Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Halo: Cryptum Merse Creature by HalcyonBrush Halo: Cryptum Merse Creature by HalcyonBrush
Hey everyone. I've been working on a personal project that started out as my senior thesis in school. It's a few concept designs from some awesome literature! I've been reading this book called Halo: Cryptum by Greg Bear. It's related to the Halo game franchise, and I thought it'd be awesome to visualize some of the scenes in the novel.

This creature is called the Merse. It patrols a crater lake and protects an island, intimidating any in intruders. This creature is very large, hunting small whales and other larger fish.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconruschman:
Ruschman Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
Is this thing a vertebrate or an invertebrate?
Reply
:iconchris000:
Chris000 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This thing scares me, and I think that was exactly what it was put in that lake to do. I sure don't want to mess with this thing. If the Didact wasn't fond of them... well, his wife shops well. 
Reply
:icontalonxcreations:
TalonxCreations Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
indeed
Reply
:iconweatherlore:
Weatherlore Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
I'd for sure be scared to see that thing, even if I was a Spartan. It is both very odd and (almost) peaceful, though I doubt the creature is anything but that.
Reply
:iconsteampunksoldiers:
SteampunkSoldiers Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey it's the Loch Ness monster! I'm sorry, I had to. :turbopoke:
Reply
:iconclonemaster777:
Clonemaster777 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Wow i never thought i see one
Reply
:iconalpha168:
alpha168 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Holy Sh$T! I didn't realize they were so huge! The forerunners were not messing around, were they?
Reply
:iconthe-gordon-freeman:
the-gordon-freeman Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yeaH! i loved the books. cant wait for silentium
Reply
:iconec4370:
ec4370 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Awesome!
Reply
:iconhalcyonbrush:
HalcyonBrush Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconnzdelta4:
nzdelta4 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Cool!
Reply
:iconcardinalsong:
Cardinalsong Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
No wonder Didact hatted them, their creepy looking. xD
Reply
:iconcybershot:
cybershot Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Wow!!!!
Reply
:icondustiniz117:
Dustiniz117 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
AWESOME!!!!!!!!

Now do the Primordium!!!!!
Reply
:iconhalcyonbrush:
HalcyonBrush Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aha, I have some more to touch up for Cryptum. Some cool environments are on the way!!
Reply
:iconbyotech:
Byotech Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Very cool. I wanna see your next designs!!
Reply
:iconhardvaro:
Hardvaro Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
I love the way sperm whales are known to eat giant squids and this creature has ridiculously big squid-like tentacles.
Oh, the irony :D
Reply
:iconhalcyonbrush:
HalcyonBrush Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, how awesome. I didn't realize that. Yes, the irony!! If you see closely, the Merse has a horn tip at the front to ram into the whales. It would crush their bones and incapacitate them. Then the clawed feeding tentacles would tear it apart! Lovely, ain't it?
Reply
:iconhardvaro:
Hardvaro Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Shweet.
Reply
:icondroktagonapus:
DrOktagonapus Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I thought they were about car-sized and looked more like lily pads on top? I haven't read the book in a while so I could be wrong.. Regardless, that's an AWESOME creature concept. I really like the texture on the tentacles..
Reply
:iconsylrien:
Sylrien Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me of the kraken a bit considering the size and tentacles
Reply
:iconalbinodoe:
AlbinoDoe Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Very, very cool! I like how big it is! xD
That's awesome Andy. Keep it up!
asdjalsdhasdasidsad favorited.
Reply
:iconhalcyonbrush:
HalcyonBrush Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hurray!! Thanks, I wouldn't want to be next to it.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
June 7, 2012
Image Size
1.3 MB
Resolution
3976×1890
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
11,749
Favourites
355 (who?)
Comments
23
Downloads
586
×