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Cykor - The Undying Kaiju by earthbaragon Cykor - The Undying Kaiju by earthbaragon
Boy this one took me a while. This is the monster Cykor. A villain kaiju from the Yongary film that was made in 1999. :iconrixshaw: wanted this. Now I got to admit when he asked for it, my gut just cringed. This is far from a popular kaiju, and there is next to nothing of images of him to use for reference shots. Had to really just freeze frame the movie a lot and try to make out some details on the horrible CGI that is used to bring the monster to life. All in all though I am glad he asked for it cause I don’t think the piece really turned out all that bad.

Cykor as I said is the villain monster from the film. He is sent by aliens at the last minute, to fight the newly freed Yongary. His design is ok, but really is something that a 10 year old would come up with. He is a quadruped monster with an odd tail, two crab claw arms and a strange reptile like head. He can shoot energy out of his tail and he can jump huge distances. He can shoot fireballs from his maw that are highly explosive. Also, if he losses his arms or even his head….he can sprout tentacles to attack his opponent. These also can electrocute a fighter. Even with no head he can fight. Hence why I used the title of Cykor the Undying for this. During the whole fight, the horrible American actors in the film are forced to read off really bad dialogue about the monster’s strange immortality. Such classics as “Won’t the damn thing just die”, and so forth. I wanted to show off this ability by taking away one of his crab claw arms and have the tentacles in place of it. I also put in a handful of the alien ships with him. Rixshaw did win the contest, so I wanted to do something extra for his and make it a more comprehensive composition. Everything is made completely from scratch, with the exception of the texture of the planet that Cykor is standing on. That is a texture of the moon that was found on NASA's website. Learned a couple of new ways to make planets though that will come in handy down the road :)

Well, I hope he likes it and everyone else does. Once again though popularity of the monster is probably going to make this a pretty dull fav for people. It did take much longer than I thought it would. Time for bed though. Night people, and have a great weekend :)
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HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wait you mean the 1999 movie reptillian? (which of course was going to be called yongary)
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Komodozilla Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
The only thing I didn't like about his design was the head (though your version is leagues beyond the original). I would've liked him better if they gave him a more crustacean-like face.

My take on the movie itself... I... kinda... liked it. *Hides in bomb shelter* Don't get me wrong; its a BAD movie, but it has a certain appeal to it. And considering how rare giant monster movies have been in more recent times, you gotta take what you can get.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankx :) I tried to base all the detail of the skin and spikes off that shot of the latex head that was blown off and laying in the street. I actually do no hate the movie at all and actually enjoy it. It's just that so bad it is good territory. And I understand about be glad and take what you can get with films. Can't believe there are kaiju fans that are still bitching about how anime and unoriginal Pacific Rim was. Yes, because the Godzilla series has spoiled all our tastes with none steriotypical characters and deep Oscar wining scripts right?
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Komodozilla Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I honestly loved Pacific Rim. Were there things to nitpick about? Yes: the main character was a tad dull (but thats typically a given with kaiju movies), the whole anti-kaiju wall thing is ignored after the first 30 minutes, and the driving force behind the kaiju invasion was too downplayed. But again, just nitpicks, nothing really major (MAYBE the last one). PR was the first kaiju-themed movie I've ever seen in theaters, and I thought it was an absolute blast.
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Kyle7890 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013   General Artist
Now heres a monster that has been forgotten. Nice job.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Shame he was in such a horrible movie though :)
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CosbyDaf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job!

Cykor was easily the best part of that movie, I've forgotten nearly everything about it except him.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very true. The whole film just kinda go through the motions when it comes to story telling. :)
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CosbyDaf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One thing I really like about your work is you draw a lot of kaiju that are usually skipped over- Even the ones you dislike, you give them the same attention to detail that you do for the rest. That counts for a lot, and it helps you grow as an artist too.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I try to. I really think my drawing skills really lack a whole lot. I just make up for it with color and compositions on the subject matter.
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CosbyDaf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're getting better all the time man - Just keep up the practice and trying new stuff!

