The final stage of my commission from
This is, obviously, based on the scrapped maquette of Anguirus from an earlier version of the film "Godzilla • Mothra • King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack," which originally featured the monsters Anguirus and Varan in place of Mothra and King Ghidorah, respectively. Baragon was present in both versions. One of the things I always loved about the maquette was how prideful and noble it made Anguirus look and I definitely wanted to keep that aspect here. I pictured him as something like a hunting dog - alert and ready to spring into fierce action at the drop of a hat. As he was supposedly filling the role of the "God of Water," we agreed that his coloration should eschew the traditional brown earth tones for a more blue-gray hue to reflect that. This is probably one of my favorite watercolor pieces to date, I must say!
Addendum: It seems I was mistaken on two counts. Firstly, Anguirus was actually going to replace King Ghidorah as the monster that is unearthed from beneath the slopes of Mount Fuji, while Varan would have replaced Mothra, coming from the lake. Secondly, I found a reference stating that Anguirus' coloration was to be GOLD (I had previously thought the tan/gold maquette was merely uncolored) and Varan would have been white. Interesting stuff. Still, I really like the look of a blue Anguirus so I REGRET NOTHING.
Ink/Watercolor/Gouache on Bristol board