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Promotional art for the upcoming ĎAnime Punchí convention in Central Ohio. An opening for the artistís alley presented itself at the last minute, so though on short notice, Iíll actually be able to attend this year! Convention info is here: [link]

This is art of the convention mascots, the Ďkarate girls.í Normally I wouldnít 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. Iíve been doing virtually nothing but Dreamkeepers art for the last few years, so I wanted to see if I still had the olí 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 Iíd mark it up as a good try anyways. And it was fun to stretch the versatility and indulge in a change of pace.

ÖBut, just between you and me, I donít think those girls know karate.

I donít 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.
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Synaesthetic1 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
lolz
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PoweredByCokeZero 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 ;)
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asddsa1995 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010   Filmographer
best friends forever
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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
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Chibi-Neko96 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
haha this is totally like me and my friend
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ShadowOfNights Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
They put the 'punch' in AnimePunch. XD
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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!
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StevenRoy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, with looks like that, who needs skill?
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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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SuperflatPsychosis Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love their hair and all the little fabric folds; it's so detailed! :D
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I-Joe-Writer Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Nice one. It seem odd to see a departure from your normal dreamkeeper work. Still good though.
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Mesuta Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the orangey hair's expression! She's really cute.
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DJRad-Foxx Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
No, they probably don't know karate.

They're up to something.
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ZombieDecoy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
yay Chameleon powers XD I have those too, though very limited, unlike yours 8D
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gzegzolka Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Maybe they do not know karate, but they look convince me to karate much more :)
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Sc0t1n4t0r Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Student Filmographer
hmmm I think you broke someones arm here dave... the blue girl has her right arm completely broken :S

just for you to notice
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Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
At times I can be quite the arm-breaking machine. :aww:
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Sc0t1n4t0r Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Student Filmographer
and this time it was no exception xD
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Higgage Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Well, it's anime, it's allowed to be stylized. I don't think it's humanly possible to assume either of those positions, if you ask me. =P
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Sc0t1n4t0r Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Student Filmographer
yeah I know... but GOD that arm is broken XD
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DarznWolfe Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ya i think they just like to look Karate, although, it could be a plot to get you when your guards down DONT GIVE IN DAVE!!!
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Dezblade Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait...you can draw PEOPLE?! XD

No seriously though, that does capture amine very well while still retaining your own style. Well done!
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Team4D Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Very cute! Are you guys going to do any cons out west this year? (^_^)
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Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
Not this year - we're still keeping things primarily local with midwestern cons. I don't see us making it out there in the near future, but I'm sure eventually we'll find our way west. :)
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