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The Ancient One by JoseOchoaArt The Ancient One by JoseOchoaArt
An old rite of passage amongst men of the tribe. The Goal isn't to kill the Old One, for that would prove impossible for a single hunter, but to stab the beast and leave their mark in the form of a scar, or in some cases a piece of the weapon embedded on its skin.

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DRamos97 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Student General Artist
"Poke me and I eat youssss."
SirenDrake Featured By Owner Edited Dec 2, 2016
Just out of curiosity, how many men in the tribe actually pass this ridiculously hazardous rite?

Lovely snake.
pdevinney Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
MrYolomolo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oooooooooooo.SO COOOOOL!!!:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin)  (that guy there is deadBenio Nose Bleed Icon )
Monte-Kristo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ahah :D (Big Grin) 
asari13 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jabin217 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hi there!
I have a Magic the Gathering tumblr where I post my favorite cards and cards I create. I'm currently in the process of creating an entire MtG block and would love to use your art! I won't post anything until I get your permission to do so. If or when you let me, the card will have your name on it and the post will include a link to your Deviant Art and whatever else you want me to link. Just for the record, I am not making any money off of this, it's just a fun fan project. 

I already asked this on another one of your pieces but I saw this as well and HAD to ask.

Thanks for reading this and responding!
Tumblr: MagictheGatheringDailyCard
Cynder-Man Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Even a single scratch would be near impossible. It being a snake like animal, it should have extremely fast reflexes and agility. This thing could eat that man in a heart beat. Logically thinking that is.... this is a giant albino-ish snake we're talking about... Great work though!
TheOtterPony Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Looks very one sided fight. ;)
xxXXGH0STXXxx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soul of an Ancient Serpent King
nebulaequeen Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing <3 I especially love the crown, and you can almost feel the menacing power the snake carries with it's stance
kingdragon01 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Wow! What is that thing? It's so big!
TheStarvingOne Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The bigger one is The Ancient One, so the smaller one is going to be the dead one. Mmm... :|
PactMaker Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I would have to pass on that one... :iconrapedakariplz:

Beautiful picture, and the head piece is awesome too! :iconhontoplz:
LuxXeon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great mythology.  I like the idea, and the sense of motion and ominous mood this piece brings to life.  Great work.
BabakoSen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor snake...
CJCroen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HTTYD2loverQueen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude……I suggest you run…………FOR YOUR LIFE! 
RainMoon11 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Beautifully done!! Love the details!!
Myrethy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
OHHHH good Primus it's Shadow Of The Colossus!
JayIsSoda Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hnng that headdress is stunning

and i adore the Old One, so cute 
JunkYardRabbit Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible work! I really love the feel of weigh behind the snake, and the layout if the whole image is perfect!

That crown has some amazing detail!
Jabber-Wock Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Stunning! Out of curiosity, is the snake blind?
JoseOchoaArt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It's not blind haha :D, I just like those "Final Boss" moments in games where the monster stands still for a second as an introduction, like Zelda or God of War, so I borrowed that for this scene :)
Jabber-Wock Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
I know, right? I played Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess, and I'm pretty sure a good half of my enjoyment was just looking at the characters. It sure as heck didn't come from fighting some of them *cough* Ganondorf *cough*. Granted, Ganondorf in that game looks absolutely fantastic (seriously, check him out), but actually fighting him is another matter. It's a four stage boss battle: first, you fight Zelda while she's possessed by Ganondorf, then you fight his beast mode, then on horseback, and then finally in a one on one, straight up sword fight. The first three are fun and challenging, but the last one... Well, let's just say I fought him in that last stage for a good 45 minutes straight, died, and then checked online only to be told I'd have to spam him with a move that I could barely manage in the tutorial, let alone in any practical situation.

My griping aside, I think you'd really like Ganondorf's beast mode. It's epic, awesome, and, yes, it does stop and roar into the camera.
JoseOchoaArt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ooooh yeah! I loved Twilight Princess, maaybe even more than Ocarina of Time (then again I was probably too young to remember all about OoT and haven't played it since that first time). My favorite boss was the giant dragon skeleton in the Desert Temple, but nothing beats owning Ganondorf in the end! That sword fight was frustratingly epic!
Jabber-Wock Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
What'd you play on? I suspect it's easier on Gamecube, but me and my Wii wouldn't know. I didn't actually BEAT Ganondorf per say, but hey, that 45 minutes thing? I wasn't exaggerating. I fought him until I was getting physically exhausted.

Oh, Twilit Fossil Stallord! Second only to (most of) beating up Ganondorf, my friend. I really need to play Ocarina of Time. I'm pretty new to the LoZ fandom.
JoseOchoaArt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I played on a Wii, had a blast. Yeah that was the name! That and Morpheel were my favs. You should definitely play Ocarina of Time, heck, I should play it again myself hah. It's an extremely interesting world.
Jabber-Wock Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Not a fan of Morpheel's, but that might come from his constant eating of me :) Fyrus and Blizzeta were pretty darned cool, too.
JonathanGragg Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love the scale texture! Great work! (Looks like something that would be in my gallery, we have very common taste!
Starr-King Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
JoseOchoaArt Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! I appreciate it :)
TheDraperyFalls6 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
JoseOchoaArt Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
ZordracStormhammer Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
anyone want to wager a guess as to what the snake is thinking?
fliclit Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Sure, I'll take a shot at it.…

Carved from the castles of kingdoms of doom

The sentinel snake of the silver doubloons

To never be stolen or syphoned or looted

To enter the den is incredibly stupid

And what do I sense but a brave lonely soldier

Wielding the spear of the newest world order

To slay and to slag and to scale the slime beast

Sent to attempt such impossible feats

I slither and sneer and I snivel and jeer

You shall be slain for just venturing near

Take back a warning and heed it you will

Should you come again should you seek such a thrill

The rivers of blue and of rock and of stone

Will all run with crimson the blood of your own

I'll leave not a trace of your sniveling race

It is you the brave knight who will be the disgrace

BradML Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome stuff. I think that guy is biting off more than he can chew.
JaceArveduin Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
If he's not thinking 'oooh shit....'

then he's definitely a braver and/or smarter man than me.
roboponycop Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats so awesome
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