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Kaiju Revamp - Talos by Bracey100 Kaiju Revamp - Talos by Bracey100
Done for both June's KMAC and as tribute to my late hero Ray Harryhausen I give you my rendition of Talos from Jason and the Argonaughts. Talos is a gigantic bronze statue created by Hephaestus with his cyclopes to as a gift to Minos. It would defend Crete and Europa from pirates and invaders. In the film it is depicted as a nearly naked warrior with a sword and frankly against sailors thats all it needed to be. But I decided to update it a bit decided that it might be used to battle against gods, titans and monsters as well as men if need be. To facilitate that I added armor and a shield to the great statue. Since Talos is depicted as being filled with molten metal as its life blood I decided to show this in his open mouth and eyes and thought it would be a neat addition if the fires within him could be used to super heat his sword to make the weapon even more deadly. I imagine that he might even vomit this molten metal upon his foes in limited quantities (as too much would lead to its demise). His shield bears the mark of his maker the god Hephaestus. Perhaps the most fun part of this one was the chance to render the patina that discolors bronze statues left to the elements.
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Guyverman Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Any plans on how to do Ultraman?
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Eventually yes.
KingOvRats Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
His weakness in the form of plug in his foot made me think of Achilles. This drawing is great, I wonder are you planning to do some other Harryhausen's creature in this kind of "upgraded" way?:D Like his iconic cyclops, or two headed Roc.:) This particular reinterpretation makes me think of 300... And when I imagine a giant metal Leonidas (have you thought of adding some sort of cape? Perhaps of skins of slain foes and monstes :devilish: ) That's the msot epic thing that came to my mind recently XD

BTW I'm not sure whether vomiting his burning "essence" would be a wise choice. After all, that's all making him alive and in case of being wounded in a fight, that vomited amount could make a difference of life and death.:) 

Bracey100 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think he should be able to vomit once a fight and still be ok. And yes, there will be more Revamps of Ray's wonderful creations in the future.
KingOvRats Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Well, that's his risk after all. It's kind of cool anyway, that for one of his most devastating attacks he has to weaken himself, caousing it to be rather used in desperate situations. :)

Woohoo, can't wait to see those:)
MRedman2 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Exquisitely done, my friend :) The detail is just amazing.
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Red, detail is my middle name. Good to see you again! Hows things been?
Enshohma Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Talos is probably one of my top ten favorite giant monsters ever made, mainly for being an awesome representation of the mythological Giant / Titan, despite him technically being a giant robot, which also wasn't too far off from the source material. And because of which, I often fantasies about a dream battle between Talos and Godzilla himself...Then, I quickly remember that bronze isn't a very strong metal, and can easily be melted away by thermonuclear death breath. And then you do this incredible re-design, and all of a sudden, that epic death match between The King of the Monsters and The Guardian of Crete is justified once more. I already know that Talos is a divine creation built by the Gods themselves, which puts him leagues beyond your typical monstrous machine. However, even with in mind, your version of Talos LOOKS the business. Like he can truly take on any, and every challenger that could come at him. I couldn't have done it any better myself!
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks as always for the kind remarks. And yep you got it, for a bronze statue to be filled with molten ichor it logically must be a metal enhanced by the gods otherwise it would collapse under its own weight. I think Im going to have to run with the idea of Talos (mine or Ray's I havent decided) fighting Big G for a future series Ive been planning called Godzilla VS. Its gonna be a series where Godzilla battles other behemoths outside of his own rogues gallery. Should be fun once I get it going.
IZORx10 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man! Very nice! Talos was always one of my favorites from him.
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