Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fukushima Godzilla

Fukushima Daiichi Godzilla
Godzilla switches to Water-mode at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant

In the early 1950's, the original Godzilla movie spoke to the dangers of nuclear power unleashed on the natural world. Now, sixty years later, Japan is suffering another crisis from that beast.

I can't see how pumping water on a poison like a nuclear pile will do any good except spreading it far and wide - both via steam and run-off.

If only we had heeded Gozilla's warning.

This piece is done as a sketch in my Strathmore sketchbook, then scanned into Photoshop and colored with the exact pallet used in the recent Ultraman piece. I then overlaid a black layer at percentage of opacity with an adjustment layer to bring the brights and highlights back out where needed. I chose the high contrast to mimic the original Gozilla movie's Black and White feel. There are plenty of scenes where Godzilla is almost in silhouette due to the contrast.

1 comment:

LAConley said...

I like how dark you made this; it's so ominous.