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Rodan Sketch Cards by NickShev Rodan Sketch Cards by NickShev
The kaiju in the line of sketch cards was Rodan in his 4 variations 1956, 1964, 1993 and 2004. I guess I'm going chronologically with these kaiju right now so maybe Mothra will be next .... we will see. I'm still having fun doing these and still liking the results. Thanks to everyone who commented on the Anguirus card.

Each card is a 3.5" x 5" piece of coloraid paper and are drawn with microns, a brush pen, and a white colored pencil.
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GodzillaSuperFan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  New Deviant
FIRE RODAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nhernandez99 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist
Love the hilights on these! Can almost feel the texture of their skin
Guyverman Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
I think the Rodan from the 60's is the offspring of the first 2 Rodans.
Japanfan89 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Student Writer
It could also be 1 of the 2 that may have lived through the eruption from 56 as a possibility, but it's very likely it's indeed the offspring.
SephirothZilla Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I always liked the Hesei Rodan the best, probably because I grew up watching Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla II all the time as a kid, and the fact that this Rodan was featured in Godzilla: Save The Earth and Godzilla: Unleashed.
KaijuKim Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes! My favorite kaiju! Nice work!
Drawnzilla Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

'56 Rodan will always be my favorite. Just the sheer anger and emotion he gives off will never be eclipsed. Great Job on all of them, especially 2004.

Yunahimeko04 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sheep12Unleashed Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Pretty cool!
Kyle7890 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013   General Artist
Nice evolution here. These cards are great, everyone of them.
Paraceratherium Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
There should've been more Rodan solo movies than Mothra. I didn't understand the appeal of a bug over a majestic mutated pterosaur. Toho needs to study the market audience.
IncredibleFulk1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I agree. While don't 100% hate Mothra, I can never really understand why she was WAY more popular than Rodan. She was just a silly puppet while Rodan was both a man in suit and a puppet aka best of both.
kaijusaurus387 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013   General Artist
every one loves Rodan and he should've got more movies, but i think they went with mothra to get a bigger female audience. But rodan should  have got more movies, and maybe ever get a reboot, like Godzilla.
The-Undead-Poet Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Rodan iz ma favorite!!
RobotGorilla Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Rodan! My favorite kaiju! :D
FictonArtAuthor Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
RODAN!!! YAAAAAAY!!! Awesome.
liggles07 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I think I prefer the 1956 version or maybe the Final Wars version. I like how Rodan looks in Godzilla Unleashed. He is like a much larger version of Fire Rodan.
Rapt3rX Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This would make an exellent poster to hang up.
Kaijuprince Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
What features are most prominent on each Rodan to you?
GodzillaNKS Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Hahaha Rodan Ftw!!!!
Turbid-D Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Nice! I dont know why, but I still think the original is the best... Classic Kaiju
NickShev Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
It is hands down the best. The suit looked great and menacing, the miniature work was top notch, and Rodan's theme is everlasting! Definitely the golden age of Toho.
mattmattart Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Toadtopia Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
The 2nd one wasn't very good ( as in the movies not your drawing) I love the 3rd one!
NickShev Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
I like the dopey 60's Rodan. He wasn't as awesome as the original but waaay better than Fire Rodan IMO.
maxvision92 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Once you watch the original movie, the 60's Rodan just looks that much worse.
Myuutsuu85 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
I love the "evolution" over te times
NickShev Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Thanks! That was really the reason for doing these.
drake-fighter-0127 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Simply amazing
BehemothMaker Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
NickMockoviak Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
One good way to use up all that damn Color-Aid paper. :lmao:

Great work as always Nick. Keep at it.
NickShev Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
My thoughts exactly buddy. They look better like this than collecting dust.
earthbaragon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very very nice again :) The drawings and the poses themselves are fantastic. Attention to minor details in the suit is again top notice. Each pic looks like their era. The only thing that really kinda stops making me like this more than the Angilas (which is my fav so far), I think it is from the fact of all the red. Like i adore the red's on the first 2 incarnations but the other reds just seems so pure. Just intense. I think that is what really made each pic in the Angilas stand out from the different, yet complimentary colors for each card. These (while i say are fantastic), it just seems so much intense red that they kinda blend together and it prevents them from standing out from each other. I do love the effort and detail you do, and the pieces are amazing. You do incredible work. A Godzilla fan could not ask for anything better :)
NickShev Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Thanks for the kind words there. I see what you mean about the red. I was just trying to keep the colors of the cards somewhat close to the color of each kaiju. I guess I could have changed it up and did one on blue or something but I think the reds reflect the variations or the suit colors.
earthbaragon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see what you mean and now that I have actually sat and looked at this more, and had time for it to let it soak in, I can understand what you were trying. I mean the classics are more earthy tones (which i'm a freaking sucker for tasteful earth tone colors, usually bright neon colors really just throw me for a loop). And the more currents are much more brighter colors for the more....flare that was given to the monsters. When i look at them in those 2 pairs, the piece makes a hella lot more sense to me. It is a really good piece though and I already are starting to warm up to it much much more.

As for the's going to be interesting. I mean even if you just do, just the adults for the G series and the original film that would be...61, 64, 92, 01, 03, and 04.............eeeeesh. And that not even considering if you going to include the Mothra trilogy in that. >_< That is going to be one big ass piece.
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