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Year of the Water Snake! (Mendel/Yukiko)

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I started this back in February for the Chinese New Year but didn’t get around to finishing it until now. So, belated happy Chinese New Year!

These are two characters from Godzilla the series (a cartoon series that continued the 1998 Godzilla movie by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich). Mendel Craven is a robotocist and one of the main characters. Yukiko Ifukube (also a robotocist) only made one appearance, when H.E.A.T. visited Japan. In that episode, they were up against a giant cobra.

I tried to make the cobra but didn’t like how it came out, so I made up my own creature. The design is a cross between an anaconda (a type of water snake) and those aquatic salamanders. It’s supposed to be quietly rising from a pool of water, but the background was giving me trouble with conveying that. Suggestions?

Yukiko’s outfit is altered from her appearance in the series. I was inspired by the uniforms of Stargate: Atlantis. Mendel has lost weight since the series. All that running around with Godzilla, dodging giant man-eating monsters is quite a workout!

BTW, there is no story to this, in case you were wondering.

Pencil-drawn, scanned, and colored in Photoshop. Wacom Bamboo MTE-450 (my first time using a tablet instead of a mouse. I love it!)

Here's an AMV I made for them: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcUc4Z…
Trivia: Yukiko's name is a tribute to the original Godzilla series: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destroy_…

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April 29, 2014: Godzilla the Complete Series is now available on DVD! www.amazon.com/Godzilla-The-Co… Airborne 

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