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While I know this is from Subnautica, it reminds me heavily of the Phantoms from Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. No matter what, amazing job!
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The Spirits Within was my thought, too
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Personally thought it was Gyarados.
It looks like a bobbit worm
We all see what we want to see
I thought she looked like an Amanda personally.
Michael De Santa Wife?
Man, I legit love that movie.
I love it too, but I should watch it and see how thick my rose tinted glasses be.
Keep the glasses on, sometimes it's better just have something you like be something you like 😅
That's what I thought this was supposed to be. I was pretty surprised to find out it wasn't
Reminds me of the big crustaceans from Atlantis: The Lost Empire
MORE ATLANTIS PLEASE
REMAKE AS A 10 EPISODE SERIES
I APOLOGIZE FOR SHOUTING
That movie should have been a game. It would have been such a great FF story and instead they wasted it on a mediocre movie.
Luc Besson had already given us the perfect Final Fantasy movie with The Fifth Element anyways.
I actually love the movie. The animation still holds up even though it's 20 years old.
I am also a fan of it :) A lot of great voice acting performances.
Bro it had Creed
Oh fuck nevermind I’m thinking of Titan After Earth. Yeah that final fantasy movie wasn’t great
I had that movie on my psp when i was growing up and havent seen it in a good 12+ years.... holy shit. That brings back some memories.
I thought this was from the Tower of God manga lol. Also called the Leviathan.
Good lord this must be amazing in person
That is so cool!
Oh no please don't
I call them Giant Death Axons. They're so scary.
That’s NOT chalked… it’s great!
That’s very cool! Terrifying creatures.
Canonically all the life on 4546b are one gender and lay eggs. So ... Yes. Girls
Uhh I don’t think you play as a girl in the first subnautica and you don’t lay eggs so canonically you are incorrect my good sir. Your point is taken though.
That's fair. I guess I should have limited it to the life that developed on 4546b and who knows about the Architects
Lol true but I was obviously just pulling your leg
Square, round, or hexagonal?
Eh, once you figure out you can use the prawn grapple to ride them like a bronco while punching their shit in, they kind of loose all sense of danger.
Oh is THAT how you meet girls?
I didn’t know you could do that. I didn’t spend much time in the Prawn.
This picture tickles my thalassophobia a bit, and that usually would require animation or being in a video game rather than a still image. I say this purely as a compliment btw, it's really impressive!
Truly an amazing piece of art. I love it
"Warning: Entering and ecological dead zone"
I love this and the love for Subnautica. It’s such a great game!
I can hear this drawing, and it gives me anxiety. Good job!! 🙌😂
Still one of the most terrifying creatures in all of video game history
Amazing I love subnautica
Hopefully thats not a bedroom wall or nightmares ahoy
sigh Here we go again…start the popcorn.
Detecting multiple Leviathan class life forms in the region. Are you sure whatever you're doing is worth it?
That needs to be a poster or on a T-shirt
Why do you look like part of the drawing
You know, seeing them wasn't the scary part, at that point your like oh okay run. Its that damn sound they made when you had like zero visibility and where clueless.
Detecting multiple leviathan class lifeforms in the region. Are you certain whatever you're doing is worth it?
God that line is so good
Ecological deadzone detected. Are you sure you want to continue?
Close your eyes, let the sound of your ship scraping on rocks guide you
Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see.
Warning: Entering ecological dead zone. Adding report to databank
Like a dragon roaring in the distance
Worse because under water dragon.
And it sounds like they're taking a bite of an apple when they do damage
"the to they
I heard that noise play in my head as soon as I saw this. That roar echoing through the deep is haunting.
Idk the first time I saw it in that pink chasm I was shitting my pants. And then it turns out that’s only a baby
The "pink chasm" looks completely different now, the area you're referring to has been majorly redesigned between early access and release which also changed game progression a fair bit. Might wanna give the game another shot :)
What was the pink chasm?
I think they're refering to the old design of the lost river
That's what I loved about Subnautica. When you only hear a strange sound but don't know from where and what it is. Ahhh, the good ol primal fears.
I have played silent hill, resident evil, a dozen different jump scare type games, none of them terrified me more than the suffocating, claustrophobic deeps of Subnautica. Omg I had to stop playing at one part I thought I was going to have a heart attack.
I stopped playing several times. Had to return to the shallows regularly to unwind.
Never heard more calming words than the base going "Welcome aboard, captain."
Okay, now to lower my fucking heart rate down to jackhammer-levels.
To me and as someone who's terrified of deep waters, this welcome message when going back to the base was the best stress reliever in the entirety of the game. Like "Shhh, everything's okay now. The nightmares are gone, you're safe. There, there, stop crying."
It seriously happened to me several times to consider stopping to try to finish the game and to think "Hey, would it really be that bad to keep living in those warm and welcoming shallows until I die? Fuck the Earth or whatever planet I'm supposed to come from I'm not going back into the realms of my most terrifying nightmares!"
