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Rodan, Terror of the Skies by BlackMatter234 Rodan, Terror of the Skies by BlackMatter234
well I heard many requests of doing more and so I did, this is one of the few and more  Godzilla fanart that I will be Submitting. Here is Rodan in the way I think would be in the Godzilla 2014 style. Originally I was going to have Rodan against Godzilla but I realized I have done something similar with Mothra and I want each one to be unique in its own way. so I made this through a perspective of human eyes (since in the 2014 film and all the other Toho Godzilla films had that perspective a lot). this is done with mostly 3d sculpting and 3d rendering with painted elements like the sky, the windshield, the metal frame and some details.
    So whats going on is two jet pilots Owen Mathews and Haruko Mori(best friends since they dream about being apart of the air force) were on they're way back to base after a flight training. Back at Base monitoring the two pilots they picked up something on Radar which they were confused at first believing it was some interference from the storm due to its massive size but quickly realize that it changed its course towards the pilots, following them from behind. the pilots were receiving faulty communication back from the base but could not understand. then their radars showed a confusing form that showed it was right on them during their struggle flying through Horrible turbulence. the turbulence was still  and they gain control but realizing the skies got calm in a silent eerie way. A giant form broke through the clouds diving towards them from above, they both realized and parted away. The Giant form dive past them which caused them to lose control due to massive turbulence. they gained control when they saw that the form was way up ahead Flying towards them A form which they made out as a Giant M.U.F.O They maneuvered away from it when the beast almost snapped at one of them. But Owens jet was critical and could not take anymore of the strong force of turbulence caused by the beast as it flies. they try to report back to base that they are in serious trouble and Dose not know what to do but could not get a response. The M.U.F.O was chasing them from behind Haruko knew that Owen was in bad shape and that the M.U.F.O was chasing Owen. Haruko distracted the Beast by shooting at it with missiles (no damage) which only caught its attention and started chasing after Haruko. Haruko divided away from course trying to lead it the other way for Owen to get back to base a report what has happened. Haruko got hit enough by one of its wings where it made his jet lose control. Haruko lead the M.U.F.O away and Haruko tries to eject but could not. He tell Owen the situation and that he will not make it and tell him to tell his Daughter that he loves her right before the M.U.F.O catches the jet in its mouth where the Jet explodes as it bit down. Owen manages to get back to base where he landed bad which he was sent to the hospital. After he woke up he was met by Dr. Ishiro Serizawa and told him what has happened and what he saw. Serizawa was stunned to hear this
and said "Rodan has awaken"

Pardon if it seems either cliché thought it would be fun if I added a little story to my art.

(thought of M.U.F.O since in the 2014 movie M.U.T.O is a Anagram which stands for Massive Undeditified Terrestrial Organism which technically that means all Kaiju And even Godzilla at first would be given this Placeholder name at first since they are unidentified at the moment until they are either Recognized or given a name. Almost like John Doe or Jane Doe for unidentified People until recognized. M.U.F.O is me changing one word that would be for Flying Kaiju like Rodan or Mothra  [Massive Undentifying Flying Organism].)

Here is my other Godzilla fan art.
The Arrogance of Man... by BlackMatter234 
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Sweet-freaking-LORD! This by far is the best interpretation of Rodan I have ever seen! While most often refer to his old model, you've managed to give the Kaiju a more realistic, and, TERRIFYING appearance! It actually looks like a pteradon, as to how its originally looked, but it still keeps to the same monstrous atmosphere that it held many years ago. Though a few people have decided to do a redesign of this beast already, you have definitely capture it the most!
By all means, this is one kaiju you don't want to fuck with, or else its your head!
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This is stunning. It made me feel like i was in the plane with the pilot and looking out at this beast that was flying past. The detail is fantastic and it gives off the feel that these things really do exist and share our skies.

It has not been rushed and thats what makes the impact that much more. You have thought about what you want the scene to portray and you have certainly pulled it off in style. the light hits it perfectly and the expression in the head turn of the pilot makes it even more so.
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TechShiftZeiro Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow...just wow...
CanonymoususerX Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
WOW this is AWESOME! If this pic was my dream it would be the best dream of my life.
Ahgamelion Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
morion87 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Legendary should be making phone-calls just based on this. Most realistic look for Rodan ever. If this ends up in the film, i woudnt be surprised. Hopefully they have an original origin story for the 3 new kaiju.
enrique0823 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  New Deviant
Maatko Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
visit this page .. some guy make game with theme Gaurodan... :)
kanzakivietnam Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  New Deviant
Do you have any tutrial, i will very happy if you teach me something, you drawn very awesome
purplebirdlove2 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
This is so good. If someone told me this was a screenshot from a movie I would have believed them 
SideKickBoy Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
I sure don't want to see this outside my plane window!

Fantastic work!
SwedenSonikkuArt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
Amazing best work I have seen all day
TheLittlestGiant Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
Really awesome stuff. Gave me the heebie jeebies!
shakedrock Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
gg!!! keep it up, you earned my watch :)
Just-a-Nomad Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
do you have any tutorials/timelapses?
DarthMcLeod Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
Terror of the skies and Godzilla's wingman, IIRC.
Izayas-Neko-nyan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most BEAUTIFUL piece of art, EVER!~ You did an awesome job!! 
Thilego Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
Wow... '-' Awesome *0* Pretty nice job
Thilego Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
Wow... '-' Awesome *0* Pretty nice job
Rodan22 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have done justice to Rodan! excellent!!
RmThemy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Student Writer
incredible graphics horsepower , congratulations
ShinyGarchomp101 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Student Artist
that would be so f@#%!&g Terrifying!!
Where's an orbital space laser when you need one? =P (Razz)

Wow, this is an epic picture! :)
OM3G4du44 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome !!!
shep4life Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Serenden Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For a moment, I thought it was a Pteranodon.
Dinosuarjosh Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like a big mutant Pteranodon.
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You got that right.
55john5 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Bravo 3 and 6 are down, Charlie 5 and 1 are engaging, please advise on status of reinforcements
MagnumDryTears Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
JAFNOVA Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer

Talk about the "unfriendly" skies.
Achilles6 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Bigjack66 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
Oh great! It looks like flights are going to be delayed again! 😀haha! Great pic!😎
GoVinnie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015   Digital Artist
Amazing job with the texture and perspective job (^^)
Windrazor400159 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
the guy in the cockpit is all like "oh come on! I just dealt with godzillA! WWWWWHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYY!!!!!"
Element2601 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Student General Artist
That pilot probably just shit himself. XD
Beautiful work though!!!
electblue Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Student General Artist
I always love these pictures with a breathtaking sense of scale and detail. :o
graymanuniverse Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
Que hermoso
SpineBl4st3r Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Student Artist
tower:" then what did you sign up for?"
pilot: :" ........." 
Alynaer-Moediram Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well... I think the pilot passed out. ;)
agiani Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Professional Photographer
This is simply too dope to pass by :)
XxAsk-GayfeatherxX Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
I am disappointed. I thought this was a leaked movie poster for the 2016 sequel film
ElkeNew1131 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
idislikecake Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's no way that thing could out turn or out run humanity's modern jet fighters. We would be able to kick that thing's ass no problem.
TheHonestCompany Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Reminds me of Ridley from Metroid.
Krogothh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
There is always a bigger foe... :D
Very impressive picture!
Hams5 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
graft77 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
at first i thought this was a mtg card idea but good job any way
Adamantiel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
Wow. I have to come back and read the story. This looks powerful! The most powerful pterodactyl I've ever seen!
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