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Lava Swimmer by nJoo Lava Swimmer by nJoo
Recent creature design activity entry :)

"Nothing should survive in such high temperature environment, however the internal structure of this mystic beast is beyond the understanding of men. While all creature must consume food to create energy to survive, the beast feeds on perhaps the purest form of energy, heat. Similar to plants, which require sunshine and water, in a mythical world, the closest thing that is a is a combination of the sun and water, would perhaps be lava. It's internal organs, if they can even be called organs, transform the heat into energy to "power" up this unique creature. The Lava swimmer is a slow moving beast, and swims as if it has lost its soul. Where did it come from, why did it choose to exist in such lonely world where no other lifeform exist... that's a story for another time..."
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LIBERTY-PR1ME Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Due to the viscosity of lava the creature would probably swim by corkscrewing through the lava just like small microbes do in water.
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AC-DeltharimPreator Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
oooOOOoooo :D
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:icondragonmaximus:
dragonmaximus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
sublime
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bullzeye946 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Thats Nice
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:iconmonymaii:
Monymaii Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Cool :)
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:iconskellybro:
SkellyBro Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He looks so chill, it's awesome. X3
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guillegarcia Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh yeah! love it and its legs!
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ItsSlavaBitch Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student
Grate creature :D However i have to pinpoint that heat energy is the most useless form of energy, because it's the final form of energy (Motion e. --> Heat e; Light e. --> Heat e.)
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muhmdhrn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
n joo you nailed it..stunning mind.. i learn a lot from you..
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:iconpiieu:
PiiEu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Muito criativo, realmente esse ai parece uma especie bem nova aos meus olhos
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IbisEatJapanese Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Nice !
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:iconnixkat:
NixKat Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting concept.
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TrueKaoz Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Student General Artist
Beautiful work, I can remember seeing this on ConceptArt.
I love the design and how beautifully rendered it is.
Absolutely stunning :thumbsup:
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Monstahart Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student General Artist
Great creatures! by the way is ther a certain group you do your creature of the week submissions for?
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LZbrothers Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student Filmographer
#LZ Zach
This mythical beast puts a puzzle in me but it's amazing how this creature actually lives in such environment...probably evplved from the lava?

#LZ Luke
Man, this is awesome! Gotta' admire and drool over it :wow:
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inkkmachine Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
my god this is amazing! worthy of a fave indeed. O_O
how long did it take you to make this?
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TabuuForteAkugun Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student General Artist
I love this pic :D

Also, the little paragraph you wrote is quite intriguing. I like the "lonely world" thing. :)
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Nin-Zebra Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
I've been enjoying your creatures quite a lot. Quality of text + image combo is ++.
Keep it up.
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huckhop Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
This picture is completely and totally bad ass!!! :D rock on dude!!!
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:iconbloodfeed:
Bloodfeed Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
That is pretty damn epic, its bio is great to, must of taken ya hours
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:iconhammerandy:
HammerAndy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Fantastic! For real!!!!
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SirenD Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
ohh hey fellow COWer of conceptart :)
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:icondruguse:
druguse Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
i sear te movement of tis creature is natural tat it almost looks real ..like it migt actuall exist.
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yumor Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
wa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this really nice oh ~~
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:iconvshen:
vshen Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
kool concept and rendered ver well.
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Siegfried-Ukr Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice style, and good drawing,i like
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pupucachi Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Fantastic! Reminds me of Zerg :]
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K4N3927 Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
homg i saw tis on imagineFX b4!
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starthere13 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Om nom nom nom nom.... lobster/bug thing looks like it's having fun. :3
I wants one.
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david-shplavid Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
That is dope
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sleepstudent101 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
I'll never doubt the power that a description can give a picture. Though this is an amazingly creative beast with a great job on a submerged-in-lava shot, I'd have to say what made it inspiring - was the description. It's one of those rare pictures that inspires you to say, "DAMNIT! Why can't I create a beast that freakin' original!?"
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PaolaPieretti Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
looks like one of the Colossus of Shadow of Colossus game o.O (my favourite one to kill lol)

But it's amazing the way you paint O:
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ONIMEMPO Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Professional Artist
AWESOME IT REMINDS ME OF THE FIRE DRAGON IN THE ZELDA 64 GAME, PEACE....
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einlee Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
i wish i was a lava swimmer...
XD so awesome
brilliant work too :D
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EatToast Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
that's so cool! the colors work so well. you do lovely work! great beastie
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LDN-RDNT Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
awesome creature. i bow to you!
cheers.
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kangarookid Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
wow, simply and utterly awesome :D! keep up the great work :)...
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BerenSaelor Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
i think such a beast dont need a mouth, because it could feed his energy-cosumption trough the whole surface, because it could just need heat...
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Truvalk Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
This is stunning :+fav:
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
This is brilliant
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eligeti Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I know that's really like a hell to me. I can feel that! we're glad we're safe on land:) But really nice artwork though.....well done;)
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DivinityWitheld Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
really well done, very imaginative i always enjoy having a little backstory to a creature.
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honderus Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
wow..
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:iconkingie:
kingie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Absoloutly Marvelous!!...

Also astonished!!.. looks Tottally Awesome!
Love it!
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olliemg Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
i love the artwork, but it makes me sad for this creature. sad for it must live its entire life in such loneliness. though, what if something like that really did exist..... how would we ever know?
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lassenissen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Wow, awesome! :D
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mangastudent Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
this is so cool!-i always wondered what something that lived in lava looked like.
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CozmicDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
I have so much respect for you! I just admire the idea that you will create such unique depictions that stray way past the fantasy norm! This is by far the most unusual take on the classic serpent!

The same goes for your piece questioning; "What if Dragons were really toads!":worship:
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mollykubes539 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
I love the description
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zJoriz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
Sheesh! I'm gonna need more time if I wanna give your paintings the admiration they deserve... They're just too good!

:crazy:
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