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Kaiju Revamp - Guiron by Bracey100 Kaiju Revamp - Guiron by Bracey100
From the Gamera series we have the MOST iconic of all his foes, the mighty knife faced Guiron. Guiron is an alien monster whose main attribute is this his head is a machette hard enough to crack Gamera's shell. He can also leap farther and higher than any kaiju I know and has telekinetic shuriken lodged in his blade/snout.

Ok taking all this into account I started be checking out animals with powerful necks. Charging animals like bulls, buffalo and rhino were my first subjects of research (hence the pawing at the ground pre charge pose). Then I took a look at the Reek from Star Wars and the Kothoga from The Relic. To support that huge horn/blade my design had to have a very powerful neck, this neck needed to deliver powerful axe blows and head thrashes. Equally important was a heavily muscled and powerful body to balance the weight on the kaiju's front end. So I made this my thickest kaiju yet. His legs are also powerful but stumpy which actually fits in well with the original's context.

Since Guiron is a quadreped but like all good kaiju can stand when needed I blunted the end of his tail and make it rigid and muscular to act as a third limb for standing kinda like a kangaroo uses. In the film his shuriken are hidden beneath a membrane that just disappears when they are in use. I decided to implement a short of shuriken shooter nasal passage like structure on the blade. Guiron has one of the most durpy faces in all kaijudom with his super sleepy eyes. Couldnt have that. I went with something that gives him a more applicable field of vision and eyes inspired by my gecko turned sideways. I gave him huge rancor-like nostrils to drive his metabolic needs as such a powerhouse. Plus he can do some cool angry bull snorts now. Since the blade is part of his head I set his enormous fangs right into his armored skull instead of gums. Everything about this guy was built to say power...like a bulldog version of a kaiju. And since Im tired of scales I went with a thick elephantine hide.

This one was fast as well as fun.
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randomemaster360 Apr 14, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Probably one of the most funniest kaijus I ever saw but in the same time a very memorable one despite the movie in where he appeared was a bit odd, but still a very cool yet quit funny looking monster. And I also love this revamp, especially the horn that really looks like something which is a part of its body and not a huge knife jammed into his face.
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Bracey100 Apr 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah Guiron is completely unforgettable! Thanks a lot.
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randomemaster360 Apr 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, him alongside the entire Showa series monsters and I also really wonder what interpretations would you have in revamping all of the Gamera kaiju, especially Barugon ( I really wonder who was the ,,genius" that came up with his powers ), Iris and Legion ( my two favorites ), and no problem.
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Bracey100 Apr 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'll work my way through all of the Gamera and Godzilla kaiju eventually.
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randomemaster360 Apr 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Alright.
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TheManInTheFoxMask Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it a lot, although I would have made Guiron's blade much more straight like the original. Good job!
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Bracey100 Apr 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks again, I guess the curve just appealed to me more.
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TheManInTheFoxMask Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Katanas, much?
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Bracey100 Apr 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I am a fan.
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TheManInTheFoxMask Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good for martial arts.

I'd love to see your take on either Legion or, Hell, Gamera himself. I might even want to do a Gamera design of my own, based off of both his Showa and Heisei incarnations.
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