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Dendrophagus Colossus by Edarneor Dendrophagus Colossus by Edarneor
The Giant Tree-eating Snails do exactly that – consume large quantities of wood. They are most often encountered roaming the outskirts of towering forests, so as to have enough food, yet not to venture too deep, where trees get too dense for their enormous shell to pass.

No one, of course, dares to attack such a giant, so the first settlers have found it to be a perfectly safe house-on-tracks. The gastropod, of course, hardly ever objects, and it’s still arguable whether it even notices the “neighbors”. Its shell is so thick (obviously, to support its own weight), that it can be easily bored into several meters deep, allowing a spacious and comfortable accommodation for several dozen people per community.

Luckily, the huge beast, due to its sheer size, is constantly forced to conserve energy, so it slumbers peacefully about 20 hours a day, and does not tire its occupants with constant locomotion. In this mode it is possible to safely get off, replenish the supplies, take a walk, picnic, and, as local children simply adore to do, cheerfully poke the creature with a stick.
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***The progress steps of this paintings are HERE! ***

***UPD: Huge thanks to ^laserbeast for featuring this!!! :love:***
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Given 2012-09-13
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Azuregos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
This is a very imaginative and creative work!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks a lot!
Please share it on FB if you like it. :)
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AexDM Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  New member
привет -
хочу заказать у вас 10 картин 
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Edited Jan 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Здравствуйте, ответил по почте.
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Polly-fox Featured By Owner Edited Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Schneezahn Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014   General Artist
Ok, thats just amazing :O !
Definitly favorite :D !!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Schneezahn Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014   General Artist
You`re very welcome it looks great  :) !
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:iconxendigger-the-real:
Xendigger-the-real Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
So i found so one else that posted this as his. Are you the original?
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! Yes, I am :) You can see the prosec here fav.me/d5ex3sp by the way
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Xendigger-the-real Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Sorry. It looks like the other guy took his down so that is good news.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Okay :)
That's what being popular means :D
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Blue-Mantis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a very good idea! It's an amazing art, bravo! :D
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, Isladh!
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:iconblue-mantis:
Blue-Mantis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome! ^^ And thanks for the Llama. 
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Writers-411 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That is one awesome snail.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hey, thank you! :)
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
:blackrose: Your beautiful work has been featured here: fav.me/d6omy3q
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconskipparoo:
Skipparoo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! This is the level of detail I aspire to :D
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, glad to hear it! Keep it up! :)
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FerrerTriple0 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I LOVE the details on that shell! That would be a very interesting lifestyle you've pictured there.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's great, thanks!
yeah, definitely :)
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Seawren Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
This is very creative.  Just great.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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KambalPinoy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there I really :heart: your landscape artworks especially your giant snail home artwork, great job! :D

in fact your work really inspired me to make my next submitted artwork right here in this link & it's real life too and while you're in there read my whole description first what I said how I got inspired by your work: kambalpinoy.deviantart.com/art...
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, thanks! :D
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KambalPinoy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome & hope you like my snail home artwork I showed you in that link, the one that I got inspired from your snail home artwork :)
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I do :)
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KambalPinoy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great I knew you love it! :D
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:iconarainmorn:
ArainMorn Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Ах, какая улитка!~~~~
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Нельзя не любить улиток ;) :)
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chriskuhlmann Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
I love all the detail in the shell! It looks like they carved designs and window into the shell from the inside till it was paper thin and translucent. Really gets my imagination spinning!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! great to hear that you find it inspiring :)
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xXForestMist Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Okay, this is one of the coolest ideas I've ever heard of.
And it's fantastic art of course too!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Great to hear that :)
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FallenChocoCookie Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing idea! And it looks really cool. :la:
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your feedback! :)
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FallenChocoCookie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. :aww:
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AestheticLord Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
so good!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it! :)
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kaitlynnasslebell Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this looks awesome :D
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to hear! :)
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kaitlynnasslebell Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Darkcloudsabout Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Photographer
a beautifull creation, and an amazing world. You have an excellant imagination.
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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SpectreSP Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
DUDE! you are amazing at this stuff!!!! I love it!!!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! show it to your friends, if you like it! ;)
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Lightningball Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Wow! Great story and picture!
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