Water Creatures - Photoshop Contest [15 entries]

Grindylow has a friend Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
64.5%
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 !! ( 3 years and 345 days ago )
Lamantine: Thank you ( 3 years and 345 days ago )
closedeyes: expecting lot of mermaids here...
( 3 years and 344 days ago )
Lamantine: Yeah. Mermaids are on theme ( 3 years and 344 days ago )
arca: Does it have to be a "real" mythological creature or can you create your own? ( 3 years and 343 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:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Mythological_water_creatures
(You can click the sub categories on top too, to get more creatures) ( 3 years and 342 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)8278 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)
http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1295009
http://www.flickr.com/photos/96051197@N00/164259543/
http://l30n.deviantart.com/art/fish-stock4-76536073
http://salsolastock.deviantart.com/art/Leucistic-Alliagtor-paw-77194436
http://bugalirious-stock.deviantart.com/art/veiled-chameleon-4-44773999
http://mind-matter.deviantart.com/art/Water-Dragon-Full-Mind-Matter-157920721
http://www.sxc.hu/photo/386268

8 Sources:


Evil Siren - created by jadedink


Evil Siren
Favs: 12SBS: 8Hi-resRank: 2/15Score: 61.5% (36)12416 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.

4 Sources:


Catfish - created by RickLaMesa


Catfish
Favs: 8SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/15Score: 61.3% (30)7955 views

3 Sources:


Leviathan - created by CorneliaMladenova


Leviathan
Favs: 3SBS: 11Hi-resRank: 4/15Score: 60.3% (24)4964 views

No sources or references. The image is mainly created with Photoshop. To make the scales used CorelDraw and Illustrator


Sea Surprise - created by Zakfuego


Sea Surprise
Favs: 3SBS: 11Hi-resRank: 5/15Score: 59.8% (19)6550 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

7 Sources: