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Ghost Godzilla - Spirit of the Past by earthbaragon Ghost Godzilla - Spirit of the Past by earthbaragon
Here is my contribution to the :iconkaijuden:’s October Art Jam. Here is my interpretation of the unused Toho idea, Ghost Godzilla. I do not like to draw Godzilla, but this gave me a chance to do something from Toho, and have it personalized to my taste. Yeah I know there are images of a Ghost Godzilla out there, but all they are is just a photoshoped white version of the Godzilla 1954 suit with red eyes. Not exactly all that breathtaking of an idea. So I wanted to try and make up one that was a homage to the 54 suit, and yet original in it’s idea.

I mean, when I think of ghosts….ironically I think of life. I know that might seem a bit of a oxymoron but hear me out. Ghosts are dead. They are suppose to be lifeless shells of their former self’s. Often times twisted and bent to more demonized and hellish mirror versions of their past life. This to me is a fighting and conflicting idea to what mortality is. And this is what I wanted to bring to my version of the Ghost Godzilla. Skin as pale as moonlight. Spikes upon his shoulders and legs. Dorsal plates that are twisted and jagged. A heaving chest with open gnashes that ooze and seethe with burning power that lies within the soul itself. Eyes that are like the smoking pits of hell itself. And yet he still manages to have that feral, saurian fanged face from the original 1954 behemoth. It’s all alien, but yet familiar at the same time. I don’t know, but that is the weird little idea I was going for. Not sure if I pulled it off or not. Or just alienated a lot of folks lol :P I just wanted to make the illustration have life, and not seem so dull. Make the unused monster into something it might have actually been. That is what is great about unused monster ideas that do not have any concept art on them. They have just kinda brief descriptions on them, which leaves the mind a whole host of ideas of how to interpret that. That’s art. And that’s fun! Man I sound like my old college professor……….eesh.

All in all I am really happy with how this came out. 2 whole days start to finish. Which is ungodly fast for me. Usually I lollygag around for a week before I figure out what kind of direction I want to go with, on a piece. This though just seemed to flow off the fingers. Not to sure why. Maybe it is cause I actually got to draw something that came from my own little mind, instead of just trying to do a faithful drawing to a monster from a TV show (looking at you Ultraman!)

Maybe some folks will get a kick out of my own twisted Ghost Godzilla. Then again some might just turn up their noses. Who knows. For me, this was a great experience. Learned out to do smoke pretty easy too from scratch. So if not for anything, at least I learned that Photoshop technique haha. Ok, it is 2 AM, I think it is time for bed. Night all and enjoy the weekend!
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:iconmalphlink:
MalphLink Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Legends don't die so easy
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:iconearthbaragon:
earthbaragon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope. :) And neither will this unmade film either :)
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Pumpkinhead6666 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Oh God...Zilla!! I see dead Kaiju!!!!!!!!
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:iconearthbaragon:
earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see dead kaijus all the time ;)
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Pumpkinhead6666 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Kong's ghost!
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:iconultragwrzilla:
UltraGWRzilla Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Excuse me but may I use this to make a custom figure?
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:iconearthbaragon:
earthbaragon Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure :) Glad someone liked it that much :) I always felt I played it pretty safe with this design of the Ghost Godzilla...but I still like it.
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UltraGWRzilla Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'll give your credit for the design once I'm finished  
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Mrtrainfreak12 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
Very beautifuly done!

And yeah I don't like drawing Godzilla too often (mostly because I'm not good as drawing the Big G as I used to be. That and I tend to draw more underloved characters from kaiju shows like Johnny Sokko, and whatnot)
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Anti-Venom42 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
It's wonderful. It takes all that I like about Raziel from the Legacy of Kain series and add's it all onto the first and most destructive variant of the king of all monsters. you my friend, are and artist.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thankx. This is probably one of the only pieces I was actually completely original with design. Everything else is just fan art of stuff that was already made. This I had to actually think up of something unique for him :D
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fanaticalpokeblack Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Artist
Awsome :3
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RoyalCanterlot-RPS Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
i feel like i've been haunted XD get it? .3.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am really surprised how popular that piece of mine has become. I find it rather kind of idk...flat. But yeah, people like what they like right? :)
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RoyalCanterlot-RPS Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
ahah. Yep. I love this version of him. Especially the spikes, it makes him look more threatening. Hey can i upload the Zarab poster as a profile for my fanon version? I'll give proper credit and stuff.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you give credit to me and links to me I really do not mind. Ok? :)
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RoyalCanterlot-RPS Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
its uploaded [link]
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Guyverman Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
I think the best way to execute Ghost Godzilla's origin would be that he'd be brought back by the WWII souls akin to GMK.
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drake-fighter-0127 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've find your theory of ghosts very intriguing. IT's a interesting concept that once someone has passed they wander as a shell of their former life, and it opens an opportunity for them who haven't finished their business in our world to continue to live among us

Amazing work as well
:D
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AVGK04 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your Ghost G design.The white,pupilless eyes,the white Ghost body.You made Ghost G a real ghost. :-) BTW did you hear that a proposed movie project was made in 1995 entitled Godzilla vs Ghost Godzilla where the present day Godzilla battles the restless spirit of the first Godzilla?
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:iconearthbaragon:
earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have. That is where the art jam idea for :iconkaijuden: came from :)
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
WOW, this is a REALLY awesome design! You REALLY nailed the part with this piece! This design is just epic! This is probably the best and most original design of Ghost Godzilla i've ever seen! Normally people just make his eyes white lol :)
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Make them white or red. That's what I did not want to do. I wanted something waaaay different than any Godzilla, but still keeping enough of the qualities that makes the Big G.
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I can see that! You really did an awesome job on this! The design is very unique and cool. I love how you made everything about him "dead". You definitely pulled the "I want to eat your soul" look too lol.
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OperaGhost21 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Oooooh, I LOVE the white/blue color scheme!
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankx. I was going to do red, but honest red eyes on the design I did just looked clich and dumb. So I tried to go the more spectral like route.
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BehemothMaker Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
I have to say this, this looks very killer.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He was a killer :P At least the original version. I don't think I did all that great a job at capturing the exact likeness of the original head, but I tried. At least kept the fangs.
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BehemothMaker Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Well, he is a vengeful ghost, so some features can be a bit distorted.
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creaturenight Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THank you :)
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UltraGWRzilla Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Now THATS WHAT I CALL GHOST GODZILLA very nice :)
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I tried to personalize it at much and make it original as I could. (While still retaining alot of the traits of the a normal Godzilla) :)
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UltraGWRzilla Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yes that why its so amazing
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Cupercrusader Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nice dude
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankx :)
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Cupercrusader Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
welcome
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MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Another GJ.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No prob.
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I think he looks cool, very nice touch with the spikes and glowing pieces of flesh :D

Toho has alot of unused ideas that are fun to revisit
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah....I would like to do a RedMoon piece one day. But there is so much on the plate right now I want to get done haha.
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Nuclear-Shrimp Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankx :) Though the big old albino lizard still looks funny too me :P I kinda want to take off those glowing slits on his chest...but idk. I just liked them, even if they are a bit much I guess.
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Nuclear-Shrimp Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah looks fine to me! I like how there's some blue to the albino-ness. I like that better than the red albino stuff like on rabbits haha
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah....those pure white bunnies with those red soulless eyes. I had a pet chinchilla like that. Always felt like he was watching me sleep.....
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Nuclear-Shrimp Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
0_o
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Skyegojira Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ghostbusters got this haha
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ghost Godzilla vs Staypuff. Just be two giant albino's duking it out.
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