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Osamu Tezuka Portrait by Pltnm06Ghost Osamu Tezuka Portrait by Pltnm06Ghost
OKAY NOW. For a very very long while, and I mean a loooooong while, I've been so scared to upload this. By scared, I mean being really really paranoid some schmuck head would come along and steal it without giving me credit and get popular for it. I mean, this is the first time ever I enabled the annoying watermark function :ninja:

All right, story time. About well over a year ago while I was enrolled in the North County Technical program, I was assigned in my Graphics Design class to simply draw a portrait of celebrity. While everyone else was doing rappers and mainstream actors and whatnot, I decided to take a journey to the past through a time machine and honor one of the biggest influential icons of the anime industry. That person being none other than Osamu Tezuka, the creator of Astro Boy :lol: I was watching the 2001 anime rendition of Astro Boy around the time and it was such an amazing sight to behold. I was instantly hooked :D

I wanted to take the time to honor his memory and the legacy he left behind for anime fans everywhere. So this is for the father of anime himself. May you continue to rest in peace :salute:
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HollyFallout Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Love the lines! Very precise shading.
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks. Done this in high school, so I'm surprised it still holds up XD
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Tharjana Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks really great. The thumbnail looked like a photo :)
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I'm glad I've at least managed to create such an illusion :D
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Quetzalcoatl2k Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
DAAAMN, this ish is legit! This is seriously some of your best portrait drawings I've seen. And yes, I really do love Osamu's work as well, especially his Popeye-inspired style of characters. It just shows that people don't have to rely on hardcore stylized action or fan service crap all the time to make a good anime. That aside, I can understand not wanting to post this kind of work out of fear of it being stolen by someone else, but that's why I think putting up cartoons is easier since that stuff will be alot harder to steal if everyone already knows your drawing style.

I myself may not do alot of professional pencil sketching, but I happen to do alot of oil painting, even though my heart is set on drawing cartoons. I'll probably post some of my paintings later on. Once again, this is good stuff, especially since you gave Osamu Tezuka the respect he deserves.
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks bro :toocool: I'd like to see one of your oil paintings. Every time I try to paint, something just looks horrendously odd and I could never blend right and get proper values. As it turns out, I'm not very good when it comes to painting DX
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GOSTFREEK Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
wow that look really cool man i love the way you tackled the shadows and i love the awesome glasses rendering
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks dude. It took me ages to get those glasses right XD
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Randommode Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
HELLS YEAH SUN!!! :headbang:
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
:icongo-on-plz:
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Randommode Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hahahaha
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ChocolateNews Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome stuff here man <333
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly :bow:
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ChocolateNews Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome :D I love that guy!
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yassanswumgame Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student
I love this guy! Yay for him for creating such amazing mangas!!! There was this anime I saw, and it was to dedicate it to him after his passing, and it was so sad! Like they had all his character there, and they did it like a silly murder mystery, and after solving it, he says good by to all his creations and slowly dissapears. OMG! made me sad! XD
But no, seriously you did an amazing job with this portrait!! I so wish I could do portraits!
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot. And now I'm interested in this anime you're talking about. Wish I could see it :D

I know you can draw portraits like this with enough practice and dedication. You're pretty talented 8-)
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yassanswumgame Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student
I'll have to ask my friend then. I'm sure she knows what it is called.

Aw why thank you! XD I should practice it! I used to try and dable in portraits a few years ago...but I kinda stopped. XD but I would like to branch out into other art.
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
I should definitely do the same thing so long as it involves drawing. I was never too good at crafts and 3 dimensional art XD
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nikki-ns Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks :lol:
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gordonjugah Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice! Never tried a smudge pen before...
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. Smudge pens come in real handy for this kind of thing. Give it a shot XD
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NocturnalFoxx Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantasic! the details, the shadows, it all looks great! And I agree with you I also have more pleasure in cartoons too. They are just more fun!

I don't think I could do something this good! xD
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D

I wouldn't doubt myself too soon if I were you. I'm positive you'll make something like this one day with enough practice and instructors to push you beyond your limits like me :rofl:
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NocturnalFoxx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lmao, yeah your right!


DRAW IT LIKE THIS, MAGGOT! I WAS SEE SMOOTH CURVED LIINES! 1,2, 1,2!!
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
That pretty much sums up my class in a nutshell :rofl:
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MooMaster666 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
damn good looking portrait, Gribbz. :D
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Moo Moo mah boy :lol:
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InsanityAndSugar Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Wow this is really amazing and awesome! :O
Seriously, I'm loving the texture you made with your pencil. This is legit.
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks. Smudge pens,4B, and 6B pencils come in real handy when it comes to getting this kind of quality :lmao:
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TheCirkuzFr3ek Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
....Holy shit dude.
This looks AMAZING.
Oh my god. I want you to teach me.

At this rate I'd have 5 art teachers if that question was serious and every deviant said yes. :u
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
I would, but I'm not a very good teacher. I just had awesome instructors :lmao: Thanks dude :D
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TheCirkuzFr3ek Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem dude.
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Aivilo0 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Seriously, you should do more realism! I think it's calling for you :D
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm not sure. I've been doing head portraits in figure drawing recently and they don't really retain this kind of quality. I can do this kind of thing, but I take more pleasure in drawing cartoons. It all comes down to preference really =P
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Aivilo0 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Yeah I see :D
They are usually funner because it's
not so disciplined and more loose like, where
you can do more with it.
I think when you get a little older you will start
moving towards realism or semi-realism.
Because that's what happens to alot of
people who are skilled in both :D
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
I can definitely see that now since I've been trying to make my figures look a bit more realistic and look less awkward. Still struggling with females in general though T-T
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Aivilo0 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Just keep practicing female
figures, you'll get it :w00t:
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
I try pretty hard. Sometimes a little too hard :noes:
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Aivilo0 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Yeah I know what you mean :\
but you'll get it :)
it'll start becoming easier and easier
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Aivilo0 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Why would you be scared to upload this??? :wow:
It's beautiful!! You have major talent dude!! :w00t: :iconclapplz:
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks a bunch :D
I was too scared because I think people would try to steal it and such. I've been seeing victims of art theft around everywhere lately. I'm just paranoid like that :lmao:
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Aivilo0 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Oh I see yeah I know what you mean :p
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MK-Hellfire Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Wow sooooo cool :D it looks like a photo :dummy: :iconclapplz:
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
That's what my instructor wanted me to aim for. I'm glad he pushed me beyond my limits or it never would have looked this photo-realistic :lol:
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MK-Hellfire Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
wow how long did it take? XD
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:iconpltnm06ghost:
Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
About a week give or take :P
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