Your Favourite Toriyama Illustrations

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Your Favourite Toriyama Illustrations

Post by Super Saiyan Swagger » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:31 am

Hey guys! I haven't made a topic in a while now and I've been wondering what some of your favourite Toriyama illustrations are. The illustrations can range from drawings in manga chapters, promotional art, character designs... basically, if it's drawn by Toriyama then you can post it :) . I'll start of with my favourite:
I absolutely love this, it is my favourite Dragon Ball related illustration ever. The expression on all the Buu's faces range from cocky to silly to hilarious. The Saiyans look badass which is always a plus. It's also a nice touch that each Saiyan that's aiming at a Buu actually had a main battle with that Buu during the Buu saga. I love everything about this illustration, it also helps that the Buu saga just so happens to be my favourite saga in the entirety of Dragon Ball.

Now that I've shared my favourite, please feel free to share yours and express why you chose it. :D

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Re: Your Favourite Toriyama Illustrations

Post by Lord Beerus » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:42 pm

I have a few:

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Re: Your Favourite Toriyama Illustrations

Post by Neo-Makaiōshin » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:53 pm

Just a few, if not i would be posting dozen of pages worth of Toriyama art :) .
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Re: Your Favourite Toriyama Illustrations

Post by Sora Saiyan » Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:36 am

The cover illustration for Kanzenban volume 13. Goku has a Bruce Lee-esque physique, and I just love it.
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Re: Your Favourite Toriyama Illustrations

Post by ParkerAL » Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:57 am

His earthquake relief drawing pairing Goku and Arale:
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Re: Your Favourite Toriyama Illustrations

Post by Wezenheim » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:22 pm


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Re: Your Favourite Toriyama Illustrations

Post by Big Momma » Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:12 pm

Just ran across this today. :thumbup:

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Re: Your Favourite Toriyama Illustrations

Post by DarkPrince_92 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:03 pm

^ That looks like Nakatsuru tho. Still cool as hell.

This is mine, love the style. The color scheme. Very rustic.

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Re: Your Favourite Toriyama Illustrations

Post by HourglassIndigo » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:46 pm

I love how Toriyama draws teenage Bulma.

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Re: Your Favourite Toriyama Illustrations

Post by Doctor. » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:55 pm

My favorite:
And another I really like:

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Re: Your Favourite Toriyama Illustrations

Post by SaiyaJedi » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:55 pm

Big Momma wrote:Just ran across this today. :thumbup: ... e=56B0B139
This one is actually by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru, if memory serves. It was for the revival series that ran in V-Jump early on.
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Re: Your Favourite Toriyama Illustrations

Post by Soppa Saia People » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:26 am

Do he do more work in this style because I really like it.

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