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Well, this is interesting, an upload. Something I've been working on for a few months, the *primary* bosses of Earthbound. I hope this makes up for not finishing the other bosses when I said I would. I was hoping to get it done around Christmas as a present, but I wasn't even close to being done, so I decided to settle on New Years...Eve. I will, of course do the sanctuaries as well, but not anytime soon, I'm going to work on other projects at the moment...

The guardians of the eight "Your Sanctuaries." Ment to protect the sanctuaries from intruders, but alas, between the awesome power of the sanctuaries, and the evil influence of Giygas, they've become corrupted, and greedily claim the sanctuaries for their own. And will protect their "territory" with malicious intent.

Something interesting you've noticed are the intros for the bosses. I thought it'd be, well, interesting for the bosses. I'm afraid I don't give you much reading time, I want to keep in pace with the music, so I'm sorry the intros kinda pass by quickly.

You can watch the YouTube video so you can read the intros at your own leisure: [link]

Titanic Ant: After finding out he has an official clay model, I've used it for my reference rather then the sprite. Looking at the new Titanic ant, VS the one I made four years ago (note this was submitted on 2012)...man that's a hell of a difference. I have to say, the new and improved “Tiny” looks badass, I'd recommend maybe being level 8 just to beat him. The old Titanic Ant?...*squish!*

Mondo Mole: Holy Moly! Funky mole. I just decided to take a more simple approach on the mole. No bangs, no whistles, just a big body, feet, hands with claws, and a snout. I think it turned out for the best. But what's this? blood?! Well...it's on the sprite, so why not? I think it's appropriate, after all, these are not beings that want to cuddle you, these are beings that have been driving insane, and want to kill you. A bit dark, but considering the sequel, Mother 3, goes into “sinister” areas, I think of Earthbound as transition between Earthbound Zero's more cheeriness, and Mother 3's dark nature...but I digress.
I'm sorry the blood is rather...chunky, I blame the fluid physics, it's supposed to be kinda dripping, but the physics over did it. It's very stubborn, I can't seem to get it do what I like it to do, Trust me, this is the best I could get the fluid to do.

Tillionage Sprout: Just like “Tiny,” this new “Trilly” is based on the clay model. Judging from the model, the sprout seems to be on some sort of red clay, dunno if it is, but it looks more visually pleasing then some crappy soil. And I added some roots this time. Hell of a sprout, but you gotta kinda feel sorry for it. I mean, it's 1,000,000,000,000ish years old, must've had many friends come and go. Can you imagine living that long doing nothing but guard a specific area?... It's a special area, but non the less...

Shrooom!: A giant mushroom...what are the odds? Not much I can say about him, though you'll notice his left arm is by his side, rather then being raised. I kept it down because it looked better down.

Plague Rat of Doom: I took a slightly different direction with “Ratty,” since he lives in a sewer, I can't help but feel maybe this guy is...kinda funky with the fumes...he's stoned, dude...Slightly. Look at those eyes, this guy's puckend out of his damn mind.

Thunder and Storm: Ugh, these guys were a pain. I was hoping to have them trail around each other (not like that!) but I was unable to get their tails to seamlessly follow their trails. So I had to do it the hard way with keyframes. Being true to their names, I kept Storm above, hovering around rather broodily, and have Thunder zipping around under Storm in a figure-eight motion. Looks fair...I guess, but I'm still not happy I couldn't get them to animate how I'd like them to.

Electro Specter: Oh look, Metal Gumby, and he looks ticked...maybe. This was tough, getting the metal joints to bend without them shrinking where they meet. But trial and error have succeeded to have the joints bend without the shrinking too much. It's kind of a shame I didn't do more to animate, 'cause it's kind of neat how the joints work. And I was in such a euphoric eureka moment when I got it right. Also, for those of you curious about the “I am not of this world” bit, it comes from the Earthbound Player's Guide, which states Electro “is composed of elements never before seen on Earth.” I have to admit, the Electro Specter has always been a head-scratcher for me, I guess it being from out of space would make sense...
Hmm, I wonder, is the Electro Specter is made from the same materials as Magnet Hill...though, now that I look at him, he kinda reminds me of the claymen from mother 3

Carbon Dog: Hot dog! 'dis pooch is hawt! Not much I can say here, other then I'm pleased with how the fire material turned out...I'd hate to have this as a pet.

