This is another huge illustration piece I did while in the last couple of days, while I still have the flu. This of course is the fan favorite kaiju Titanosaurus. A beast that was in only one Godzilla film. And that was Terror of MechaGodzilla.
All in all he is a great monster, but outside from the fandom world, he is forgotten. And I personally blame that on the film's depiction and usage of him. In the movie, he is suppose to be a gentle dinosaur. An ancient saurian that is forced to murder and destroy all of humanity, thanks in part to a twisted old man and his alien cohorts. He is controlled by a beautiful young girl named Katsura. And this here is where I believe a lot of potential plot description and character building was lost. There is no scenes of the monster being gentle. There is only him being mindlessly being controlled and used to propagate world domination. So the monster becomes flat, and one dimensional. They could have done scenes of the monster and Katsura together. There were flashback scenes in the film. Why not have Katsura standing on a cliff and just staring out at sea, sharing a moment with the beast as it is standing upon the shores. Or hell!, why not have him be human size when Mafunie and his daughter find him. Let him grow up and be the titan he was in the very beginning of the film! A few scenes that could have took up maybe 3 or 4 mins of film, and gone a looooong way to make the audience make a connection with the monster. Your not suppose to connect with MechaGodzilla. He is a machine. A cold object that is used like a gun! They went out of their way to say that this dinosaur is not bad, but he is being used for bad things. But that does not work if you do not follow up on it!!!
I don't know. There just is so much for me to complain about when it comes to this monster's botched handling. As for the art piece itself, I wanted to do something to commemorate him. I wanted to get that real feeling for the monster with his history and powers. I put Katsura in the picture (modeled the cloths after the green grab that you see her in the beginning of the film), and had her just looking up at the monster. A smile and cocky attitude that she has when she thinks of the enormous power that lies within the muscle bound leviathan.
The background itself I based off of old Japanese wave paintings. Though I tried to make them more flowing and smooth as a way to complement the simple bond that Katsura and Titanosaurus share. Add a ray sun, fading into the background, and some vector style tornadoes (a object that the monster can create thanks in part to his fan tail); and you got a pretty decent homage piece that I think personifies the beast known as Titanosaurus.
I hope you all enjoy!