Many thanks for visiting my gallery ! This drawing is my first contribution to DA.
It took me about 10-15 hours to complete.
I used to like DBZ a lot when I was younger ; now I am a bit too old for that, but it still resonates to me, especially the old episodes (the cyborg saga is definitely my favorite part I think). What I liked especially were not the long epic battles, but mostly the characters, and their very different personalities. Every one of them is quite unique, with his specific background, his own strengths, but also his own weaknesses.
I always thought it was a very good exercice to use the specs of an anime character, such as DBZ, and try to render him my own way.
I think fanarts have a real interest this way : you have to respect the features of one character, but also try to capture his essence, if you want your drawing to work. A random guy with Goku's clothes, even beautifully drawned, would probably not transmit the same feeling/emotion as the original character.
Gohan was probably one of my favorite characters, which is why I chose him for my first drawing. I tried to keep him the very naive and gentle happiness that he has. I am still thinking it lacks a little bit of something, but it might be out of reach for me, so I decided to post it at this stage. I might work on it again in the future, with fresher eyes. Hope you guys enjoyed it !
Don't hesitate to post comments or critics, I am always happy to hear them ; and of course feel free to watch me ! ^^
Hopefully I'll add some other pieces very soon.