10,000+ PAGEVIEWS! WOOOOOOT! To celebrate this momentous occasion, I am bringing three old monsters of mine back from the dead, so to speak. While they will not show up in the main Tyrantis storyline, they will still be sharing his universe and eventually end up on his island. The difference is that they'll be the stars of their own short stories that take place after Tyrantis's main storyline, so WOOT AGAIN!
I have decided against shading concept art. No, it's not (just) because I'm lazy. These pieces are basically my reference pictures for when I draw and color these critters again, and as such I need all of their colors unobscured. Shading would make things like Old Meg's belly here look dark when it should be bright, and I'd end up having to reinvent her belly color every time I draw her and bwa. So no shading in concept art.
Speaking of Old Meg, her resurrection is an mix of two different monsters of mine. The first is Poseidon the flying shark kaiju from the last written chapter of the last draft of Tyrantis's Saga, and the second is a giant shark from an animation I did last year for my High School film class, from which this shark gets her name.
I wanted a shark kaiju because sharks = awesome, but I was suddenly confronted with a problem: a strictly aquatic kaiju can't do that much damage. Sure, it can destroy boats, but it can't do crap to cities. I couldn't give her arms or legs, since Dunkleora already has that covered, so something else needed to be done. Then I looked at my old design for Poseidon and a lightbulb turned on in my brain. Flying shark for the win! I spruced up her design with some armor, spikes, and some strange fin designs I gotr from looking at different sharks and voila! Old Meg is ready for business.
Meg is actually rather benevolent as far as kaiju go. Despite looking fierce and being damn huge compared to other monsters in my gallery, she's fairly mild mannered. Old Man Fince often recites the various legends and folktales associated with her, telling of how she helps sailors that give her proper sacrifices by chasing the fish to them and keeping her children (normal sharks) at bay. However, those who disrespect her or harm her children are in for pure hell. She's also fairly intelligent for a monster, being able to understand human language and even reasoning with other creatures.
Why make a gnarly looking shark a good gal? Why not? Old Meg is my attempt to break more cliches, as she's a female kaiju yet looks badass as well as a shark with a noble streak. Take that conventions of monster fiction!