Monster Monday – Godzilla Plus One Sketchcards

Hey, gang- I’ve got a double shot for you today!

I’ve got couple kaiju sketchcards this time- Godzilla and Minilla!

From the website:

Godzilla (ゴジラ Gojira) is a daikaiju who first appeared in the 1954 Toho film Godzilla. The primary focus of his franchise, Godzilla is typically depicted as a giant prehistoric creature awakened or mutated by the advent of the nuclear age.

Minilla is the character’s official trademarked English name, while Minya and Milla are alternate localized forms used in the English dubs of All Monsters Attack and Godzilla Final Wars, respectively. In Son of Godzilla, Minilla is never referred to by name, only called “baby Godzilla” or “Godzilla’s son.

Kaiju (怪獣 or 怪獸 kaijū), less commonly romanized as kaijyu or kaizyu, is a Japanese word that literally means “strange beast” and is usually translated as “monster” in English. Kaiju are typically modeled after conventional animals, mythological creatures, and sometimes even plants; though, there are more exotic examples.

I recently picked up the “Godzilla: The Official Guide To The King Of The Monsters” book. It’s a great resouce book, and has an awesome textured cover.

For this “Godzilla, Mothra, And King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack” version I started off with a #2 pencil, then got out my markers. I used Copic markers, Ohuhu markers, Touch New markers, and Weisbrandt markers.

I started basing it out using greys, then added a bit of yellow.


Then some reds, pinks, and finishing up with more dark grey and black.


I used a black Pigma Micron pen (03) for inking the details, and a white Gelly Roll pen for the highlights.


Then finally I used a white Prismacolor pencil to finish off the highlights and sprayed a couple light coats of Krylon Workable Fixative. This Godzilla lacks pupils and gives him an even more ominous look.

I used the same working process for the Heisei Era‘s version of Minilla skechcard- pencils first.

Then grey markers.

Followed by yellows, pinks, and reds.

Some blues and dark greys and black.

Pigma Micron and Gelly Roll pens.


Prismacolor pencil and spray fix. I recommend you either spray outdoors or in an open space with the windows open. I like using a beer flat box for whenever I spray.

If you get a chance to see “Godzilla Minus One” I highly recommend checking it out. I saw the black and white version, and it was the first time I was cheering for the humans! Haven’t seen when it will be available for streaming or on BluRay/DVD, but I’ll definitely be buying a copy. I really enjoyed the B/W version, and didn’t mind the subtitles. I did mind the woman on her phone and her screaming kids, but that’s a story for another time…

BTW- I’ll be set up in Artists Alley at the inaggural Memphis Monster Con at the “Scaregrounds” this November 9th & 10th. I’ll have some of my Monsterpieces for sale there.

Stay safe!!!


Monster Monday – Godzilla Plus One Sketchcards
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