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The One Shots Sketch Cards by NickShev The One Shots Sketch Cards by NickShev
So I wanted to mix this up and do some kaiju that have one and only one variation of their design. Varan, Gorosaurus and Titanosaurus. I have always liked these three kaiju mainly because they are simply giant dinosaurs with their own awesome abilities and no breath or beam weapon. These are the cult favorites. Varan gets booted out of GMK for more popular kaiju, none of them are in Final Wars (would have been much better with Titanosaurus instead of goofy King Ceasar) and poor Gorosaurus doesn't even get play in Godzilla Unleashed. Well here they are in all their one shot glory ... I am really pleased with how Gorosaurus came out.

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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:icongodzillasuperfan:
GodzillaSuperFan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  New Deviant
Varan and Gorosaurus and Titanosaurus
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Dynamitetyler Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
All three are simply awesome
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tawog11 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I got one thing to say to gorosaraus....."LOOK WHAT HAPPENED"
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Lukezilla270 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
That's from MonsterIslandBuddies. Isn't it¿
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tawog11 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Yes!
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Lukezilla270 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
Huh.
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zalgo529 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
my three favrit
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Art-Andy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
You should do one for those "giant" kaiju in Showa movies. Like the Giant Octopus, the Giant Condor, the Giant Lizard, the Giant Sea Serpent, and the Skeleturtle.
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JamesMuthfuknBristol Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think either Gorosaurus or Titanosaurus should have been in Final Wars instead of Zilla.
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hybridtheSharkasaus Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Artist
damn, look at that awesome fung fu dinosaur kaiju in the middle
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kaijusaurus387 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013   General Artist
wasn't Gorosaurus in two movies?
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The493Darkrai Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist
I like Titanosaurus a lot.
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spinosaur67 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
varan is in the varanidae family which includes komodo dragon and monitor lizards
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kaijusaurus387 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013   General Artist
Titanosaurus should have been in Final Wars!
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Geedra Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
agreed
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DinoLover09 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shouldn't Baragon be in there?
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kaijusaurus387 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013   General Artist
he has two variations, the showa version and the giant monster all out attack version.
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POOVER Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
coool
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KingShisa08 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These guy realy need a comeback
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ThatGuyInTheCloak Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
I'd like to see these three in a film again. With Godzilla, all in one movie or not, especially ( in my opinion) Titanosaurus, he's just bloody awesome and you did awesome here ^^
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mcreadyman Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student General Artist
have you ever thought of trading cards?
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mothraleofan2000 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
I like this, Titanosaurus is so intimidating in this picture. You do a great job on thei reptilian skin detail, love it!
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NickShev Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Thanks!
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cultistofvertigo Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Gorosaurus took down King Ghidorah with a single kick. NO ONE can do that. That guy is so cool it's insane. And what does he have to show for it? IDW bought up everything and even they picked Titanosaurus first.
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NickShev Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
The guy is definitely underrated. In KG defense though he was being dragged down from the front by fighting Godzilla and Anguirus latched onto his neck like a snapping turtle. And as much as I like Gorosaurus I would have picked Titano before him.
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cultistofvertigo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
He took a beating before Goro floored him... but when it happened it was all him.

That's Strong!
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:iconvampdoctoroftheopera:
... these are all three of my favorite Kaiju actually...
You did a terrfic job capturing them! Amazing!
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:iconnickshev:
NickShev Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Thanks! Glad I did your favorites some justice.
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Wow awesome sketch cards. they all came out really great especially Varan and Titanosaurus. theyre really cool kaijus. its a shame that they were never in another movie. seeing Titanosaurus again would be very cool. Gorosaurus was a strange dino kaiju. he looks really strange i mean his head and body has a really strange form but that is an old design. anyway really awesome job :)
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NickShev Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Thanks but I still think Varan is the weakest out of these three and Gorosaurus is still getting no respect.
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Really? how come?

Gorosaurus is a cool kaiju and was a great concept at the time. he just needs to be updated. i mean that design is how many years old?
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NickShev Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
I don't know maybe it's the face, that and the white took poorly to the yellow orange paper.
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Hmmmmm i cant see the face being it but perhaps the color mixture is the problem. Varan is a really cool kaiju and was a really great concept, better than Gorosaurus was along with half of the other kaiju that came out around that time except for Titanosaurus. i mean the idea of having a fly squirrel-esque reptilian kaiju was rather cool and his design was also unique. Hes a really cool kaiju but one that also needs an update too.
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BehemothMaker Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Very nice, and these guys need more love.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well they all look pretty damn awesome. Though strangely i find the Varan to be my fav of the bunch. I cant really put my finger on it (despite the fact i like Titanosaurus the most of all Godzilla foes), It might be the color, or the fact you really made the face very fearsome, or a combo of both. All in all they are incredible pieces. I'm glad you did this before the Mothra set. These are pretty incredible. Cant wait to see these kept up. *thumbs up*
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NickShev Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Thanks as always earthbaragon!

I gotta say though you have to change your quote. Godzilla has no limitation for his fighting, like a certain blinking light.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwwwwwwwwwwwww. That was so mean lol :P I still consider myself a well above average Godzilla fan, it's just there is a giant world to learn about in Ultraman. One of these days i will be able to name every single monster from every series by memory when i see them. Maybe lol :)
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Blackout286 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
I feel a bit sorry for these kind of Kaiju.
Varan would've been awesome in GMK! I think he would have taken King Ghidorah's main role in the film, I can't remember.

Titanosaurus, it would have been great to see him back in Toho films and updated. Don't know why Toho hasn't taken the shot yet.

Gorosaurus, yeah. He get's no love at all from Toho, only from his fanbase.
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NickShev Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Too true, too true.

As to Varan's role in GMK I was at the last Asian Fantasy Film Expo in NJ back in 2002 and Shusuke Kaneko was the guest of honor. Someone at the Q&A asked which kaiju would go down first and who would be in the end fight, Varan would be the first to go and the grand finale would have been Godzilla against Anguirus. We can thank the excecs at Toho from depriving us of that.
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Really? I'd been curious about that, I had initially thought that Baragon's role in the original script was the same as in GMK, being the first monster to face Godzilla, and that Anguirus was replaced by Mothra and that Varan had been replaced by King Ghidorah since he'd been given his facial features. Though I admit Varan rising out of the lake makes more sense than Anguirus since Varan was originally a lake monster.

Regardless, Angurius getting center stage as Godzilla's final opponent would have been awesome, and more believable than King Ghidorah as a "Guardian Monster." Don't get me wrong, Ghidorah can certainly pull off being a mystical dragon of legend since he's been both an alien and a radioactive mutant created by people from the future, but he's been a bad guy for so long its hard to buy him as a good guy, even Mecha King Ghidorah was being controlled by a human pilot rather than acting under his own will. Anguirus has been good AND bad over time just like Godzilla, Rodan, etc, so I could buy him as a guardian monster, even though I typically think of Anguirus as a mutant dinosaur rather than a supernatural creature.

Did Kaneko mention what sort of special powers and abilities Baragon, Varan, and Anguirus would have possessed for the movie or if they'd remain frill-less monsters? Anguirus has always been a thrill-less monster and has always kicked ass regardless so he doesn't need anything, but Baragon is supposed to have flame breath (unlike in GMK), and Varan might have needed something extra to give Godzilla a good fight (not necessarily a beam weapon, just something to attack with, his wings would give him good dodging abilities at least)
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NickShev Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
I'm just relaying what I heard 9 years ago and it was that Anguirus was the final fight. He didn't mention if any of them were going to have a special attack or a beam weapon.
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