June Art Contest: Godzilla's Next Challenger

Groograg, the Kaiju that leveled Anchorage! Art by Jake Parker.

Groograg, the Kaiju that leveled Anchorage! Art by Jake Parker.

It’s summer blockbuster time, so we thought we would get in on all the action! The prompt for this month’s art contest is GODZILLA’S NEXT CHALLENGER🔥🔥🔥

Jake Parker came up with this one 😎 It’s a nod to the new Godzilla movie, and the Kaijune art challenge.

Wait, so what is Kaijune? It’s a fun art challenge started by Riley Phillips in 2017, where you draw a kaiju a day for the entire month of June, then post to your social media with the hashtag #kaijune.

OK, so what is a kaiju? It’s the Japanese word for “strange beast,” and has come to mean the genre of movies featuring giant monsters attacking things, the most famous being Godzilla (or Gojira, if you’re fancy.)

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to “Illustrate your biggest, baddest creature that could contend with the king of all monsters!” We are looking for scale here!

Submit your BEST kaiju of the month, one entry per person. Anyone can submit, but only active subscribers can win.

OK, let’s do this! Go make something monstrously good!


  • Draw something awesome!

  • Post your final illustration on the SVS Forum, in the competition thread titled JUNE CONTEST: GODZILLA’S NEXT CHALLENGER! Be sure to keep this thread for final images only. If you want feedback on a WIP (that’s short for Work In Progress), create a new thread. It gets too confusing if it's all shown in one thread. Note: You will need to be logged in as a user on the Forum in order to post. If you don’t already have a user account, it’s free to create one 😀

  • Keep the file size to no more than 500 kb.

  • Don’t forget to include your name AND Forum name ON THE IMAGE so we can give you credit! And if you want us to tag you, include your handle too. This saves us a lot of time in the end when we are trying to give credit. It also allows others to quickly see who did the work later if they grab your image for reference, etc.

  • Only submit if you are OK with us posting your image on our social media and website for the whole world to see 👀🌎 💕 Also, only submit if you are OK with receiving a critique from our judges, they might comment on your work! 🧐

  • Anyone can enter, but only active subscribers can win.

  • One entry per person only, please!

  • Entries must be posted by 6/30 at the stroke of midnight ⌛️


  • 1st Place: video crit by our esteemed judges, all the glory

  • 2nd Place: video crit by our esteemed judges

  • 3rd Place (if there is one): video crit by our esteemed judges

  • Honorable mentions: 💖social media love 💖

がんばって ! (that’s Japanese for good luck!)

Gojira! From Giphy.