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Godzilla: Head Open Mouth by filbarlow Godzilla: Head Open Mouth by filbarlow
Scanned from the original production art. This model sheet shows Godzilla's tongue that Patrick Tatopoulos based off a Crocodile's. I took sketches off his models fused in the feature film to be as accurate as possible.

Notice that someone in production hole punched my original art!

Edit: :iconhelenmaier: Helen Maier was my inker through most of the Sony shows. I would do the small details like eyes, she would do the rest. Most of the production art are collaborations between us.
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:iconthecastlevaniachapel:
Fuck the Toho name change.  He is still Godzilla \._./
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SP-Goji-Fan Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Nope. He's never worthy of 'God' when it's too small, wimpy, powerless, skinny, and the fact that he gets killed by military weapons.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Agreed
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:iconthecastlevaniachapel:
YAY 
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Filmographer
:)
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:iconthecastlevaniachapel:
TheCastlevaniaChapel Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
n.n
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Sniper0092 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a beautiful, underrated creature.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I just did my best to be as faithful as possible to Patrick Tatopoulos' vision :)
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:icon280077s:
280077s Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't care what all the naysayers say, Godzilla 1998 and the series were awesome, I still can't believe I'm having conversations on line with someone who worked on the series!
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional Filmographer
There is absolutely nothing wrong with liking something that effected you positively. A lot of work went into both the film and our show, so there is a level of quality that can be enjoyed for anyone without an agenda.

Happy to talk :)
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:icon280077s:
280077s Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, thanks, that means a lot :)
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weAreNoHeroes Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this cartoon made my childhood! when i first saw this cartoon i was blown away by the sheer awesomeness of the character designs. now that i look back, this cartoon version is still my favorite version of Godzilla :)
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I'm glad that you enjoyed it. :)
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:iconvicdelacruz:
VicDeLaCruz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No disrespect to the great Patric Tatopolous but your personal rendition of that Godzilla has been a great favourite of mine and feels a lote more "Godzilla-y?" (It's a word!) Thanks for all the designs and great inspiring stuff!
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Much appreciated! Who knows what I would have come up with on my own, but it was fun to streamline Patrick's work.
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:iconzaikxory:
ZaikXory Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Great piece. I did a fanart off of this work of yours.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Oh cool!
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:iconzaikxory:
ZaikXory Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
^^
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:iconmonsterkingofkarmen:
MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
GJ
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
ty
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:iconmonsterkingofkarmen:
MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Welcome.
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
YES!!!! I was wondering/hoping you would post more GTS stuff! Man, i can't even tell you how many times i've seen these two pieces. But i can sure tell you that I've never seen them like this in their pencil form. I love this stuff lol :)
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I've been laboring over coloring some new posts for Godzilla and Ghostbusters, and it's really slowed my posting right down. One reason I was reluctant to post Godzilla stuff is due to the fact that most of my work in color is all over the net. Obviously some colorist released them. So I figured the easiest solution was to show the original art in black and white.
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Really? Awesome!! Are you going to post them? I would LOVE to see them!! You should still post your Godzilla stuff. I know its everywhere but it means a lot more if it comes from the creator. However the black and whites are still pretty cool :)
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I'll just keep posting the sketches for now, I've decided to do them sequentially, starting with the intros. After that, we'll see :)
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Cool. I really cant wait to see them! :)
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:iconundrave:
Undrave Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I think your version comes off as more expressive than the original design. He's got personality :D It's funny how little visible teeth there is hehehe. Love the tongue too.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yeah haha This is part of the model pack that I was working on secretly.
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:iconundrave:
Undrave Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Did you also make a close up of the stand-in's head for the animators?
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
No there wasn't anymore information than that false model sheet. Which was only used for the storyboard phase, only cleaned up boards with the final model were send overseas for animation, but by then the movie had been released.
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:iconundrave:
Undrave Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Oh I see. Interesting to know those details!
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:iconkth-77:
Kth-77 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
Man your clean perfect line art is just mind blowing.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Half of the line work was done by :iconhelenmaier: I'd usually do all of the finer details, eyes, I know I did that tongue, it's more heavy handed than the rest.
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:iconfcaiser:
fcaiser Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Yay another perfect draw of my favorite character
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I'm glad you like it :)
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:iconhanselthelost:
HanselTheLost Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Awesome!
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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:iconomegazilla:
OmegaZilla Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is... so amazing.
Thank you wholeheartedly for posting these 'Godzilla: The Series' art pieces. Gorgeus stuff.
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
There's much more to come :)
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:iconomegazilla:
OmegaZilla Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Psyched! :D
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:iconrevereche:
revereche Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm squinting at some crocodile tongue photos, and I'm still not seeing it :< But yeah, your take looks immensely better (though we may be able to blame the CG of the era to an extent).
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Haha, I followed what ever Patrick designed, but I had croc mouth reference as well for the interior mouth shapes.
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mr-author Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I don't know how it could be the -same model- and yours still came out looking so much better. Probably something to do with the kickass line work, maybe?
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:iconfilbarlow:
filbarlow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
This is a sad fact that has haunted me throughout my animation career, the designs that I did were the best the characters were ever going to look, as soon as I handed them off they would deteriorate in quality usually to the point where I became too embarrassed to look.

What you have seen is the muddied water downstream, I'm showing you the pure source.
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twilightchildriku Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
i miss watching this cartoon (i need to go dvd hunting now)
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Good hunting :)
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