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Boulderback by RicoCilliers Boulderback by RicoCilliers
My entry for the Artstation Journey challenge. A giant boulderback tortoise, transporting rare potions and fine ale from the Blackmountain breweries. The journey  is a long one, but the massive reptile lumbers on day after day, slow yet unstoppable. Mainly  used for hauling siege engines in wartime, Boulderbacks are known far and wide for their incredible strength, and their ability to survive for months without food. They are the oldest creatures alive, easily reaching seven or eight centuries old, and are by far the toughest. Virtually nothing, not even dragons, can pierce their thick shells. The shrewd merchants from Blackmountain were quick to recognize the value of strength over speed. Especially when hauling their famous ale down the big river to the coastal towns and cities.  

It is for good reason that "Boulderback Ale" has become the most sought after drink in the land. 
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Boulderback by RicoCilliers ( Suggested by LukasFractalizator and Featured by lovelessdevotions )
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stinglacson Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Did you also write the description? It's great. 
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RicoCilliers Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! yes I wrote that as well ;) I kinda let my imagination run wild a bit :D
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Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Fantastic work! :)
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RicoCilliers Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Icesturm Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is great! The detail in the models is stunning. Did you also model the entire background?
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RicoCilliers Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :D Yup all models and textures by me, including the background mountains, castle, trees, foilage, etc. Also the moon. The only true photographic element is the sky as far as I recall.
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Icesturm Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Wow!!! I am a dummy! 
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DreadKnight666 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats! Featured in
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RicoCilliers Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
woohoo! thanks so much! :D
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haveyou Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sweet
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RicoCilliers Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thank you :)
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Ranbog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This should be made into a video game, I'd buy it
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RicoCilliers Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
haha thanks :D I guess I'd buy it too
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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RicoCilliers Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much!
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
My Pleasure (1) by daniya-ART
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TheWarOfTheRing Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
Whoa, this is beautiful! Congrats on the DD :)
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RicoCilliers Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you sir! :D 
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Loki7z Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Sublime!
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RicoCilliers Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thanks! :happybounce: 
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Loki7z Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
You are welcome!:) (Smile) :) (Smile) 
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TheTraitor44 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
So cool.
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RicoCilliers Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thank you! glad you think so! 
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TheTraitor44 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016
You're welcome! I have a thing for both fantasy and turtles
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RicoCilliers Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Same here haha :D
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TheTraitor44 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
Nice!!! :)
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Doeway Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
So imaginative! 👍👍 please check out my work!
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RicoCilliers Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
My thoughts exactly :D Glad you like it!
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Randicus Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2016
Well done, both the picture and the story that goes with it. The picture has great detail and the story is quite imaginative. It could even be the basis for a comedy fantasy novel, along the lines of Another Day Another Dungeon.
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RicoCilliers Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah I had fun making up the backstory to this, I'm glad you like it!
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EveVictus Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool. :clap: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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RicoCilliers Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thank you! Tight Hug 
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EveVictus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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PenguinTranquilizer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! Well deserved! :D
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RicoCilliers Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much! I appreciate it
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PenguinTranquilizer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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CapscesDigitalInk Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Congratulations on your Daily Deviation, outstanding work.
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RicoCilliers Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thank you! :D
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CapscesDigitalInk Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
Absolutely my pleasure, "Boulderback" is an amazing piece, truly brilliant work!
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Straban Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
soo cool! :D
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RicoCilliers Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thanks!
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your much deserved DD!
Congrats on DD By Marphilhearts by LindArtz
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RicoCilliers Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Dance! 
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rainbowfoxdragon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Student General Artist
Congrazzles on the DD :D
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RicoCilliers Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!  :D 
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rainbowfoxdragon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Student General Artist
No problem :)
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DarkstripeShadowpaw Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
Very impressive.
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RicoCilliers Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :happybounce: 
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ansdesign Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on your well deserved DD. :clap:
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