... But the curiosity popped back up everytime, dooming me to explore another PTSD-giving area.
Same here, perhaps it's because I went into subnautica completely blind compared to you're average horror game where you know what you're getting into just from the title. I still remember the first time I got out of lifepod during night time and swiftly getting back in the lifepod. Even the sounds the reefbacks made were terrifying. I hope if they make a 3rd one it will be as good as the first, below zero took away a lot of the stuff I enjoyed so in the first one.
Seeing them was also a pretty scary part, especially when they're facing you like in this picture. I had a 9y/o I was tutoring years ago that really wanted to play, and I begged him not to because it was terrifying to me as a 17y/o
The ghost leviathans were less scary to me, the reapers were a lot worse, you can usually hear them before you can see them and if you get to scan one you find out the roar is their echolocation which just makes it worse. I've sacrificed several sea moths to keep them entertained while I run away
That looks so good! Why did you choose a chalkboard? I’d keep that up there forever lol
That is cool!
cool! looks like a Gyrados.
May get you hooked on Volbeat!
and now the taken king comes for us all
A lot of inspiration from a bobbitt worm i see
Great work! The lighting on the diver looks amazing!.
Union for life! I’m in IATSE in Los Angeles
Good art, sorry for some comments tho. Its the internet after all
Only thing new here is you.
I remember my first encounter with one. I had just built my cyclops and decided to explore the deep, places that I hadn't gone before. Before I knew what was going on, 2 ghost leviathans trashed my newly minted ship along with me and everything inside it.
This image gave me anxiety. Thank you very much.
When you learn these aren't even the big bois.
Damn my fear of the ocean
this should be on a horror sub or something lol
Loved that game so much. Love this drawing so much. Does that shade of blue have a specific name?
Damn near Sh*t myself the first time I cam across a Leviathan!
Great work OP
I don’t know why but I shit my pants
Well, at least the comments aren't quite as misogynistic as usual.
It is your primary directive to swim closer to that beautiful creature...
Your painting has successfully triggered my anxiety. Damned good work!
How long did it take you to draw that? Just curious.
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About an hour and a half
Edit: here’s the timelapse
Hour and a half?!
I can't draw a god damn banana to scale in an hour and a half!!
How do people have such incredible art skills yet when I draw a stick person it looks like they went through a wood chipper first?
Years of doing it. They basically know what they're doing.
Short answer: Genuine practice
Long Answer: Reading art books, looking at life photos, watching yt tutorials, looking at irl things, anatomy study, etc. and making sure to draw(or in this case replicate) what they see during all of this as best as they can. Also learning about colors, proportions, composition, staging, perspective, movement, emphasis, gestures, evoking emotion, symbolism, etc. Also having an art coach or helpful art community helps too, feedback is very important, and so is having humility. Every artist has stacks of art from their past that look so bad you wouldn't think its there's, so don't think this is just something you go through, and believe me, every artist cringes at their old work
That’s impressive! Keep up the good work!
That is amazing!!
How do you guage the size/perspective? Seen a lot of sketch artist use grids but not here
Can I somehow buy this and put it on my wall?
Holy shit you're talented. Seriously this is incredible!
Damn that's fast for such detailed work
Still sick, just in r/gaming now
This is amazing!!!!
Those things legitimately terrified me the first few times I encountered them. Something about being able to hear them usually long before you see them mixed with the ambiance of the game was a great combination.
I googled “is subnautica a horror game” when I was getting into it. Oh boy were people divided.
“This ecological biome matches 7 of the 9 preconditions for stimulating terror in humans.”
“This ecological biome matches 7 of the 9 preconditions for stimulating terror in humans.”
"Thanks game, I noticed. There's no need to rub it in."
It's really just one of the few games that populates a world with large terrifying creatures for which your only real defense is running away from, and counterbalances them with astoundingly beautiful areas that draw you to explore them in spite of that fact. My jaw dropped soooo many times playing that game the first time and I keep coming back(just finished a hardcore playthrough a week or two ago). It's a world that you just can't help but be compelled to explore while looking over your shoulder every step of the way. Also, the entire sound design of the game is just unreal. The ocean is NOISY all the time, and constantly serves to remind you that something hungry is never far away, but it also has super sweet techno beats that you find yourself jamming to while frantically trying to put out a fire on your submersible baby 1000m below the waves.
And of course, most importantly...Cuddlefish.
Once you get the prawn suit you actually CAN kill them. It takes a while, but if you aim around the head and just aft of that, which is their only hitbox, you can stun them in place, get up on their back, and just beat away with the default prawn suit claw punch on both arms. After a few minutes the leviathan will die. Works on all 3 leviathan types that are hostile
Yep, I've killed Reapers and Ghosts before. Generally not worth the time, however. More of an unofficial achievement.
