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.
Head Exploration V01
Very early head exploration. The production wanted to see different design options, therefore I had much creative freedom in these early concepts. I tried to come up with a new and fresh take on how we usually picture a dragon. My main goal was to capture King Ghidorah’s extraterrestrial origin in this concept.
Early Rodan concept design I did at the very beginning of the production. The note I received was to lean the design closer on today's bird-family and not resemble too much of a Pterodactyl or dinosaur. Director Michael Dougherty handed a photo of a Vulture, he really liked, that I used as reference.