I for one like your drawing style. Perhaps not the most detailed, but it has a charming appeal to it. You're a good artist.
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IggySeymour Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Just love your style,this one brings back a lot of good memories! :dummy:
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankx. This one did a take a while. I never want to draw a Centaur like body kaiju ever again. Such a strange body structure that I am not familiar with drawing at all.
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IggySeymour Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure! I see,some body types are a
Pain in the booth to draw.
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spacezillazon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome job
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankx :)
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spacezillazon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yw
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The-Great-MM Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Such a bad movie, but a cool kaiju. You did him great justice!
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankx. Glad I knocked it before I got this flu. It's kicking my ass! :(
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manaista Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now it makes think I should a lot more of these movies! It looks like one pretty intense monster!
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is pretty insane. I didn't hate the film, but it just had so much money behind it, so I guess my expectations were a bit higher.
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gojisan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Not bad, and despite the bad dialogue and CGI the movie was ok.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not aweful by any means. It just....idk. Never could get over that armor look of Yongary's. Guess he thought the original was too dumb or too much like godzilla.
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gojisan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Yeah I agree.
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Theriscythe Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
He seems very much like a redesign of Brocken.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The thing Ace with Titano's roar? No, at least that monster's wild design made sense. They didn't just slap crap on him cause they thought it was cool looking. Admittedly I am not a fan of that thing either. Most the stuff from Ace I am not. I hate centar type monsters though. This thing was a pain in the butt to make him look right.
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Skyegojira Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol i use to make a joke for this guy based of the crab people from south park crab, octopus people slash armadilo, maybe an elephant XD nice job though
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah his design is really just like a 10 year old came up with it. It is just so wild and fan-ish.
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Skyegojira Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i know right haha
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Cosmic-Brainfart Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Klassy Kaiju Koolness!
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BehemothMaker Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Looks pretty good, alot better than it look in the movie.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankx :)
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BehemothMaker Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Welcome
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
I remember that film...Man did it suck >_<

I mean, even the original Yongary wasn't very good, so ya have to wonder why they'd even bother to make an arguably worse CGI sequel/reboot XD. At any rate, as bad as the film was you honestly did a good job of making an otherwise forgettable monster design look very cool. Maybe you should have been in charge of the kaiju designs for that movie lol
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I was, I would take that dumbass armor shell thing off his back, or at least take off those dumbass shoulder parts.
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drac2000 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
very nice i think u should do the 1999 version of yongary i love ur drawings
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have to wait. Got a few more pieces that have to come out before that one.
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drac2000 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
ok thanks for the info
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UltramanReddo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Interesting kaiju. I could never find a good image of him, either.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty much. You would think it being Korea that some company would do a knock off of the guy in a toy. I mean this is what smaller companies in Korea and China do. Wish someone would. I mean the movie was a giant hit there, you would think it would have happened lol. Still, it is not an awful monster. It is just not well planned out.
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Onore-Otaku Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job on this one man! I vaguely remember this guy, they imported this movie and called it Repitlian, right?
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep yep. It's not an awful movie. I mean it is better than other Korea attempts like Garuda. This is about as close as I can make the monster though. It's not 100% correct, but with that crappy cgi that is all I can make out :P
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Onore-Otaku Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, okay I definitely remember now. The CGI was 'vague' at best. Shame they couldn't remake it with the team that did Dragon Wars or the Host. Regardless of critical response, the monsters looked great.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved D-War honestly. I mean yeah it was campy as crap but it was 75 mins of fun. Now The Host......I got to admit, while it was an ok film, I really did not care for it all that much. I just did not see why there was so much hype for that. It was passable at best. Grant it, it was way better than yet another Korean monster film that I watch called Sector 7. That one is on Netflix Streaming if you have that.
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Onore-Otaku Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ref D-War, I loved the story, the SPX were outstanding, it's just it seemed like the actors were sleepwalking through the production and really undersold the action IMO. Also felt the Host was kindy wacky, and quirky and overall I enjoyed it. I did wanna catch Sector 7 and heard some of the poor reviews but wanted to give it a honest chance. Oh and you are as freaking pumped about Pacific Rim as I am, right?
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty much. I am just on pins and needles on more if it is going to hold in the current box office we have. I know it is not going to knock it out of the park like the hero movies, but I am hoping that it will have legs to stand on. I'm just hoping that there might be some figures for it. In a perfect work the flick would come out after Godzilla, that way it would stand a better chance to do that much better.

Sector 7 is not awful. I mean the effects on the monster are nice, though what kills it for me is the same reasons that killed the new Thing movie. It's just a mess of teeth and claws and just limbs going every which direction. It's a messy crap-pile. Give me the nice slimmed down and more thought out monsters any day :P Like I said, it's well worth a watch, Just would not buy it for more than say....7 or 8 bucks maybe.
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Onore-Otaku Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Funny you should mention figures... [link]
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MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
GJ
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Dinossword Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is one interesting kaiju

I seen that Yonggary film it was good to be honest, despite the dialogue and CGI kaiju, I think kaiju are better off with rubber suits
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The movie is entertaining, even with it's buttload of faults. What kills me is they did make real fx props for the monsters heads and claws. Why not just do the whole thing as suits. I know that the director was in love with the Godzilla 98 film but eesh. It would be nice to see another Yongary movie sometime happen. But I guess we are lucky for at least getting what we did :P
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