^ Fan art I painted!
Hey everyone! I know this may be quite early, as the movie is slated for a 2014 release date, but I was still surprised to find no mention of this movie on TL, especially after all of the buzz generated from Comic Con this year. It's actually quite funny because Legendary's panel at Comic Con focused mainly on the Batman series, the new Superman that they're making, and the movie titled Pacific Rim. They only released a short teaser for Godzilla, but it seems to be the only thing people actually cared about (check out the comments on Legendary's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LegendaryEnt).
I'm not sure about the rest of you guys, but I essentially grew up with Godzilla. I was one of those kids that would watch all the Godzilla films, and then walk around the house all slow pretending I was Godzilla, shooting my atomic breath at tables and chairs in the house. I absolutely love the idea of Godzilla, and I've been longing for a real reboot to the franchise, with big budget effects and proper direction and everything. The 1998 Emmerich Godzilla totally butchered the idea (I mean cmon, how does Godzilla die to 2 airplanes???) and I felt that all hope was lost after I saw that awful movie. However, with all the info on this new Godzilla, I've become reinvigorated again. Legendary Pictures, the studio responsible for the awesome, dark, and realistic rendition of Batman, along with the writer for the Batman movies, along with a director who really "gets Godzilla?" It's truly a dream come true... I hope.
Anyways, to me, Godzilla is meant to be this unstoppable force of nature... more similar to a hurricane or earthquake, rather than that T-Rex thing from the 1998 version. Humans are not meant to be on even footing with such an elemental force. They simply need to weather the storm and hope for the best. I think, and hope, that Legendary understands that.
With this painting, I was hoping to convey that sheer power of Godzilla. Complete devastation of the city, and ridiculous scale that Godzilla is meant to embody. I'm actually going back to school (post graduate studies) for Entertainment art and design... so painting matte paintings like this definitely of high interest for me.
If anyone is interested, here's some more info about me and my art here --> + Show Spoiler +
I actually finished my studies at UC Berkeley as an environmental engineer... and actually worked as a professional engineer for 4 years. I decided in this past 3 months to make a complete 180, and quit my job, and go full on into the entertainment art and design industry. I've only just started taking classes about 10 weeks ago, so I'm definitely still learning. This is really my first real attempt at digital painting, but I was really happy with the results! My blogspot featuring all of my school and personal works is here: http://tcloreart.blogspot.com/
So, with this post, I was wondering if anyone else "grew up with Godzilla?" I was surprised that there was no Godzilla thread when I searched it.. as I kind of expected the average age of people on TL would have known Godzilla as kids. Please discuss your thoughts on the information released thus far on the movie!
IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0831387/
article about Godzilla destroying Comic Con 2012: http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/07/godzilla-comic-con/