My favorite task on Ghostbusters Aferlife was working on Gozer, which is such an iconic villain.
Gozer is such a fashion icon.
For its grand entrance, I played with the idea of giving Gozer a fabulous ectoplasmic cape...
...or an ectoplasmic shroud.
I liked the thought that the shape we saw Gozer take in the original movie was just a facade for something way more monstrous.
When we see it come back in our reality we might get glimpses that there's something unfathomable beneath its androgynous form.
At a certain point in the movie, a portion of Gozer power is removed from it, so its forms withers into a desiccated husk.
I was tasked with visualizing how this might look.
These are some quick sketches for the withering.
And this is the final concept.
.. and version 2.
Early on I was also asked to riff on how Gozer's final destruction/banishment might look.
I though that when Gozer gets hit by the Proton Beams at the end it might lose control of its shape...
.., and its true horrifying form might start to emerge...
...an ever changing writhing mass of white appendages and claws..
4 quick sketches of Gozer's final demise done on the shot plate for the FX department.