Water Creatures - Photoshop Contest [15 entries]

Grindylow has a friend Picture

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Contest goal:

According to various myths and folklores, the seas, rivers or oceans are populated with different kinds of creatures, whose presence has not been proved yet. In this contest your goal is to create a visual representation of any of those creatures using Photoshop.
You can create one of the "existing" creatures or make up your own, this is up to you.

In case you lack inspiration, here is a list of such creatures.
Good luck !

Required level: 5+ or higher.
Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: Lamantine

Nickk: I suggested this contest once, didn't made it .. Im glad your suggestion had maken it to the contest !! ( 5 years and 1700 days ago )
Lamantine: Thank you ( 5 years and 1700 days ago )
closedeyes: expecting lot of mermaids here...
( 5 years and 1700 days ago )
Lamantine: Yeah. Mermaids are on theme ( 5 years and 1699 days ago )
arca: Does it have to be a "real" mythological creature or can you create your own? ( 5 years and 1699 days ago )
Contest Moderator: You can also make up your own creature, so you are not limited to the "existing" ones.

Here is another list from Wikipedia, in case you need more inspiration:
(You can click the sub categories on top too, to get more creatures) ( 5 years and 1697 days ago )

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Grindylow has a friend - created by langstrum

Grindylow has a friend
Favs: 14SBS: 29Hi-resRank: 1/15Score: 64.5% (43)13442 views

A grindylow or grundylow is a folkloric creature that originated from folktales in the English counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire.
You can see this creature in Harry Potter movie ;).
This image is about the last lonely Grindylow, take a look on the content then you can guess what's happening.

Thanks to: falln-stock, l30n, salsolastock, bugalirious-stock, mind-matter, angelmoon17, titoff77, rhabwar-troll-stock for the stock images and brushes.

To construct Grindylow I used 7 different sources (you can see the details in SBS)
(5 years and 1696 days ago)

8 Sources:

Evil Siren - created by jadedink

Evil Siren
Favs: 12SBS: 8Hi-resRank: 2/15Score: 61.5% (36)25100 views

In the classic version of the siren, they were depicted as half bird, half woman. but after searching the link, i found that they were also depicted as evil versions of the mermaid, set out to lure sailors to their deaths.

i took the concept of the siren and i made it my own. instead of a lovely maiden, i reflected their evil nature in their looks.

Special thanks to Linzee777 @ deviantart for the mermaid tail resource, Sinned-angel-stock for the model. (5 years and 1697 days ago)

4 Sources:

Catfish - created by RickLaMesa

Favs: 8SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/15Score: 61.3% (30)15613 views

(5 years and 1693 days ago)

3 Sources:

Leviathan - created by CorneliaMladenova

Favs: 3SBS: 11Hi-resRank: 4/15Score: 60.3% (24)8761 views

No sources or references. The image is mainly created with Photoshop. To make the scales used CorelDraw and Illustrator (5 years and 1693 days ago)

Sea Surprise - created by Zakfuego

Sea Surprise
Favs: 3SBS: 11Hi-resRank: 5/15Score: 59.8% (19)11775 views

The bubbles were done with a BUBBLE BRUSH... not from a source image.

The credits for the brushes go to http://lordandre.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d1b4naj (5 years and 1694 days ago)

7 Sources: