Because I was imagining this as a scene from a movie, I played around with some additional layers of film grain from a 70s movie. Of course I had to change the dimensions of the canvas so I expanded it, and added more background. I feel it gives it a nice touch.
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.
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.
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.
Today is day two of Inktober. I decided to follow the prompt this time which is “suit”. As I thought about it, I came up with the idea of drawing Goku wearing a suit. Then I thought it would be cute if I drew Goku and Chi Chi together dressed in formal attire.
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.
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.
The idea I originally had was of Goku returning to Mexico but I decided to to have Bulma tag along this time. In fact, she was the first one to be painted. Well, her car was, then her. The car is from the first chapter of Dragon Ball. Looking online, it seems the car is a Renault 5 Turbo. I’m always amazed at how compact and round Toriyama draws his cars, they look extra cute. The background was painted first which was done very roughly but I wanted the focus on Bulma and Goku so that’s fine.
About 1 or 2 years ago I wanted to make a painting of a Testarossa at night, when I didn’t quite get color theory and how it interacts with each other. So of course that didn’t go very well. But to my surprise, only using the manga panel for reference I managed to paint a good rendition of a car in a night scene with lighting effects and all. Maybe I should give that Testarossa piece another try at some point.
The Renault was apparently meant to be a rally car before it was released as a consumer car so I wanted Bulma to dress like she is travelling across Mexico. I really liked her outfit from chapter 5 (when they first met Oolong). Looking at more panels, there are a couple of details that I could have added but since she is kind of far away it should be fine. As for Goku, I had to think for a while about what he would wear, and I decided to give him a jacket reminicent of Jackie Chan’s jacket from Police Story 4. Looking at Jackies jacket they aren’t really that similar except in the color but I still think it looks good on Goku. As for what Goku is eating, I had him eating some Churros and buñuelos.