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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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Leonydas New Sketch by JacobMatthewSpencer
Leonydas New Sketch
Here we go, the latest sketch of my main kaiju, who is still called Leonydas (spelt with a Y to keep it separate from Leonidas, the Greek soldier king/300 character). He gets the name from the mane that covers his entire neck, as well as the five horned "crown" that exists between his eyes. This is suppose to give the kaiju/behemoth a royal look, since he is suppose to be a noble king-type of guardian  (when I go into details about my kaijuverse, this will be explained). 

The mane does puff up and act like quills (they are soft in the relax state). It also happens to be waterproof, like a seal's fur coat. There are scales that exist underneath the fur, by the way.

Ok, so I have the head design done, what will the full body look like?
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Hey all,

I deleted my last update because it was another whinefest, but this is my latest journal, and, well, it's a bit more retrospective and cathartic in scope.

After some talks with a friend on Facebook, I have come to realize that I lack conviction & confidence in my kaiju fiction. You may ask why, but I don't really know. I guess my main issue, and this is something me and my mom discussed today when I visited her at her place, is that I tend to want people to like my project, and I am worried that if they don't, than my efforts would be for not.  This, and she basically asking if I have decided on my main monster's appearance (besides it's type), and I could not answer her, kind of prove it.

Let's get this out straight, while I do feel that I can keep the title the Behemoth Chronicles for my story, I haven't done really anything with the concept, as of yet. My creativity has slow to a crawl, and I seem to be lacking in that drive to do it. Now, does that mean that I am quitting or going to throw a fit? No, I'm just thinking things through, and taking my time. Another thing I could state is instead of treating this as a race to the finish/have to get it done affair, I prefer to take my time, iron out my characters and world, and hopefully get something that I would like.

I also want to apologize a bit to :iconmonsterkingofkarmen:, since he drew that picture of Leonidas, even though I might not being using him (or at least the version that he drew) for my series. One bad thing about fan art, once you decide to change something.

While I did say pretty much that my issue is worrying about how people would feel about my creations, I do think the friends I do have, either if they give me good advice (even if I end up ignoring it at times) and/or support. I don't even mind some of the criticisims that I got, because I know I deserve it. 

Really, what it boils down to is that I just need to reconnect to my inner child, sit down, write/draw some stuff, and stop giving a shit. If a monster happens to look like another, I will work on it until it doesn't. If I do post it online, it's merely to show my progress, not to ask for advice on the direction (I'm ok with a opinion or two, but when it comes down to the features of the Original Kaiju, I should be the one with the final say). 

Yeah, I know, I'm repeating the same shit, as always. It's just that, I'm 34 years old my friends, I need to just fucking grow up and grow a spine.

Later,
Jake
New Kaiju Concepts!!! by JacobMatthewSpencer
New Kaiju Concepts!!!
Here's some new kaiju concepts for you (new as in new kaiju, not in terms of ideas):

1 to 5 are the main monster, while I-III are the enemy monster. I'm still working these ideas out, but I still think it looking like I am going to a new direction. 
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Hey all,

This is going to be a good update, so here's go with all the news:

-Since I said something about it last journal, my mom is no longer at home, and she now living at the assisted living home. She does like her apartment, and she is doing good, if not better, than what she was doing at home. I have seen her a few days, and she does seem to be loving her new arrangement.

-I am also moving... to the basement, again. I realized that I have a ton of shit, but damn. Of course, it's not hard to get rid a bunch of things. I think the biggest part of it will be this weekend.

-Still working my new kaiju. Let's say that I am thinking of something weird, but awesome.

Anyway, that's pretty much it.

Later,
Jake
Hey all,

I deleted my last update because it was another whinefest, but this is my latest journal, and, well, it's a bit more retrospective and cathartic in scope.

After some talks with a friend on Facebook, I have come to realize that I lack conviction & confidence in my kaiju fiction. You may ask why, but I don't really know. I guess my main issue, and this is something me and my mom discussed today when I visited her at her place, is that I tend to want people to like my project, and I am worried that if they don't, than my efforts would be for not.  This, and she basically asking if I have decided on my main monster's appearance (besides it's type), and I could not answer her, kind of prove it.

Let's get this out straight, while I do feel that I can keep the title the Behemoth Chronicles for my story, I haven't done really anything with the concept, as of yet. My creativity has slow to a crawl, and I seem to be lacking in that drive to do it. Now, does that mean that I am quitting or going to throw a fit? No, I'm just thinking things through, and taking my time. Another thing I could state is instead of treating this as a race to the finish/have to get it done affair, I prefer to take my time, iron out my characters and world, and hopefully get something that I would like.

I also want to apologize a bit to :iconmonsterkingofkarmen:, since he drew that picture of Leonidas, even though I might not being using him (or at least the version that he drew) for my series. One bad thing about fan art, once you decide to change something.

While I did say pretty much that my issue is worrying about how people would feel about my creations, I do think the friends I do have, either if they give me good advice (even if I end up ignoring it at times) and/or support. I don't even mind some of the criticisims that I got, because I know I deserve it. 

Really, what it boils down to is that I just need to reconnect to my inner child, sit down, write/draw some stuff, and stop giving a shit. If a monster happens to look like another, I will work on it until it doesn't. If I do post it online, it's merely to show my progress, not to ask for advice on the direction (I'm ok with a opinion or two, but when it comes down to the features of the Original Kaiju, I should be the one with the final say). 

Yeah, I know, I'm repeating the same shit, as always. It's just that, I'm 34 years old my friends, I need to just fucking grow up and grow a spine.

Later,
Jake

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