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Torrasque by Mr--Jack Torrasque by Mr--Jack
Quite near the start of development on Heart of the Swarm, *PhillGonzo requested a new concept of the Torrasque hero ultralisk from original SC, since while there was technically a massive Torrasque-named ultralisk in Liberty it had only been a scaled up version of the regular unit, and we thought it might be worth giving a bit of extra love.
Unfortunately this one never got very far into production, but I enjoyed at least creating this piece - trying to play up the original ultralisk look from in-game, the old manual illustrations, and that brief appearance in the SC:Ghost cinematic trailer.

*updated, colour was super desaturated for some reason
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:iconepic-tragedy267:
Epic-Tragedy267 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Fantastic! :)
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shycactus22 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Compare that to a marine
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TheWanderer93 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
How big is the ultralisk?
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:iconshinysheng:
shinysheng Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Such an amazing ultralisk and that tiny zergling XD
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:icontap-photo-and-co:
Tap-Photo-and-Co Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks like one of the creatures from "The Dark Crystal", from Jim Henson.
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:iconendermanz2:
endermanz2 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks so awesome! but one question: don't torrasque have six legs? sorry but i think they do...
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional
No, (unless the D+D ones do?) they're just fancy ultralisks.
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:iconsaoirseranekaera:
SaoirseRanekaera Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if only i had half your skill, my friends wouldn't bitch me out for never improving....

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:iconcg02536:
CG02536 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Beautiful creature. Deserves more attention.
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:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grand beast :)
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:icongarciar:
garciar Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Amazing!!
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:iconjartsh:
Jartsh Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
So sick!
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:iconelthe:
elthe Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
amazing desing, good color, good drawing, very solid,
great concept กกก
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:iconastrofox624:
AstroFox624 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Wow that's one ugly mother...

Well done!
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:icongwdill:
gwdill Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome work!
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:iconhardcorecrocomire:
HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminds me of the kraken
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:iconamadeus450:
amadeus450 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
cool
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:iconsteelshroom:
SteelShroom Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
And now the Torrasque strain has returned in Heart of the Swarm. :D
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:iconturtlegames:
TurtleGames Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your zerg pics. They look like they would be so much fun to sculpt in zbrush.
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:icondemolij:
demolij Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
My good Sir Jack, you need to tell PhillGonzo to model a Brood War Ultralisk. It would be amazing.
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:iconcinemajack:
cinemajack Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Now THAT is a freaking Torrasque! =D
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:icondymondstarr:
DymondStarr Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013   General Artist
I love your colors! So pretty!
How do you do this?
Do you have tutorials, videos or something?
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:iconmeatntaters:
MEATnTATERS Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Did you know that the Torrasque was originally from D&D? Yeah, he had the same general layout:
Big as shit;
Ugly as shit;
Angry as shit;
Covered in blades;
Lots of teeth;
kinda hard to kill;
etc.
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:iconcryogenx37:
Cryogenx37 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Original ultralisk model as well <3
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:iconvirus122:
Virus122 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Ohhhh i like that! ^^
And thanks for the little Zergling at his side! (More love for cute zerglings!!!)
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:iconyoshimastar:
YoshiMastar Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful. It's BS that the giant Omegalisk's in In Utter Darkness and Belly of the Beast are just larger Ultralisks, and they used up the awesome name "Omegalisk" on a rescale. They should have looked like this or the concept art with the tentacles.
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:iconwesleyriot:
WesleyRiot Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
why yes I do believe I love this. it looks so rocky
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:icondawnsknight:
Dawnsknight Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know... when Star Craft first came out, we all thought Ultralisks were tripedal... bad resolution on the screen I guess.
Dude... I wish I could do what you do, this is so awesome!
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:iconsagittarius-a-star:
Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That is a big creature. :) Nice work!
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:icondimiline:
DimiLine Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
cool
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:iconmurphylaw4me:
murphylaw4me Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
so freakin amazing
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:iconmisfortuneee:
Misfortuneee Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey there cutie booty.
Seriously, this is fab.
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:iconstaindhand:
StaindHand Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
EPIC S#!+ MAN (as ever)
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:icondw628:
dw628 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cute zergling :D
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:iconelvillada:
Elvillada Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconbludrgn426:
BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Damn I remember that level. Make a wall of bunkers!!!! Hold the line!!!

I would have loved to see an updated unique Torrasque! I enjoyed it more when Ultralisks used to not really have discernable face.
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Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional
I think that's partly to do with the old sprites just not being high res enough, though - the other art of ultralisks from BW all had eyes and faces, it just never showed up in-game.
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:iconduartwork:
Duartwork Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
so wierd and so cool, what a great imagination
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:iconmotizuki:
Motizuki Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, I wish Phill had started to model that one, like he did with the Defiler...
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:iconybourykina:
YBourykina Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
awwe i love him, he looks like he would be super fun to model :D
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:iconpastywhite:
PastyWhite Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm seriously your number one fan girl. Whoever you work for made the best call in talent hiring history. the thing about your stuff that astounds me is the fact that in every step of the process it always looks impressive. A lot of artists here can get a highly rendered/polished look, but if you really pay attention there are major anatomical and gesture problems with their stuff.

You however, put everyone on here to shame. I need your autograph.
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Twinimation Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013   Filmographer
Oh man! I don't know what it is about your stuff but it always looks good. Probably all that hard work you've done. Always inspiring!
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:iconwickkeddreams:
Wickkeddreams Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
This totally seems worthy of the swarm! Especially since the D&D Torrasque is amazing and unique!
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:iconreptillicus:
Reptillicus Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
dude that thing is cool! some much detail you should be proud
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Artist
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Cheers, my friend!
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scream1327 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my God This Really Fantastic !!! :D
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:iconmrtbsc:
MrTBSC Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
since you mentioned SC ghost ... was the original ultralisk ment to be smaller back then?
i mean seeing the ghost trailer it was like 5 meters tall and those in the heart of the swarm intro like 20 to 25 meters ?
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:iconwolfgerlion:
Wolfgerlion Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
damn!
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dragon70 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Muy bueno.
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:iconbearlyfeline:
BearlyFeline Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
His head looks like a pie ;o;


Amazing as always! <3
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