. I think you
have a lot of potential. I think you could work for an illustration company if you learn
to paint digitally.
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Ydriss Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy cow. This. Is. AMAZING! I cannot describe how I feel about it.. Just looking at it.. I am lost for words. Seriously, your rendition of the chimera is the best I have seen so far! It looks so fierce, and the way you coloured it in.. Incredible. The fact that you left out the creature's pupils adds even further to its ferocious image. You must have spent quite a long time on this piece!

I love it! :love:
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:iconmasonday:
masonday Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Look what I made!
Chimera
Harpy
Jaguar and his army
Gollum
Sea monster
Nemean lion and Cretan bull
Druddigon
Charizard
Mightyena
Charizard vs viperwolves
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masonday Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmasonday:
masonday Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconarganthiel:
arganthiel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Me encantan los dibujos que haces de bestias y demonios... yo quisiera dibujar así.
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:iconjaa93:
jaa93 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome...
you bring a chimera's concept to a higher heights by adding dragon in their head sets....
hahaha...
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SimonBertPlz Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Actually: Lion, Goat, Dragon, with a snake tail, is how it's normally portrayed. Some portray it with an eagle's head instead of a goats. Some even remove the Dragon and Goat heads and just keep the Lion and Snake heads.
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:iconjaa93:
jaa93 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oo..kk...
thnx 4 da info...
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:iconsimonbertplz:
SimonBertPlz Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
This is really awesome!

I know this isn't what you want to hear, but I think it would look even cooler if it was more muscular.
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:iconshadowcat-kato:
shadowcat-kato Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Very nice man!!
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:icontroni-0:
Troni-0 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist
this is amazing...like always ^^
could youmake a tutorial or something...because I would love to know how you proceeds
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:icondemonfoxgirl1324:
demonfoxgirl1324 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
freaking awesome
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:iconterrible-dark-blade:
Terrible-Dark-Blade Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Chingonśsima
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bord2heck Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The dragon head looks really good,i just feel like it crams it up a bit too much. I think its just cause I love greek mythology so much that I dont like it, though, and it looks very good over all.
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Deus-Suetonius Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I, love, this. so much more that you could ever know.
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