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Katharius - Celestial Beholder by nJoo Katharius - Celestial Beholder by nJoo
This is god's vessel that descends along with angels to purify the world of evil. The center of the creature contains the "eye of god" and the small tentacles above act as the detector or evil energy sensor. The long tentacles then drains the evil energy towards the eye of god for purification. The whole vessel radiates with godly aura that not only protects the rather weak body structure of the vessel, but it can also cloak the creature and conceal it from the human eyes. When the sky glows with beautiful colors, perhaps it's not the arctic lights, and the sparkles shimmer in the sky might not actually be stars.

It's like the war tank of the gods that aid the angels in the endless war between good and evil.
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:iconsapharrow6913:
Sapharrow6913 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
That's a BIG Metroid
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:iconnike500:
nike500 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
i have no word...
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:iconthunderyeti:
ThunderYeti Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
very inspiring subtle frequency sub-dimensional soft manner of approach
good medicine!
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:iconjessesbv:
jessesbv Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
One word: Metroid.
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
that's what i thought too...
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:iconbluejeanne:
Bluejeanne Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing concept. Stunning imagery. All in all beautiful work. Well done! :]
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AJPart Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
I remember hearing that the original greyhawk idea of beholder was of a peaceful, isolated group of floating creatures deep in a mountain. They weren't the evil tyrants they eventually became in D&D lore.
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dunklesa Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful
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Hakumei-Ame Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! ! ! if i saw that thing in real life i'd probably cry i'm not sure if it would be in fear or utter amazement though,

either way this is really awesome Bro.
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:iconcarlosaandres:
carlosaandres Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It remembers me Metroid, that creature of the game. Both are great, the game and this artwork.
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:iconfeathertho:
Feathertho Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
So pretty ;w;
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:iconlord-mandible:
Lord-Mandible Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh shit! Ulyaoth?!
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:iconmiafaye:
miafaye Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
wow! the colors are great. the stars are one of my favorite things
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:icontuicat:
TuiCat Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student
This is so beautiful! I love the way you've done the light :O And the little back story is awesome
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:iconella-artiss:
ella-artiss Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
BEAUTIFUL!!!
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:iconrandomeye713:
randomeye713 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
I would be so happy to see that thing in real life
:+fav:
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:iconphyrexianrevoker:
phyrexianrevoker Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jellyfish god for the win!
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:iconknightofspades:
KnightofSpades Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
This is an fantastic concept! Great work! Very nice colours.
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:iconcarloshurtadosoriano:
Fantastic art!!!
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:icondaidarabotchi:
Daidarabotchi Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If I had to sum up your picture in three words - PRETTY DAMN AWESOME. Those words again, for anyone that didn't understand - PRETTY. DAMN. AWESOME. Keep it up!
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:iconpierreangy:
pierreangy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
lights and sky are awesome, keep going !
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:icondahaka6:
dahaka6 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
I love it! Just beautiful
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:iconplumwinebunny:
Plumwinebunny Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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AesirMaster Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks similar to Kira - Great Glass Spinner from Magic the Gathering's Kamigawa block. If a spell "cast" by a player target's a creature, the creature is shielded by Kira's ability once a turn
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:icondarrenrawlings:
darrenrawlings Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow. That's gorgeous!!
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:icondsivis:
dsivis Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Apparently sanctified beholderkin cause the unworthy to trip balls by their very appearance.
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:iconkaze26:
kaze26 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
beautiful
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:iconkevinchichetti:
Kevinchichetti Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Featured here [link] :hug:
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:iconmigsil:
migsil Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool. love the shapes and colors.
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:icontfsakon:
TFSakon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
...I I don't even.
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:icontheplanetscollide:
ThePlanetsCollide Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
METROID! Kill it! Kill it before it gets on your head!
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:icongabrielegabba:
gabrielegabba Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is really different from your usual work, I like the change. Great atmospherics btw!
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:icondariaux:
Dariaux Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Artist
A "Metroid Prime"? o.O
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:iconbrokennoah:
BrokenNoah Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
War tank of Cthulthu j/k :D
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:icondemacrado-ensueno:
demacrado-ensueno Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Amazing use of colors, use of focus, all very impressive! I really do see a fight between good and evil here, very well done
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muddychickn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! Beautiful work
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:icondreampen:
DreamPen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I love this. I love how imaginative you are with your subject and concept. People think chariots and space ships and armies, but you really, really went outside the box.
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Morpheus1906 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
It looks like a giant metroid...
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:iconjester-race:
Jester-Race Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's what got my attention. I must admit though that I'm glad it's not one. The last thing I would have guessed is that it's a Holy Tank of some kind. Very cool concept, nJoo.
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leonardoselbach Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
So lovecraftian of you =)
Great work!
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Thastygliax Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Exactly my reaction to it! I've seen a book on the Cthulhu Mythos story that suggests that YHWH = Azathoth, and this seems awfully close to the same conclusion.

Lovely color work, nJoo!
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:iconcthmaniac:
CtHManiac Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Omg this is gorgeous. I have had a very similar idea for a creature for awhile now. Very beautifully done!
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:iconworldsunknown:
worldsunknown Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Wow, puts me in mind of one of the beings from a book my best friend wrote a few years back. Very impressive! :)
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:iconkitedot:
Kitedot Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That thing is beautiful but Samus will defeat this.
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Robaato Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha, best comment!
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:iconkitedot:
Kitedot Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you cool bunny person!
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Raistlin82 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
There is no way that thing isn't evil, deep down.
It's gonna snatch and eat that angel in a minute... just you wait and see.
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Oh my, stunning! The colors and the lighting are beautiful. :iconilavplz:
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:iconsilversoulartist:
SilverSoulArtist Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, this is truely amazing! Bravo ;)
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Matt-Mills Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Wow.
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