Sea Monsters - Photoshop Contest [18 entries]

Sea serpent Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
Contest goal:

Smooth or scary, winged or finned, fire breathing or ship destroying, in the sea or in the sky, create your best "great lizard", using all your digital manipulation skills. No pre-made creations allowed. Be sure to list your sources for any textures or scales.

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

Nickk: Sorry guys don't know what just happened .. My internet is spacing?
Anyway :

"or in the sky" does that mean it doesn't have to be a sea monster ( as the title says) ( 5 years and 2822 days ago )
MossyB: My original suggestion was for a Sea Serpent or Dragon. Admin has made it a "sea monster," but some of those can fly, too!

I think you just need to include some sea water in the image to be on-topic... ( 5 years and 2822 days ago )
MossyB: If you're somewhat stumped on what direction to take, here is a link to a site that talks about various sea monsters through the ages: ( 5 years and 2822 days ago )
DanLundberg: Thanks for the insight, MossyB. But I'm still curious as to what the admins consider prohibited "pre-made creations" to be. Would using a pic of a lizard from my backyard as the starting chopping point for my "great lizard" entry be ruled as 'pre-made'? ( 5 years and 2822 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Pre-made images are illustrations or chopped creations of monsters done by another author and as always are not allowed. A picture of a lizard, reptile, amphibian or any other source you want to use is fine to create your sea monster. Usual rules still apply. ( 5 years and 2820 days ago )
greymval: create your best "great lizard"
I see that's optional, since octopussies are not lizards. ( 5 years and 2819 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Any entry submitted after 2000hrs GMT Friday 10th June will be removed ( 5 years and 2814 days ago )

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Sea serpent - created by derdevil

Sea serpent
Favs: 12SBS: 1Hi-resRank: 1/18Score: 73% (51)34830 views

I had something little different on my mind for this, but since there is no more time for enhancements ......well everything is just blending those parts and splashes are drawn with simple round brush, on separate layer with spacing(95%) , scatter(260%), and then just bevel/emboss on that layer.

Credits to:
xNickixstockx from DA for fish image
doc_ from for eye image
Mourge-stawk from DA for sky image
sea image
(5 years and 2814 days ago)

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are you a friend..? - created by dekwid

are you a friend..?
Favs: 11SBS: 12Hi-resRank: 2/18Score: 70.5% (42)23235 views

(5 years and 2820 days ago)

5 Sources:

Deep Waters Monster - created by CorneliaMladenova

Deep Waters Monster
Favs: 15SBS: 19Hi-resRank: 3/18Score: 69.4% (35)23104 views

only photoshop is used (5 years and 2814 days ago)

Boo - created by chakra1985

Favs: 12SBS: 17Hi-resRank: 4/18Score: 68.4% (28)18623 views

drawing in photoshop CS3 (5 years and 2814 days ago)

The Diverhunter - created by greymval

The Diverhunter
Favs: 4SBS: 5Hi-resRank: 5/18Score: 66.8% (21)28805 views

Protecting his submerged vestiges in the North Pacific Ocean, near the ancient city of Tehuantepec, he attacks clueless divers and treasure hunters.

(5 years and 2817 days ago)

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