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Hedorah and Inoue by earthbaragon Hedorah and Inoue by earthbaragon
I stepped up my game a bit for this huh haha ;) This was a long 50 plus hour piece from start to finish easy, but I am so happy and overwhelmed with how it came out. I hope you all like it as much as I had making it. Anyway…….on to the description.

Yasuyuki Inoue was truly one of the greats of the kaiju world. The man’s work helped influence my childhood easily and it was sad to see his passing. This was the driving force behind this when I took my approach to this month’s Art Jam at :iconkaijuden:. I wanted really to bust out a good tribute to the man. I included every form of Hedorah, including the tadpole swimming in a water orb. Messed with each monster’s color to really give that 70’s bright color scheme. Slapped in some paint splats (from the infamous nightclub scene from the film Godzilla vs. Hedorah). Threw in some smokestacks and a factory (but again threw in some color and 70’s style graphics. Finally I did Inoue as best as I could. I really am horrible at drawing people, so I hope that my lack of talent in that department did some justice to the man.

All in all I am pretty freaking ecstatic with this one. It’s not often I get to draw a Toho kaiju. Mainly cause they are popular and I just like to focus on more of the obscured monsters to help educate people haha.

Remember, this is not eligible for anything in the Art Jam. It is just my contribution for fans.
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Guyverman Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Why are they green?
earthbaragon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't want them all to be blackish and green. It would have looked like one blob of a mess and you wouldn't be able to see any detail or tell who the heck is who. And as you can see with the splat background, I wanted to play up the "colorfulness" of the film and the late 60's and 70's. Lots of psychedelic colors and bright clashing figures. So I wanted to make the monsters more in tune with the era they were created. Made them all different so they would stand out from each other.
Corbis2 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of the best Hedorah pieces I've ever seen! You got the eyes perfectly!
earthbaragon Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankx :) They are kind of creep now that you mention it haha.
bridwell1962 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
This is just F ing Awsome man . Godzilla vs The Smog Monster was my favorite movie back in the day . Great job
KaijuSamurai Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Artist
Not too shabby! Very nice tribute :)
MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
earthbaragon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hopefully my art trade with you will turn out half this good :)
MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I know you'll do good.
Warriorking4ever Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Gorgeous work on Hedorah and all his different forms! Hedorah was certainly one of the most imaginative of the late showa era villain kaiju. Keep up the great work
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