Posted Jul 7, 2005, 8:15:17 PM

I never wanted to colour this because I think it looks better this way. Like much of my Dragonball fanart, this one is copied from an original picture aswel. I just can't capture the style of Akira Toriyama, sorry guys. When it comes to bodies and clothing it's not so hard, but the faces... So I took one of my GT cards and lay it down before me as I drew what I saw. So please don't insult me of really copying the picture. The shadowing is totally mine by the way, I didn't like how the shadow was handeled on the original picture.

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  • Jul 9, 2005
    holy shit! this is awesome!
  • Jul 7, 2005
    The shading on this is quite impressive Vtp. It's really good that you were able to keep the shaded areas consistantly at the same value or darkness. That's sometimes hard to do.

    It would be good though if you just did an "auto contrast" in your image editing program on your pencil work so that we can see it a little bit better. Especially the previous one you uploaded on the binder paper.

    Great work.
  • Jul 7, 2005
    You know, to get where I am now with my DBZ art, I traced for years. Not even copying, but tracing. *Of course I never claimed it as my own*, but through my 'practicing', I learned Akira Toriyama's style, and now can do it fairly easily. What you're doing is a method of learning; don't be ashamed of it! It's obviously working for you!
  • Jul 7, 2005
    WoW.... This is really, really good! You are so good with the DBZ style!! I really love his expression, and the shading is fantastic. Also, very kewl to have the robotic parts showing. Awesome work, VTP!
  • Jul 7, 2005
    That's allright. As long as you put your own style into it and don't completely copy a picture then that is okay. I think that the more you practice drawing the faces, the better you will get at it. It is pretty much trial and error. That's what I do with my Inuyasha pictures. Some are better than others that I have done. After a while, your hands just start to "remember" how to draw them. Cool how that happens, huh? You are a very talented artist,my friend. Keep up the good work.