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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
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