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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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Revan005 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Awesome!
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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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ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome :D
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Mecha74 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
The perspective on this is breathtaking! Soooo epic!
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BehemothMaker Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Very awesome
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Very nice work! We can only dream of Godzilla and Gamera throwing down like this someday as the armies of the world weep XD
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is incrediably impressive. I love the perspetive on it a lot. Really amazing work
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NickMockoviak Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is sofa king awesome.
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LittleJohn312 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Simply awesome!
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BMGrafico Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
nice draw! wanted so much a new movie (and a good movie!! XD ) of godzilla!!!
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asdzilla Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Cool, this should be an actual poster for a Godzilla X Gamera movie, if they ever make one. 
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JayDyerLightArt Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
I was impressed with all the work you put into this piece before I read your note. Now I am even more impressed. This is art at it's finest. Something so thought out and painstakingly executed. My hats off to you sir.
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RichardCox Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you Jay, I appreciate it!
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JayDyerLightArt Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
You're welcome. 
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METALBATMOUTH Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
its great piece of layering have you considered 3d modeling just so you can get closer to the action i know thats difficult to jim lees x men cover #3 with wolverine and omega red
and joe quesadas daredevil or ninjak #1 vailant comics close to the action  and angle of the shot that is why  i work in 3d models its easier to do it and create dramatic effect its still great layering by the way
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deathroman13 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Amazing piece of art :)
There is so much to see.
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