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Islandback by rpowell77 Islandback by rpowell77
'Have you ever heard the stories of a mysterious island? One they call the 'Vanishing Island of the Great Crocodile'. Strange name, yes. It's location is unkown because once found it disappears before the party returns. Many rumours run about for the reasoning; perhaps it is cursed, haunted by the souls of pirates, or even if it is just a mirage, an illusion brought to sailors who have too long stayed out at sea, some say that the island isn't an island at all but infact a giant creature, one that moves through the water, slowly breaking through the sea's waves. A creature that dives under the surface to disappear into the depth to reemerge someplace else. Of course such shenanigans are preposterously false. But look! On the horizon! Is it that mysterious isle they tell stories of? It is, and we shall investigate! As our ship creeps closer we feel an eerie presence, a feeling as if we are being gazed upon by some hidden entity. Is it true? the island really haunted?'
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chieww Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Cool pic!
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So much character here! That critter (I know how freaking huge it is but it's still cure on a picture :aww:) has... fish feeding on its waste? :omfg: Really? :rofl:
Wow dude! =D
Icestar0012 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student General Artist
isnt there something like this in Avatar the Last airbender? o.0 love ur art....
Hashtag-Underscore Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
The lion turtle?
hotwaxonlobsters Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
What does it eat? It's eying those whales...
Aeyolscaer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:) When I saw the thumbnail I thought that this one has two heads and both of them try to swim into different directions. :D

Nice one.
shelbers91 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
I love your work, and well this might be complicated, and i might just be over thinking this, but I know this creature would have to be a slow mover kinetically, but what would this creatures diet consist of? :)
rpowell77 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011   Digital Artist
thnx, and to answer your question, whatever doesn't get out of it's way...also due to it's size and slow moving nature there is a possiblily that many creatures would just mistake it for an island, or it could feed on plankton and krill, it's not something I really thought about, it's more of a fantasy creature so maybe it won't eat anything and just lives forever, basically it's up to your interpretation...
shelbers91 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Lol oh ok sorry it just popped into my curiosity ^^ thanks :)
rpowell77 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011   Digital Artist
don't be sorry let your mind wander ;)
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