Shindaros, Legend of the Post Apocalypse (Ash Jaw)

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  1. Komodo

    Komodo Shape-shifting Wasteland Design Team Member

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    New art! First full image I've done like this in a while.

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    Here is some earlier rough art of all the "henshins" together along with some body parts:

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    Cool bro. :)
     
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  3. Komodo

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    Been a LONG time since I've updated this thread.

    Focusing less on this guy's presence I CKC and more on the graphic novel I intend to put out. I've done a lot of massive story retooling, so what is in the bio on the first page isn't super relevant any more. I don't intend to speak about much of those story details here, don't want to give all of my secrets away.

    An important, if sort of pie-in-the-sky, note on the graphic novel, is that I imagine the art is done by this guy, who I've commissioned to do a Shindaros design:

    http://spaghettibastard.tumblr.com/

    Eventually gonna rehaul the monster's design, but I'm gonna focus on some of my other guys for a while. Once I do get to Shindaros, these designs will be the base I'll start with:

    http://hellbender93.deviantart.com/art/3-page-Shindaros-colors-673196338

    http://hellbender93.deviantart.com/art/Shindaros-3-page-experiment-690827692
     
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    I have mentioned before that this incarnation has sort of "Christmas" colors. I felt that added a bit of levity to a design that otherwise is pretty edgy. Though in a more serious take, I imagine the execution of the red is more like this:

    http://spaghettibastard.tumblr.com/post/158241978688

    That art in the link is also done by the artist that I am talking with about illustrating Shindaros' kaijuverse.

    On a final note for the colors, Shin Godzilla and Sachiel from Evangelion were also major visual references.
     
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    Oh, you did? I didn't know that was made clear before :o

    Ah, I see where you're going with, although the second picture from before my post above seemed to have a little too much red, as compared to the artwork on the spaghettibastard website, which conveys the point of the reds quite clearly :thumbsup
     
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    Now that I think about it, I haven’t made it very clear here on the forums, I’ve mostly just talked about it with friends in my personal life. My bad.

    Definitely.
     
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  9. Komodo

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    Currently started a new comic script. Trying to do a five part story in the style of the IDW Godzilla minis.

    Definitely going to be looking over elements from my past writing when making this new version.
     
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    Charlize Theron as the villain, Jason Momoa as her sidekick, Idris Elba as the fatherly figure for our hero, and a volcanic anglerfish as a kaiju to fight? Sounds good thus far! :thumbsup
     
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    Thanks!

    A few more thoughts I've had since making that journal:

    1. The film has the same cinematographer as Godzilla 2014 and Avengers Assemble, Seamus McGarvey. Think of this film as having the same focus on the kaiju battles as the first Pacific Rim, but with the sense of weight of Godzilla 2014. It also follows the G 2014 cue of many monster scenes including humans for scale reference.

    2. The film also has the same editor as Mad Max Fury Road. Loved how seamlessly all the shots in that movie blended together.

    3. Also thinking of including Olivia Thirlby as Elba's protege. There's a bit of romantic ambiguity between her and the lead character. I guess to clear things up, Elba's much more clearly the father figure to her. To the lead, the relation is closer to that between Caesar and Malcolm in the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Back to Thirlby's character, in a lot of ways watching her would make you ask "is this Hannibal Chau's daughter?" She has similar glasses and a lot of the whaling gear seen on the kaiju scavengers.

    4. I imagine Elba having hair and eyes similar to what he had in Thor Ragnarok, and an accent similar to what he had in Beasts of No Nation.

    5. Charlize Theron uses her same voice from Snow White and the Huntsman. However, due to a mask she wears it sounds like it's coming out of a Bane mask.
     
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  13. Komodo

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    Had a few more ideas.

    1. Basing the cannon fodder kaiju off of the marabou stork. Size wise compared to Shindaros it’s like comparing the male MUTO to legendary Godzilla. They have long serrated beaks and crow like plumage. They also have fighting spurs on their legs like peacocks.

    2. Basing the midway enemy off of the hairy anglerfish. It has hand like fins like a frog fish. I imagine that it has red skin, orange bioluminescence, and yellow eyes. This is Jason Momoa’s henshin. May return injured in the final battle.

    3. The final boss is a massive parasitic fungus. I imagine that in a way it has a lovecraftian tentacled abomination feel, but juxtaposed to a very psychedelic trippy color scheme. I imagine that it attacks with explosive spores.

    4. I imagine that the settlement Elba and Thirlby are from feels like a combination of a Pacific Rim bone slum and the troll market from Hellboy 2. Essentially a multicultural city built over the bones of a crazy Godzilla Earth sized monster.
     
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