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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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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.
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
LOL now that would be awesome indeed!
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!
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Heh heh, since we have the Avengers now Im gonna say 1 helicarrier.
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. :)
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot.
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 )
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.
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.
V1EWT1FUL Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i hate that fucking thing
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