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October 24, 2004
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Jun 23, 2004, 9:56:37 PM
The Kothoga by KarianaSan The Kothoga by KarianaSan
This is the monster from the old 90's horror flick called The Relic. It was a really good movie, but they skimped on the monster by replacing all the really neat and well crafted body monster suits with cheesy CG. I understand where it could be used in certian places, but the hero suit for this monster actually looked really really cool. To bad it hardly showed up in the actual movie.

The kothoga is a mismosh of parts of other animals. Part horse, part alligator, part lion, and part spider. It's a very cool loking beasty. So for school, I had to make a famous movie monster. And I picked this bugger.

Kothoga was made by Stan Winston's Creature shop
Sculpture made by me.
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MantaDrifter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Could have sworn the creature was animatronic. Or was there a remake?
BAMillustration Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's freakin' amazing! I gotta see this movie now.
zaiqukaj Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
The textures and details on this look amazing. I can't help but think it wants to squish something.
KarianaSan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Heh, yeah. He probably does want to squish something. I made him sit still and all.

But the details were a pain, took over 10 hours alone on the details. And I had to use all sorts of tools and back of tools, to make sure I got all the textures I wanted. This was one of my favorite finals for a class, ever! XD
zaiqukaj Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
It looks like more than 10 hours worth of work. Good use of all those tools. O__O
KarianaSan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Well, building the base body was long, but I didn't keep track of how long that was. The 10 hours was just detail work. Like the scales and such. That was the 10 hours. I wished I took more pictures in the process, but I lost track of time as I worked and forgot. Oh well.

But I'm glad you like it. He's my baby from college. I have him under glass, but he's showing his age now, and cracking here and there.
MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
I remember the relic. Especially the monster called the Kothoga.
Proj077 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
So is Kothoga it's real name?
KarianaSan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Technically, Kothoga is in reference to the people who worship this monster. But, you don't really get that from the movie, it is more from the book. Mbwun (translation: "He Who Walks On All Fours") is the Kogotha tribe's Crazed Lizard God.

So in the movie they call it Kothoga.
In the book, they call it Mbwun.

I have bought the book, but have not finished reading it yet. I've been told it's better then the movie, which is a favorite.
Averant Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.. That is onw crazy ugleh beastie! But still really cool!
Nice pose, Toki! :D Very nicely done. Hope you got a good
grade for this. :D
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