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Hey all,

Here is some things I want to say. First off, here's a prayer for my friend :iconbracey100:, as he's been having a bunch of health issues of late. Please send him some good vibes and a large amount of luck his way.

I've been working of some various Behemoth concepts of late, which I want to refine before I post them online (which probably be in my Scraps). Nothing definite as of now, but they are starting to take shape.

Since my last journal said I was thinking about this idea, I have decided to go with the energized roar attack for Leonydas. While I'm still trying to visualized how it will look, I really like the concept, so why should I change that concept.

With that said, I am sharing this post I made on Facebook about a new direction I might be going with the Behemoth Chronicles:
Here's another concept I have going for The Behemoth Chronicles (my kaijuverse's title), that I am very seriously considering, and I would really like to get a feedback to see if I am going in the right direction. Personally, I think this idea is a pretty cool concept and would be a nice twist on the old  "man vs. nature" story that a majority of kaiju stories use.

Anyway, my idea is actually based on the original plot, from what I've heard, of Pacific Rim when the kaiju were sentient beings that started invaded our world themselves instead of being a byproduct of a inter-dimensional invader species. My concept is that these scientists decide to work on a device to view other dimensions. However, something happens, and the device causes the dimensional walls between our world and a parallel world that is inhabited by giant monsters.to rip. Some of the monsters feel these rips and breach into our world, causing mass destruction. Soon, more and more monsters start to enter these rips.

Some of the monsters, however, seem to fight the other monsters, while others are either not destructive and prefer to be left alone, while others seem to enjoy the devastation that they cause. My main Behemoth, Leonydas, is a noble warrior who came to stop these happenings, but ends up being caught on Earth (for the first "season" anyway). He joins forces with the human race to stop the more evil Behemoths from destroying both worlds.

So, how is it sounding you guys? As I said, I am really liking this idea myself, and I might go ahead and use it. I'm just looking for some feedback.

I think if I did this way, I might actually, finally, get to writing about things. We can only hope, right? If I stick with my guns, I think this would work out very well.

Anyway, I better be heading to bed soon. 

Later,
Jake
Hey all,

Sorry for no new artwork this week, I just decided to take a break from it. This allows me to start brainstorming and slowly define my designs for the better. The same goes with the story elements.

Anyway, I decided to write a journal to get a bit of a feedback going because I'm a bit stuck on something. Lately, I've been debating if I should let Leonydas keep the classic fire breath that he had since the old Monsturra days or if I want to try something a bit more unique. Especially after my talks with :iconcyprus-1: which led to his main kaiju, Slierus, gaining a lifeforce based ability called Ghost Armor (seen here  Kaiju: Ghost Slierus [Ark Finale] by Cyprus-1 Kaiju:  Susano'o Slierus II by Cyprus-1 Kaiju: Susano'o Slierus by Cyprus-1 )

As I mentioned in the Ghost Slierus's comment thread, It is funny that i help created this concept, even though I can't seem to gain one for myself. However, I've been thinking of a new move for Leonydas that can replace the classic fire breath. Keep in mind that is simply a concept:

Leonydas, as well as some other Behemoths, are capable of controlling internal energies, similar to how Chi in Dragonball or Chakra from Naruto works. This allows them to use different abilities, from enhanced strength, better regeneration, and other unique supernatural abilities. Leo's main ability is that he can generate a force attack from his mouth. When he powers up, then roars, the roar will generate a concussive shockwave as his mouth glows with some form of energy (this should be visible). Think of it like the Sonic Roar that Anguirus has from the Pipedream/Atari games, but it can also be more explosive.

I'm still debating on this concept or just going with the classic flame breath. The only reason I would be hesitant about using fire is because it's been done to death and :iconomegabearbeast:'s Kitamura uses it (as well using fire with her physical attacks). I'm ok with using fire for another Behemoth, but for right now, I want to make Leonydas stand out a bit more.

So, anyway, I really want to get some feedback from you guys, so drop a line.

Later,
jake 
Leonydas-Final Head 10-31-14 by JacobMatthewSpencer
Leonydas-Final Head 10-31-14
I know I have said this before, but I think this design looks very awesome, and I am going to force myself to stick to it. Also, gave Leon some Gorgo-style ears, just to mix up the reptilian/mammalian look a bit more.

