A week from today (May 9), the new Godzilla hits theaters! As a lifelong Godzilla fan, I am extremely excited. It’s also very surreal to not only see Godzilla finally getting respect in Hollywood, but a whole new generation of fans getting excited over the new movie (even people you wouldn’t expect), as well as rediscovering the character’s history. I am very touched.
Done fairly quickly on tablet in FireAlpaca (starting with a rough sketch yesterday), I loved playing around with a Chinese wushi (lion dance) version of Rekira, so I did this little doodle! I always loved the Chinese lion dancers, which are a lot like giant dogs. That was one inspiration behind Rekira’s design. (I might have once related that one of Rekira’s main design inspirations was an unfinished dog/lion-like dragon drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, which had an oddly Asian feel to it!)
22 years ago this Wednesday was when I began work on Rekira the Super-Monster! Here are two designs I did this year: the one above was earlier this year, back when I was still getting used to FireAlpaca. It’s a new variant of the Chinese dragon/dog-style design, which I can do better, like I did the dog variant below, which I started on Wednesday and finished the next day (by which point my skill improved)! That’s quite a difference.
Note the simplified “Hydrogen Lamp” on the forehead. (I like how it blends in with Rekira’s stripe, like an “X” formation!) Expect that on all designs now. :)
been hearing a lot of complaints about the head and feet of the new godzilla so i fixed it
head was too small? bigger head
legs were too stocky? fuck em. who needs legs. tank treads
official design by the way, this might spoil the end of the movie
This guy just did the Godzilla version of Dinosaur Tank from Ultra Seven (Tsuburaya; 1967)! LOL!
After seeing the trailer for the new Peanuts film, I was inspired to draw this, something I always wanted to draw and present!
As some of you know, Snoopy ties with Godzilla as my all-time favorite character, even to the point where I switched them around. Now, an extension of such a fantasy has finally been realized! Here’s Snoopy Vs. Mechasnoopy!
Done tonight on tablet in FireAlpaca, the titles done in Flash.
To all of the new giant monster fans who are coming to us in the aftermath of Pacific Rim and in anticipation of the new Godzilla film (welcome!), I want to ask that you please try to have some respect for the 60-odd years of history that have brought us to this point. Neither era, now or then, is…
This was beautifully put. I would’ve said the same exact thing!
*BASED ON TRUE EVENTS*
As a New York native myself, I can tell the difference. ;)
“Godzilla is the son of the atomic bomb. He is a nightmare created out of the darkness of the human soul. He is the sacred beast of the apocalypse.”
Finished this tonight (February 9)! Done on tablet in FireAlpaca, and assembled/signed in Photoshop. This is a mash-up of characters from Godzilla Vs. Gigan (Toho; 1972) and Gravity Falls (Disney; 2012), done for sheer amusement. :)
Cast of Characters, from left to right:
-Takeshi Shima (Grunkle Stan)
-Machiko Shima (Wendy)
-Shosaku Takasugi (Soos)
-Tomoko Tomoe (Mabel)
-Gengo Odaka (Dipper)