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Kraken by CamusAltamirano Kraken by CamusAltamirano
Origin: Greenland, Norway
Habitat: Sea
Type: Mythological


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Legendary sea monsters of giant proportions. Since the late 18th century, kraken have been depicted in a number of ways, primarily as large octopus-like creatures, and it has often been alleged that Pontoppidan's kraken might have been based on sailors' observations of the giant squid. In the earliest descriptions, however, the creatures were more crab-like than octopus-like, and generally possessed traits that are associated with large whales rather than with giant squid. Some traits of kraken resemble undersea volcanic activity occurring in the Iceland region, including bubbles of water; sudden, dangerous currents; and appearance of new islets.

Source: Wikipedia
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PERSONAL NOTE: I always try to imagine the Kraken as a colossal squid with more terrifying look, a don't like to imagine it as an octopus or a weird looking monster as the one who appeared in "Clash of the Titans".
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JuniorGustabo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
Not bad.
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SXGodzilla Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so hard for the Kraken to find good bath toys. ;p
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Myuutsuu85 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
How awesome! Great work
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SlendyAndJeffy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Only 2 appearances..? Dude, the Kraken has been in more books and movies and just.. EVERYTHING then there are submissions on Deviantart!
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CamusAltamirano Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
i know.
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TheJayster49 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What if a squid could ACTUALLY grow THAT big?
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
OH WOW!! this is excellent! Yes, I agree with you on the look of a Kraken. To me it should be an impossibly big giant squid. It just looks right and more terrifying this way.
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bhut Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
This is very neat. Please, keep it up!
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Marikokitty Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh thats AWESOME! :D
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, this is cool :) gonna do more myth creatures ?
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:iconcamusaltamirano:
CamusAltamirano Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
that's the plan. Creatures and monsters.
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, love your take on the famous kraken!
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oskaragnarsson Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Real nice! And again, nice info to come with it.

Personally I find it a bit comforting to know there are real life sea monsters down there somewhere, always good to have some mysteries left in the world :P
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luis80 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like it!
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SKATE360 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work!And Info! Say what resources did you use ;)
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