Aptonoth Color

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Carrie Ott

Well, this is an Aptonoth, a (mostly) harmless creature from the PlayStation 2 game Monster Hunter. These creatures only attack when severely provoked, whipping with their spiked tail to defend themselves before galloping to safety. They are herbivores, but they are an invaluable food source to hunters during their missions. Aptonoth can be carved for their meat (yummy!) and their small bones, used to craft new weapons or bone armor. They travel in herds and will run at the sight of any dangerous creature - so when these guys start stampeding toward me, I know my target wyvern is coming in to land :)Oh, and sorry about the speckles on his black snout - my scanner screwed up my nice smooth shading on his beak.Anyway, total time to complete this picture - 2.5 hours. I'm getting fast!I've already checked to make sure that my picture doesn't look like any of the ones out there, but if someone feels it comes too close, I'm sorry because I didn't intend it!

Published More than a year ago

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