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Kraken by darksilvania Kraken by darksilvania
"Kraken are legendary sea monsters of giant proportions said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Iceland.
According to stories this huge, many armed, creature looked like an island when motionless and could reach as high as the top of a sailing ship's main mast with its arms deployed.
When the Kraken attacked a ship, it wrapped its arms around the hull and capsize it. The crew would drown or be eaten by the monster. Kraken were mostly noticed in the seas of Scandinavia. Fishermen said that huge amounts of fishs gravitate around Kraken and the boat that succeeds to fish around the monster without awaking it will take more than possible to carry aboard."

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Back to my bestiary my friends, and here is my versión of the well known KRAKEN.

We all know the kraken to be a giant squid-like sea monster, but after some reading, I come across some despictions of the monster as some kind of lobster or even a whale, so...I mixed it all

My Kraken is more of a Crustacean than a cephalopod, with a hard exoskeleton, giant pincers and bony legs, but, where does the squid part comes, and then, I made the head. Just imagine it, we all have heard that the kraken is a giant squid, but in my kraken, it is just the head. his whole head is shaped like a single squid of giant proporttions, and since the monster is so big, it only needs to get his head out of water to feed, monstly of ships and whales, and when the people see it, they think its a giant squid, but they hasnt even seen the rest of the body.

This thing would spent most of its time crawling on the seafloor, using his little feet to move, that why its so hard to find, and when he needs to warm its body, it swims to the surfaces and lets his back get some sun, thats when people mistake his rocky-like back with an island.

Well, hope you like it and see ya soon
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:iconsmiley-mc-death:
Smiley-mc-death Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Space kraken anyone?
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:iconcortex00:
Cortex00 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
This is just... Amazing and Awesome at one time ? :D
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:iconaonon:
Aonon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
""You have changed nothing, human. Your species now has the attention of those infinitely your greater. Our numbers will darken the skies over every world.""
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:icondragonjek:
Dragonjek Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
"Kraken?  A label created by the humans to give voice to their destruction.  In the end, what they chose to call us is irrelevant. We simply... are. "
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:iconvarpukonna:
Varpukonna Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student General Artist
RELEASE THE CRAKEN!!! :DD
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:iconmasonday:
masonday Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
COOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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:iconhardcorecrocomire:
HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
BAD.....ASS
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:iconamrasfelagund:
AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I do notice something rather cephalopod about its mouth, though. Still a pretty sweet design of the kraken!
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:iconmonsterkingofkarmen:
MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
GJ
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:iconjakeukalane:
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hola! Me encanta tu versión de los Kraken :D Lo agrego a mi grupo :iconcthulhu-and-illithid: #Cthulhu-and-Illithid que va sobre cefalópodos de todo tipo :D

saludos!!
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:icond-stro:
D-Stro Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesome monster! :clap:
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:iconblackandwhite789:
blackandwhite789 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
The only criticism i have for your work is sometimes it's a little busy. This one, for example, is fantastic, but it seems a little overly ornate. Otherwise it's amazing!
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:iconastralstoryteller:
astralstoryteller Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
best kracken iv seen yet
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:iconwolvournine:
wolvournine Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Haha Leviathan is more powerfull
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:iconeclipseobsidian:
EclipseObsidian Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
ah Leviathan is most Powerful in the sea
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:iconwolvournine:
wolvournine Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Haha Leviathan is more powerfull
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:iconbelzark-knight:
Belzark-Knight Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woow nice!!!
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:iconministryoflionfish:
MinistryOfLionfish Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Release the Kraken!




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I cut you with a knife.Then I drink you blood with a silly straw.
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:iconwynterhawke07:
Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cthulhu: Wassup, bro?

Kraken: Yo dawg. Sank some ships, ate some sailors.

Cthulhu: I took a nap at R'lyeh and drove some cultists insane.

Kraken: Fo shizzle.
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:icontoxicwyvern:
ToxicWyvern Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've never seen a crustacean based Kraken before. Nice interpretation of the creature.
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:iconchimera-myth21:
Chimera-Myth21 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is something that will keep you too afraid to go back into the water.
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:iconintellectual-soldier:
Intellectual-Soldier Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't know what to say... I just don't know what to say
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:iconbreakmind:
Breakmind Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
It's so fucking cool!!!
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:iconnekrosith:
nekrosith Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tsss... perrisimo... :)
A ver si algún dia te animas con Escila/Scylla/Skylla [link]
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:iconleafyheart:
LeafyHeart Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work!
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:iconscorpenomorph:
scorpenomorph Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
quel créature, franchement, ça resemble plus à un crabe ou une seiche qu'à un kraken... si tu veut de bonnes sources tu n'a qu'a me le demander. malgré tout, c'est du beau travail
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:iconmickymiko:
mickymiko Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student Photographer
ugg its so awsome pls make more :D
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:iconquicksand5:
QuickSand5 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
is this ment to be a digimon or pokemon, because it looks like digimon, excellent drawing tho!!!
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:iconseishin-o-honoo:
seishin-o-honoo Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
this is amazing! i love the logic behind the design, great piece
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:iconmizukatsu:
MizuKatsu Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
... omg q excelente trabajo *u*/!!!!
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:icondarksilvania:
darksilvania Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
yay, gracias
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:iconminamonto:
Minamonto Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome man like always
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:iconmudballman912:
mudballman912 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Wicked mate I love it
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:iconshadowofnightmares27:
shadowofnightmares27 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Damn this thing looks beast! Your art keeps getting better and better every time i see it! well done!
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:iconsamuraijack5:
Samuraijack5 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
REAPER! I joke, looks very cool. Awesome art dude.
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:iconcoyotepack:
coyotepack Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Seeing this make me really hope you'll do Kurangaituku some day.
Kurangaituku is a Mythical Half bird, half woman monster of Maori legend.
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:iconsoyom:
Soyom Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Very esthetic. I must say I'm impressed.
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:iconmasonday:
masonday Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconaurashaman:
AuraShaman Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's no kraken! That's amonster you would see in an Ultraman movie/final episode!
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FakeMakeT Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the outlining on this one, instant fave! ^^
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:iconcuorenero93:
Cuorenero93 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
So let me get this straight.
You find three different versions of a sea monster and what do you do? You mix them all together into one giant sea abomination that would give Davey Jones nightmares?
You're awesome.
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Owahaisa Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
man, when i think the next picture is the best one and he can´t make it better , comes another one
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:icondandrade:
Dandrade Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Holy shit Dark
THIS
LOOKS
FUCKING
AWESOME
SDHGAGHKASHKAS
*A*!!!!
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:icondarksilvania:
darksilvania Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
GRACIAS DANY!!!
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:icongorrilagamer:
GorrilaGamer Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
why dont you have a go of the leviathan and bunyip
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:iconbowmunk-taterazay:
BowMunk-Taterazay Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WArning: AWESOMENMESS OVERLOAD :))))
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:icondyingemberz:
DyingEmberz Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa... lol
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:icongensanity:
gensanity Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome creature!
Good work
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:iconweredrago2:
weredrago2 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
This is insanely awesome.
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:iconpichongato:
pichongato Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
is awesome !!
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