Rift: Create a Colossus Contest entry, Ricardo Roberto van Duuren (2D)


Title: Rift: Create a Colossus Contest entry
Name: Ricardo Roberto van Duuren
Country: Netherlands
Software: Photoshop

My entry for the Create a Colossus Contest for the MMO Rift, over at Deviant Art. I chose a colossus of the Death plane and ended up with this undead Big Bird. :wink:

I didn’t have as much time as I would’ve liked, but then again, who does. 6 hours, so feels like an improvement for me. ^^


I really like the design of the creature and the camera warp is very appropriate and well done.

On a practical level, I think a visible light source such as the moon would not have only added more believability to the environment (and consequently to the character) but also the moon would have been a very beautiful thing to see rising behind such a huge and interesting character.

Well done!


Hey thanks Joel!

I like the moon tip, will try that when I have a similar setup or when I go and continue / rework this one. I’ll probably be a better painter a year from now (although I chose to do a light bloom rather than showing a moon) and if I still like the character then I might rework this piece. I was in a bit of a hurry (I started painting about 7 hours before the deadline ^^).


nice narwhal thing.
heh, i submitted mine on the last day too.


Thanks DarthMoga! Ah yes, Narwhal, I forgot it’s name. Just the part of it probably being the source of the whole unicorn myth. Good luck in the contest!


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