Anyway: 
I. Standard head design (calmed appearance)(snout horns have been increased)
II. Raised mane with glowing eyes (angry appearance)

a) Eyes (normal)
b) Eyes (glowing with power)
c) Eyes (with nictitating membrane raised, used for swimming/protecting the eye)
d) Ear (normal)
e) Ear (closed, used during swimming)
f) Ear (flared, as when angry)
g) Mane ("hair" (actually Leonydas's mane is composed of hair-like scales, but it resembles hair)
h) Mane (raised, used for defense, and can actually release excess energy when Leonydas uses his powers. The "hair" becomes stiff and brittle, almost like quills)
NOTE-Leonydas's mane is also water-proof and highly fire-resistant. 

What do you guys think? Full body design will be forthcoming. 
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Leonydas Sketch 10-27-14 by JacobMatthewSpencer
Leonydas Sketch 10-27-14
another take on my main kaiju, Leonydas (though this might change).

-I had the mane covering just around the head
-I returned the three horned crests (just easier to draw)
-I left the hair exposed.

I might go with this design or something totally different.
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Leonydas Full Body SketchStudy by JacobMatthewSpencer
Leonydas Full Body SketchStudy
After drawing the Leonydas head sketch, I thought about if I should go ahead and do a sketch of the full body. Since I have nothing else to do, I decided "oh, why the Hell not?' and just did it. Originally, I was going to ink the pic, but I decided to just post the pencil sketch instead (the inked sketch will probably not be as detailed).

Anyway, I decided that the base of the neck should have a collar look to it, so I decided to have the mane coming around it (though I kept the throat cleared). The body is more built like a wrestler's (going back to :icona3dkid:'s Monsturra artwork), while keeping a classic kaiju design. As you can see, I went back with the armored plates on the shoulders/legs, as I didn't care for the spiked shoulders that much. The rest is pretty standard. 

I drew a human silhouette next to the monster, though it might be not accurate to the Leonydas's scale. Really, I wanted to simply draw something besides keeping the same old blank white background, like my other drawings. 

Anyway, so what you all think of this version? I'm not changing it or dropping it. I know I said this before, but I have decided to stop being such a spaz and actually work on my creations.

More to come, sooner or later.
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Hey all,

Here is some things I want to say. First off, here's a prayer for my friend :iconbracey100:, as he's been having a bunch of health issues of late. Please send him some good vibes and a large amount of luck his way.

I've been working of some various Behemoth concepts of late, which I want to refine before I post them online (which probably be in my Scraps). Nothing definite as of now, but they are starting to take shape.

Since my last journal said I was thinking about this idea, I have decided to go with the energized roar attack for Leonydas. While I'm still trying to visualized how it will look, I really like the concept, so why should I change that concept.

With that said, I am sharing this post I made on Facebook about a new direction I might be going with the Behemoth Chronicles:
Here's another concept I have going for The Behemoth Chronicles (my kaijuverse's title), that I am very seriously considering, and I would really like to get a feedback to see if I am going in the right direction. Personally, I think this idea is a pretty cool concept and would be a nice twist on the old  "man vs. nature" story that a majority of kaiju stories use.

Anyway, my idea is actually based on the original plot, from what I've heard, of Pacific Rim when the kaiju were sentient beings that started invaded our world themselves instead of being a byproduct of a inter-dimensional invader species. My concept is that these scientists decide to work on a device to view other dimensions. However, something happens, and the device causes the dimensional walls between our world and a parallel world that is inhabited by giant monsters.to rip. Some of the monsters feel these rips and breach into our world, causing mass destruction. Soon, more and more monsters start to enter these rips.

Some of the monsters, however, seem to fight the other monsters, while others are either not destructive and prefer to be left alone, while others seem to enjoy the devastation that they cause. My main Behemoth, Leonydas, is a noble warrior who came to stop these happenings, but ends up being caught on Earth (for the first "season" anyway). He joins forces with the human race to stop the more evil Behemoths from destroying both worlds.

So, how is it sounding you guys? As I said, I am really liking this idea myself, and I might go ahead and use it. I'm just looking for some feedback.

I think if I did this way, I might actually, finally, get to writing about things. We can only hope, right? If I stick with my guns, I think this would work out very well.

Anyway, I better be heading to bed soon. 

Later,
Jake

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Thanks for faving.
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Thanks for the faves!
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Welcome
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Thanks a lot for the fave!
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welcome
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OmegaBearBeast Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, Jake, is it okay if I draw some fan art for Rorke?
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Sure, go ahead
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Thanks a bunch for faving "Just Like Old Times" :icongrin--plz:.
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