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Kaiju Revamp - Gorosaurus by Bracey100 Kaiju Revamp - Gorosaurus by Bracey100
Now we come to Toho's Gorosaurus. Gorosaurus while not a headliner himself has co-stared with both Godzilla and King Kong. He is unique among the many kaiju for being almost singularly unremarkable save for his size. Gorosaurus is not a mutant, atomic creation, space monster, hybrid or diety. He is simply a humble theropod dinosaur of enormous size. Having no super powers per say Gorosaurs attacks with a leaping two footed kick and it was these elements that informed my design decisions on this beast.

As he was strictly a dino I went with the traditional theropod build. Studying his defining features and traits I was struck by his triangular head and I knew this was a feature I had to maintain to honor the original. I chose to reference both the velociraptor and the carcharodontosaurus as both presented me with options for flat, wedge shaped heads. Keeping raptors in mind and given his style of attack I gave the dino overly muscular legs with great sickle killing claws on each foot. The head is large in proportion to the body like that of the original giving him a fearsome bite as in close quater combat as his small arms are only good for clinging to a foe so he can deliver scything kicks. Additionally the head skull is fortified with thick bone for head bashing (a tactic used by crocodiles and the t-rex in Jurrassic Park) The tail is long for superior balance and heavy enough to land clubbing blows. The body is somewhat bulky in an homage to the Vastosaurus Rexes of King Kong which were heavier than the JP t-rex but showed great agility. This extra mass would help my version absorb the punishment the superior kaiju could dish out. I never like segmented tails on a creature with no other segmented areas. There just doesnt seem to be a reason for it physiologically. To make this make since for me I provided Gorosaurus with plated armor traveling along his dorsal plane. This was further enhanced with scale patterns referenced from 1998's Zilla (a beast who was more akin to Gorosaurus than Godzilla). Lastly decided not to use the conventional dorsal spines Gorosaurus normally has but instead went with the large, flexible spines of the iguana to give him a more interesting silhouette.

Here then is a kaiju who lacks the raw power of a Godzilla but still has the weapons, robust physical power and toughness of body to be a worthy foe in his own right. One last interesting point is the color scheme. While Gorosaurus's look has changed little over the years apparently the painting of the suit is inconsistant. Ive noticed that other artists depict him as green, blue or purple. I ended up choosing purple with the yellow belly and blush on the throat as it was an appealing color combination.
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Niru-kun Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Fact of the day. Apparently Gorosaurus has saliva for blood since in King Kong Escapes when Kong broke one's jaw foamy spit came out of the wound and not that red stuff that every other animal has.
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Heh, nice bit of trivia there. It was likely done to keep it more kid friendly back then.
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Niru-kun Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It was still a good movie.
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah.
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alienhominid2000 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Awesome design on Gorosaurus.

His design remind one of my OC. 
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! checked out you art, nice stuff.
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The493Darkrai Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Kangaroo Kick > Falcon Kick
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LOL.
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Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Wanna say something funny about him.... But out of idea...
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You'll think of something.
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HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I wanna hug it :3
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Be my guest.
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HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

yyyyyyyaaaaaay

goes to hug gorosarus*

kangaroo kicked acrossed the continent*

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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lmao.
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SheegothHunter Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student
The details are amazing, but if you like I can give some constructive criticism. I won't tell you if you don't want to hear it though, it's fine if you want to think it's perfect as it is :)
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Oh Im well aware that I am faaaaaaar from perfect so yeah, I'll take any pointers youve got. People who cant take constructive advice are doing themselves a great diservice.
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SheegothHunter Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student
Well, what I was going to mention is that the proportions seems a little... off. If this is intentional, then it doesn't matter. But I feel as the head for example is too big in comparison to the rest of the body. I know theropods had large heads, but this one seems a little too large. The second thing is the legs, which also seem a bit too big, in the respect that the leg in the background looks bigger than the leg in front, which makes it look like the legs are different sizes. The arms seem small as well, but that is probably intentional so I'm not gonna nitpick over that. I think the pose of the monster may be the reason for most of this, and even though I mention all this, the art is still very good!
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The head is large on purpose, I was trying to maintain some of the proportions of the suit monster, whose head is far larger than Godzilla's but I could have easily taken it too far. Not sure if the background leg is bigger but looking at it Im thinking that the foor is indeed bigger. Thats the trouble with doing active poses, these things can happen (at least to me lol). I noticed something similar in my commission of a cosmic centipede, the legs on one side of the body ended up being bigger than the legs on the other side because of the pose I put the creature in. Since Ive done this at least twice now Im going to be on the lookout for such idiosyncrasies so thanks for bringing this to my attention.
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SheegothHunter Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student
I agree, doing active poses can often cause things like that to happen, it happens for me too. I guess that's why the creatures I draw are often quite static, but it is good that you try with these active poses to make the pictures more interesting :)
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K13-ZAR Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
I love the kung fu kick pose you gave him
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Goro was always know for this move.
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K13-ZAR Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
yep
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kaijusaurus387 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013   General Artist
a little to raptory for me, but it's a good design.
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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kaijusaurus387 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013   General Artist
no prob
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Dinoboy134 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
I STILL can't get over this AWESOME design!
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw...thanks!
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Dinoboy134 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
No problem
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Dinoboy134 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
I...love...this...DESIGN!!! :D
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Dinoboy134 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
I mean it! It's an awesome design! I would LOVE to see this Gorosaurus in a Godzilla movie.
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are far to kind! Thank you again!
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Dinoboy134 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
It's my pleasure
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MrEtsam Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Love the design, and am guilty of enjoying the read- Again.
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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nine-tailedgodzilla Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Lol he looks like a JP raptor, kinda makes sense cuz of the head and jumping abilities.
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well it is a redesign and to me the raptor claws make sense on a kaiju who's best fighting move is a kangaroo kick.
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Mexicankaiju Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Gorosaurus looks AWESOME!!! I like the colors.
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I love his unusual color scheme too.
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manaista Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome to the awesome power!
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you to the power of infinity!
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manaista Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(You+are+welcome)^(infinity)=:D
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BuddhaKong Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another great take on a classic. And I agree, the color combination here is a definite win.
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much DW! Im having so much fun with this series, I should have started years ago.
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LDN-RDNT Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
This how my version of Gorosaurus looks like (done sketches) with the raptor claws which i got the inspiration form the gorosaurus 'drop kick'....except your is better as you have captured the Gorosaurus character. Awesoem job dude. excited to see the future monsters. your drawing style is really neat literally and figuratively.
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the insightful praise. But one of the things I like most about your redesigns is the fact that you like to stray far away from the original in many cases. I hope to see you continue your series in the future. As for me, well Im on to phase 3 of The Giant Behemoth (color).
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rebis Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great Job, Gorosaurus looks awesome and it looks like great minds think a like...I did Gorosaurus jumping too! Haha, how could we not.:love:
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed, and thanks! By the way, after looking through your gallery for the Gorosaurus pics I gotta say2 of your images have earned my love. The awesome Robot Monster (love the skull inside the helmet) and the baddest, the prettiest, the meanest mofo of them all...SHO NUFF, the Shogun of Harlem.
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BehemothMaker Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Looks pretty awesome. While I know some people who would do a outcry about the raptor influence, I think it looks, and Hell, fits this version of Gorosaurus.
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. Ive seen a lot of people suffer those kinds of comments when doing redesigns but what the hell, its a resign.
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