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Ghidorah - v Chimera by Tapwing Ghidorah - v Chimera by Tapwing
Made this as part of a design and texturing experiment. It's a reimagining of 'King Ghidorah' from Godzilla.
A version I call 'Chimera'; based off an origin of Ghidorah where he was originally 3 little creatures called Dorats that were fused together to create King Ghidorah.
I wanted to design him to look like 3 bodies that've been melded together and mutated, while still appearing functional. 
Over all I don't think I took this idea to the extream I could/should have, but I'll just have to really push the envelope next time.

Drawn in Procreate 

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:iconevodolka:
Evodolka Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
how many eyes does Ghidorah have on his head?
i have seen both 2 on each and 4 on each
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Tapwing Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This version's got 4 on each. 
Though I'm thinking I might try 2 instead if I ever get to my 'v sun' Ghidora idea.
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superkaijuking Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017
But why, though? Why does the internet keep drawing Legendary Ghidorah with four eyes on each head? o.o
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Evodolka Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
ok then?
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RlyehSummerisle Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017
That is how King Ghidorah should look!
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I love the concept behind this, especially with the inclusion of the dorats. I also dig the massive leg/wings to support his great bulk.
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
which is which?
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tdelgiudice Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool designs!
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Tapwing Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks 
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Sartanis Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I love this! His wings actually look like they work! Insta-fave!
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Tapwing Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Despite being semi mutated ^^ Thanks.
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Sartanis Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Truuueeee but at the same time they are way more functional than the big fans stuck awkwardly to the sides in his official design. XD
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MechanicOrga Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Noooice. I think modifying the wings so that it helps Ghidorah traverse terrain is a good idea. Helps distribute the weight of him a little better. u3u
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julian0123 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Incredible design :wow:
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FireNationDeviant Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Student General Artist
This is AWESOME! Your Ghidorah design indeed looks like something Legendary would come up with. I think I like the image on the right (your Chimera) because that glow around the neck somehow seems appropriate. The Legendary Pictures folks better listen to you and your design ideas, because I approve, A++!

As I recall, typically Ghidorah was hard to beat for a lone Gojira (hence having help like Mothra or Rodan), so considering the 2014 Godzilla is the toughest Gojira to date then this Ghidorah will be the best Ghidorah!
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Tapwing Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh thank you :D

I hear ya on Ghidorah, Legendary better do him justice!
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Kaiju-Guru86 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Love how he looks so familiar and yet so alien!  Great work!
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Tapwing Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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LetyDragons Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Well talk about epic :D
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Tapwing Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you KingGhidorah1991plz 
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bigt1106 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
So it comes out in 2019
And can you make Rodan, or Mothra for us please?
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Tapwing Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I've actually finished one of Rodan.  I still need to make one for mothra. Difinetly going on my 'to do' list. 
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Drake6401 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
   This is a brilliant take on King Ghidorah.  I'm constantly curious as to how the next Godzilla movie will feature something like Ghidorah. The American versions are much more naturally realistic and translating a shiny gold, three headed dragon sounds insane. I think this would actually be an excellent design for him. The Wayvern style wings really complete the design, and the glowing markings are beautiful. :D
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Tapwing Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It'll definitely be interesting to see what the sequels will bring to the table. Especially if they keep there sound and design teams from the last movie. :happybounce: 
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dopepope Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Excellent. I really like how you have the wings. The back legs are interesting as well. And the mutated semi-formed budding appendages on the sides of the torso are pretty cool. It's a bold approach, and pretty different, while still looking like Ghidorah. 
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Tapwing Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, it was difinetlyan interesting chalange Trying to find a balance between mutated anatomy, a traditional wyvern look and the stumpy figure of Ghidorah. Glad you like it ^^
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