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The Changeling Behemoth Returns by AssasinMonkey The Changeling Behemoth Returns by AssasinMonkey
Timelapse: on Hold indefinitely
WIP: [link]
Approx Time: 14 hours
1000 Watchers: Achieved


Those moments when I look at my most favourites piece and that Behemoth just stand tall above all the others. It is probably one of the most responsible for all these watchers, for I have reached 1000 watchers
My gosh, I remember when I first hit 1000 favourites on my Changeling Behemoth... (and then 2k?!) Where did y'all come from?! How did I even get here, wha, wh, I... yea, it happened apparently
Y'all are absolutely awesome you know? Thank you for this! I hope I can make it all worth your watch. It's been a fun journey so far, may the rest be the same. I've got no plans on going anywhere else soon.

I thought it was only appropriate to make a return for that beast, the behemoth of my gallery.
Not exactly how I hoped it would be, especially considering which mark the first one has left, but I hope it's still somewhat worth this moment.

It was quite fun to make this though, filled up plenty of livestream hours, which I hope were enjoyable, seeing the behemoth finally be created again.
This is actually the 4th iteration in terms of remaking the behemoth. I've tried to remake him 3 times before this, but they never gotten beyond the initial value sketch (and sometimes colour sketch)
But now, I finally managed to finish one of them. I think the Behemoth is one of those I've a lot of cancelled version of, including the old one from back in August

Took quite a bit of hours, but I also took a slight different approach, had something else in mind, trying to get my large scale scenes back up and running.
Especially since more is coming (of even larger scale)

But for now, let's stay with this and I hope y'all enjoy it. Change can be good and thank you all again for a 1000 watchers.
Rant... over and out :P


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The comments and likes speak for themselves for how well put together this piece is, so I'm gonna forego a bit of the good part of the critique, still...

The good: Range of value, composition, color use and palette. Activity and interest also play a major role in tying things together.

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What could be changed:

Looking at your process work was helpful for understanding your original intentions. On that I have a couple notes.

We lose our sense of space for the foreground. Remember: dark to light as we go back in space. A bit more of the darker values in the front (yes, it's got a lot of them, so... more!) would help push them forward. A little higher on the saturation for the green would help as well.

A hard edge on the hillside would divide the foreground/middleground as well.

I also feel like the very background could be a touch lighter in the dark areas, just to give that little bit of foreground/background separation.

My personal preference would be to run around with a very hard edged brush to solidify a few edges, but that changes a bit of the impression and is a bit subjective of me.

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As with all my DA critiques, 4 stars for everything. Critiques are about improvement, not ratings.

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:iconashoof:
Ashoof Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
HO HO! this is awesome! look at this big thing! 
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:iconwolf12832:
wolf12832 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
HOLY SWEET CHRYSALIS!! THIS IS VERY EPIC!
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:iconmadcomputerscientist:
madcomputerscientist Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Artist
Dat backlighting... and SSS and glow and shine and, and. Just stunning.
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:iconnlrrebel:
NLRrebel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Ooh, Changeling Bio-Titan. Interesting.
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:iconwolfofficer:
wolfofficer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hmmm well this dose give us an a EXCUSE TOO DEPLOY JAEGERS www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpuhWD…
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:iconhere-for-the-ponies:
Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is seriously awesome and the design is so unique!
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:iconblu-mutt:
Blu-Mutt Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013   General Artist
Holy crap.. this is amazing!
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:icontori-34:
Tori-34 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit...that is rather awesome.
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:icon1delta3grim7:
1Delta3Grim7 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stop giving me ideas for my fanfic!!!
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
So... awesome... *faints*
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:iconglassbeaker:
GlassBeaker Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Wow, just wow, the shear amount of detail and work in this piece of art is overwhelming!
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:iconcapain-caveman99:
Capain-Caveman99 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student General Artist
HOLY SHIT!!!!! THAT THING IS FUCKING HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconrobby9653:
robby9653 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Oh wow...that is amazing
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:iconstandardbronybrowser:
StandardBronyBrowser Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
He must have been further away than I thought in the first picture, because Damn that sucka's big.
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:iconbrother-malachai:
Brother-Malachai Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Whoa, what are those things!? X-0
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:iconswarmcreator:
SwarmCreator Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the most realistic Changeling Drawing I've ever seen!! Great work on the details and texture!! Awesome!!
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:iconsomekindaspy:
SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
I imagine these things would change their shape to look like houses or hills.
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:iconnioniosbbbb:
nioniosbbbb Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
CHANGELINGZILLA RETURNS!!!
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:iconmoon-manunit-42:
Moon-manUnit-42 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Filmographer
That's absolutely fantastic! Seriously, a 1000 well dones!
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
(And now for the deconstruction of the concept)

*The changeling behemoth shudders, hyperventilates and cringes, seemingly in pain, suddenly, with a screech, it falls over, dead*

Changeling 1: "Wait, W-what just happened?!"

