I've been feeling apprehensive about inking some non-kaiju stuff that I really don't want to screw up so I pulled out an older piece I'd began to pencil but never really figured out where I wanted to take it and I used it as practice.
I call it, "F*ck you, I'm Rodan!"
This is simply my own idealized version of Rodan - combining aspects of the 56, 64, and 04 suits - placed into the context of the classic 1956 film. Though this is not a true VERSUS NEO piece, it IS the design I will be using for that series and I may not do a separate Rodan piece for it (Fire Rodan, on the other hand...).
THE TERRORMISU was created for the Vimeo Weekend Project's fake trailer contest. As the contest denotes, it is another fake trailer and a spiritual sequel to our last, OGGRA! VOODOO MONSTER FROM HELL. Similar to OGGRA, all the footage you see here was created using almost entirely practical special effects work, largely miniatures.
Camera: Panasonic DVX100b Music: Akira Ifukube (from Frankenstein Conquers the World and Battle in Outer Space)
Eventually, I intend to release a longer director's cut of this. It'll include a couple of shots missing from this cut, as well as a couple of new special effects shots I want to film soon and a more complete, polished sound mix.
Okay, so this will be a no brainer for you tokusatsu fans out there but for everyone else, here'ssomething fun. Remember the Ultraman ad I posted a couple days ago?
Okay, well, for starters, the delightfully derpy silhouette of Ultraman himself is pulled straight from the opening of the original TV show (from a version used a little later in the show's run). Thought it'd be a fun design element to incorporate since I can be kind of a whore for silhouettes. Anyway, note the star field that I added on the inside of that same silhouette. Now, Ultraman IS an alien "hero from the stars" and I really could have picked any interstellar medium image I pleased totally arbitrarily but I chose this particular image because it is this:
"Big deal," you say, "it's a nebula. So what?" Well the Ultraman fans who might be reading this will tell you: M-78 is the in-universe location of the Land of Light, Ultraman's world of origin! Why on Earth TSUBURAYA picked that particular nebula is beyond me but for the sake of my ad, I thought it was a nice, subtle reference. 8D
Mr. Jared P. Foust creates artwork and films with the hope that he will amuse at least a few people with his efforts. He is not trying to make a statement with his work, only to make something that is beautiful, intriguing, or at least interesting in the attempt.
He also wishes more people would comment on his blog. Comments make him happy.