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Baltan Seijin - Your World Belongs To Us Now by earthbaragon Baltan Seijin - Your World Belongs To Us Now by earthbaragon
I can’t tell you how many times I restarted this piece. Anway, this is a request from :iconoperaghost21: for his entry in my “Create a Tyrant Monster” from last year. He wanted Baltan, and to be honest this was the first monster I drew from the other 5 projects. But once I inked it and started coloring….I just backed off. It was so static and boring. So I tired again and drew the monster differently. And once again I inked it and started coloring. And once again I dropped it. It was the same results and blandness and I hated it. Baltan is a fantastic alien. One of the; if not the most important villain that Ultraman has ever battle. So the longer this thing took, the more I felt I had to make it the most original and badass illustration of the massive bug dude. There is a ton of art on him, and some is just breathtaking to look at. And because I had taken so long, I felt I had to go pretty far out and do something of good quality. So this is what I came up with haha.


So this illustration is focused on Baltan commanding other alien forces in his strike against Earth. If this Baltan looks a bit different from the usual one you see, that’s because I based this design off of the American Ultraman Powered TV series. It’s actually a beautifully done suit for the show with a lot of unusual alterations to the aliens. His hands are much larger and thinner. His head is much more lith and creepy. His body is a wash of blues and greens, which is actually quite fitting for him. Unfortunatly he did not get the most of glorious battles in the show because of it’s budget. The producers really did not really understand how to do action with slowed down film speed.


Now for his alien cohorts I decided to go back to the roots of science fiction. Characters that embody that testament of hostile aliens and world domination. First up you have the classic 1950’s aliens from “The War of the Worlds“. I don’t think I need to say much except the fact that they are probably one of the most originally design aliens that have ever had the fortunate of being in American cinemas.

Our second contestant is from the 1980’s. He is the brain Martian Leader from the film “Invaders from Mars“.  Believe it or not, this is actually a remake of a film that was also done in the 50’s. The aliens were changed a lot, but the basic premise is the same. It’s a band of Martians that land in an open field behind a home and slowly start to take over the town. People are brainwashed, adding to their already potent forces. I won’t spoil the ending, but it is one of the more frightening endings to a film that I can remember as a child.

Our last participant is an alien called The Ghota. He heralds from the 2004 film “Alien Trespassers“. While this movie is not a remake, it is filmed in the exact same style as a 50’s science fiction movie. It’s a period piece movie with old cars and even older clothing styles haha. The Ghota is an amoeba like alien that feeds and multiplies. It was a prisoner on an alien vessel that crashes to Earth. The beast escapes and starts to create havoc. Meanwhile it’s alien captor follows it, determined to recapture the monster before it overruns the planet. It’s a pretty so so movie, but well worth a watch or purchase if you are a fan of the 50’ genera of overacting.



And no, I did not create that vector Earth from scratch. It's just a free vector image I found. Just tweaked and cut-down so it can work with this illustration. Well this is my upload for Halloween. Hope everyone gets a kick out of it, certainly took a bit longer than I planned. If anyone has not seen these movies, you need to. They are pretty significant when it comes to the American science fiction film history.
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:iconkaijukid23:
Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
I never know a Baltan can be so expressive
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty much. I still have such a soft spot for this Baltan Design. It might not be all that....manageable. (What with the 5 foot long claws that are attached to a 6 foot suit). But this illustration will always have such a soft spot in my heart. Got a chance to finally put some aliens in an illustration that my normal "kaiju watchers" would probably not give a damn about.
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kaijukid Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can say with some confidence that is the most terrifying rendition of Baltan I've ever seen.  Kudos and mad props.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankx :) It's based off the American show of Ultraman they did in the 90's. You have no idea how many times I tried to do this guy and failed outright. Glad it eventually came to fruition. Now on to the new project. Another Mystery Science Theater 3000 piece centered on Cambot :)
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Kanjilearner3309 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
How are you, ladies and gentlemen?  Your world is belong to us.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I probably should reconise that quote but I don't :( What's it from? Sounds like something from Coneheads.
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Kanjilearner3309 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Zero Wing. "How are you, gentlemen?  All your base are belong to us."
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OperaGhost21 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
First off, awesome! The aliens all look great! I didn't mind the wait. ;-)