Diamond Dog: Yeah, yeah, this is who everyone REALLY wants to see. I was conflicted on whether to make it multicolored, or transparent like the clay model. In the end, I decided to make go with both! It was very tricky, because it's actually superimposed on the background via composition. Rendering it with the background looked very ugly. A bit more work to make it look right, but it was worth it in the end. Needless to say, I'm quite pleased how it turned out.
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:iconjealousbass:
JealousBass Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  make all the bosses from mother 3 please
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TurtleEclipse Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this. Very impressive.
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:iconjesterkatz:
JesterKatz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Thank you, and thank you for the fav.
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SkellyBellie Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Mondo Mole used to scare me to death when I was little.
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Very nice! I really love Carbon and Diamond! May I hug them?
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:iconjesterkatz:
JesterKatz Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
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Yeah, all right.
Might want to be careful with Carbon Dog.
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:iconbubblesishot46853:
bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Why just Carbon? Is it because he's on fire?
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:iconjesterkatz:
JesterKatz Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I'm no chemist, nor zoologist, but I'm pretty sure a dog on fire is the dog's way of saying "no touchy".
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:iconbubblesishot46853:
bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I know, but still! lol
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:iconjesterkatz:
JesterKatz Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Can it wait until winter?
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:iconbubblesishot46853:
bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Or go to Snowman!
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:iconjesterkatz:
JesterKatz Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
You bring Carbon Dog to Snowman, it may melt all the snow, and have the place renamed to just Man...
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DaiKaiju-Defender Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
music?
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:iconjesterkatz:
JesterKatz Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
'Ere [link]
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:iconjustbehappydammit:
justbehappydammit Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Mondo Mole and Diamond Dog are my favorites.
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:iconrecedebo:
Recedebo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
I really like the animation in the Titanic Ant, his expression remembers me of the clay models
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:iconmkshftchrstian:
MkshftChrstian Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Photographer
Mondo Mole always scared the crap out of me
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shadowyoshigamernerd Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i remember watching this a year or so ago, before playing EB thinking, 'wow, all this stuff looks weird.'
then i played EB. "whole new appreciation" is an understatement.
this really makes me realize how 'out there' some of the designs are, 'specially shrooom and plague rat. they're actually pretty eerie when rendered like this.

also, the descriptions/dialog you wrote for each are top-notch; i was expecting to see them in-game when i first played through it.
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GameDweeber Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Artist
I really like how Carbon Dog and Diamond Dog turned out! :D Great job on all of this!
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:iconjesterkatz:
JesterKatz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Thank you, and thank you for the fav.
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:icongamedweeber:
GameDweeber Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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:icondavidscript:
DavidScript Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is insanely trippy :O

Also, did you write the descriptions yourself?
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:iconjesterkatz:
JesterKatz Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Yes.
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:icondavidscript:
DavidScript Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am really impressed
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:iconjesterkatz:
JesterKatz Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Thank you.
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:iconjacbros:
jacbros Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Hey there buddy. I was wondering if i could use for an upcoming Lets Play? I will give credit. It would help alot if you would say yes.
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:iconjesterkatz:
JesterKatz Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Yeah a'ight
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awesometwostudios Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nightmare. Fuel.
Awesome job!
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:iconjesterkatz:
JesterKatz Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Thank you, and thank you for the watch & fav.
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TornadoWeirdo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! There's something very strangely appealing about the design of Earthbound's boss creatures.
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:iconjesterkatz:
JesterKatz Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Oh thank you, and thanx for the fav!
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:iconelhotel:
Elhotel Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I was literally just watched this on youtube!
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Ardhamon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I....am...amazed.

I have longed to see Earthbound characters (other than Ness, Lucas, Jeff and others that appeared as trophies in Smash Bros Brawl) in 3D models that are not clay. :P

You have made that dream come true. Thanks plenty.

I do like the modeling here as they seem quite detailed. Like you said, it could use tweaking and I feel bad to hear about the Thunder and Storm issue. I am disappointed with the outcome just because the program was being annoying. But at least they look accurate here.


Nice work and thanks again.

I hope to learn 3D graphics myself. :)
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JesterKatz Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Ah, thank you, it's nice to have comments that're two paragraphs or more long...maybe.

I plan to make more models of the enemies of Earthbound/Mother, especially Mother 3. But for now, I'm going to focus on trying to do animation.

BUT, if'n you are interested in doing 3D graphics, Blender is completely free to use. The UI (user interface) is very overwhelming to get used to, so I would highly recommended "getting started" tutorials. But for a free price tag, it's well worth getting use to.
[link]
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:iconardhamon:
Ardhamon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'll be sure to keep posted for that.
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StarmanPhantom Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, you always know what to make that makes it awesome...AWESOME JOB JESTER!
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:iconjesterkatz:
JesterKatz Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Thank you. And thanx for the fav!

...beep
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:iconstarmanphantom:
StarmanPhantom Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome... *Whirr* :P
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:iconcoretoon:
Coretoon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What the guy above me said.

And I really dig the remixed music here.
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:iconjesterkatz:
JesterKatz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Thank you, and thank you for the fav.
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:iconcoretoon:
Coretoon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, no problem sir. It was well worth the fav.
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Teh-Ray Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, this makes me realize how intimidating these bosses really are. Earthbound is not the easiest game around, and these guys really pack a punch, but man, something about these 3D models with the music really brings in the fear, which makes sense with Giygas around, which, imo, is probably the freakiest final boss in video game history.

I really love the intros you put into this, and I think it runs at a good speed, the lower-case sentences were a nice touch, too, to give it that "Earthbound-y" feel. Well done!

Mondo Mole, man, if this was 3D in the 90's, you'd probably be able to easily get away with that blood.
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JesterKatz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Thank you, an thanx for the fav!
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Teh-Ray Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, man, thanks for making this!
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