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What artbook is this?

Post by Raykugen » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:20 pm

https://twitter.com/pekindaq/status/553208628862136320

As far as I know, those are official illustrations.
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Post by DarkPrince_92 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:46 pm

That's awesome. Look's like Maeda's work.
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Post by Raykugen » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:49 pm

It says Junya Furusawa
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Re: What artbook is this?

Post by Mosaic » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:50 pm

DarkPrince_92 wrote:That's awesome. Look's like Maeda's work.
The artist is Junya Furusawa. I'm guessing this is something self-published.

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Re: What artbook is this?

Post by Ajay » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:53 pm

Mosaic wrote:
DarkPrince_92 wrote:That's awesome. Look's like Maeda's work.
The artist is Junya Furusawa. I'm guessing this is something self-published.
Seems there's similarities to Toriyama in their other work - http://historyofhyrule.com/publications ... index.html
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Re: What artbook is this?

Post by DarkPrince_92 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:07 pm

... :oops:

So uhhh... they only consist of roughs? *Changes subject frantically*
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Re: What artbook is this?

Post by Herms » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:43 am

Comic City Osaka is a dojinshi convention. Basically, this is an unofficial DB rough illustration collection put out by a DB fan who also happens to be a professional manga artist who has worked on official Zelda manga. So it's pretty high-quality DB fan art drawn by a professional artist, but still fan art rather than an official art book. Junya Furusawa has a page on Japanese Wikipedia, but not one on English Wikipedia at the moment.
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Post by shinmaru » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:49 am

Thats Pekingduck twitter. great DBZ collector

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Post by Chuquita » Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:10 am

Junya Furusawa has a pixiv account too; but I don't know the handle.
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Post by kei17 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:54 am

DarkPrince_92 wrote:So uhhh... they only consist of roughs? *Changes subject frantically*
I think that's the point: they're original roughs of his old official art.
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Re: What artbook is this?

Post by Herms » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:32 pm

kei17 wrote:I think that's the point: they're original roughs of his old official art.
So he has done official DB artwork then? I admit, I pretty much just read his Wikipedia page and didn't see any mention of DB there, so I assumed this was purely fan art on his part.
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Post by kei17 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:25 pm

Herms wrote:
kei17 wrote:I think that's the point: they're original roughs of his old official art.
So he has done official DB artwork then? I admit, I pretty much just read his Wikipedia page and didn't see any mention of DB there, so I assumed this was purely fan art on his part.
He used to publish some DBZ doujinshi and often contributed fan art to anime magazines under the name of Furujun. He became famous for copying Toriyam's art style, and then he was hired as an official artist during his college life. He debuted as a pro mangaka as Jun'ya Furusawa and stopped doing background work for the franchise probably after graduation. I think he was never officially credited for his DB work, so it's not mentioned on Wikipedia.

FYI, he also did a lot of chubby shota stuff... which kinda explains why he always seems to put extra effort into making kid characters adorable in his art.

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Post by Raykugen » Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:19 am

Herms wrote:Comic City Osaka is a dojinshi convention. Basically, this is an unofficial DB rough illustration collection put out by a DB fan who also happens to be a professional manga artist who has worked on official Zelda manga. So it's pretty high-quality DB fan art drawn by a professional artist, but still fan art rather than an official art book. Junya Furusawa has a page on Japanese Wikipedia, but not one on English Wikipedia at the moment.
It's a fan publication, but those drawings aren't fanarts, they're totally official, I've seen them everywhere, for years
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Post by Tzigi » Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:24 am

kei17 wrote: Image
By the way I can't help but cringe when I see someone's eyes in DB do that trick that Goku's eyes do here. How on earth can somebody have one iris half a nose's length higher then the other?

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Post by kei17 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:19 pm

Tzigi wrote:By the way I can't help but cringe when I see someone's eyes in DB do that trick that Goku's eyes do here. How on earth can somebody have one iris half a nose's length higher then the other?
That "trick" can be often seen in manga art. If you consider perspective strictly, eyes have to be drawn like this:

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In this way, however, facial expression can be unimpressive and not easily recognizable when viewed from some angles, especially in small panels. So, many manga artists including Toriyama purposely ignore perspective and draw the eye on the near side of face like when it's viewed from the front.

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A similar thing happens to ears, too. They can be totally seen in front view, but it's not accurate.

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This is why 3D CGI can never reproduce Toriyama's style perfectly.
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