Changeling 2: "Square-Cube Law."

Changeling 1: "Oh... damn, forgotten about that..."

Changeling 2: "Remind me next time to check on the dragons and Ursas Majors, we need to see how they get by without collapsing on themselves."
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Changeling 1: "BUT THAT MAKES NO SENSE! If we had no way to compensate for that to begin with, how in Queen Chrysalis' name did we managed to grow and breed him to this size, marched him for several miles under his own power, and him let out a deafening roar?"

Changeling 2: "Oh. Right. I guess it doesn't."

(Godzilla laughs in the face of the Square-Cube Law.) 
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
(Godzilla does not exist in that universe. The only way anything could defeat the Square-Cube Law and grow to ridiculous size is if they tell Physics to kiss their flanks, which would make sense in Equestria since nearly every creature does magic. I theorize that the innate magic of hydras, dragons and star-beasts just compensate for any problems their bodies could to keep at their larger size and any evolutionary advantages therein).

Changeling 3: "That's the thing, that's ALL he can do before his body become overtaxed and dies. Though one extra hour is good progress, we still need to dissect a few dragons and monsters to see how THEY do it."
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:icongriffin535:
griffin535 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Lol. Whenever I see this, I can't help but imagine Changelings in lab coats and glasses. XD
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Or wizard robes, if they create behemoths magically. 
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:icongriffin535:
griffin535 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Aye, that might make more sense... But I think my idea is funnier. XD
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Indeed it is! :lol:
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:icongriffin535:
griffin535 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
XD
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:iconmrspacecat:
MrSpaceCat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Fantastic texturing on that behemoth bug, man.
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:icondavidcurser:
DavidCurser Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
HOLY SHIT!
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:iconredtriangle:
Redtriangle Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Now that is one big bug! :omg:
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:iconcelestialrainicorn:
CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The realism on this is amazing!
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:iconjaysg2010:
JaySG2010 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Impressive, and frightening.
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:iconcoolclaytony:
coolclaytony Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Yo CB, welcome back dawg! Have you been working out? You seem more badass today.
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:icontlspark:
TLSpark Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
That thing is crazy and amazing and I don't even know!
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:iconjustasuta:
JustaSuta Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my god this is scary. But beautiful...
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:icontorturedartist745:
TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
What a gorgeous and creepy image. It looks like a cross between a changeling and Godzilla.
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:iconfluttershyisbesttree:
Fluttershyisbesttree Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yes.
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:icongoldymarg:
Goldymarg Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
"It was on that day that we received a grim reminder. We lived in fear of the changelings, and were forced to live in these cages called castles."
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:iconpilotsolaris:
PilotSolaris Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
GO FOR THE EYES! THEY'RE ITS ONLY WEAK POINT!
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:iconciskat:
ciskat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, that's some real art right there! Great job! :)
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:iconcrasydwarf:
crasydwarf Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah creepy!

Looks really awesome mate. So much detail.
You make some of the best changeling art around. It really captures their viscous, monstrous insectoid nature. :D

Congratulations on a thousand well deserved watchers, and hopes for many, many more.
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
D'aw thanks!
Changelings are too much fun to do haha, I guess I have a thing for gross :D
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:iconkronoxus:
Kronoxus Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
YES!
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
YES!
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:icontarzok:
Tarzok Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
:clap::clap::clap:
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:iconcodxfather:
CODxFather Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For MLP, this is actually pretty fucking fantastic. The comp, detail and vibe given off truly breaths excellency.
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:iconassasinmonkey:
AssasinMonkey Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I had put more time into getting smaller details than usual on this one and it's great to hear it worked out :D
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:iconpixelkh1:
Pixelkh1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's going to eat my babies
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:iconagenttasmania:
AgentTasmania Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
We need artillery or air support.
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:iconkinetic-arts:
Kinetic-arts Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Screw it, lets drop a nuke.
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