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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."


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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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.""
Varpukonna Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student General Artist
masonday Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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!
MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
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

D-Stro Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesome monster! :clap:
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!
astralstoryteller Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
best kracken iv seen yet
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