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KKE Sea Serpent Sculpt by Legrandzilla KKE Sea Serpent Sculpt by Legrandzilla
I sculpted a Sea Serpent to go in the arms of my Murakami 1967 Kong from the Toho movie King Kong Escapes. I made him so he fits right up against kongs fur on his arm and Kong's hands support him, so hopefully I will not need to glue him on and will be able to take him off if I decide to.
As an afterthought, maybe I should have just sculpted a head coming out of the water going for the hovercraft, but I guess then Kong would have looked like he was chasing butterflies or something.
I took this picture on top of a print out of a movie still I used as a reference. I used iridecent paint on the hide of this creature, so he looks closer to the color of the picture depending on how light hits it. I do not like this movie design, so I tried to define the skin a bit differently, and made it have more prominent brows, etc, without departing too far from the thing from the movie. Next I will attach him to Kong, Kong to the base, and do touch ups. Then I will show you the final diorama.
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:icongodzillalax:
I'm back from my piles of schoolwork, and I assure you, I haven't forgotten deviantart even a bit!
I do not have the time to make deviations, but fortunately, I have the time look at some.

Anyway, On to the review.


Vision: I can say that most Kong escapes fans will recognize this.
I would've taken away a star because of the head sculpt, and it looks to much like a snake, but your model has a level of ferocity that wasn't achieved by the original model. The old serpent looked way too clumsy, yet this one looks like he'll tear you to shreds.
I just think the head should be a bit..."chubbier", if you will.
As for the color scheme, if you wouldn't have shaded the scales and used that EXACT shade of turquoise, I would've thought this was a snake, so models like this can test people's skill with painting, and you NAILED it!
(By models like this, I mean models that look similar like normal animals.)


Originality:
It's hard to take away a star for a model based off of a movie, so I didn't.
The half star was simply because I didn't see details in the sculpt that were noticeable, so it wasn't didn't feel like it was an model of a monster, and felt more like a snake.
Nonetheless, I still feel you dragged the monster right out of the movie, and updated him.
I bet that in an updated version of Kong escapes, this could be used as a miniature.

Technique:
The fact that you sculpted him to fit in Kong's arms is incredible, and must have taken quite a bit of time, and requires a great deal of effort and craftsmanship that only an experienced...I'm not sure what it's called...modelers? No, I'll just go with sculptor for now.
Anyway, like I said, newcomers, and average "sculptors" cannot achieve the level of greatness you have with your art.

Impact:
I CAN'T GET OVER THAT PAINT JOB!
You are spot on with it, which does, in fact, increase the impact.
The orange eyes also stand out and stare right through me, exactly like in the movie.

Overall score:
Honestly, I think the whole "head is too small" thing and the
"not an exact replica" deal were both very minor details that I couldn't care less about.
It feels like a remodeled version of the original monster, and you added what the monster was lacking in the original movie.
I wonder how he'll look with Kong though...
Old Kong plus new serpent doesn't seem like it would mix very well.
Nonetheless, I really love how ferocious this guy looks!
Bravo, LeGrandzilla, you've "wowed" me again!
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:iconkaijukid23:
*looking at his old high school yearbook* "Am I the only one here that haven't aged a bit?"
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Legrandzilla Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aha!  He looks not as good^^
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manaista Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wicked awesome :headbang:
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Legrandzilla Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!:D
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manaista Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem 8-)
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jackie70879 Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooooooo i cant wait to see it!
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Legrandzilla Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :hug:
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beyzayildirim77 Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
impressive art
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Legrandzilla Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks dear Beyza!:hug:
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beyzayildirim77 Oct 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome..:)dear Jon.
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