Godzilla's next challenger WIP



  • Ello! Here's my thumbnails for Godzilla's next challenger. Fairy mouse wants to take on Godzilla. In the left two fairy mouse is going to take on Godzilla with just her wand in the right two fairy mouse is conjuring a giant mouse rat creature-thing to help her. Which idea do you think works best as a starting point? Any other thoughts?

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  • For a second I thought you were going for β€œeven godzilla is scared of mice” kinda thing and chuckled.


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    @rachy I like B the best because I can tell from the thumbnail what is happening. Although I like the idea behind C and D, I just couldn't see the little mouse but that's because its a thumbnail. So maybe those will work once you get into it more.

    As far as cropping go, I do prefer B and C where you only see Godzilla's feet. But if you go with C it think it would work cause you will see his spine which is very unique to him. So yeah I am no help to you LOL



  • Lol! Thanks @Chip-Valecek . It's so kind of you to share your thoughts. I think I'll play with the thumbnails a bit more. I'm erring on the side fairy mouse magicking a giant mouse idea as it tickles me more somehow. I will see if I can make the little fairy mouse more visable somehow.



  • @Aleksey tee-hee! Yay it's there! I kinda wanted to play with that a little bit but not too literally πŸ˜€


  • SVS OG

    I really like your C thumbnail. I like the conjuring idea but also like how everything works together in this one in term of composition. You get a good sense of everything that's going on.



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    I've played with the thumbnails a bit more here to try out different placements of the fairy mouse. I quite like C2 or D1 what do you think?
    Xx



  • @ShannonBiondi thanks Shannon! 😊



  • I think I like C2 over D1. I like having godzilla's shape. It helps it read.


  • SVS OG

    @rachy I love D3 but I think the Godzilla silhouette from C1-C3 would work better. So a combination of C1 and D3 basically!



  • @rachy C1/D1 are my favorite of your changes because their is space from your fairy mouse and the edge of the paper (helped by the smoke stack). I wish C1 fairy mouses wand zapper more closely resembled D1's -coming out closer to the fairy mouse. I agree though I prefer seeing Godzilla in C1!

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  • @ShannonBiondi @Heather-Boyd @theprairiefox thank you 😊 I'm going to take C1 and mix some of the other bits in like the wand from D1 , I'm trying to work out how to make the conjured mouse look a bit more monsterous here's how that's going so far...

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    I've been colouring it in, I want to give the feeling that it's in a polluted city and have tried to use colder colours for the mouse and her magic to highlight her a bit more.
    I could just keep painting and painting this one so knowing when to call it done is hard! I kinda want to keep the city loose, but how loose? I'd be grateful if you have any thoughts or if there are any glaring mistakes?

    Thanks
    Rach
    Xx



  • @rachy this is coming along nicely. I wanted to let you know that initially I didn't read that the smoke from the wand was what was creating the large mouse. I saw it as smoke from a smokestack or something. I think it might be to do with the perspective and that the electricity lines are the same width even as they travel away from the viewer.

    I think if you played with that a bit it might read more powerfully.

    Good luck!


  • SVS OG

    I think the city looks good - muted colors, not too many details. I'm thinking that the expression on the large mouse doesn't quite seem challenging. With a small smile and the eyebrow shape, it almost seems placating, like the mouse doesn't want godzilla to get mad or something. Maybe tweak that, add a little more vibrance to the fairy mouse so she doesn't fade into the surroundings. I love the angle you used, very dramatic πŸ™‚ Nice work!



  • Thank you @Kat and @theprairiefox I've tweaked it from your suggestions πŸ™‚

    I've tried to give more perspective to the magic and tried to make the conjured mouse/rat avatar thingy a bit more angry and challenging looking.. Untitled_Artwork.jpg

    What do you think are there any other tweaks you would make?

    Xx


  • SVS OG

    That definitely looks more challenging, good job!



  • Thanks so much for your thoughts everyone it's really helped me push this one and learn some things πŸ˜ƒ xX


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