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Moonlit Joy Ride by dabean Moonlit Joy Ride by dabean
xD! 'Nissa, i dunno whether we're channeling each other's brain-vibes or what. i just saw your pic and whaaatttt Shenlong for you, too!?

OK ANYWHO yea, this week's theme: Tim Burton! woooo! it's not his style exactly 'cos hey, i'm not Tim Burton and my brain can't comprehend his scratchy, sketchy style n' retain that awkward charm. this is me figuring out his sensibilities and wondering how he'd re-imagine the DBZ universe. like, i could totally see Goku being a ghost 'cos how many TIMES has he DIED! he's dead throughout like, half the series! and Gohan would be plain creepy and nerdy and cute. Picollo would just be...creepy and bat-like, hunched over from brooding so much. and poor Kryllin. he always gets the short end of the stick and would have to be sewn back together from getting beaten to a pulp so many times.

this was a fun challenge. trying out another person's style can really help you reevaluate your own. you pick up some of their stylistic quirks, adjust them n' tweak them for your own use. you see that "oh! that's neat how this guy draws his arms this way" or "hey! i never thought of drawing that shape for that type of character!". it helps you grow. of course, that does NOT give you free reign to consciously yank another person's style completely and call it your own. don't be lazy.

geez, lemme get off my soapbox. i hope this doesn't look too weird or dark on your monitor. my laptop monitor isn't calibrated and i'm too cheap to fix it. :B if it's dark lemme know n i can fix it.

next week's theme: Bruce Timm!

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Crowquill nib and ink on bristol vellum, Photoshop for colors, textures from [link]
Dragonball Z (c) Toriyama
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DivineNightShade Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Haha love this, Tim Burton and Dragon Ball is a great combo! :)
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DivineNightShade Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
*are
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superxtoon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome. nice work! like the style you got there :D
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EymBee Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student General Artist
HAHAHAHA is that krillen on the back there?
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PaDubs Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Filmographer
I love the mix ! The antisocial face of Piccolo is so cool !
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lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First reaction: "What the fuck?" Second reaction: *clicks the fav button*
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GokuBootz Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore this! Tim Burton and Dragonball, my two favourite things! I am in love with this piece :heart:, it is absolutely wonderful!
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Acaryus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
ahahahha this made my day :DD
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COOKEcakes Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
HELL-A CUTE AND SILLY! XD
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jam-chan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Student Filmographer
Oh man oh man, I am digging that dragon!
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