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Dungeon Cleaner by nJoo Dungeon Cleaner by nJoo
Here's an entry I did for Conceptart's Creature of the Week activity - the topic is Dungeon Cleaner

Ya might need to read the background story to understand it hehee~

Background story

Long ago, fierce and brave dragon hunters and adventurers explored into the depth of dungeons, seeking for treasures and slaying anything in its path. Even the strongest of monsters were eventually slain.. Demons and Dragons... The most famous of all dragons were of course the fire dragon, not many lived to tell the tale. Even less knew how the dragon created flame, it was not just magical, it was not from their stomach, fire dragons has a special heat gland at their throat which allows them to melt down and digest anything that is consumed.

As monsters faces the risk of extinction, the fought for survival naturally strengthened. With food being scarce, creature such as this one found its new home. Attaching and slowly merging itself to the slain young fire dragon's head, it uses it's acidic tentacles to sweep and gather anything consumable, transforming the heat glands into its digestive system, it is capable of digesting almost anything.. The creature itelf is not aggressive, for its sole purpose is to survive, most of the time it hides in the shadows, coming out only when it knows everything is safe. Because of its manipulative body of the dragon's head, no creatures dare wander near its path. No one has seen this creature, but mysteries spread of why dungeons are kept so clean, not many signs of the remains of the hundreds and thousands of slain monsters and adventurers. As the mystery spreads, people then joked about it and the name "Dungeon Cleaner" was created of this legendary creature that kept the dungeon clean...

Although....after digesting a meal, it does release acidic gas into the air...but then again, it's only a Dungeon Cleaner, not an air purifier...
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Siolan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
erck :XX!
Nice picture , I could'nt have understood the description without it
fearanger Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
I know what this thing's cleaned, my stomach. *throws up* Awesome work though, looks badass! I also like the idea of it, I'm kinda glad it's a shy monster since most people would take the opportunity to make monsters like this aggressive and bloodthirsty.
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Team-Friction Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
I love how it's like one of those old pool cleaner devices that you have running on the bottom of the pool when it's not being used.
svartbetong Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
hahahahh love the idea explains the loot ya Always get hahaha
odcinki Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Writer
This is a perfect DD material.
We have dungeons, swords and tentacles. What else do you need?
DavidCroth Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
sweet man.
TrueKnight25 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Is it weird if I kinda wanna hug it? <:3c
TeaDubs Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I like it :O
ICONcreations Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist
tobi1480 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TheAlmightyPillock Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student General Artist
love the concept for this, would be a cool thing to have in a bestery book as it explains why as you say, there are never that many bodies liying around :)
13kingdomhearts Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Keta-Minou Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
babbletrish Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Great concept! Love the idea of a Hermit Squid using a dragon head as it's "house".
MrWeems Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
i want this to be real.
Ikimono1 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
love the anatomy.
ViperagonZero Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, great artwork
Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
I think it's best to not try to sneak up on it from behind... A lungful of acidic gas doesn't sound very health-improving.

And in the front, obviously, it could grapple an attacker with its acid-drenched tentacles, and get a fresh snack, for a change. :P

Cool design. :)


You're gonna be watched :B
Arborix Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... :wow:
Terra-KH2 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
i tell ya alot of ur pics look like they could and should be in "monster hunter".
OctoFlash Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
great work! did you get some inspiration from the "monster hunter" games?
spacecoboy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
very good
melkor323 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Student General Artist
Great idea!!!!
blueminstral Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That's genius.
Halfshavenbananas Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
I remember this from CA - a legendary entry.

- fav
Nubry Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
How long would a piece like this take you?
nJoo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hmm i forgot.... anywhere from 4-10 hrs i think hehe cuz the concept took some time too ;)
Nubry Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Oh k thanks, its just I want to start doing the type of works you do though I think it will take me longer than 4-10 hrs.
oak-ashes Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
wow, this is so inventive. I really really like it. Amazing.
White-Light-Filter Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
great picture, and cool idea... nice bit of in depth thought.
flamedance58 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
"not an air purifier" :D

Great idea you have here, and the fact it merged with the dragon's head is really freaky.

Though another name might be Dungeon Janitor :)
dabean Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
awesome AWESOME concept! the execution is amazing as well!
brentos8 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think my apartment could use one of those;)


"Accept yourself as a pimple and have a lively sense of humor about it."- Maestra
LoopyWolf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
khym-chanur Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Reminds me of the hermit crab.
ridley100 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's an interesting concept...a slug-like creature hiding inside a dragon's skull.
kyphoscoliosis Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
It's a hermit squid! I love the story :3 It's cute in its own slimy, squishy way XD
krissthebliss Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007   Digital Artist
great art and funny backstory!
Ilikemypics Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
why's there a sword sticking out of it??
duss005 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
badASS my friend.
Aulbath Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
The concept is just totally effing awesome, I am gonna tell my DM that I wanna find one of those things!
Crazon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
once again awesome work XD
2XVISION Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
Now this is the most interesting and well thought out monster I've seen on DA. I love it. I kept finding details on the head as I looked more closely. And the vertebrae dangling out of the

ryuspearhead Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Nice job :)
think it will clean my room lol

is this for a magazine or something cause I'd love to see it's stats so If you have info on where it is so I can pick up a copy
Creative-Games Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Stange? No one has seen it, still there is no mythology around it just pure facts? How can that be? And you see it prefectly clear from where I´m sitting! Point is, it doesn´t seem too mystic to me, it´s too obvious
stevom8311 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
this is probably my favorite drawing of yours dude I have to say
your work is very insparatonal
keep it up
tsad Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
nasty! cool!!! i didn't know what it was til i read that it's a dragon's head.. gave me d creeps! :D
Platinus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very interesting
sabekuji-kaneda Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The concept behind it is pretty nice. Great job x_x
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