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Kaiju Revamp - Jet Jaguar by Bracey100 Kaiju Revamp - Jet Jaguar by Bracey100
First mecha kaiju for the series which will also appear in the KMAC kaiju contest for this month. I will start by saying that machines are not my thing. I can draw organic forms all day long without any reference if I dont want to use any. Doing anything organic is essentially just knowing about certain anatomical structures and rules like "form follows function". Not that I dont draw impossible creatures when I want, because it is fun to break the rules, but mostly I like my creatures to have some sort of real world basis.

Now here's the rub, I know dick about machines. I practically have an aversion to them. If I didnt need to use a computer to work I wouldnt. If someone gets all Star Trek and invents a teleporter, Im selling my car that day. That said some of you noticed right away the elements of my sketch for this guy were VERY derivative or certain well known characters or designs. I rely pretty heavily on reference initially cause tech stuff that I do from scratch looks so bad to me. Once Ive got my sketch down Im finally free to start innovating and making things my own. For Jet I studied movie Iron Man, movie Green Goblin and a host of other tech/mech designs. I decided JJ would have nanofiber musculature supported by an internal skeleton and covered by overlapping shifting plates of metal for mobility. JJ after all fights using martial arts techniques and needs to be fluid. Having no other weapons in the film (Godzilla vs Megalon) than his fists and feet I didnt have to worry about weaponry. Which was too bad, I would have liked to have done some War Machine style gear but that goes against his film appearance (he wasnt made specifically for fighting, just ended up doing so). And just for an extra splash of fun I added some little glowies as indicator lights so hs creator can monitor how stressed parts of his system are getting as he battles.

This was both one of the easier (tech is actually faster to render that scales and skin textures) and harder pieces to do. The coloring took a while because of all the shininess (ESPECIALLY the silver parts). So there he is all done and I hope everyone enjoys him.
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PAWNCH! PAWNCH! PAWNCH!!!
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Bracey100 Apr 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah!
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nitroxvi Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this guy's design, but the face looks super evil - I don't know if that was intentional.
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Bracey100 Dec 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, the original smile was always to weird and goofy for me so I wanted to make him look a bit more kick ass.
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nitroxvi Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD yeah, I suppose a grin would look a little weird on a fighting robot.

Why not go with that stoic face that sentai masks all seem to have?
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Bracey100 Dec 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Im not entirely against the grin, just wanted to make it far less goofy. Given his primary color scheme Im ok with him smiling a bit.
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Lordwormm Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist
So very well done, always loved Jet Jaguar.
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Bracey100 Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, that was one of my favorite flicks as a kid.
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Mrtrainfreak12 Oct 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
HE JOCK IT MADE OF STEEL
EATS SUSHI FROM A PAIL

JET JAGUAR ? JET JAGUAR !

HE MOTHER NEVER REALLY LOVE HIM

HE CRIMEFIGHTING COVERS UP A BASIC INSECURITY

HE DICKEY COVERS UP AN ADDAMS APPLE THE SIZE OF A TOYOTA

HE BASICLY GOOD-HEARTED BUT HE'D LIKE TO SMASH THAT KID AGAINST A ROCK

KNOCK ! KNOCK ! KNOCK !

WHO'S THERE ?

HIS HEAD LOOKS LIKE JACK NICHOLSON

DON'T SMILE LIKE THAT, IT WILL STAY THAT WAY

YAHMMMAAHOAAHOAAAUGH !

(DON'T TOUCH MY BAGS IF YOU PLEASE. MR. CUSTOMS MAN)

Jet Jaguar For the freaking win! :D
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Bracey100 Oct 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Is this an actual song? It has an MST3000 feel to it.
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