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Godzilla X Gamera by RichardCox Godzilla X Gamera by RichardCox
Okay, before I even get started on the art I'm gonna talk Godzilla. Because I took a couple of artistic liberties, and being a Godzilla nut myself, I know someone will point it out to me. It's the Mire-Goji design, a combination of the suit and much more aggressive maquette. Yes, I know Mire-Goji is green, with purple spines that glow orange. I changed it to the classic Godzilla color scheme because it worked better for the art.

The Gamera is a melding of the G2 and G3 versions.

So, the art.

I wanted something chaotic. So, for example, you'll notice that there aren't any flat, horizontal planes anywhere, except on one small fighter jet. Even Godzilla, who IS standing on a flat plane, looks off-kilter because of his stance and the angles all around him. That said, it takes a lot of thought and underlying ORDER to achieve this affect. On the surface, there are a lot of Vs and triangles that point towards Godzilla, leading your eye to him, and down all of that smoke and ruin. He's also encased in a skewed rectangle of smoke, and the explosions form the lower half of a circle around him. So you know he's the focus. I pushed Gamera to the blue-green because with all of the reds on the board it helps him pop out amidst all of the blues in the sky. And because I have an awesome X-Plus G2 sitting beside me at my desk who's that color. I also wanted it to be very much "in medias res", so there's a lot happening IN the shot if you look -- movement, etc. I also know exactly what's going to happen AFTER this, as if it's a single panel in the middle of a 9-panel comic page.

I think most of the thought went into creating different textures such as the rubble, fire, skin, buildings, sky, etc. that forced me to think a lot, in a good way. That's also a real street in Tokyo FWTW. I also drew a toilet on there. Good luck finding it, it's to scale.

A lot more went into the piece, but I don't want to be boring so please ask if you've any questions. It was a LOT of fun to work on.

Copic markers, acrylic paint, india ink (inkwash), colored pencil, and white ink on 11x14 vellum bristol board.

Here are the inks: fav.me/d6lvr66
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gwarnage Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
godzilla wins (of course)
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RichardCox Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
of course
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gwarnage Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
exactly
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doubler554398 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014   Digital Artist
this... is... epic
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MikeSpikester11 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
O_O

THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!
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Ghostface317 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Freakin' A! This is awesome!
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nickshepard Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
The way Gamera is flying in, with fighters behind him, he looks like he has a fighter escort.
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Old-Alien Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You could just say the Godzilla here was Final Wars Godzilla, since that Godzilla is the same as classic. But then it wouldn't quite be a fair fight lol
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NintendBro Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aaaaaah this is amazing
but where is the toilet???
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Comixbookgurl Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
pretty much the best
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