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Godzilla by absoluteweapon Godzilla by absoluteweapon
International Kaiju Database
First Wave Subject Zero

Godzilla
“Now I am become Death, the Destroyer of worlds.”

*updated later*

Abilities and Attributes
- Intensely Radioactive. Godzilla is likened to a living cancer of the Earth, as everywhere he goes he brings death from his mere presence. Areas attacked, inhabited, or even traveled though by Godzilla remain radioactive for years.

- Extraordinary Healing Powers. Renders most forms of modern weaponry useless. In addition, it buffers his senses, so even grievous wounds hardly slow him down, as he hardly feels them.

- “Atomic Ray.” The most devastating attack Godzilla possesses. It is a discharge of the immense nuclear energies that flow within the creature, and its effect has been likened to a concentrated miniature nuclear bomb. In addition to the blast itself, it’s sheer heat warps and harms nearby buildings, people, ect.

- Intelligence. Godzilla displays far more cunning and intelligence than any normal animal. He has also been noted to seemingly remember old tactics used against him, enemies, and even people.

- Amphibious. Possibly as a result of his mutation, Godzilla is naturally aquatic, even seemingly able to breathe in the depths.
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Here is my first fully colored picture using Photoshop. As such, it probably looks rough, but I'll continue working at it in order to keep getting better. Honestly, I probably should redraw the picture sometime too, but for now, I'm happy with this.

I've been working for years to hit on my own variation of the King of Monsters, as many people like to do. I mean, why wouldn't you, it's God-Freaking-Zilla. He has gone though many different changes, some looking slightly undeadish, to more armored, and the like. What has stayed, however, is a greater emphasis on more spiky protrusions on his body. Most importantly, however, was his spines. I always preferred the more jagged, irregular appearance of the original, and then his 2000 version. I dunno why, but it just seemed better to me that way. I tried to also give him a more hunched pose, also kind of like the 2000, but keep him mostly upright. While I like adding realism to things, I prefer Godzilla with bulk, a sense of a powerful, unstoppable force, probably trodding in your direction leisurely.

While I have drawn a new picture, given the relative popularity of this picture, I am keeping it for use as the Original Godzilla in my Kaiju universe. It's a bit involved, and I'll finish up grading stuff later.

Godzilla Property of Toho.
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mutantapk Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First reaction whoa!
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RandomRaptor Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Excellent art. This is exactly what I'd want to see in a Godzilla movie. A design that is beastly enough that a guy in a suit couldn't do it but still looks like an unstoppable engine of destruction. I would say that in your power list the "Intensely Radioactive" bit, it ruins the fact that he feeds on radiation. What I would imagine is that he is radioactive and being in his presence can cause radiation poisoning and burns but he doesn't leave any of it behind. Instead he absorbs radiation so while he is radioactive the areas he visits are not even if they were before his arrival such as power plants or bomb testing sites. It makes him less dangerous but I think it helps his guardian of the earth and divine punishment for mankind's arrogance persona. What would be the point of him punishing humans or protecting the earth from them if he himself causes more damage than them? Still bad assed idea and art.
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absoluteweapon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A good enough angle, but in my mind, I wasn't even exactly going for.  Mainly, because I wasn't trying to go from the angle of how to work him into being heroic, or anything.  This Godzilla simply IS, he is a complete accident, and the nature of his living doesn't really bode well for anyone, but those are the breaks sometimes.  In the end, my main inspiration came from the original movie itself, which, I may have played it up a bit much, when he lays waste to Tokyo, it is saturated in radiation, with all the implications that would come from that.  Either way, I fiddle with this a bit every now and then, and I may reexamine that aspect.  Thanks regardless.
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Nice concept! :D
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cursedironfist7 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
hey,kong. remember him?
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absoluteweapon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I plan on eventually getting around to him, once I can figure out what I want to do with Anguirus.
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manaista Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is one Tonka Tuff design!
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drac2000 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
omg godzilla looks badass good job
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loverking99 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks goood but it looks like you went a little over with the neck sack
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absoluteweapon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, though, it is an older design. Been awhile since I've drawn Godzilla, but I have changed some things. Either way, yeah, the neck could be tightened.
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loverking99 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
keep it up
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KaijuX Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't say how I'm too fond of the really thick neck, however the design itself really is awesome. This is the best example of how a heavy-set Godzilla should be. Just with the exception of the neck.
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KAIJUGOD Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
H looks BIG and I mean REALLY BIG. But hey i would not want to be another monster and get body slammed by him! I mean hell the millitary does not do crap to Godzilla now. Try to puncture that skin on your Godzilla. Nice job.
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absoluteweapon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, thanks. I honestly think it could be a bit better, but obviously, what do I know, this is apparently my most like picture.
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icecreamman2010 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
I already knew you rock "boy", now the rest of the world does too!
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absoluteweapon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, I guess so. But my real work has yet to come. Guess home internet was fickle, because you posted twice btw.
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icecreamman2010 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
No. It simply means that I don't know what the hell I'm doing.
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Saber-chan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
I see you are very proud of this piece. You have all rights to be proud. It looks amazing! The detail, the pose; I lav it.

Off topic though kinda, the colors and face remind me of Kael. DON'T KILL ME.
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Seriously awesome job :)
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome!!!!!! I knew this was going to be a really awesome piece! i could just tell by how awesome the outline of it was drawn. this came out really really great. he looks really awesome. he looks really big and strong and you really get the feeling of his power and strength. the colors also came out very very well and they were nicely picked. i love the design its really badass, and like i said before he looks really strong. you just have to love this guy. hes the coolest creature ever made. anyway really phenomenal job! :)
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absoluteweapon Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm sure this is usually the case with us Godzilla fans, but I've watched this guy since as long as I can remember*when I was young, when other kids watched Barney, I watched the Big G* so getting this right was and is something of a big deal for me. Once again, thanks.
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
No problem! this is a very very cool piece. it came out really great. you did a really awesome job :)

Yeah so did i. i remember seeing Godzilla 98' when i was 5 and ive been hooked ever since. he is the literal definition of awesome.
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NormanWong Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
cooooooooooool!!
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absoluteweapon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, thanks.
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NocturneD85 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
i'll give this, alot of the redesigns i see on this sight to Godzilla is more dinosaur like and it works.
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absoluteweapon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it's only natural, he is a dinosaur. But, I chose not to go that route so much, mainly because it's been done a lot, and I really wanted to try and make this guy my own.
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NocturneD85 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
and you did, your own personal Godzilla. Thinking about any new enemies for him to fight?
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absoluteweapon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really. I would like to try my hand at designing unique monsters, but for some reason, I can't get a good concept that feels original enough.

However, I would like to try my hand at a redesign of Clover sometime to fit into this take on things :)
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GoatSocks Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
That's the best godzilla ever! I agree, a bulky godzilla is the best. <3
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absoluteweapon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I dunno about the best, but I rather like it.
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GranOmega-7 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
this is very well done. it very much resembles the 2014 godzilla...
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