A conceptual image for [link]
's Creature of the week contest!
He's big, he's bad, he's.... maybe not a "he" O.e ewwwwwwww
Anyway, this particular monster is creepy and close to my heart
Pencil, and digital coloring (which I am just getting used to by the way)
I raised my rifle towards the approaching horde and let off a series of well aimed blasts before ducking back behind the tank to reload, listening to the wounded creature’s gurgling shrieks as I began loading knuckle thick shells into my gun.
They were on us before I had finished.
Nothing is that fast. Nightmares don’t move like they could.
The battle-tank fired, even muffled through the thick steel of my helmet the sound was deafening.
Then the tank was gone. Tossed into the desert air, thrown like a toy and struck down until its reinforced hull cracked like eggshell. I rolled away to safety as the creatures continued to gash into the metal hulk.
The soldier next to me, a young woman, was dead instantly. The demon didn’t seem to realize that, and it kept killing her.
Gouging at the body, smearing her across the soil.
Someone else had his helmeted head caved in with casual swipe of an armored limb, sending a splatter of the man’s final thoughts and memories rocketing out the back of a shattered skull.
I fired, not knowing what I was shooting at, and my first two bullets went wild as the beast continued to gleefully mutilate the young woman’s moist remains. I pulled myself forward, closing the distance, still firing and screaming wildly as I did.
No head to speak of so I aimed for the center of its mass, at that hideously grinning face. So nearly human.
Thick torrents of orange tinted gore erupted from between its low hung shoulders, and my weapon clicked empty.
The creature still flailed, slow and heavy, moving like it was underwater. Swinging blindly at its prey.
A blast from a surviving tank struck it full in the chest and sent it sprawling.
A headless 15-foot long monster, its slick copper skin torn, pockmarked, and stretched tightly over the bony plates beneath thick muscle.
I watched the nameless thing die. Now knowing that they could.