Godzilla: King of the Monsters

It was a thrill helping re-imagining some of the most iconic monsters in film history. I was tasked to produce some early design explorations at Studio ADI, to find a new, original and realistic look for these beloved creatures.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters - Trailer

The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

Rodan

Early Rodan concept design I did at the very beginning of the production. The task was to lean the design closer on today's bird-family and not resemble too much of a Pterodactyl or dinosaur. The director handed a photo of a Vulture he really liked which I used as reference.

King Ghidorah - The menacing Hydra from space

The task was to create a new, original and realistic version of King Ghidorah. To visualize its extraterrestrial origin, I experimented with a radically different look which was less earthly and much more alien. It ended up a bit too far from the original Toho design, but it was fun to explore a different take.

King Ghidorah – Head Exploration

Very early head exploration. I tried to come up with a new and fresh take on how we usually picture a dragon. My goal was to capture King Ghidorah’s extraterrestrial origin in this concept.

King Ghidorah – Head Exploration V02

A more Cobra looking design of King Ghidorah, which has a body covered with massive golden scales and rows of spines run down the neck.

King Ghidorah – Head Exploration V02

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King Ghidorah – Head Exploration V03

King Ghidorah – Head Exploration V04

A more terrifying looking take on the golden dragon, with a mouth lined with dagger-like teeth and a forked tongue.

King Ghidorah – Head Exploration V04

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