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Bahamut by Grishend Bahamut by Grishend
First of all, Merry Christmas to everyone!

According to Arabian mythology, Bahamut actually is a vast fish that supports the earth. In some sources, Bahamut is described as having a head resembling a hippopotamus or elephant. However, modern culture Bahamut, in which it appears as a powerful dragon, is a totally different creature compared to the original mythology. Although the character's name is clearly derived from the mythological Bahamut, the two appear to share no other similarities.

I tried to make my own summon magics, and since Bahamut is one of my favorite summon from the game Final Fantasy and I have tried to make it once, I decided to try with this one as well. However, I think it's still heavily influenced from Final Fantasy VIII's Bahamut.

Programs used:
Adobe Photoshop 7.0
OpenCanvas 4.03
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:iconkingozzo:
kingozzo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Never played final fantasy, but this looks BADASS!
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ZarthialDragon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Ooooh! The Lord of Dragons!!
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SolarLugia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the Colous and Background!
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:iconbuhaaghule:
Buhaaghule Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bahamut is the shit :)
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beebeerai Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
w0w! great! 0_o
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:iconcaleb247:
caleb247 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
was lacking of much sleep when I posted that other pic, this is realy awesome, though something like what I suggested(read:requested*eyeroll*) would be pretty epic.
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:iconcaleb247:
caleb247 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
plain pose is plain, no eccitement, just bahamut flying realy high, needs more lightning, thunder, !!!ROARING!!! .
add some variety, some tribute to his awesome power and/or infinate wisdom! this is no tribute, this is a snapshot!

taking this on is optional, of course, I demand nothing, I just think it could be better, is all, and hope it becomes better.:)
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:iconcrissgonzalezarts:
CrissGonzalezArts Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
woooww good job :D I like it
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:iconsapphire-bahamut:
Sapphire-Bahamut Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Student General Artist
AWESOME!!!!
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:icongarul:
Garul Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love dragon's and i gotta say that you catched the dragon's soul in that picture realy good =)it has that certain something that makes it realy cool ^^
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Writer
Now, thats a picture of Bahamuth!
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:iconstarlightdraik:
starlightdraik Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
glad to know im not the only one who cares about the original Bahamut. did you also know that according the the legends his face could make one go mad and all the oceans put apon his nose would be like a grain of sand in the desert(or something like that).
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:iconzapphy:
zapphy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
OMG this is really awesome! :omg:
I love the background colors so much, and his pose is really cool
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:icondivinekyuubi:
DivineKyuubi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Very Very Cool
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DarklightseekerArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Impressive job on the colors and shading. Very nice job in doing research behind the true origins of Bahamut.
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:iconveratai:
Veratai Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
hehe this looks great :)

i agree with my buddy Alexandric
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:iconalexandricswartzwind:
Nicely done. He seems to be ready to launch his Mega Flare at any time mehehe
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:iconsuicide-on-a-stick:
Suicide-On-A-Stick Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
that
is
AMAZING
ff9 bahamut is my favorite :3
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:iconplacebo-inquiry:
Placebo-Inquiry Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
BAHAMUT. =D

*Childhood memories of FF come rushing back*
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:iconbwrose:
bwrose Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
回访~在dA见到中国人很开心>v<
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:icongoldenwolf18:
Goldenwolf18 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
saw this on unseen artist this is so AWESOME
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:iconeddarkflame:
EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bow before the dragonlord, Bahamut! :worship:
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:iconbob-raigen:
Bob-Raigen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome !!
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:iconwenart:
Wenart Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
quite good :)
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:iconaidon:
aidon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
why is bahamut doing the irish jig?
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:iconthree-planes:
three-planes Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful detailing. :)
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Damaged927 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, what a great version of Bahamut you have hear! :wow: I like his pose a lot, it looks like he's saying "What? Thats you're best?" or something :XD: I love the color scheme as well :D
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:iconunseeliefaery:
unseeliefaery Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
another great piece.. great detail and coloring. :D
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:iconwapy:
wapy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, nice one! Makes me think of the other one you made, the Leviathan... (? did I misspel?) The scenario is great, I love the idea behind it ;) Great work you did here! :eager: MOAR!


And MerryXmas, if I am still in time ;) :santa:
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:iconmasterlilith:
MasterLilith Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merry Xmas!

Nice piece, very well painted :clap:!
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lucasphotography Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
ckckck...

udah lama gw ngga liat hasil karya lo nder...

still ya...the best...gradasi dan rapih nya itu ngga ada yg ngalahin deh...detailnya mantap!
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stardust-oracle Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!! :D keren2... Mskipun mmg mirip2 m ff8 sih... Tp ttp aj keren ^^

Awesome BG as well!! :D
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very impressive work. I love the way you've rendered the silvery scales, and the crimson wings are magnificent.
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:iconadikun:
adikun Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Student Photographer
keren yak hahaha
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:iconkuro-ikaru:
Kuro-ikaru Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, your Bahamut is really good :D
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:iconleorenart:
LeorenArt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
wooooo
keren!!!
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:iconsykoticstalker27:
Sykoticstalker27 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
Beautifully colored! I love the contrast between the blue of the picture of the orange of the wings.
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:iconforbiddenimmortality:
oh YEH!!!!
BAHAMUT!!!!!
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:iconcannedebonbon:
CanneDeBonbon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely lots of FF influence. XDD But either way though, it's still very nicely done, especially the armou/scale like thing on its body.
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Krymus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
:worship:
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