I decided to update my journal, since my last was a bit of a doom & gloom one. Anyway, as you see, I've been working on some alternative Monsturra designs. While I been taking a bit of break, I do plan on doing a few more drawings. This drawings will some more Monsturra heads that build up on the "Version 2" model. Nothing major, I just want to experiment a bit with the design.
I've been asking myself these question about my project of late:
1) Do I want to keep Leonydas or just get rid of him?
I mean, I like the overall concept, but I'm not really happy about it at the same time. Mostly, I am taking some elements away from my previous kaiju, Apollosaurus Rex, and adding them to Leo's design. While I do like the concept of Leonydas as a supporting kaiju character, I do think he takes a bit away from Monsturra as the main kaiju. Speak of which...
2) Should Monsturra remain a heroic monster?
Now, this isn't as hard as the question above, but I've been debating about Monsturra being a heroic monster. Now, mind you, he will still be a good guy, but I like a more anti-hero/reluctant hero approach. Which brings up the question.
3) Am I ripping off ?
Not intentionally, of course, but some of the ideas I have for my series were influence from two of his ideas. The first would be my monsters are coming through our world via a dimensional rift in space and time (that happens to be on Earth) or being creatures that resurrect/revive every millenia. This actually occurs every few thousand years. This concept is inspired from his Gamera series which showed both a heroic and villainous Gamera (The Guardian and Destroyer). Of course, I have a bit of twist with mine, but I won't say what it is (mostly because I'm still ironing out the bugs).
The second is a bit more subtitle, but I have the concept of a younger Monsturra befriending some humans, until he is attacked and presumed killed by the military. This idea is influenced by Chris's cancelled stop-motion Godzilla idea (which I am too lazy to look up), in which his pre-mutated Goji befriends a few people before getting nuked.
As you can see, I have the ideas, but I fear I'm becoming a theft again, and I know what happened the last time this occurred. Of course, I don't see it being a big deal, but still...
Anyway, that's what been on my mind of late. That and Monsturra's powers, and trying to debate on the enemy kaiju's designs.
It's getting late, so I will talk to you later,