Originally posted on November 4th, 2017.
The finalized artwork for all of Uddobero Forms and Spawn by DinoHunter2!
We return to everyone's favorite Fun-Fun Monster Sharing Time, this time with a big ol' tree monster! But oh man, is he more than just a tree--he's an alien demon tree that's able to produce spawn and change his form (which are based on the seasons and elements)!
As far as his ties to A Winged Hope are concerned, I'm thinking that Uddobero is a planet-bound organism who's influence is far and wide on the planet he resides (no name for the planet as of yet). I don't think it's too often that we have a planet or world made or ruled by a villainous character (the only ones I can think of off the top of my head are Ego from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Dr. Robotnik from Sonic SatAM), though I could be wrong. I guess in a way, it's unintentionally like Godzilla: Monster Planet, now thinking about it.
Part of me has always wanted to make a tree monster. The hardest part of it all was making him unique and distinct; and it's a lot harder than you think. But since it is a plant-based/tree-based monster, why not be more embracing of the kaiju eiga's crazy designs? It's better to be over the top and memorable than realistic and forgettable. And that's something I want for A Winged Hope; a nice blend of some of the more "realistic" kaiju and the completely insane, over-the-top types. Uddobero definitely falls under over-the-top category, but one I'm extremely happy with.
I don't quite expect Uddobero to be a recurring character for the series, but if the opportunity allows it, I wouldn't mind bringing him back once in a while. Exactly how, pfft, I dunno. Between all of his forms and what I have in mind, I think writing his action sequences are going to be an insane amount of fun.
Uddobero's prototype, Woodkellow. Drawn by yours truly about 10 years ago. This design served as the main template for Uddobero's Fall Form.
Uddobero, in terms of background history, doesn't have anything too elaborate. I just drew Woodkellow for a Godzilla fanfic (from the words 'Wood' and 'Bellow', with a random 'K' thrown in there because I thought it sounded cool) and I think he was originally a more heroic kaiju, personifying the Earth to counter against Hedorah, the Smog Monster. But as you can tell, that has clearly changed. I think the only other note is that my best friend who I know outside the internet suggested the idea of Woodkellow having some supernatural ties with Native Americans or something to that extent. That alone definitely gave me the idea of taking Uddobero in a more supernatural direction with his base character, which I think turned out favorably.
Uddobero's Spring Form + Spawns:
Uddobero's "Summer" Form + Spawns:
Uddobero's "Fall" Form + Spawns:
Uddobero's "Winter" Form + Spawns:
Once again, all art credit to DinoHunter2 for the phenomenal artwork of Uddobero's Forms and Spawns! Absolutely loved the way all of them turned out!
And I think that's roughly about it. So take care, God bless!
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- Playing: With old tools
- Eating: Food
- Drinking: Water
Pretty cool designs
Pretty unique kaiju X, who would have thought trees could make such cool kaiju.