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zRODAN Legendary style
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Published: September 24, 2014
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Here's my take on Rodan in that 'Legendary' style. Not actually a redesign, just a realistic approach. Showa influenced. 
RODAN © TOHO.

zBrush. View a 3D realtime turnaround of this model HERE on sketchfab
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Edd000's avatar
It's ironic how it wasn't too far off from what he looked like in the movie.
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Phantanos's avatar
THE EYESSide Eyes Emoji MAY BE A BIT SMALL, BUT IT IS FAR BETTER THAN THE UGLY STORK LOOKING BATTiny Halloween Bat FREAKLitten Freak Out Emoticon ! THAT THE OTHER DEVIANT ARTIST DESIGNED! 
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XenoXyvern|Hobbyist Artist
I actually liked that design
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Phantanos's avatar
Only if a xenomorphXeno  facehugger DOWNLOAD ME ALIEN EGGYattacked a PteranodonJurassic Park - Pteranodon. stenbergi [Flying V.1]  in the past.

RODANRodan1956plz  is more like a hellish gargoyleGargoyle Wall Climb  mixed with a PhoenixWinged Flame  .
Rising from the fiery heart of a volcanoVolcano Rider , screeching  Rodan - ShodaiRado [Roars] [V.1]  across the sky!
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XenoXyvern's avatar
XenoXyvern|Hobbyist Artist
? Too many gifs
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Edd000's avatar
I hope Godzilla, Mothra and Rodan team up to fight Gidorah xD
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Bastion14's avatar
hehe
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Godzillafan964's avatar
I like this design better than this other one I saw by a user who's name I don't remember at the moment. His design looked like the Xenomorph at the end of "Prometheus". 
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Bracey100's avatar
Bracey100|Professional Digital Artist
Ooooo, nice take on this!
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dopepope's avatar
Thanks man. 
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Bracey100|Professional Digital Artist
Anytime.
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earthbaragon's avatar
earthbaragon|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks better than he ever did in the Showa series honestly. Well...at least the Showa series, beside the 56 film. That will always be my favorite look for the bird. But you did a really good job at capturing his likeness. Love the fact that the beak is more integrated into the skin of the monster...as opposed to a hard cartoon like beak that a normal bird has.
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dopepope's avatar
HA yea, the original suit was best. Then there was so bug eyed thing that was silly looking. And fire rod an was kinda cool, but I felt it lost it's charm somewhere in the update. 
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JadeHopps|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's the bird that won't cop out, when there's fighter jets all about.
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ShadowKaiju's avatar
you should do a legendary Destoroyah
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dopepope's avatar
Definitely 
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ChojinRyu750|Hobbyist Writer
Epic
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Tracer67's avatar
Tracer67|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great looking representation of the classic Samurai Of The Sky. :-)

(Of course, I can't help but think of the opposite end of the spectrum and the bug-eyed, Don Knotts looking version from Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster.) =P (Razz) 
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dopepope's avatar
Lol yea. That one is goofy looking. 
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daggerclaws's avatar
GREAT update! I like that you stayed with the original design of Rodan from the first movie. Awesome!
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monsterartist's avatar
Love it! I've seen several different Rodan redesigns floating around, but this is easily my favorite. 
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dopepope's avatar
I'm glad it is. : )
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WinterGaia's avatar
AWEE YEAH!!!!
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