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2012 Kaiju Kards Set 1 by fbwash 2012 Kaiju Kards Set 1 by fbwash
I'm a huge fan of classic kaijus and have decided to start drawing sketch cards celebrating the ToHo monsters that I watched growing up.

Card One - Varan the unbelievable
Card Two - Gabara the dream monster
Card Three & Four - Frankenstein vs Baragon (puzzle card)
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Dinodemon Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Is Varan a dinosaur or a mutant reptile I can't remamber.
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fbwash Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wikipedia says : Varan (バラン Baran?) is a kaiju that first appeared in Varan the Unbelievable (1958). Physically, Varan resembles a giant reptile with skin membranes between his arms and legs, allowing him to glide much like a flying dragon or flying squirrel; he also has a horned head.

Eiji Tsuburaya and Akira Watanabe based Varan's design on that of a Draco lizard, Godzilla, and a kappa. The name Varan is derived from Varanus pater, or "Father of lizards."[1] In his film appearances Varan does not have any special abilities such as fiery or radioactive breath. He can however glide at speeds of Mach 1.5, and has a row of spines along his body which may afford protection.
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fbwash Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
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fbwash Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
These cards are available up in 5 Day auction : [link]
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Cool! :)
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fbwash Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Groudan383 :)
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
No problem :)
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Warriorking4ever Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Awesome, love the Varan one especially
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fbwash Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You - Varan is an interesting character that I so wanted to try my hand at drawing.
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Warriorking4ever Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Agreed! Varan doesn't get enough love, he's one of the most unique Kaiju Toho has but he keeps losing his roles to other monsters. I like his flight ability too, though I have no idea how he pulls it off XD. I think there was a Godzilla novel by Marc Cerasini that tried to explain how he flies, like the bumps on his back fill with hydrogen so he can float and then he rides air currents to fly or something.
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