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Kaiju Revamp - Demeking by Bracey100 Kaiju Revamp - Demeking by Bracey100
Fourth in the Revamp series we come to Demeking from Demeking: The Sea Monster. The Demeking suit is pretty damn flawless as far as suitmation goes so I had to think about how I would approach this revamp carefully. I tend to like to go very literally when I revamp existing characters so I started referencing snails, sea slugs and nudibranchs given the monster's obvious snail inspired design. Then as with my Giant Claw I studied the film for clues as how to further define my approach.

The subtitle Sea Monster is a bit of a misnomer. While it is true the creature in the film is in the water it actually hails from space. On top of that the protagonist of the film keeps having dreams warning him that Demeking is coming. This struck me as very Lovecraftian. SO while my beast's body was defined by terrestrial mollusks I decided his shell would resemble the impossibly angled architecture of the temples of the Great Old Ones such as Cthulhu. The structure is covered with arcane runes from the Mythos. To this end I envisioned Demeking's as being a combination of protection/home for the monster but it also serves as a church/housing for his elite minions. His invading army travels with him (and within him) as he journey's across space to invade hapless worlds.

Demeking's design is so perfect and simple I knew this time I would be forced to deviate a great deal from his film look to add anything new. Wanting to keep the monster dark as in the film but not black I went with snail coloring. The limbs were inspired by the beautiful blue ocean slug, a rather angelic looking creature. The tail came from studies of nudibrachs with their forest of fleshy spikes coming off their bodies. I couldnt resist adding slime propulsion for a bit of a gross out factor even though the film kaiju walks about on sturdy legs.

Its a strange kaiju film for giving us such a cool monster that never actually reaches Earth. He is revealed in a dream sequence which gives us a 5 minute rampage warning us of the approaching monster's intentions for humanity but thats it. Were a sequal to ever be made I would hope that the giant monster carnage would truly begin in earnest and not as the form of cryptic dreams.

Drawn in Illustrator, colored in Photoshop, drawn with a bamboo fun (6x9 inch).
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randomemaster360 Mar 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
So much love this monstrosity ! It looks cool and awesome, a perfect body design and I like that shell and quit interesting that it can walk on legs. Pretty surprised that he's actually from a movie, I didn't even knew about it from the start ! Wonder how it is ?
And it's quit funny since I came up a while back with a kaiju that is basically a sea slug or a nudibrach mutated by the oxygen destroyer ( yeah long story but all I can tell is that Destroyah isn't the only monster created by the oxygen destroyer in my kaijuvers, heck there are like 5, and there wasn't only one oxygen destroyer ).
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Bracey100 Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I havent seen the film myself but there are Lovecraftean overtones and the monster only appears for like 5 minutes in a dream sequence but I still want to see it.
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randomemaster360 Mar 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
So wait, he appears only 5 minutes ! Well, that's quit a shame, I really would have wanted to see him in action and how his powers are. But still, awesome pic !
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Bracey100 Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Apparently he breathes fire: www.fantaclassici.com/img/film…
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randomemaster360 Mar 28, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting !
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Kyle7890 Aug 4, 2013   General Artist
This is great. Works of Demeking are very few.
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Bracey100 Aug 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So true and he's such a cool looking kaiju. Thanks a lot.
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Necro-Titan Jul 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Ive been wanting to get my hands on this film for years now :D i love your rendition of him
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Bracey100 Jul 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, and me too Ive yet to see the film so I had to read a lot about it for my research phase.
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Let your pet snail watch 10 hour edition of nyancat and fualla.....
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