- Helpful Bear Production's Launchs Kaiju Creature Design Contest, Judged By Terryl Whitlatch
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Good renderings here, but I feel like the key characteristics that made the Sleestaks particularly recognizable (and iconic), not to mention creepy, are totally lost in these designs... Where is the pointy head, and where-oh-where are the close-set, huge, forward-facing, round round black eyes??? The identity and power of the Sleestaks was never contained in a beefy maw with sharp teeth, it was in all these other dramatic facial elements.
I like your creature well-enough, but I think that calling it a Sleestak will only serve to bother those who grew up truly fearful of them, and darkly colour what would have otherwise been enjoyment of your design for what it is, just by virtue of being so far off the mark.
Know what I mean?
if i wasnt told this was a sleestak i might not know, but i can def tell where you were coming from. Pretty cool :)
I watched the trailer the other day and whats in the movie looks pretty close to the original design. I like what you did with these designs Jerad, personaly I thought the original Sleestack design was a bit goofy, but given the comical nature of the film I think they fit better then these designs, but only because these look a bit too cool. nice work dude!
I agree with the commenter who said these are wildly off the mark, and lose what was so iconic (not to mention creepy and scary) about the original Sleestack. Everything that made them unique seems to be removed here. Nice work, technically speaking, but back to the drawing board on the design work if they are meant to be Sleestack and not some kind of other lizard man.
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