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Skulltula Ambush by NateHallinanArt Skulltula Ambush by NateHallinanArt

My version of what a real Skulltula might look like. If you haven't played any of the Zelda games, Skulltulas are a nasty spiders in the land of Hyrule. These awful enemies like to drop down and ambush their prey from above. If the fall doesn't knock you out, their deadly venom will. They generally like to feed on the contents of the head (brains, eyes, etc). If they need a new shell, they’ll carve out the skull and use it as armor like hermit crabs. The larger they grow the larger the skulls they have to obtain.

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(All done in Photoshop)

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:icondemialc-neeb-sah-em:
Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Terrifyingly real... 
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:icon8bitstitchpunk:
8BitStitchPunk Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
For a few seconds, I thought this was actually a photograph :fear:
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:icondisturbeddragon2000:
DisturbedDragon2000 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Student General Artist
too epic!
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:iconbabuynno:
babuynno Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
very awesome!
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:iconfoxx-in-a-box:
Foxx-In-A-Box Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Amazing work! Truly inspiring!
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
I thought this was a real photo for a moment! really nicely done! very life like. :)
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:iconthedarkone45:
thedarkone45 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Oh why hello there ruler of my nightmares would you like a kick to the nuts?
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:iconmistmuf:
mistmuf Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
ZELDA 😈
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:icongray02:
Gray02 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Nope o.o
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:iconarcturian627:
Arcturian627 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Sweet angle :D
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:iconjaivala:
Jaivala Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
never meet this creature somewhere :D
looks scary great
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:iconhighjack098nslieren:
HighJack098NSLieRen Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
CATCH IT! BREED IT! BECOME THE RULER OF THE UNIVERSE WITH DEADLY SPIDERS
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:iconkitsunedzelda:
KitsuneDzelda Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
In the words of Vinny from Vinesauce - If you like spiders, Im not sure I can like you.  Because you yourself might be a spider.
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:icon3draccoon:
3DRaccoon Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, no, no, no! Kill it with fire!
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:iconifonlyigaveashit:
ifonlyigaveashit Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Is this a Zelda reference?
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:iconifonlyigaveashit:
ifonlyigaveashit Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Is this a Zelda reference?
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:iconbillby13:
Billby13 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I am terrified beyond belief!!!!!
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:iconoldnintendofaggot:
oldnintendofaggot Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
They should've been called "Satan Spiders"
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:iconsamlake2:
samlake2 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Well, that is going to leave nightmares. It is finally realistic enough for my mind to see it. In a thousand times scarier form.
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Eviel as all hell looking.  Interesting to need to get a new skull, but they do get rather big, so where do those skulls come from?
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:iconelectricmarshmallow:
electricmarshmallow Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great skulltula!
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:iconnuggyluv:
nuggyluv Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Wowzer!
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:iconburning-heart-brony:
Burning-Heart-Brony Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nnnnnnnnnnightmare fuel!  Awesome pic!
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:iconpiratepower101:
PiratePower101 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have any of you seen Hotel Transylvania?

Yeah, this thing looks like that spider that Johnny sees and takes a photo of.
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:iconpersonelchange:
PersonelChange Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is fucking AMAZING!!!!
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:iconnekominecrafter:
NekoMinecrafter Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That sent shivers down my spine. Which has never happened before. Impressive...
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:iconhawtlinkgasm64:
HawtLinkGasm64 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Holy shit! I hate those fucking things, those things scared me as a child (0_0)
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:iconearlannex:
EarlAnnex Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait - it's not an actual photograph?
...
Damn you're good.
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:iconharoku-beast:
Haroku-Beast Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Going through someone's favorites, going along, OH MY.....

shivers

down

my

spine
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Filmographer
:D
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:icondrennindell:
Drennindell Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is every thing I fear...
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:iconsparkschu0172:
sparkschu0172 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Dude, if THIS was tattoo, then it gonna be badass.
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:iconterrorsmile:
terrorsmile Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i like skulls and spider they are awesome, but this is to much for me XDXD epic work 1000000/10
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:iconjaqerant92:
JaqErant92 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Masterfully done! Very creepy.
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:iconrandythewolfbear:
RandyTheWolfbear Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Your artwork had been stolen by someone:
sonicmhedgehog.deviantart.com/…
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:iconnatehallinanart:
NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the heads up. Looks like the link was taken down.
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:iconturbo-wooo-bots:
turbo-wooo-bots Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
omg thats scary. Imagine if this spider was a real species
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:iconnexils:
Nexils Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
This is definitely the most terrifying and realistic thing I have EVER seen.
It's amazing and love it!
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:iconninsega:
NinSega Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aaargh!! Scary, man!
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:iconx-project-mage-x:
O-O ...*faints* x.x

(I love the way you made it btw c: great job)

Remember! It's soft belly is it's weak spot! ;o; *goes to hit it's soft belly but misses and it gets on my face*.. *screams*

XDD
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:iconbuzzrd1:
Buzzrd1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I so want one as a pet!
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:iconmorgor-mfavf:
Morgor-MFAVF Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hell yeah!
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:iconflappypap:
flappypap Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
cool
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:iconsamdelatorre:
SamDelaTorre Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014   Digital Artist
WOW! :la:
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:iconmorgoththeone:
morgoththeone Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I really can't stand how awesome this is. You totally rock.
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:iconschniedragon88:
Schniedragon88 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Arachnophobes around the world shudder, most unconsciously, at this horrific creature you managed to spawn.
Well done!
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:iconomega-knight-x97m:
Omega-Knight-X97M Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Is great!
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:iconwesker86:
Wesker86 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Very cool
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:icontwilight-girl22:
twilight-girl22 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS... IS VERY AWESOME!!!! *O* So realistic! :O
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