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Horrors of Skull Island by Loneanimator Horrors of Skull Island by Loneanimator
The sea serpent at the end of "Son of Kong" (1933), realized in one shot as an amazing stop-motion puppet. This close-up in the movie seared itself into my brain when I was a kid.
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Trendorman Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
But is it more powerful than the  V.rex??
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Yes, that was a great stop motion moment indeed, and you've caught to essence of it here.Clap 
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dalek-hal Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Traditional Artist
You know, this would make for a Great Dragon.  Those brows, and that smirking expression...could easily put him in a fantasy film, with other monsters...and guys with swords and treasure horde. Wait, Son of Kong has all that. Never mind!
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Adiraiju Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember first seeing this guy in "The Dinosaur Scrapbook". He made an impression on me. It's WAY more detailed than the other creatures in the movie, so that might have something to do with it. Excellent work!
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yes, this critter looks very organic, although the Styracosaur looks nice in close-ups. It was apparently a leftover from "King Kong."
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I really should watch this one. I don't know why I haven't yet.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
You've never seen "Son of Kong"? It's not like Kong at all, actually. It's more comical, but it does have some nice monsters, and Kong jr fights two of them.
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Yeah I don't really know why I haven't seen it yet.
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adam-ant2 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
“Hey-hey-hey!”
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Although I think he only went with "Rawwrrr!", or something like it in the movie.
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It is a really good design.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Though he makes a very brief appearence, this guy looks great in the movie.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jesus....I barely remembered this guy was in the film. Just sort of shows up out of nowhere to eat someone. I believe the film was calling it an Elasmosaurus...though it is a very liberal interpretation of what the dino was suppose to look like. Obviously it's just a dressed up head piece of the amazing Brontosaurus model that was used in the original.

Still, it is fun to see people do art for things that are this obscured. The Nothosaurus though stole the movie for me. It just shows out of nowhere and looks like a dragon. Idk. Still, this is a cool piece. I like that you went with this color scheme...as opposed to the green and gold one that I have seen colorized images of this guy.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
I always imagined this monster as having muted, very earthy colors.
Son of Kong is interesting for its choice of creatures. It's a weird variety compared to the Charles R Knight all-stars of the first Kong.
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Rockor9 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
the head looks like a sauropod Apatosaurus or brontosaurus 
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TheAshenHunter Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
There is no Brontosaurus. Apatosaurus is the official name.
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Rockor9 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
it's the same animal so both name's are official 
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TheAshenHunter Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
I see you like drawing animals as well. Good stuff.
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:iconrockor9:
Rockor9 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
yes I do 
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
This monster was actually built over an existing Brontosaurus puppet, and re-used as a sea serpent in "Son of Kong."
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Rockor9 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
ah cool 
I have new art up if you care to look
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jotunnheimar Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It sort of reminds me of the brontosaurus in the first movie only with big eye brows.

I barely remember what happens in the sequel, so i forgot all about this creature.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Actually, this monster is the same head used for close-ups in Kong, when the brontosaurus eats the sailor climbing a tree. Puppet builder Marcel Delgado simply added more details and texture to that big puppet head and neck, and the same was done with the mechanical Bronto used in the Kong raft scenes. Son of Kong was made in such a haste they had to re-rig some existing puppets and sets.
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jotunnheimar Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I should have guessed that since it was made on the same year has the first one
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Gotta review the movie, cause I don’t remember this guy...
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
This critter appears at the end to eat a guy, and the monster's head gets a very cool close-up.
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SXGodzilla Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
same here. especially since it seemed to smirk as it spotted it's meal. :D
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Willis O'brien liked smirking dinos :) The Brontosaurus in "The Lost World" (1925) has a huge smirk.
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