I'm not positive, but I have a toy Baltan somewhere and I'm pretty sure it's this version! Those thin claws are just so distinct...hahah what a coincidence! :D Also OMG Invaders From Mars! Wasn't sure until I looked it up, but I totally saw that movie when I was younger and it freaked me out too! Good choices all around!
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you saw Invaders, seems like a lot of folks never saw that. It's just one of those odd things where the remake was better than the original. Like The Fly and The Blob that were done in the 80s. Sadly noone has seen Alien Trespassers lol :P I just wish I had more skill with time so I could have gotten more aliens in there. I was going to do a pod from Invasion of the bodysnatchers but it just didn't fit. Maybe next time.
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Onore-Otaku Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! I always loved those classic War of the Worlds aliens. Really dig the lighter tones you used on Baltan here, too. :thumbsup:
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that is another reason why I chose the Powered Version. One....it's a Baltan design that people do not draw ever cause they have not seen the show. And two....it is another color besides brown and black. That's why I dropped the Baltan Ultraman 80 one I did. I still have the drawing inked and colored but yeck! I just looked at all that brown and black on it...I just hated it honestly. There was not that much contrast on him.


I just wish I was a better and much faster drawer. I just really am slow when it comes to my illustrations. Wish I had more time to put in a whole lot more American Scifi Aliens and such. I mean there is just a giant stable there to pick from that would have worked. And I'm not talking about famous ones or ones that I have done before, but I am talking about stuff like.....Invisible Invaders, a pod from Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Night of the Blood Beast, Xtro, Without Warning. The Deadly Spawn.

You know, now that I think about...I might do another one like this, just with 80's stuff. Since that was the 2nd resurgence of scifi in American films. Thankx in part to 1979's Alien.
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MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Another GJ again.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankx :) I actually got a chance to draw an alien that you have not done yet with the Ghota. Though it makes me sad not a lot of people have seen that movie. It's like that zombie film Fido. It's a really good throwback movie with a lot of beautifully done cinematography and style.
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MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmm....I should try to check it out.
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Excellent work on Baltan, always gotta love that guy and his evil laugh >8D, nice work on the War of the Worlds Martian as well, I used to watch that film alot as a kid, was a favorite of my uncle's (he let me borrow all his old classic spooky movies)
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm trying to think what heavy scifi film I used to watch when I was really really early. Kinda hard. I remember watching It! The Terror From Beyond Space and 20 Million Miles to Earth just to death. Didn't see War of the Worlds till I was almost 10 or 11.
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KaijuWithNoName Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Baltan Seijin aided by the Martians from War of the Worlds and Invaders from Mars along with the Ghota....yep, I think Ultraman might have his hands full with this one. Love this fan-art!
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankx :) I wish I had more skill with time management and drawing to put more American scifi aliens in there. But I spent enough time on this and just had to call it done. Just saves more guys to pair up with other Japanese monsters and aliens. After watch The Flesh Eaters the other night, I am kinda dying to do a picture of him and maybe some pollution like critters like Hedorah and others :)
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KaijuWithNoName Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Go for it! I look forward to seeing more of your work.
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Mrtrainfreak12 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
Very badass looking! Baltan's are IMHO the most important Ultraman villian. Loved that you used the Powered suit (I wish that version got more love..)
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am too glad I used the Powered Version. The first time I did this I did the Ultraman 80 version....and while it's ok of a drawing, it just looks so stiff and boring. And the background idea I had for it was a complete and utter failure. Then I tried to do the Mecha Baltan from Andros Melos........and that was even worse. Wasn't until I started watching some old horror and scifi movies this month did it dawn on me to try and do a "crossover" piece with American cinema. That and I always wanted to do drawings of the other American aliens in this one. I always like to do fan art of monsters you do not see that much fan art of. Just the way I roll.

Glad you liked the piece though and commented. I always get a done of favs on my stuff but noone ever sits down to tell me what I did right and wrong. I miss the critiques we used to have in Art College of our stuff.
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Mrtrainfreak12 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
You're welcome! Some of my art actually takes several tries before it's perfect so I know how that feels
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aceprobs Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Cool ! 
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankx :)
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aceprobs Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Welcome love !
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