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Giant by Keithwormwood Giant by Keithwormwood
Giants are a sad race. Hunted endlessly for the fearsome presence they impose, they are unable to congregate and form any semblance of community. Their huge statures create a demand for food that they can never meet. Constantly malnourished, they are forced to scavenge and raid small settlements and outlying farmsteads, which only acts to further daemonise them. While physiologically they have the capability to match humans in intelligence, they are invariably rendered feral and moronic by social isolation and a lack of sufficient nutrition. Giants are ostracised by their fellow Fey Folk for their bestial decline, and fearfully butchered by all others. Adorned in the pillaged accoutrements of a culture that glorifies those who slay his kind, this giant masks his face and binds his scarred and oft-besieged feet with the shields of felled soldiers. Stooped and bowed by gravity, the giant is a paradox of immensity and shrinking shame.

Materials used are blue colerase pencil, and Photoshop (majority of time spent drawing, hence "traditional" medium label).
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Avalon620 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student Writer
...Was this published in a drawing book somewhere?? :confused: I swear I've seen it before!
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Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Interesting take on the giant of myth...
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DeaDerV23 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
hey! I have book with this illustration! :) i love it!
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loistava Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I love the steeple mask! so much!
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Nabil25 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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DuctTapeLord Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
exactly what I would've wanted other people to realize when in the concept of adding "gigantic" characters.

"Their huge statures create a demand for food that they can never meet."
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Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
On occasion that can be explained away, By things like "It lives on a diet of gods and atmospheres."
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rogenocide137 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great art and description
(also enjoy the cannon on arm)
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rosutu Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Definitely one of the best (and most tragic/creepy) interpretations of the classical beast I've ever seen.
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Scarledian Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just beautiful :)
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