My second entry for the Rift contest, this time for the plane of life. I wasn't planning on making another entry, but this idea popped into my head a mere 4 hours before entry closure, so I hurried to get it out...and get some speedpain practice too. Again, I'm not really satisfied yet, but the idea is clear enough.
A chimera-inspired collosus, it's torso about as broad as a tropical tree is thick. A stag skull is attached to its face, a mane growing over its shoulders with, hoozah, an extra set of claws. Because having one set of razor sharp claws and a mouth full of jagged teeth isn't enough for this one. Though it seems like the second pair of claws are simply part of a pelt that is thrown over his back, they're actually part of his body and he can control them to do some nasty suprise-damage.
Done with Photoshop CS4 in about 4 hours