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Leviathan: Destroyer of Ships by vancleavej Leviathan: Destroyer of Ships by vancleavej
At first I wanted to create the Leviathan, an enormous sea serpent said to attack ships. I loved the myth, and the creature's name sounded both mysterious and powerful. With more research and creativity I came up with the title, which lead me to question the definition of "ships". Combined with my ongoing concept of the evolution of technology and life, I have re-conceptualized and recreated the less well-known mythical creature, the Leviathan.
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:iconlee-sherman:
Lee-Sherman Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I posted your entry on my blog. Hope you don't mind. [link]
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:iconvancleavej:
vancleavej Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Not at all! I'm flattered that you liked it enough to do so, and I thank you! I should let you know that now that the contest is over I am actually revisiting my design. I didn't want to tell anybody until it was done, but I did the whole thing the night before and submitted it in the last 10 minutes that the contest was open for submissions, haha. There are a lot of minor things I am improving on it now.
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Lee-Sherman Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
I look forward to future developments!
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Lee-Sherman Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
This is a fun and eye-catching new interpretation of an old monster. It looks like something I'd expect to see on the box art for an old video game. Nice work.
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vancleavej Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I am definitely influenced by geeky graphic novel and video game art!
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allanjefferson666 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
good art, when will be the result of the contest?
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:iconvancleavej:
vancleavej Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm not sure. They still haven't chosen the semi-finalists for this or the previous contest. It will be a while yet, I assume.
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allanjefferson666 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
[link]
semifinalists
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vancleavej Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes, you're right. I occasionally misspell compound nouns. Oops.
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:iconanyluck:
AnyLuck Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
That is certainly a clever and original take on the idea of mythology and the Leviathan! I love it!
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:iconvancleavej:
vancleavej Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I believe that where I lack in technical skill I make up for in cleverness and creativity.
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:iconanyluck:
AnyLuck Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
You're welcome! :laughing: Though I have to say you're not doing too shabbily in the technical skills department either.
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IosifChezan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice! And voted! :)
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:iconvancleavej:
vancleavej Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, that means a lot to me!
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Smeegoo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Seriously. Best.
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Smeegoo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
OMG this is awesome. You have my vote.
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wc3troll Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nice spin on a classic, +1 vote
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:iconvancleavej:
vancleavej Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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kalypsso Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
I totally voted for this!

Check mine [link]
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:iconvancleavej:
vancleavej Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I appreciate your vote very much!
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theRavenTower Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice , I like the desaturated feel. Voted.
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:iconvancleavej:
vancleavej Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! The colors are unusual for me, but it still feels like my style in my opinion.
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FischHead Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Great thought process! This piece rocks! Check out my entry and let me know what you think! [link] :la: !!
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:iconvancleavej:
vancleavej Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! Most of the effort put into this was in the thought process and idea.
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DeepThoughtGraphics Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Dude you got my vote, this one is amazing
check mine out if you want [link]
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:iconvancleavej:
vancleavej Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! You're amazing!
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tat2dtrash Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
sick design. great job.
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sadam2014 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
it is very beautiful ....voted ^_^
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:iconvancleavej:
vancleavej Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Shockowaffel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lol...just lol. ^^

Want to check out my shirt ? [link]
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:iconvancleaveb:
vancleaveb Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
That's really professional, scoffing at another artist's work and then linking your own.
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Shockowaffel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think you got me wrong there.
That was meant as a compliment. I think your design is quite interesting and especially funny, even if it's not intended to be.
That's how I see it. It reminds a of a mix of the super mario plant and some old B Movie monster.
Again, I think that's awesome.
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UrukkiSaki Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ooooo! Great design! really like it! You have my vote! Please check mine and tell me what you think! :) [link]
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:iconvancleavej:
vancleavej Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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OrangeWalls Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice use of complementary colors!
Really dig the style, and the crescent shape in the background just looks awesome and brings it together!
*vote*
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vancleavej Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I appreciate the positive critique, thank you!
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:iconorangewalls:
OrangeWalls Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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Weiklink Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your design is very original and looks awesome! I like it, you get my vote :)
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:iconvancleavej:
vancleavej Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so! Thanks a lot!
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This-Chick-Does-Art Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This has to be the most fun filled contest so far. I really like this & I'd wear it. Voted.
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vancleavej Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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vancleaveb Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Jed, this turned out to be amazing! I will definitely be showing this to all my friends to help you win some votes! GOOD LUCK BROTHER!
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RacieB Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Pretty cool, I could see this having been old game art :D
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vancleavej Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That makes sense as I am greatly inspired by video games.
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Ballerinatwin3 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Very wearable colors and nice balance. Also, if anyone doesn't know the creativity of this and your thought process just by looking at it, it still looks cool, especially for those fans of The Big Bang (the tv show)! :) I will have my silly designs up shortly.
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vancleavej Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Do you mean 'Big Bang Theory'? If so, I watch that everyday! The nerdy graphic novel style is just a coincidence, though. It was the best way to use only 5 colors and still come close to the vision I had for this.
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Ballerinatwin3 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I watch it everyday as well! The style worked. Good job.
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Ballerinatwin3 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Voted ;)
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