Piccolo and Pan Training

Quite liked the movie. I was weary of the cg animation, but it translated quite well. Aside from the opening animation of the Bee cam, that looked janky.

The connection between Piccolo and Pan was so adorable. I guess Piccolo is now a surrogate grandfather. Seriously, one would think that Gohan would have ended Goku’s absent father streak. But both have such tunnel vision trying to reach the pinnacle of their respective disciplines. Lucky for them they have Piccolo. I wonder if they have any other future adventures in whatever the follow up happens to be. If I remember correctly, at the end of Z Pan was rather attached to Goku. I wonder how that will happen seeing as Piccolo is acting more like a doting grandfather that is also training her.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Dragon Ball Bunnies

I went for an 80s anime painting style this time. Doing simple colors can really pop, I need to practice in more simplistic coloring styles. I have a couple of artists that I can learn from. As for this specific drawing, I want to try painting it in my style as well. That will be a future project.

The original drawing was done for Inktober 2021 day 29. I remember that I really wanted to emphasize the more round designs that Toriyama used to use back in the days, a style that much prefer. The painting really helped emphasize the curves which I love.

Still annoyed that Lunch has been forgotten.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Goku Bulma Happy New Year 2022

Happy New Year!

Feliz Año Nuevo!

あけましておめでとう!

Managed to finish it. Went for a more anime look. I didn’t quite like the way last years version looked. Looking at it again though, I’m feel it just needs to be refined and it can look much better.

In any case, I wanted to just draw from memory this time to come up with the scenario and poses. I wanted the poses to be a bit more interesting. I debated on whether to have Goku swing from the awning by his tail or hanging by the counter (I of course went with the counter idea). As for Bulma I decided to have her ordering some food. I went for a pose that made it look like she was fidgeting and moving about due to the cold. I went with her outfit she used when they first met Oolong. Which is freaking cool and iconic. I just modified her socks to tights due to the weather.

This year has been something, but I feel grateful that I can still keep going and making my art. Hopefully you guys are doing well. Not much we can do but keep pushing forward. Here’s to a better year. Thank you everyone who has continuously looked at my work and liked it. I hope I can make more art that will bring some positive emotions in the future.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Diabolical Piccolo

Today’s painting is of King Piccolo Sr.. While I had most of the painting done, it felt a bit empty or missing something. I remembered about the variation of the thickness of lines (I keep forgetting about that…). That I feel made it look better. After thinking about it for a while I came upon the idea that I should add his hands holding a dragon ball. But since this is now younger Piccolo it wouldn’t make sense to have him holding an active Dragon Ball so I made it into a stone version of it. I finished it off by adding some static at the end.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Goku and Chichi ‘Date Night’

This painting is done using the line art I made for this year’s inktober day 2. I didn’t really have a plan for how this painting would go but I eventually decided on setting it in twighlight and basing the color scheme through that. It felt a bit lonely with just the sky though, so I eventually started adding clouds and at some point some trees which are based on their home.

What would a date with Goku be? Would it just be like that episode where Homer from the Simpsons gets kicked out of the restaurant for eating all the food? I feel sorry for ChiChi.

Hasta la proxima,

-Nube

Inktober 2021 Day 21

I really want more people to watch the original DragonBall. It’s such a great series. I’ve recently started rewatching some episodes and felt the urge to draw Bulma. I really love the more rounded eyes that Toriyama used to draw in his characters. In the more recent designs, they are more like windows while before they were somewhat shaped like real eyes but enlarged and exaggerated of course.

On another note, while writing this I just noticed that Bulma is always changing her style. In every story throughout the series she is wearing a new outfit and sometimes hairstyle. I’m surprised I never really noticed that.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Inktober 2021 Day 17

I wanted to do a more frightening piece today since we are getting closer to Halloween. I was listening to the original Dragon Ball ost and remembered King Piccolo. It’s funny to remember that Piccolo was once an enemy and a scary one at that. He’s definitely one of my favorite villains in the series and truly love his more menacing facial features. What I like about King Piccolo. is that he is essentially the devil who has magical powers and self reproductive capabilities that create new life forms and also regrow lost limbs. And to top it all off, he is also a master of martial arts… If you guys ever get a chance, see the fight between him and Goku. It’s such an amazing one filled with martial arts and satisfying moments.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Ten Shin Han Meditation COPIC

This is the colored version of the Ten Shin Han line art I posted here:
https://darkcloudxero.com/2021/05/10/ten-shin-han-meditation-line-art/

It’s been quite a while since I last used Copic markers. There is also a metallic gold pen that I had never tried. In this piece I was contemplating between painting this as either a more realistic style or a stylized one that emulated Buddhist paintings.

Sadly, scanning the finished painting I couldn’t get the color of the gold to pop out correctly. It came out really dark. So I had to edit those golden lines digitally. Which took quite a while… One other problem I ran into was dried up markers. I pushed them to the limit but they did leave streaks on the paper. I decided to leave it as such just to see what kind of effect it would have. Doing large areas is definitely better suited for watercolors.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE