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--- Deep Glow --- by Drerika --- Deep Glow --- by Drerika
The sunshine rows strikes under the water. Shimering lights from the surface of water tries to hide the almighty monstrous being. It slowly dives deeper. Some places of his body glows yellow, warning the rest of underwater life to stay away and beware. Only the bubbles may be near. Six legs easily oars. Creepy outgrowths, long forked tongue, rough skin. Dark glimpses and shadows from the bottom of the creature's body and limbs falls down. Suddenly the yellow glowing eyes stares at you. Three pupils, each seeing diffrent (warmth, colors, light), sort of creeps into your soul. Then creature slowly shows it's mouth full of shark-like teeth...


I can't say how much i wanted to draw my Gierontos drerika.deviantart.com/art/Ref… like this. Ideas been bugging me almost for the rest of the time after I created him.
I just love all the effects in the water: shimerring lights, dark shadows, bubbles, colors, sounds.... Here i wanted to capture that moment when it is both beautifull and creepy, like in our dreams/nightmares.
What i tried new is the perspective of this creature's complicated head and light effects (shadows and sunshine rays from the surface of water).

Its entry for:
Monstartists Contest "Nightmares/Dreams" theme :la:
TheDragonArtists Contest "The Aquatic Sea Dragon"
Commission-network Contest "Never Tried, Never Ventured" commission-network.deviantart.…
I-Heart-Colors Contest "Water" i-heart-colors.deviantart.com/…
CosmicRoots 10,000 pageview competition in inpiration theme. I was inspired by jaggudada.deviantart.com/art/F… The lights just amazed me <3

Tools: A3 format paper, watercolours, color pencils, white gouache.

ART, Gierontos (C) :icondrerika:, 2014
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Commissions open! drerika.deviantart.com/journal…
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drosera-sundews Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that is an amazing creature. 
The extra paws and the glowy hands look awesome, so does the head. The design seems a bit alien to me, then again, so do most deep sea creatures. 
The tail looks really cool to, the potrusions mimicing the ones on his head. Mimicry maybe? I know some gecko's do it. 
I wonder if this guy need it though, who would attack that! :D 
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:icondrerika:
Drerika Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No, he doesnt do mimicry thing XD
juts that this is his design, and yes it reminds me of alien...
and thank you :3
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BloodTalonHero Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
This is really amazing. Nice to see I'm not the only one who thought of a dragon for our Never Tried contest. :D Good luck.
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:icondrerika:
Drerika Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hehe XD
Its not new for me, since i draw any kind of fantasy creatures. This one is more like a hybrid, not dragon XD

Anyway, thank you, and good luck to you as well ;)
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:iconbloodtalonhero:
BloodTalonHero Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Thanks. :)
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THEKIDWITHAKNIFE Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student General Artist
badass!
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:icondrerika:
Drerika Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
TY :D
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Ricchin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, this is amazing work! One of your best definitely ! SO many details and effects... It sure took a few hours..
The rays of light in the water are the best :3
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:icondrerika:
Drerika Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
yeah, few hours, and it was really worth!
im not sure what i like the most about this, cuz maybe i could have done better, but at the time my skills are...bit too small to come up with all my glory ideas...you know that thing when you're unnable to make your ideas just the way you imagine....
nah, this still turned out great XD
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:iconricchin:
Ricchin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I know... And It's all good and proper when you strive to do better each time :) I think it defines a real artist. Always do something to the best of abillities but always wanting moar :3
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:icondrerika:
Drerika Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
its a bad habbit, cuz you eat yourself "why i didnt make it better?! its shit everywhere ;A;!"
with each drawing theres always soemthing new to learn ;3!
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Ricchin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And that's a good attitude :)
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klydekiss Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Your creatures  are still as stunning as I remember
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:icondrerika:
Drerika Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks x3
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DarkDerps Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Whoa O - O
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Drerika Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:)
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BananaIguana101 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God he is a scary dragon, but he's so cool!
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Drerika Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
well hes more like hybrid than dragon XD
Thanks :3
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BananaIguana101 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh your welcome!
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Akyura44 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Really cool piece! :wow:
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Drerika Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :3
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