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Zancoatl - Colossus of AIR by KuRo-04-TsuKi Zancoatl - Colossus of AIR by KuRo-04-TsuKi
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ZANCOATL
The Colossus of Air

Inspired by Winged Serpents and Feathered Serpents from Aztec mythology.

Done from scratch SPECIFICALLY for the contest in EXACTLY 7 days :

Day01- Referencing/ Modelling
Day02- Modelling
Day03- Sculpting
Day04- Sculpting/Texturing
Day05- Texturing
Day06- Rendering/ Compositing
Day07- Compositing/ Submission


Softwares:
- Autodesk Maya 2010
- Pixologic Zbrush 4.0
- Adobe Photoshop CS5


Thanks to ALL the friends that have supported me through my sleepless nights and gave me feedback and critiques so that I can improve it better~


Backstory :

The Zancoatl, was a myth carried through the generations. A massive serpent god who lives in the plane of Air, large enough to wrap itself around mountains and crush them with a force enough to shake the whole world. It travels through energy waves faster than light being almost invisible to the naked eye, only loud thunderous roars can be heard.

But one fateful day, a powerful Mage feast his ears upon this myth. Eager to view this magnificent creature, he researched and practice the magic of summoning rifts of Air. He could open small ones at first, and then bigger ones. Then, after many many years, he felt he was ready.

Climbing up on top of the highest mountain, he began casting his spell. He felt the wind around him raging with tempests and storms. Cyclones formed from the clouds. And then he saw the sky ripping apart as a bright blue light blinded him. A rift was formed before his very eyes, and something huge was coming out of it. Massive. Colossal. And the moment the mage saw what it was, he knew that the myth of the generations have been proven.....

..and he feared for his life.
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:iconpakdematt:
PakdeMatt Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
OOOOOOH, The Detail! The color! awesome work.
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:iconfrost-tin:
Frost-tin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
EPIC
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:iconx4gottenmemoirsx:
x4gottenmemoirsx Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
sad you didnt make it to the top 25, liked yours the best
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:iconkuro-04-tsuki:
KuRo-04-TsuKi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the support~! Its okay, I'll try harder for other contests to come =)
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:iconopenheart123:
openheart123 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg.......
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:iconkuro-04-tsuki:
KuRo-04-TsuKi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
What omg..? xD
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:iconopenheart123:
openheart123 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg,Love this!! ;>
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:iconkuro-04-tsuki:
KuRo-04-TsuKi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha thanks^^
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:iconluchi-yeah:
luchi-yeah Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
wicked.
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:iconkuro-04-tsuki:
KuRo-04-TsuKi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks^^
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:iconjessijellibean:
JessiJellibean Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this detail is incredible, fantastic work. :clap:I love the colours and lighting and the background looks pretty awesome. It's cool how the wings look like they're about to come out of the screen xD
Pretty sick creature. I loved the backstory, and what a cool name for it!
I tried my hand at one too, but no way near as awesome as yours :3
Good luck on the contest~!!
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:iconkuro-04-tsuki:
KuRo-04-TsuKi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha, the name is hard to pronounce tho xD

Thanks for the compliment xD
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:iconjessijellibean:
JessiJellibean Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, really? How is it pronounced then? :?
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:iconkuro-04-tsuki:
KuRo-04-TsuKi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Za-n-ko-at

Its in ancient Nahuatl =)
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:iconmagicclam:
magicclam Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great image! It's got a really good sense of power. Looks like it would be a tough boss fight. :P
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:iconkuro-04-tsuki:
KuRo-04-TsuKi Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha, glad you like it =) Yeah, it would be a tough fight, need to lvl up!! xD
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Nef-JessB Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very epic creature, I only have a small critique as it looks very nice already! Some areas look a little burnt out i think the lighting is a little unflatering where it is pure white.
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:iconkuro-04-tsuki:
KuRo-04-TsuKi Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha, I'm still learning how to get lighting right. Its a real challenge. Thanks for the critique and compliment =)
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Nef-JessB Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hehe same for me.
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:iconangelface888:
angelface888 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
That is Ace! Cool cool work! Love the colours, awesome creature design!
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:iconkuro-04-tsuki:
KuRo-04-TsuKi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you =)
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:icongraxious:
Graxious Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
u did well on this competition too :D it looks awsome!
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:iconkuro-04-tsuki:
KuRo-04-TsuKi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, so is urs~!
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:iconjohnnydwicked:
johnnydwicked Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
feathers looks so blade like...DANGEROUS...oi XD
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:iconkuro-04-tsuki:
KuRo-04-TsuKi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha yeah, I got a hard time trying to make 'okay' feathers xD Its not easy xD
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:icongladiatorm88:
GladiatorM88 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
2 words: OH DAMN!!!!!
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:iconkuro-04-tsuki:
KuRo-04-TsuKi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
And 1 word: THANKYOUVERYMUCH!!!!!
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:icongladiatorm88:
GladiatorM88 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
it honesly fits the esthetics that rift goes for.
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:iconkuro-04-tsuki:
KuRo-04-TsuKi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Originally I did it in very contrasting purple and dark blue. But it looked very much like Death element instead. SO I had to change it xD
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:iconrosshildick:
rosshildick Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
I dunno WHAT this is but my GOD i like it. lol
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:iconkuro-04-tsuki:
KuRo-04-TsuKi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Should I take that as a compliment? xD
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:iconrosshildick:
rosshildick Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
haha, YES. take a look at my entry :)
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:iconkuro-04-tsuki:
KuRo-04-TsuKi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Not bad! Keep it up! =)
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:iconnatsumi1122:
Natsumi1122 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOHH! Is this what you've been doing lately!? :XD:
I like, enough said :iconwthplz:
I like the effects done on its wings and great details :XD::XD:
I wish you good luck in the contest :iconwthplz: and let's go play Shadow of Colossus LOLOL
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:iconkuro-04-tsuki:
KuRo-04-TsuKi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
One player only la, play without you =3=
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:iconnatsumi1122:
Natsumi1122 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't care, we take 2 tvs and ps2 and play :iconwthplz:
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:iconkuro-04-tsuki:
KuRo-04-TsuKi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, lets speed run lol xD See who faster xD
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:iconnatsumi1122:
Natsumi1122 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOLOL HELL YEAH, C'MON :iconheeplz:
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