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Mountain and Forest Troll by Hyrotrioskjan Mountain and Forest Troll by Hyrotrioskjan
That's a idea of my taste, Zinnorokkrah :iconzinnorokkrah: starts recently his own realistic fantasy project. On the first sight it's typical high fantasy, but at a closer look you will find many interesting new ideas.
He published so far two texts about the cultures/creatures of this world (Kthonera). For me the most interesting thing so far are the trolls. No hominids, giant ground sloths are the ancestors of this, now predatory and more aglie creatures. This specimen is a mountain troll, a big nocturnal beast with enough osteoderms under it's Skin that people believe they turn into rock during daytime.
Edit: I change the pic a bit, the snout of the mountain troll is now shorter and I use the drawing again for another, near related species, the forest troll. It's smaller, active at daytime and lives in small groups.
Here the texts.
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:iconandornarakh:
AndornArakh Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
love all your stuff, specially the dragons and these trolls. Reading zinnorokkrah's description of elves is intriguing, have you thought of giving them a try?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Not artistic yet =)
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:iconponchofirewalker01:
PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
NICE :D  Ground sloths are perfect for that :D
This is pretty similar to a thought experiment I have that if ground sloths ever crossed the Bering Land Bridge and what would happen.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks =D
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:iconponchofirewalker01:
PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
You're welcome :)
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:iconzeonista:
Zeonista Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Wow, these are fascinating creatures! I am planning a SF campaign that uses late Cenezoic megafauna not too unlike these creatures. They are very interesting, and an inspiration for me.
 
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot :lol: :bow:
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:iconwolfsoul36:
Wolfsoul36 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Those sir look like Preostoric Sloths...
But whatever floats your Boat. :)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
These have indeed evolved from ground sloths ;)
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:iconwolfsoul36:
Wolfsoul36 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Mmhm Nod 
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:iconpumpkabooz:
Pumpkabooz Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like magatheriums :3 keep up the good work
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :bow:
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:iconpumpkabooz:
Pumpkabooz Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np ^^
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:iconmistasilentkiller:
MistaSilentKiller Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome :)

It would be interesting to see how orcs, giants and elves would look like.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
:nod:
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:iconaloodonguy67:
Aloodonguy67 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Artist
Adorable!!!!!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you =)
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:iconaloodonguy67:
Aloodonguy67 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student Artist
You welcome!!!!!
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:iconsuperdude327:
Superdude327 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
It'd be cool if there was an aquatic troll that lived in ponds and such.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
I like the idea, tell it ~Zinnorokkrah :nod:
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:icondoodledude44:
DoodleDude44 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
It is certainly an interesting idea.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
=)
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:iconmiam-pepin:
Miam-Pepin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
haha, very cute :)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
until they open their maw...
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:iconmiam-pepin:
Miam-Pepin Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
haha
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So these are ground sloths being :icontrollfaceplz:
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:iconpumpkabooz:
Pumpkabooz Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3 great minds think alike!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
=D
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeeehhh,that felt pretty cheesy....
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:iconvcubestudios:
vcubestudios Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
Hmm. Interesting idea. If you like that kind of stuff, you should check out my Hollow Earth stuff I've posted. Just in case you're interested.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
I saw it already and you have indeed some interesting ideas =)
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:iconvcubestudios:
vcubestudios Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you. & I've got a few others I hope to fet out there soon. Hope they go well.
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:iconfelipenn:
Felipenn Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you never get tired of surprising me? hahaha
The first time you draw the nordic dragon, my first thought was how would you depict trolls, orcs and wargs... now I see it! What would be your orc/goblin theory? Maybe an overgrown Gibbon? A weird evolution for the naked mole rat? (because of the underground collonies...)
Anyway, what an amazing interpretation for the trolls! Very good!
My only changes woulg be shorther, more naked noses and shorter tails!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, this are not my trolls, I would really like to adopt the concept but because ground sloths never take a step on european ground it becomes impossible. I had ideas for european trolls in the past, but they are all very unlikely (inter alia I depict biped turtles with nose-like beaks, and big baboons). Today I lead back most tales about anthropomorphic creatures like trolls to humans, bears and lesser shapeshifters.
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:icontigerbreath13:
tigerbreath13 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's interesting that my trolls are sloths too
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
=D
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:iconfabrizioderossi:
FabrizioDeRossi Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Trolle muss man einfach lieben, haha. Großartige Farbgebung, vor allem beim kleineren. Wirken sehr glaubhaft. Das einzige, was mich ein bisschen stört, sind die sichtbaren Rippen. Ansonsten, wieder thumbs up for that!

lg,
Fabrizio
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Danke :lol:
Das sind keine Rippen sondern Reihen von Osteodermen die über den Rippen liegen =)
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:iconrainfreckles:
RainFreckles Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
otherwise known as Yeti and Bigfoot? :D
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ich weiß nicht wies bei ihm ist aber bei mir ist Bigfoot einfach ein Scherz junger Werwölfe und der Yeti eine Legende die vom Himalaya Braunbär unterstützt wurde =)
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:iconrainfreckles:
RainFreckles Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
faaad! :D
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:iconredpanda7:
RedPanda7 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Oh my god, I love this!!!!!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =D
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:iconredpanda7:
RedPanda7 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
No problem :D
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ropen7789 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
trolololololololol
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:iconpivotshadow:
PivotShadow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
:iconiseewhatyoudidthere:
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
:rofl:
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:iconmrgorsh:
MrGorsh Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The fact that it descends from ground sloths only makes the trolls more interesting, great job :)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot :bow:
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Alberticorico Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this a very good work very illustrative
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