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Western Style Dragon Ball Project

Postby Scarz » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:55 am

Drawing the Dragon Ball characters in a more western style has been a project I've always wanted to do. Most of you have probably already seen some of my sketches in the Fan Works Explosion sticky thread, but I think starting my own thread will be better to show-off the work.

This thread will be dedicated to one thing, western style Dragon Ball art made by me. Or what the heck, if anyone wants to add there take on the characters that would be cool too! The only thing I asks is that you try to deviate from the original anime look. Otherwise, what's the point of this thread?

The "Western Style" I'll be going for is an American superhero cartoon or comics type of design. Think Young Justice, Batman: TAS, Avengers Earth Mightiest hero's, etc. I'll be using mostly Bruce Timm and Darwyn Cooke as my main influences.

Here are the characters I've sketched so far (I hope reposting is okay):

Goku
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Vegeta
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Piccolo
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Gotenks
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Bulma
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(Good) Lunch
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Here are the colored versions of Goku and Vegeta:

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As you know, Dragon Ball/Z/GT (including the specials and the movies) has a ton of characters and this project might take a while to finish, but I think it would be worth it. Now, I'm usually extremely busy drawing other comics (both personal and private commissions) but I'll try to sketch out and color at least a couple of characters a week.

Also, if a design doesn't work I'm not afraid to re-draw it again and again until it's just right. I might even draw the same person more than once because I know some characters, like Bluma and Gohan changes hair styles and clothing over the series.

The next two characters I'll be sketching next week will be Chichi and Vegetto. After those two I'll be open for suggestions again.

Your feed back is always welcomed. :wink:

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Re: Western Style Dragon Ball Project

Postby JacobYBM » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:58 am

Oh my God, wowzers. You continue t' out-do y'self! O.o Can't wait to see the others colored, espicially Blooma. >_>
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Re: Western Style Dragon Ball Project

Postby Hades » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:22 pm

Pretty impressive drawings. However, Goku seems a bit too... Superheroish.
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Postby TRL » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:31 pm

I love Gotenks and Vegeta the best so far. Ironically Gotenks got a atomic boy vibe to me.

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Postby Sshadow5001 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:11 pm

These are great, good job scarz :D
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Re: Western Style Dragon Ball Project

Postby Scarz » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:36 pm

Thanks everyone!

Hades wrote:Pretty impressive drawings. However, Goku seems a bit too... Superheroish.


I would be lying if I said that wasn't the look I was going for. I know the superhero style is a little unusual, especially for Goku, but I think it works with what I'm going for.

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Do you mean Astro boy?

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Re: Western Style Dragon Ball Project

Postby JacobYBM » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:44 pm

Dear Lord, I do see Atom in your Gotenks! O.o
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Re: Western Style Dragon Ball Project

Postby Insertclevername » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:28 pm

I wonder what your take on a young Gohan will be :) Also, great artwork, the Gotenks looks like a legit cartoon character you'd see on CN.
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Postby Gonstead » Tue May 01, 2012 1:07 am

I need to see Cell in this style... all 3 forms.
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Postby ultimateemail5000 » Tue May 01, 2012 1:22 am

These are really good. I usually don't like DB characters in a Western style, but you do the best job at it. Keep it up.

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Re: Western Style Dragon Ball Project

Postby Jackal puFF » Tue May 01, 2012 2:21 am

Definitely feeling a Disney vibe. Really liking Bulma. :wink:
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Re: Western Style Dragon Ball Project

Postby Gonstead » Tue May 01, 2012 3:12 am

Jackal puFF wrote:Definitely feeling a Disney vibe. Really liking Bulma. :wink:

1 Minute their fighting, then the next they break into a musical.

Just imagine Vegeta in this style singing Hellfire.
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Re: Western Style Dragon Ball Project

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Gonstead wrote:
Jackal puFF wrote:Definitely feeling a Disney vibe. Really liking Bulma. :wink:

1 Minute their fighting, then the next they break into a musical.

Just imagine Vegeta in this style singing Hellfire.

1 minute of fighting accompanied by 5 minutes of singing. this will be the fastest DBZ ever. :mrgreen:
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Re: Western Style Dragon Ball Project

Postby Scarz » Tue May 01, 2012 9:17 am

Gonstead wrote:
Jackal puFF wrote:Definitely feeling a Disney vibe. Really liking Bulma. :wink:

1 Minute their fighting, then the next they break into a musical.

Just imagine Vegeta in this style singing Hellfire.


You just described a secret dream of mine.

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Postby TonyTheTiger » Tue May 01, 2012 11:44 am

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No one's neck's as incredibly thick as Yamcha
For there's no man in town half as manly
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Re: Western Style Dragon Ball Project

Postby Gyt Kaliba » Tue May 01, 2012 12:23 pm

TonyTheTiger wrote:No one's slick as Yamcha
No one's quick as Yamcha
No one's neck's as incredibly thick as Yamcha
For there's no man in town half as manly
Perfect, a pure paragon
You can ask any Tom, Dick or Stanley
And they'll tell you whose team they prefer to be on

No one's been like Yamcha
A king pin like Yamcha
No one's got a swell cleft in his chin like Yamcha
As a specimen, yes, I'm intimidating
My what a guy, that Yamcha!


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Re: Western Style Dragon Ball Project

Postby samuraix123 » Tue May 01, 2012 4:17 pm

Dude! fantastic job! I wish I could draw like that. I really like the Lunch drawing. keep up the good work :)
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Postby Piccolo Daimao » Tue May 01, 2012 5:53 pm

Brilliant drawings, Scarz! Can't wait to see the characters you draw next. :)
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Re: Western Style Dragon Ball Project

Postby Hades » Tue May 01, 2012 5:55 pm

i'd be interested in either all of Cell's forms or all of Majin Buu's forms getting this sort of treatment.
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Re: Western Style Dragon Ball Project

Postby batistabus » Tue May 01, 2012 6:55 pm

I'm posting this just to stay updated with your project. I love what you've done so far!


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