Friday, March 31, 2006

Snoopy Godzilla

Drawn on November 24, 2005 (Thanksgiving Night)!

That night, The X's premiered on Nickelodeon (and I enjoyed it!), though I drew this later on while watching my tape of Godzilla Vs. Megalon! My brother and his roommate were staying over for the weekend.

You know I'm a big Godzilla fan, but I'm also a huge Snoopy fan! So I was just itching to do this experimental drawing. Godzilla has always had that Snoopy-like appeal in the 70s movies, and I always thought the Megaro-Goji (the suit first used in aforementioned Godzilla film) looks like a charcoal-grey Snoopy! Some of the Peanuts specials movies have some stuff in common with the Godzilla movies of the same period, but you should really watch both genres. I do. :)

The premise of this drawing is: What if Godzilla and Snoopy switched places? I make Snoopy Godzilla-like (in the mold of the Megaro-Goji) and I make Godzilla Snoopy-like, with Charles M Schulz's trademark style. I really loved the result, imagining a tokusatsu-style Snoopy. And, by the same token, imagining what Godzilla would be like if done by Schulz!

Drawn with a Micron .005 and colored in Adobe Photoshop. Also posted on deviantART.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Godzilla fanart, old and new

Here's my first post using pictures, and what better way to try it out with old fanart pencil drawings of my idol, Godzilla!This above image is from 1/28/1998. I drew this under my old pseudonym "Daijirou Ryuusei." This was from the craze surrounding the 1998 Godzilla film (which we fans have since referred to as GINO, Godzilla In Name Only), the titular monster of which was kept secret until the film's release date. This is what I had imagined Godzilla to look like.

Remember, I was still somewhat of a learner when I did this. I later became aware that the drawing was pretty stiff, and the neck too long (I was still improving my own skills). But I was very proud of the detail. I drew this with Rapidograph pens (0.25) over pencil lines.

This one was drawn on 9/3/2000. I drew this (while sitting down in the cafe at Sam's) while Godzilla 2000 was still in theaters (and a couple of guys were impressed enough to stop by and admire the drawing)! This was one of my early attempts at drawing the Mire-Goji design (the Toho staff's name for the suit used in the film), which has become one of my favorite Godzilla designs ever (especially since it was a fresh new look for him).

On 1/3/2003, I did this drawing of the Mire-Goji while I was on vacation in North Carolina. This was one of my first drawings of 2003, and one of my more dynamic Godzilla sketches ever! I was amazed with this one, maybe because I actually did this at a more comfortable, relaxed state.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Testing . . .

Testing . . . 1. 2. 3. 4.

Well, I've finally done it . . . I now officially have a third blog! But this is it for blogs, as I promised myself that three is the minimum. So I decided to give Blogspot a chance and see how it works . . .

I've been a bit nervous about Blogspot myself, but most of the people I know have a nice time using it, and so far, it looks pretty good!

Anyway, for those of you unfamiliar with me (or haven't seen my other two blogs, which I have yet to link here), I'm John Paul Cassidy, aspiring cartoonist and fan of all things cool!

I'll post more later. I'm tired. :)