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Deviant Art doesn't like long winded titles apparently, so I had to shorten it.

I really liked the stylized bear mask worn by the Kuma character on Afro Samurai, so most of the character inspiration I owe to that. However, I'm sure that Cloverfield played some kind of role in the conception of the idea as well.
This painting took forever to finish as I'm not really fond of painting (or drawing) buildings, and I struggled with a bad case of artist's block somewhere at the halfway point.

I'm rather happy with the end result, though as is the case with almost every other piece in my gallery, there's about a million things I would have liked to change/do differently.

*note: a sequel/prequel/companion piece can be found here:

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thanks for all the love!
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Given 2010-07-21
Polychromatic flashing lights plus insanity on a massive scale... what more can be asked for? Good News... by ~Astro-Monkey ( Suggested by HopeInDespair and Featured by snowmask )
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DashLockhart Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
so awesome
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:iconemootakutdct:
EmoOtakuTDCT Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how this is both adorable and terrifying :)
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:iconastro-monkey:
Astro-Monkey Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :-) It's a potent combination!
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:iconaedahinwonderland:
aedahinwonderland Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
aww so cute
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:iconastro-monkey:
Astro-Monkey Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
don't be fooled, that giant teddy is evil!
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:iconaedahinwonderland:
aedahinwonderland Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student General Artist
ooh, but it's so damn cute :(
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:iconsevenxlives:
sevenxlives Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:XD:
The real madness.
brilliant picture. <'3
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:iconastro-monkey:
Astro-Monkey Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thaaanks! :)
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:iconephynephryn:
Ephynephryn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012   Digital Artist
yeah! :D
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:iconbrave-one:
Brave-one Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional
This made me smile for a while!. Great work.
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:iconastro-monkey:
Astro-Monkey Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
muchos gracias!
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:iconprotecious:
Protecious Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
awesome
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:iconastro-monkey:
Astro-Monkey Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thnx!
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:iconwar-journalist:
War-Journalist Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
HA! That's just cute and cool and awesome all at the same time. Insta-:+fav:
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:iconastro-monkey:
Astro-Monkey Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
alright!
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:iconracketeered:
Racketeered Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011   Writer
I love this.
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:iconastro-monkey:
Astro-Monkey Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yay!
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:iconmisterkage:
MisterKage Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Mindlessly browsing through creations brought me something good after all
Never looking at teddybears the same way again o.o

:+fav: for sure!
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:iconastro-monkey:
Astro-Monkey Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ha ha, thanks a bundle! I should get up to some mindless browsing myself!
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:iconbonesofdarkrelms:
BonesOfDarkRelms Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the fact that dA wont let me put in a long title pisses me off :furious:
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:iconastro-monkey:
Astro-Monkey Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's just not fair :cry:
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:iconbourneoutlaw2012:
BourneOutlaw2012 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
epic
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:iconamoebabloke:
amoebabloke Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
very nice indeed.
i am quite fond of the old death ray vision myself.
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:iconastro-monkey:
Astro-Monkey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
charming, isn't it?
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:iconc4dragon:
c4dragon Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BOOOOCCHCHCHCHHCHCHCHCHCHHCHAAAAAAAA!?!?!?!? LASER EYES
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:iconastro-monkey:
Astro-Monkey Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you bet! :D
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:iconancusa:
AnCuSa Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
attack of the 50ft teddy bear!!!
cool man, how did you paint it?
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:iconastro-monkey:
Astro-Monkey Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
with my hands!!! :D

erm... lets see, started painting the outline with black paint or something (acrylic, btw), then just started adding colours! Usually, that's more or less how I go about it, just drawing or painting the lines I want, then adding colours after.
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:iconwithl0ve:
withL0VE Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous colors!
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:iconastro-monkey:
Astro-Monkey Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, thanks! great gallery, by the way!
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:iconwithl0ve:
withL0VE Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :heart:
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:iconsakanak54:
sakanak54 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
and its traditional:jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop:
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:iconastro-monkey:
Astro-Monkey Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ha ha ha :)
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:iconmikee45514:
mikee45514 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
YEAH DESTROY NEW YORK!!~ THIS IS JUST SO AWESOME!!~
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:iconastro-monkey:
Astro-Monkey Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ha ha, thanks :)
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:iconsakanak54:
sakanak54 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
awesome dude
:jawdrop:
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:iconastro-monkey:
Astro-Monkey Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ha ha, thanks!
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:iconxirgix:
xiRGix Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Reminds me of Muse - Uprising. :D
Wonderful work. want to steal Your skills. ;>
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:iconmegstiel:
megstiel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student General Artist
No chance this was inspired by Modest Mouse, is there?
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:iconastro-monkey:
Astro-Monkey Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
naw, i just like to plagarize titles :)
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:iconchadzime:
Chadzime Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So it is class.... Very much impresses *о*
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:iconastro-monkey:
Astro-Monkey Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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:iconchadzime:
Chadzime Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Always please))
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:iconsparky21:
sparky21 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
hahaha!
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:iconlemonflea:
lemonflea Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
lol, so funny :D
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:iconjosey629:
josey629 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
lol sweet cloverfield help u out on the evil size teddy bear!! XD
nice drawing!! ^-^
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:iconjoolin:
Joolin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
"Good news, everyone! I've created a giant, weaponized teddy bear and unleashed it on New New York!"
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:iconastro-monkey:
Astro-Monkey Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"damn it, farnsworth! you and your atomic monsters!"
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:iconspyrotailz:
SpyroTailz Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! This is SICK! I love it!
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:icona-s1y-fox:
A-S1y-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
So wait... You mean it's not natural for teddy bear's to fire lasers from their eyes? O.o -Looks at tag- [MADE IN NORTH KOREA] Huh... Well that's interesting.

Love the picture!
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