Bracey100's avatar

Kaiju Revamp - Gudis

By Bracey100
505 Favourites
117 Comments
19K Views
I swear these things are getting more complicated as I go along lol! The inking and the coloring on this one were the most involved yet. Anyone on to the breakdown. Gudis is a rather interesting enemy from the series Ultraman: Towards the Future. I enjoy Ultraman but Im not a huge buff of the series. Ive only seen the original show from the 70's in its entirety and a number of movies (many without the benefit of subs or dubs). So doing Ultra Monsters requires more research than say Godzilla stuff which I know backwards and forwards.

Gudis is fairly nasty, he's a kaiju sized parasitic virus. When defeated he can infect another being and become a new Gudis. Well the parallel I drew was obvious my Gudis would draw inspiration from The Thing From Another World. I researched monster concepts from the old and new movie (the Rob Botin monster is VERY slimy while the prequel creature is far less so). Lots of good ideas to be had there. I also cherry picked the eyes from the Brain Bug from Starship Troopers while finding my own unique approach to them. Given that Gudis had 2 forms I elected to mostly go with the Mars Gudis features but the squid-like tentacles of Super Gudis. The nastly mouths on my tentacles were inspied by 2 Stephen King movie monsters: the Shit Weasels from Dreamcatcher and the Tentacle Monster from The Mist. Both of those creatures are forever burned into my mind! F'ing creepy!!! The main mouth is well...a bit sexual...its for me to get away from the impact HR Giger and films based on his work have had on me. Gudis had no visible means of propulsion and since I didnt want to repeat the snail thing I went with two large dragging arms and a lot of cilia. For texture and colors I studies lots of pictures of tumors and gangrene. DONT EVER LOOK UP GANGRENE IF YOU ARE MALE!!! You have been warned.

So here we have my Gudis, a creeping, nasty, giagantic disease. God, everything about him just feels infectious! Ugh. He has all the features of the original but I think the additional eyes, claws and teeth coupled with his overall unhealthy, putrid look ad a whole new level of threat and disgust to this interesting Ultra Monster.
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
5100x3300px 5.28 MB
Published:
© 2013 - 2020 Bracey100
Comments117
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
mantisngo2468's avatar
mantisngo2468Professional Photographer

Wow! That's An Awesome Gudis Redesign! It Would Have Been Awesome If Gudis Was The Main Antagonist In All 13 Episodes!

Phantanos's avatar
Quite a repulsiveBritney Spears - Jimmy Fallon disgusted  Cosmic Monstrosity.
It's very sight would make Howard Philip Lovecraft go mad..
I wonder if you could come up with your version of The Trollenberg TerrorThe Afraid Fella (Reactions) , (AKA The Crawling EyeEYE Powah! ).
You can salvage parts of this monster to do that.
It's head would be the body. blob now smol (use for comments) 
Where you drew the mouth would be the eye'sblob  location.
Long blue vein like tendrils attached to a sickly white pulsating body,
which emits a cold fogyRain Cloud Bullet - F2U!  atmosphere around it.
Bracey100's avatar
Bracey100Professional Digital Artist
The Crawling Eye, I should give that one a go sometime.
Ravenwood-Armories's avatar
Simply amazing, the Mist style tentacles are awesome and make the concept so much more eery.
Bracey100's avatar
Bracey100Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, the original idea of the creature really lent itself to something Lovecraftian in nature.
Ravenwood-Armories's avatar
Would you be okay if I featured it in a forum based Pacific Rim meets lovecraftian horror/Mist/Cabin in the woods style game I run; you will be appropriately credited. Just a spoilered art piece and simple link back to your Gudis page?
Bracey100's avatar
Bracey100Professional Digital Artist
Sounds fair to me. Go for it.
KainMorgenmeer's avatar
KainMorgenmeerProfessional Traditional Artist
Wow, this thing is disgusting XD great work!
Bracey100's avatar
Bracey100Professional Digital Artist
Yeah its a gross one all right, and thanks.
chojincuchulainn's avatar
chojincuchulainnHobbyist Traditional Artist
That's awesome.

It reminds me of how I wanted to make a movie about a monster similar to Gudis like a bacteria or amoeba from space that melts living beings down into genetic goo, and turns them into monsters, and when there's enough of it or it has enough DNA it goes into a volcano and merges into something like this.
Bracey100's avatar
Bracey100Professional Digital Artist
That sounds like it would make a cool kaiju movie.
MasterFubix300's avatar
MasterFubix300Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks like Medusa from Godzilla The Series!!! Cool!!! XD
AntonellisofbBender's avatar
AntonellisofbBenderStudent Filmographer
i agree
Bracey100's avatar
Bracey100Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
prometheushunter2's avatar
Cool monster dude it looks like the thing alsoYou were right about not looking up gangrene if you are male *shudder* although females would probably find disgusting as well
Bracey100's avatar
Bracey100Professional Digital Artist
Thanks and yeah.
CosbyDaf's avatar
CosbyDafHobbyist General Artist
Excellent redesign! Is there any possibility of a Gudis II?
Bracey100's avatar
Bracey100Professional Digital Artist
Eventually.
Mexicankaiju's avatar
I love your take on Gudis!! You made it look more Creepy!! This badass artwork is inspiring!!
Bracey100's avatar
Bracey100Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much, glad to hear you enjoyed it.
randomemaster360's avatar
randomemaster360Hobbyist General Artist
This just a weird creature I'm not going to lie, looks almost as if a insect and a squid merged together under the effects of another kaiju's mutant blood and some nuclear waist. Let's just hope Godzilla or someone else will put it out of its miserie.
Still, pretty cool.
Bracey100's avatar
Bracey100Professional Digital Artist
Indeed, its one of the weirder ones for sure.
randomemaster360's avatar
randomemaster360Hobbyist General Artist
True, and what is with that gangrene thing ?
Bracey100's avatar
Bracey100Professional Digital Artist
Its a monster from one of the Ultraman series, a pretty nasty one in fact.
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In