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Anime PUNCH by Dreamkeepers Anime PUNCH by Dreamkeepers
Promotional art for the upcoming ‘Anime Punch’ convention in Central Ohio. An opening for the artist’s alley presented itself at the last minute, so though on short notice, I’ll actually be able to attend this year! Convention info is here: [link]

This is art of the convention mascots, the ‘karate girls.’ Normally I wouldn’t take time out for miscellaneous art like this, but having just completed a huge pile of corrections on Volumes 1 and 2, I needed some decompressing. Plus, I was harboring a bit of curiosity. I’ve been doing virtually nothing but Dreamkeepers art for the last few years, so I wanted to see if I still had the ol’ chameleon ability from my freelance days, when it was imperative for me to imitate any style.

Here, I was obviously going for straight-up anime stylization: I feel like it came out looking fairly accurate. Not 100% convincingly authentic, but I’d mark it up as a good try anyways. And it was fun to stretch the versatility and indulge in a change of pace.

…But, just between you and me, I don’t think those girls know karate.

I don’t think they know karate at all.
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dandiecan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This anime kind of reminds me of Mazinger z.
Synaesthetic1 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
AspiringCrazyCatLady Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I dunno about the whole thing overall, but those boobs do make for some nice anime authenticity ;)
asddsa1995 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010   Filmographer
best friends forever
Kaikulee23 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
they may t know karate but they can make it look like they can....i would think they did -___-; good job
Chibi-Neko96 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
haha this is totally like me and my friend
ShadowOfNights Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
They put the 'punch' in AnimePunch. XD
GabrielsThoughts Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
wow. I didn't know girls could twist that much without snapping their spines in half like twigs!
StevenRoy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, with looks like that, who needs skill?
Clovis15 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Really nice picture here. I always find it really funny that the the Long Blue pony tail and bangs look won out over the alternative. Two people were asked to draw concepts for the Anime Punch Mascot their first full year (before the second character was added), and since then everyone has been referencing the hair in my rejected image over the actual winner (which was made by the judge's girl friend at the time). In a way, it's quite nice to know that time has shown I really had the far more popular design (well, the pink Gi never caught on... but it wasn't really that good an idea).
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