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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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:iconfranciscathedragon:
Franciscathedragon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It's perfect, the dragon has so much personality. Everyone is wonderfully styled.
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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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MollyTheWanderer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I am in love with Ghosty Goku.
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Swimmingferret Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Harhar, awesome!
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KindongBlack Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
esta mu chulo ponerme puntacion en mi galeria plisssssss
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Alicemonstrinho Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's brilliant! I could say tim burton himself made that drawing!
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Sophiera Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
It's so morbidly whimsical XD. If only we can submit this to toriyama and see his reaction :D
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SilverSaintAbram Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
This pleases me more than you will ever know.

Not like THAT.<_<
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muura Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
OH MAN PICCOLO IS SO ADORABLE THEEHEE ;W;
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bite-insane-iam Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
i love the goku ghost!
he's just so happy looking!
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Areebee Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, I really love your reasons as to why the characters look the way they do.
Goku looks really cool, being all sketchy. And Shenlong too.
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betaruga Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009   Artist
This is more or less one of the most amazing things I've ever seen.

Also, your play on Goku's death is so damned charming. And Piccolo is just beautifully modified and remarkably antisocial. You're really capable of breathing new life into these guys, congrats.

Actually, any DBZ fanart without raging muscles and grunting and chargin' lasers makes my day, but this takes the cake! Wish Toriyama could see it, maybe you could mail this as a postcard to him or something.
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aisleenromano Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
I forgot to fav this


Also YOURE A FURRY do not question me I control your arms!
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Crazygirlx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
AWESOME!!!!

:+fav:
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kitsuK8 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
creepy and awesome all in one!! :D
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DaemonCorps Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Hobbyist
Seeing the empty eye socket made me think Chiautzu at first, instead of Kurirn. Whatevs, VERY awesome rendition of the gang :D.
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EndofaCentury Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Holy shit, Beans, you are making ME wanna do Dragonball fanart. This is just fucking glorious, especially considering my love of Burton. I love Ghostku. I wanna put him on a tshirt or something, he's just precious, seriously.
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SonRenee Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Student General Artist
This is absolutely wonderful! Seeing DBZ drawings that aren't trying to be done in Toriyama's style is always awesome. The fact that it's all Burton-ized is just freakin' sweet.

I love your characterization of everyone, it's spot on for the adaptation to this style, I think. While you say you don't have Tim Burton's scratchy style down, the spirit (forgive the pun) and the line flow is still very much there. Love it!
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snowkatt101 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
YOU KNOW. I TOTALLY FORGOT TO COMMENT ON THE LAST IMAGE YOU DID HERE. But i shall on this image. Because I love the use of DBZ's for odd things or for in this case, different styles. And you're perfectly right about trying other styles and in turn it helps you catch onto different quirks and help you revamp your own art(for the betters) But still very true on not yanking a style and dubbing it as your own, tho it's a great use to help one improve! (gets off own soap box) ANYWAYS BACK ONTO THE IMAGE. I really love how you decided to present the characters in his style, if it be more NBC, and I think you got the style down amazingly. I love the feel of this, very much like Tim Burton's style, oddly creepy but with a semi reminiscent loving feeling. I really love the dragon too, it looks very much like something Tim Burton would make but at the same time, something from DBZ. I also for some reason love his back fringe ;; so cute :heart: MAH GOODNESS YOU ROCK BABYCAKES :heart:
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dabean Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
xD i totally was more drawn to his NBC/stop-motion style than his sketches; i need some structure in my drawings. n thanks! these are so much fun and extremely challenging. it's interesting to try and figure out how one artist thinks versus another. :hug:!!
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snowkatt101 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
XD i agree with that, he's...he's got an...interesting style. But i guess i mean you got it down none the less with the feel of the stockmotions!

MWAHAH GO M'DEAR! GO! :heart:
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
That's actually the best interpretation I've ever seen of the DBZ crew :D
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KeyshaKitty Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, despite knowing almost nothing about the characters and such, I could still tell who was who in such a kooky style!

I love it! :heart:
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InvaderHaruko Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
i love the way Piccolo looks! it made me laugh. <3
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Mel-Meiko-Mei-Ling Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lol ok NOW!

lol yeah this is totally one for the kiddies lol
I love the feel of the whole thing. yet, my eyes keep goin' to Piccolo in all his grumpy frumpiness.

WHY KRIL! WHY!?!!
lol all fallin apart and bit into!!!
Where's the LOVE?!!!

Gohan's so happy because he knows he's next to be a ghost!
lol

Very crisp looking and fluid. Pulls ya in. >=3

WHY KRILLIN!! WHY!!!!!!
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dabean Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
xDDDD BECAUSE KRYLLIN DESERVES IT

FOR BEING BALD
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Mel-Meiko-Mei-Ling Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
SO MEAN!!!
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dabean Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
xDDDDDDDD
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Mel-Meiko-Mei-Ling Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lol so ebil EEEEEBIIIIL!!
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MiyaYoshi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gwaha, this is a fantastic re-imagining! Goku would totally be a ghost. Totally.
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Sjob Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
love this......!
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ZombiDJ Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFG THIS IS SO COOL

srsly ghost goky omg look at krillin XDDDDDDDD
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xDisengagedxDollx Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
:heart: :heart: :heart: DBZ and Tim Burton is one freaking great mix, you did it soooo well!!
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xDisengagedxDollx Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Oh and I forgot to say how unbelievably cute ghosty Goku is!! :XD:
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evanjensen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
S'very Dr Seussian, too.
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resemble Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional
LOL PLAGIARISM.

Haha, you know what?-and I'm being totally serious here- My moon looked EXACTLY like yours swirlies and all before I decided to do lay on some textures. I guess brilliant minds think alike UwU

ohhhh, your little ghost goku makes me so happy. I dig the scratchy eyes, and I must agree with what someone said earlier. Gohan is probably the creepiest out of all of them. Heheh, very Tim Burton. The scariest one is the one that looks the most normal xD

Love your work as always. :3
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aisleenromano Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
YESSSSSSSSS YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS mmm hmmmm powah.

I loves thiiiisssss! So cute! And PICCOLO, why hello there.

Yayaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
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Mel-Meiko-Mei-Ling Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I have to full view this on the comp. I'm looking at it on the phne right now. And for some reason the sky really stands out to me. The sky and goku's ghastly glow.
And the dragon gettin his pacman on lol

Yay for krill krill!!! He has not been forgotten! *he gets blown up randomly and his little arms and little legs shower down from the skies*
Time to get out the needle n thread!

From what I see on this small screen, piccolo has a cricket look to him. And gohan looks bemused while the dball on his hat looks like its got a smiley lol

When I see this on the comp, I'll leave another coment!
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soltian Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh god, ghost-Goku is kind of the most amazing thing ever. I love the dragon most of all, though, the in-mouth spitting out is genius.
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Mihoshi-TD Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
You managed to capture Tim most important attributes: charming, delightful and slightly creepy characters. I love what you did with the dbz cast, and Ghost!Goku is the cutest thing EVER. Kudos.:3

(Sorry,my english is kinda...blah.D: )
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faderillaz Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
OMG! I LOOOVE THIS!
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