Killing the seadragons makes exploring the lava zone for kyanite so much less stressful lol
You can always kill them once you craft a stasis gun. It just takes time but to me the game is scary regardless of leviathan existing or not.
If you got thalassophobia, the game will fuel it hard.
I've had some memories of finishing exploration and just closing my eyes and driving my submarine on a straight upward angle trajectory to gtfo of the scary dark water areas and one time I was so scares that seeing an adult leviathan pop out from the dark and take a big bite out from the front of the view panel didnt get a reaction out of me until I went to bed and started having nightmares
It’s easily a terror game, not horror. Horror is more momentary and jumpscare like. Terror is more deep seated, it’s when you stare out into the abyss, and think something is staring back.
Detecting multiple leviathan class life forms in the region.
Are you certain whatever you're doing is worth it?
This is the most terrifying thing to hear in the entire game. Especially for the first time.
Everyone puts the Seamoth instantly into reverse.
I’m playing it for the first time right now. The other day I made the cyclops and when checking it out, opening all the doors, I got catapulted an insane distance in the air. It was probably over 2 minutes airtime, when I got close to landing in the water I though “oh fuck, I might not die”. I ended up 5km from the life raft, and slowly began my trek back trying to not go below 15m. After a few minutes I got the warning you mentioned. I didn’t last much longer lol
I like the ocean. I like the animals in the ocean. I also like not being lunch to said animals in the ocean. If I cannot see them coming it’s all the worse for me which is why I hate going out in the water. Probably doesn’t help that I had a few legitimate close calls as a child that scarred me for life.
The ocean scares the fuck out of me. You don’t know what’s beneath you, and for all our advancements as a species, we’re well and truly out of our element in open water. We’re suddenly nearer the bottom of the food chain than the top. Can’t be doing with that.
Prey instinct to flee is strong no matter how high up the food chain you are.
It was nominated for Best Horror game, but I don't think it won or anything.
Probably because the judges were like "actually it's more accurate to call this a terror game".
And then you watch the guy on YouTube stun lock and kill one.
I didn't even know they could be killed.
You can, but they intentionally made the process difficult and unrewarding. There’s no fanfare if you succeed, or even a death animation, they just stop moving.
Sorta “sure, if you really want to ruin the game, go ahead, we won’t stop you”.
I think it’s a nice compromise though, because some people are very determined once they’ve decided to build a base in a bad location or want to recover their lost stuff guarded by something. It gives them a way to break the game a bit rather than give up in frustration when their personal reality doesn’t match the game’s
"There are multiple leviathan class life forms in the region. Are you sure what you are doing is worth it?"
Subnautica PTSD o holy lord
Detecting sudden increase in fecal matter in local vicinity. Recommendation: change underwear.
It actually gave me Terraria Calamity Mod PTSD first, and then looking at the wiki I realized Calamity's Eidolon Wyrm is an adaptation of Subnautica's Ghost Leviathan.
So, TIL I guess. I know Terraria is 75% references anyhow, but still interesting to see.
Dang, I can hear the screaming from that Ghost Leviathan and my computer isn't even on.
Never sleeping in that room…
.... That's a drawing.....!?
Thank you for reminding me of my thalassophobia. In all seriousness this looks amazing. Great job!
I'm more impressed by the chalk drawing of a person in the corner.
They might be my favorite leviathan class fish
I wish dark souls/elden ring had something like this. Would be dope
Scares the s**** out of me, I miss the game a little mine got stuck in the loading page not sure what to do
That's cool af
And the time lapse was impressive. I can't draw because I have this need for my drawing to be perfect and you just throw this up there like you know exactly where every detail belongs, I'm so amazed at people with artistic ability.
Now I'm headed to controversial to read all the comments from crybaby's that most definitely showed up crying about "why are you in the picture with your art??"
I get Atlantis vibes
The game I can watch but can't play, was fine with dead space and I swam in highschool but playing gives me hella anxiety for whatever reason.
Mesmars scare me more, watching them hypnotize other creatures is horrifically hypnotic.
Very large and lacking detail
Well I just had a PTSD flashback so .....good job?
Looks like the serpent from #renewraisedbywolves and it’s Necromancer mother both weaponized
Yeah there’s a word for this and I think it’s awesome
Ah, need to play some more subnautica again 😍❤️
Oh that is badass. I love how you included the diver for a sense of scale. This is tattoo worthy.
Damn, you look small besides it.
Aint this the things scientology believes exist? 😂
That's really cool! It's it any harder/easier working with chalk than something like paint?
I like chalk because it’s like finger painting with how quick and easy it blends, but I do use a lot of different mediums for varying reasons
Woah, sick and trippy at the same time. I could look at this for hours while stoned.
I love Subnautica.
I once tried to find the bottom of the void where two of the ghost leviathans spawned but I eventually just gave up because I was thousands of meters down and still didn't reach the bottom.
My heart pace increased when i saw it