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Below the Surface by Eclectixx Below the Surface by Eclectixx
A concept for the Loch Ness Monster. I don't often illustrate cryptids. The brief for this piece asked for the concept to incorporate some explanation for how Nessie has eluded investigators so effectively; my concept shows long filaments which act as camouflage when the creature is resting on the bottom of the loch.
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sonobeno Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
greak work! Really brought out the MONSTER part of it. 
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Ivyssauro Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is amazing, i love nessie, and i really liked your drawing!
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Battybattybats Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Leafy Sea Dragon goes large
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phyrexianrevoker Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Zombie plant monster for the win
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love your creature, you got that lake-y murkiness spot on.
I did a very similar picture a while ago, they're almost kindred spirits :)

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Malefic-Malafor Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
That would it explain it, yes...and if I saw that thing in person, I'd piss myself. 0_0

All joking aside, though, excellent work! I especially like the way you drew the water; very nice! :)
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Ian-Summers Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Scary. I love the murky atmosphere.
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lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*Whistles* Whoa....this is amazing!
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dragonfire341 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is just... YOU ARE AN AWESOME PERSON. this is EXACTLY WHAT THE HECK I WAS LOOKING FOR. teach me how to do this.
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Paraceratherium Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Holy! Very scary! Eerie! A zombie Ness! Just like that mysterious corpse the Japanese fishing boat dragged up and took photos of many decades ago. I do not want to go into dark waters!
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Tap-Photo-and-Co Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there,

This beauty has been featured overhere >Random 'what I Like' feature< please :+fav: the article so you and all the others get more attention.

Cheers,

Berry
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Assassin2294 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I don't understand how it's even possible to make something look this realistic, absolutely astonishing work!
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Arthusbuttkick Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow. This is beautiful. :) Amazing work. :)
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Brijaymetal Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
The only way I think it could be real is if it were not a plesiosaur. Because they ran a sonar over the loch for air in it's lungs and nothing came up. But what if it is a large strange fish and not a marine mammal? Lol, Idk. I'm no expert, obviously.
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Brijaymetal Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
I would piss my pants if I saw that. And it would be awesome.
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cryptidhunter11 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I WILL NEVER SWIM IN THE OCEAN AGAIN OR LAKES OR EVEN THE DARK SIDE OF THE POOL AFTER THIS/ LOL/
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GiveMeEternalRest Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Wow! It's really creepy! I LOVE it!
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
It actually looks cadaverous like an aquatic zombie. All it needs is a skinny dipping woman and the Jaws theme to complete the image.
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84Galloway84 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:():():():():()
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DeadloveCalling Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Writer
Fierce and beautiful interpretation of Nessie <3
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nightthevampire Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconclappingplz: beautiful..........just beautiful
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LegendofVelotron Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
He looks creepy... but I'd still like to meet him. I'll bet he'd like a nice scratch on the nose or under the jaw.
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CptStrider Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Terrifying. Looks like it was an undead sea monster...

But I like your new concept of Nessie. Great work!
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jmdesantis Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
There is something so creepy about this. The colours are great, as is the lighting to give the effect that it's underwater. I love the texture of the stuff on its body; it really give the thing a sort-of seaweed feeling.
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foreveredward Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
I love this. Also, I like how you made it camouflaged in a way. Another way it could be seen would be ghostly, like Nessie is a ghost of past sea monsters(plesiosaurs and the like) and that's why it hasn't been found yet, since it could vanish at will, not being a living thing with mass. Beautiful!
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Devin87 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
realy lov that head & the gloomy nature of the pic :)
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cfakatsuki Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
It's beautiful and so detailed but it looks more like Nessie's corpse slowly floating to the bottom
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StellaChii Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow just amazing, the light streaming down gives it a wonderful look!, as well as the seaweed reaching upwards, just a very well done piece!!
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RiceGuard Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
See this is why I don't swim in murky lakes no more lol.
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kenta11 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That is cool
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Celestialhost Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice
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luparrou Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
very very coool!!!
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Organization13Fan000 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is amazing!
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scott12330 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student Artist
cool
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TayJay5 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thats Brutal,
Something I'ld usually come across on an album cover.
Sweet Job!!!
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irathray Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is exactly why I never, ever want to explore Loch Ness.
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spinobuddy98 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
really scary
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GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOAH. O.O
....That makes you wonder about what's at the bottom of a lake. haha. ^^;
But this is fantastic! :love:
Amazing detail. :)
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Absur-D Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
O____________________O awestruck!!! this is so awesome!!!!
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NolweNamiel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Faving this one as well!
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vampirekittyduiva Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012   Writer
Love this. It almost seems like more of the ghost of the monster, rather than the actual creature itself. So interesting.
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AssassinGirlz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omG! thats so cool! i would NOT want to bumb into that thing while going for a swim >w>
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Alekdrina Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is why I'm afraid of water ppl!!
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crazshortperson Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME! You did very well with the detail and the camouflage is a great idea!
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10-sec-to-draw-a-gun Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Looks like a scene from Resident evil 4 Cool :D
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Kerian-halcyon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
...I think my mind has officially been blown away. This version of Nessie is great. I love the use of dark, murky colors, the biology of Nessie (great use of camouflaging filaments), and those teeth...*shudders*
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BakuraFanLover Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If I had a underwater pet I'd call for this. |D
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FakePokemon64 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Mind if I use this for the Spec Evo Tumblr?
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
No problem; I would appreciate it if you could credit back to me.
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FakePokemon64 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Thanks!
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