Bulma and Goku Aliens lineart

It’s weird, drawing is way slower digitally for me. For some reason this drawing took a long time to make and then clean up… Perhaps for line art I should just draw traditionally from now on and digitize afterword.

This is a follow-up to the drawing I made of Goku also parodying Aliens.

It can be seen here:

I feel like redoing it at some point.

As for this drawing, I was thinking of following the reference photo but in the end thought that would be boring. So I changed it to make Goku prepared to fight. I originally had him wearing his Kame uniform, but decided to use Newt’s outfit instead. As I was looking through the movie I noticed that the gun in the poster was probably a prototype prop before they settled on the actual guns or something. That’s when I had to come to the realization that I would have to change that as well. Luckily I managed to find good reference models online. I was thinking of adding the dual gun setup but for now I settled with only the M240 Incinerator Unit. I don’t know why, but that took a while. I seriously need to learn what the method to draw straight lines is digitally because doing it by hand has me redoing lines over and over. Next time I should also trace over the completed line art because going in and cleaning it takes way too long…

Reference used:

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Inktober 2022 11 kid Goku

Day 11. This time I chose to draw kid Goku. Yesterday’s pixiv theme was winking, hence today’s drawing. I made a version that felt off, so last minute I decided to redraw it again with different proportions. It’s amazing how such small changes can make a drawing look good or somehow off. I was thinking of adding Roshi’s sunglasses but that would have covered most of Goku’s face. I might give that a try at some point in the future.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Inktober 2022 04 Goku lineart

For day 4 I have decided to draw Goku. There was the meme of Goku in his drip which I thought was hilarious. I could care less of the Supreme brand, but what was fun about Toriyama was that artwork often showcased the Dragon Ball characters in trendy outfits. I always loved seeing Goku in different outfits. I think the most recent example in current Dragon Ball was the snow outfit used in the Dragon Ball Super Broly movie.

This time I decided to make Goku’s hair slightly less triangular, I guess making it somewhat soft. I also wanted to try out a different eye design. I finally got the chance to hatch for this drawing. But maybe I should play around with thinner lines next time I do a simple hatching technique.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Monkey in Cranes Shadow

The original line art was done for Inktober 2021 day 14.

With the idea of paying homage to the final scene where Jackie Chan defeats the Eagle clans master, I chose to make the background have that Chinese mountains look. For the Naoko painting I did last time I went for a flat painting style. This time I went for for my current painting style. I started with Tao Pai Pai and then painted Goku. Tao Pai Pai was actually quite simple, Goku’s hair though I had to think about. How could I keep his iconic hair style but also make it not so flat. That’s why I started playing around with crazy hair strands going every which way. I quite like what I ended up with. For the line art, I had an idea that I had in mind for a while. Usually I was selecting the white areas around the line art sot that I could isolate them from the background. But selecting the line art only and making a separate layer and filling it with the paint bucket tool. From there the line art is now isolated and I can modify it any way that I want. This has made the process much simpler. On top of that I started changing the color of the line art so that it’s not just black which I think gives the painting more versatility.

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

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

Goku celebrating Goku Day

Happy Goku day. I can’t believe I just found out that May 9th is Goku Day. I didn’t have anything ready or planned, but luckily I had the line art of Goku celebrating that fits the occasion perfectly. Really like a gif of Goku and Krillin fighting during their younger days so I used that setting and colors for my painting.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Ultra Instinct Goku

It’s been two years since we witnessed Goku’s ultra instinct (in animate form). I’m surprised it took me this long to actually make a painting. When it comes to Dragon Ball’s many forms, my favorite is Kaio Ken because it makes the usage of it a gamble and gives it stakes every time Goku uses it. Of course this was later replaced and pretty much forgotten when the Super Saiyan form was introduced. Luckily, during the run of Super it was brought back and paired up with Super Saiyan Blue. (۶ꈨຶꎁꈨຶ )۶ʸᵉᵃʰᵎ

The second form that I really liked was Ultra Instinct. This brought it back more to fighting and not so much who has the most power. It’s a form that requires a state of mind more than anything so that the body can move on experience and instinct during a fight. Plus the mastered form looks really cool.

Reference for the pose and body:

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Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE