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Let's do Doom pt3: Cacodaemon by Mechanubis Let's do Doom pt3: Cacodaemon by Mechanubis
I always though the cacodaemon looked rather silly in the original Doom. In Doom 3 the design was a lot better, but they just ended up beign rather unremarkable, although unnecessarily hard to kill, because most longrange weapons in Doom 3 were borderline useless.

The yellow bloated things are supposed to be some sort of floatation bladders, that are full of gas and whatnot, and popping all three drops this sucker into the ground. It will then proceed dragging along the surface with it's tentacles, blasting electric-bolts and whipping at the player mercilesly.

What monster to do next... Suggestions?
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:iconmrpickleshtf:
MrPicklesHtf Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Great redesign as always!
Speaking of cacodemons... what do you think of the new Doom 4 design?
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:iconmechanubis:
Mechanubis Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I'm actually digging the look of Doom 4 quite a bit :)
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:iconmrpickleshtf:
MrPicklesHtf Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
I think they're great too.
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Scotinz Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Not too rendered or too loose.
Such a lovely piece!
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:iconmechanubis:
Mechanubis Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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Taggerung1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
See, now this looks like an actual thing, that is scary and all that.  As opposed to DooM 1 and 2's idea of "Meatball with teeth that can shoot stuff" and DooM 3's idea of "Floaty ball of boringness that just gets in the way".  And the idea of being able to knock out its ability to float is really good.  I want a game with this.
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:iconmechanubis:
Mechanubis Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I wasn't a big fan of the whole killer-tomato look myself back in the day.
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:iconlegendofspyrothedrag:
I wish DOOM 3 Cacodemon was just like this! :love:
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:iconmechanubis:
Mechanubis Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I wish there had been more cacodemons in Doom 3
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Chadfuller Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
fantastic work!
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Awebster7854 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you designed this?
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:iconmechanubis:
Mechanubis Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes.
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Awebster7854 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your awesome!!
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MaKuZoKu Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think if the Cacodemon would have looked like that in Doom 3, it would have been a lot creepier :O
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:iconmechanubis:
Mechanubis Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. This is the design people seem to shun the most and ironically, is my favourite :C But it's good to have someone backing up my opinion : D
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MaKuZoKu Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Don't listen what people says,this is your own personal redesign with your style,you decide how it should looks. And it looks awesome :D Not many people can actually draw an entire video game roster with a new & personnal feel to it :D
As a Doom fan,i really appreciate :P I wish i could take the time to do the same thing :O
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:iconmechanubis:
Mechanubis Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awwww :'3 Thanks. Yeah, I rarely listen to people, unless they are shouting that there is a sniper taking pot-shots at people : P You should really do something like this. It is actually pretty damn educative, especially if you're a videogame artist.
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MaKuZoKu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm gonna try with an old fashion Cacodemon when i have time :D
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:iconmechanubis:
Mechanubis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Looking forward to that one ;)
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evilronnie42 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Not usually a big fan of change in design's but this is actually pretty good.
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:iconmechanubis:
Mechanubis Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :3
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DemonFreeze Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
The bigger mouth and one eye on the original make it scarier :\ I like the tentacle idea though!
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:iconmechanubis:
Mechanubis Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ^-^
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Aeruhl Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked the original Cacodemon. But when 64 gave it arms I thought it looked stupid. I was equally displeased with the Doom 3 design. This though... I like this. Except if it were up to me the Cacodemon would still be a simple floating spheroid-demon with one eye but with an updated design.
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I do get that a lot, and I understand why people are upset with this design. It can easily come off as a huge, greasy middlefinger to the original design. It's just that I don't find sphere to be such a dramatic shape in itself. The silhouette itself needs to inspire some kind of sense of danger, and round is a very gentle and welcoming shape. Sorry about the art-faggotry : D

Thanks for all the comment. It's always awesome to get some constructive criticism from people who know what they're talking about :) Cheers o/
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Aeruhl Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. I think I understand your meaning from an art perspective. Though, be that as it may the shape of the old Cacodemon always made me go strafing for cover because I know that the Caco is anything but gentle or welcoming. Lol.
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roundbal Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Without the light flare thing(no clue what it's called) it would look very menecing.
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:iconmechanubis:
Mechanubis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Could be. These are mostly just mental notes to myself until I get a decent enough computer to start working on the ingame models.

Thanks :)
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chiefmageddon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I find every single version of Cacodemon (in the games) cute, including this one. >u<
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:iconmechanubis:
Mechanubis Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
They're like gigantic stress-balls :3 But instead of squeezing them like a misfigured boobie, you shoot them in the face.
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:iconjarodragon:
JarODragon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Lol, it's great that he's smiling again. XD Cacodemon from the third game seemed to snarl more than anything. XD
I find your design (as always) is a lot more thought-through than from the actual game. I really like the idea of the floating sacks and their in-game interaction, and that crown on its head gives it a really neat effect. The only thing I miss is the single, central eye, but the sack at the front still reminds of it.

Wonderful mish-mash of the old and the new, as usual. :3


Sorry if I'm spamming your inbox with comments. XD I just can't stop staring at thy incredible creations. X3
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yay! The point of the central floatation sack was to be kind of an reminiscent of the original cacodaemon's eye. But I for some reason couln't think of a way to make the central eye look good. But that maybe just my preference or lack of skill.

Thank you very much. And don't worry about commenting me. I appreciate when people take the time to comment my pieces, and constructive criticism is always welcome ;)
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:iconjarodragon:
JarODragon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student General Artist
The cyclops eye is always a bit of a difficult topic because it looks silly in most situations. XD

No worries! :D
Haha, alright. XD I just tend to comment in overwhelming waves when I haven't been commenting for months. XD
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
By all means. I try my best to comment back when a reply is needed :3
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:iconjarodragon:
JarODragon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Okay. XD
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GabeHash Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
this is one of my favorites, if they really had long tentacles like that they'd probably be more of a threat lol
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:iconmechanubis:
Mechanubis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'd imagine he'd just grab you by your ancles and suck the meats off your bones o.O
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GabeHash Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
very creative lol
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Sigfriedofgaea Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really, really, really, really, really awesome.
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:iconmechanubis:
Mechanubis Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Sigfriedofgaea Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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dracon-dragon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
I hope this doesn't sound too harsh, but compared to the rest of your "redesigns" and such, the cacodemon doesn't really look all that great.. it looks far too much like the Octobrains from Duke Nukem 3D and Duke Nukem Forever.
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
By no means is your comment too harsh. I appreciate negative feedback, since it's always (well, usually at least) honest and helps me hone my skills further. And I agree that my rendition of the Cacodaemon is extremely different from the source material, but as I have stated somewhere over the internets, I find it to be hands down the weakest of the original monsters. So I guess the only comparison is "A floating monsterhead with a big mouth" :D

But your critique is totally valid and fair, and I appreciate your honesty. Cheers brother. And thanks for the fave o/
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dracon-dragon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
I just think over all it looks too much like [link] and no where close to [link]
It's like you suddenly drew Duke Nukem fan art.. It's still a great drawing, and I still love it though. (I hope da lets the links go through)
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I can see where you're coming from. I guess it's the tentacles and the float bladders that throw the illusion off. The head shape is closer to the cacodaemon though, so I regret nothing :D Good to hear you still like it ^-^
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Unidad26 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
yhea original loked silly but still feaky as hell, this one is good but you wont know what it is unless someone ells told you, thats the good thing of the orginal one, you get it on your head instantly.
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Mechanubis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, I took a LOT of distance to the original cacodaemon. And I'm going to do the same with the spider mastermind. So these two will most likely be the headscratchers of the sorry lot :D
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Unidad26 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
o.o mastermind as well? that thing was hugeeeeee,cacos are so odd to me.
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:iconmechanubis:
Mechanubis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Of course. I'm redoing ALL the Doom-monsters.
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DaniOcampo1992 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Dude! This one is great :O
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