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Kaiju Revamp - The Giant Claw by Bracey100 Kaiju Revamp - The Giant Claw by Bracey100
Ah The Giant Claw, the worst of all kaiju. Such a horrible monster it desperately needed a revamp. The monster (a bird from outer space with an antimatter force field as big as a flying battleship) looked like a cross between a giant turkey, vulture and pinata. So with the them of alien bird in mind I angled for something more Gigeresque here, since Giger will always be definitively alien for me. I couldnt seem to get away from feathers though without my designs straying to far from the original and would in fact have ended up looking like a Banshee from Avatar. So I went with the California condor for inspiration as well as prehistoric terror birds (nasty predatory ground birds up to 9 feet tall). Google The Giant Claw and I think you'l see I did this more justice than it ever deserved.

I think Ive been working on this for 3 days non stop now, all that Alien style detail takes a LOT of time to draw. This piece was also done completely digitally in the same process as Gabara: PS pencils, AI inks, PS colors. Done in something like 24 hours over 3 days...yeah Im slow.
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:iconmadnessabe:
MadnessAbe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
If I had enough money, I'd buy a printout of this the size of a battleship.
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
LOL now that would be awesome indeed!
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Na-Komete Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How many battleships is this one?  1 battleship? 2 battleship? Ah ah ah ah!
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Heh heh, since we have the Avengers now Im gonna say 1 helicarrier.
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QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Nice. Gives it a more convincing monster look, rather less "prop from the Muppet show."

Needs to be about to eat a plane, though. :)
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot.
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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This was THE lamest monster I ever saw, he didn't even putted a good fight before it sunk at the bottom of the ocean and looked so odd I couldn't believe someone even designed this thing and HOW ON MOTHRA'S WINGS can it even have a antimatter shield !?!?
And as much as I like this redesign, no seriously, it's an upgrade compared to the original, I guess the best thing we should do is to never talk about him ever and let him STAY on the bottom of the ocean. ( I guess I sounded a bit to mean )
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
LOL I so love your hatred for this movie. This is one of my favorites to hate as well, so so bad.
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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, very bad but you still have to appreciate the actors in the movie, they tried to doa good job, but that stupid monstrosity always made things fall apart.
But as much as I hate this guy, I couldn't let his idea of a giant flying monster devastating a city so I completely revamped him in a sketch I did a while back, making him look pretty mean amd how a bird would be and not goofy and some real powers and also I integrated it in my Godzilla headcon that I'm still working at under the name of Xenplurix.
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V1EWT1FUL Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i hate that fucking thing
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So do I. Gona hafta do a Reptilicus soon.
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thefultzman Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Far better than the original
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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TruePhazonianForce Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Awesome
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icontruephazonianforce:
TruePhazonianForce Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Your Welcome
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NektannNeightyFour Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Interesting.....the legs look more like arms than conventional bird legs.
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That was intentional. I looked at the way the puppet was put together and thought that the legs set more like they were attached to shoulders than hps so I ran with that idea. 
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NektannNeightyFour Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Nice.
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StrikeRaptor Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: Bravo good sir!
You took an really horrid design and made it horrifying.

It's easy to make a good thing great.

You on the other hand made a terrible thing awesome!

Keep up the good work!
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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:iconstrikeraptor:
StrikeRaptor Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome.;)
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god2000zilla Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my gosh people still remember this monster. 
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed some of us do.
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god2000zilla Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It might look a little silly but its never leaving my 10 Kaijus. ^^
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Too each his own I say.
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AUTODECEPTITRON Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
It's a bird. A bird as big as a battleship.
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I need to watch the movie again and count how many times they say battleship. Could be a fun drinking game.
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Komodozilla Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
The Giant Battleship! It's as big as a claw! Wait...
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Heh heh!
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Riki-Quin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   Digital Artist
BEST KAIJU EVER, i have to say one of my favorite movies of all time not many kaiju of the era could face the Flying Battleship. Anti matter force field that protects our friend here awesome.  this is Priceless and i will have to a rendition myself.
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks and Id love to see what you do with big bird here!
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Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Satan's  parakeet
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The493Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Huh, now I see why it's an alien.
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I thought it should look the part.
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Codeyellow07 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
I heard that it looked so stupid that the lead actor went home drank himself silly and then committed suicide!
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
He didnt commit suicide but he did leave the premiere went home and got drunk.
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AkagiGryphon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
God I love this.
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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Gothicdarkness Featured By Owner May 25, 2013   Writer
Wow!!! I really love that horrible monster in this movie, its really a sorprise to me to know someone than actually know about the giant claw and revamp the image of that horrible creature. Very incredible and very well done congrats!!!
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. Yes, bad movie monster, so it was fun to make it look much better.
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Gothicdarkness Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Writer
You work with this monster was an instant fav my friend, I really like so much what you did with that mosnter. I really want to see your future works. Regards
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much. Keep dropping by, the monster fun shall never end.
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Gothicdarkness Featured By Owner May 28, 2013   Writer
I hope that, I wait for you next monster to show
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
New stuff is coming soon.
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tresham Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Battleship? Nah. Bird.
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I know right. Man did they ever overuse that line.
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raptorrex07 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Now that is the real Giant Claw.
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, the cut the costs and hired a third-rate Mexican SFX studio to make the puppet and all the effects... what were you expecting :XD: (and I'm not makin' that up, they really did hire a third-rate Mecican SFX company)

But still, there is something in that ridiculously terrible design that makes you like the guy, however, while the original was goofy at best, you managed to "pimp it out" into something genuinely terrifying, great job ^^
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