Grindylow has a friend - created by langstrum


Grindylow has a friend
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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
(5 years and 2581 days ago)

8 Sources:

avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Eat that sucker up, grindylow...chomp, chomp!

author says:

Just a moment before the blast

avatar Lamantine
Lamantine says:

Stunning work ! Very High marks from me !!

avatar nishagandhi

very nice work

avatar lolu
lolu says:

A lot of emotion inside...

avatar Nickk
Nickk says:

Great !

author says:

Thank you for the comments

avatar hereisanoop

very nice concept..... I would like to read it as a story.... Good luck

avatar erathion
erathion says:

Great imagination author, and very nice construction...good luck

avatar rakib888
rakib888 says:

the creature is great, but in my eyes the contrast of that creature is a little high comparing to the background ..very nice entry author good luck
edit:

avatar WYSIWYG
WYSIWYG says:

Great work!

no avatar
Keiley22 says:

Unreal work author

author says:

Thank you my friends for your kind words . Thank you very much Rakib, you are right, I knew that problem, just didn't try to fix it, I'll do it soon.

author says:

Changes were made according to the suggestion of Rakib and Nator. Thank you very much

avatar shaadow
shaadow says:

mind blowing, wonderful entry

avatar Zakfuego
Zakfuego says:

Nice image author, I like the details you put in your work. In special I love the doll

avatar Geexman
Geexman says:

Great work

avatar ponti55
ponti55 says:

I'm going to start blaming your talent on witchcraft.. is that alright with you?

avatar Akassa
Akassa says:

Very nice! Love the whole concept and idea.

avatar jadedink
jadedink says:

I like your interpretation of the character here. And your water effects are great. Sad thought the lonely guy just wants a friend only to be tricked by cruel creations of humanity. Suppose I'm reading a bit deep but, that is what art does.
Good luck to you.

avatar spaceranger

Very cool! Beautiful image and bitter/sweet story.

author says:

Wow, thank you so much for the nice comments. @Jade: EXACTLY! I wanted to give some descriptions about the story but finally I chose to leave it blank for everybody to interpret by their own way, and what you read out is absolutely right. Grindylow is a kind of monster which likes children, and parents tell their kids about Grindylow to keep them stay away from the dangerous water. Grindylow has the soul of a child and innocent, it wants to play with kids but its stupidity just kill them. That's the tragic story when we can't understand each others or can't find a solution for living in harmony. Thank you Jade, also spaceranger, you made my day ^^

no avatar

i liked your story author... i dint know abt grindylow...
poor fella, i wud like to make friends with him, even at the cost of my life..

as of chop, i like the experimentation on lighting...
but i expect the sea weed in front grindylow, to be defined more smoothy and precisely...
jus me author... i'm sure it shud just hv slipped your eyes...

avatar swordfish
swordfish says:

great job........

avatar George55
George55 says:

This is one of the images I love to see in a contest like this...... great job, colors, and blendings.... gl

avatar CorneliaMladenova

Congratulations!

avatar DigitalPro

Congrats on first place - great entry

avatar Lelaina
Lelaina says:

My magic works again
Congrats!

avatar Zakfuego
Zakfuego says:

Congrats Mate on the victory, great image like always

avatar madamemonty

Congrats awesome work as usual

no avatar

congrats on first place... no surprises here...

avatar arca
arca says:

Silly me ... I was sure I had said something about this before. But that's what I get for trying to steal time at work to comment :O ... A truly wonderful image, great story and amazing underwater work! Love it and sorry I missed it. In the end BRAVO and all my best wishes on 1st Place!

avatar spaceranger

Congrats!!

avatar spaceranger

Congrats!!

avatar George55
George55 says:

Congratulations on a super beautiful entry......

author says:

Thank you so much my friends for your supports so far. Grindylow is a piece of myself, lonely in this world, but now I understand that I can find the sympathized souls .
Farewell to you, farewell to Pxleyes, now I'm going back to my own way.
Wish you all the best!!

avatar hereisanoop

Congrats...

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