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Chimera by andyparkart Chimera by andyparkart
This was done for the Sony Playstation 2 video game, God of War 2. This depicts the Chimera from Greek mythology. I first did a quick sketch of it, and then painted it up in Photoshop.
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
When I think of a Chimera, this is the beast of legend that I think of. Excellent rendition! :)
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pandaispanda Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
so cool `
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MythZarya Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Wow. Frighteningly fantastic! Love it!
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estu48 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Nice!!!!!!!
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DaniShakoa Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This was pretty cool, and I couldn't remember where I found the reference, but I drew something based off of your pictures, I believe. :P The revised version looks pretty great too.
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yellowfox780 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
A highly magnificent creature of mythology. Even though it's increadibly deadly lol
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Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
I didn't liked so much the position of the heads, that's why I was really happy of kill this ;D
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Lyriato Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Whoa! Radical! Just in case, Khimaira is just the greek version of the northern Danube thracian (today romanian) name "ZIMBRU" for bison/wisent. This is the "mithological" animal in question. Also, CIMBRU (pronounced "tchimbru") is a romanian name for a "horned" plant (Satureja hortensis=savory). Strange that in greek language, this plant is called "thymbra", a name similar with romanian "timbru"(postal stamp). The oldest romanian stamp (and also one of the most expenive in the world) is actually the so called "buffallo/wisent head" from Moldova (eastern Romania region; the auroch, sometimes mistaken as a wisent, is the symbol of this region).
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Moon-dragoness Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
0.0 thats scary yet cool
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NinaCortex666 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
The scales of the snake are the best detail here, I really like how it 'fades' as it reaches the body of the creature. The chimera's design is pretty cool, the lion's head under the goat's neck is a nice touch, it's my favorite monster in GoW3.
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A7xshadowgirl Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
This is wonderful! :) Absolutely incredible and amazing! It's a huge honor for you to bring it to life in God of War 3! :clap:
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Shadowsweeny Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
This is absolutely marvelous! :D Love the amount of detail!
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Tinydancer461905 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
I hate these fuckers on Titan mode. This looks great btw lol
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GingaGin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
This is awesome : D
Are you getting paid for this?
If so how much? : D
Just wondering :dummy:
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andyparkart Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Yes I get paid. No I can't say how much. sorry
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GingaGin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
Thats ok : D
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Kurtle Featured By Owner May 15, 2010   Writer
It's quite a lot ;)
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leodheme Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Wow, it's exactly the same look in 3.
You should have charge them the interest... $w$
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andyparkart Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I should, huh? I wish =>
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
WICKED!!! LOVE IT!!!
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bigcman321 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Student General Artist
The funny thing is, is that you did this for GoW2 several years ago, but it's just now being used in GoW3... I got to fight this thing in the E3 demo... Awesome beast, great job.
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andyparkart Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Filmographer
yup, took awhile to come to life, huh? thanks!
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Nazaru Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
The Chimera is in God of War 3! I fought her a bunch of times on the demo, and she is an amusing mini boss!
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Free-D Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
How much time to make this concept art ?
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cristinabencina Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm loving the snake, you did a very good job on it!
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kai-the-savior Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this is one of the best chimera pics ive ever seen! BTW Chimera is my fave greek myth creature.
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shinobi25 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
the Chimera i have the collection edition of god of war 2 the game with full of art to bad the pages are torn out
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Yeshwa Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Sick. I love this. It's as evil looking as sin. What was your inspiration?
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PinkVelvet-Roses123 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
I think this is one of the most amazing creatures I have ever seen. You are insanely talented. A new favourite!
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chnitabagui Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
freak! but cool!
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father12345 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
hi Andy Brian here,I love how the goat is on the front instead of middle as in mythologycal prespective!Way to twist myth and make it even better Andy knows it all!Greetings from Uk
-Father12345^
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andyparkart Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Yup, I tried to give it a little bit of a different take- you pretty much only see 2 heads in any given stance- on all fours the lion head is hidden and on twos the goat head sorta disappears. It was a challenge and so much fun to create. Thanks!
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father12345 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
No problem man!:handshake:
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NextGrandcross Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
The Chimera looked sooooo badass in the GoW:3 Demo, switching it's stance from moving on all four legs when the Snake and Goat head are in control of the body, and standing and walking on two legs when the lion head get's into action.

And it was sick seeing Kratos perform a finishing move on each of the heads, including breaking off the goats horn and impaling it in the forhead.

What other Greek beast will rise, Scylla and Charybodi, Talos, THE actual Cerberus.
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Brian12 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I just saw this guy in the demo footage on YouTube as a miniboss!!! He looks really cool,and the way to kill him looks like a hell of allot of fun!
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andyparkart Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, he came out really cool in the game. The character modeler, rigger, animator, and fx artists did such an awesome job making him come to life. I only designed him. They made him alive. I'm just glad he's (or is it a she?) finally in the game. Thanks!
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molee Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i'd say that its a he.cuz this guy has a mane which only male lions have.

hmm... or maybe both! :O

anyways awesome job mate! loved this guy/girl in the video.
would love ta kill him! MUHAHAHAAA!
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andyparkart Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Yup, good observation. I like to think of this creature as a Hermaphrodite- male & female. It's a creature that has conflicts with itself =>
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molee Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
btw i really loved how you even have it a human arm with bird like hands/feet!
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molee Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hmm.... no wonder its penis is'nt visible.
:-?
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NotedStrangePerson Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
The head - very inventive.
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Lintufriikki Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is amazing! chimeras are just so cool!
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snakeuser74 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
I just saw this in GameInformer for God of War 3
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RadicalMan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Awesome, I can't wait to kill each head individually.
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Tara-tei Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
whow! thats amazing :| Really like the parte where the snake joins the body..the way the blue goes into brown..incredible work!
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3rdMillhouse Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
Man, I came to congratulate you, you Chimera's design is being used in GoW III. It's fantastic!!!!
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andyparkart Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Professional Filmographer
You saw that, huh? Wait till you see it in action. It's so awesome how they made it come to life. I had a ton of fun designing it. Thanks!
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FEBRULKI99 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
your artwork its so amazing, great and awesome !!! you are increadible bro.salute[link]
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andyparkart Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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LissaMonster Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I just wanted to let you know that I featured this in my latest journal, Chimera and Squirrels.

Have fun!!
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