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Tako Bus
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Painted this piece years ago originally for a painting challenge. Redid the color on it, trying to match the yellow more to the official US school bus color. Like him much better now.

For those not familiar with the concept, a "taco bus" is a bus or van that functions as a mobile restaurant. In communities with a large Mexican population, there might be several taco buses roaming about, and if you luck out and catch one in a parking lot, it's usually the best Mexican food you can get outside of Mexico.

"Tako" is Japanese for "octopus". If you've seen "My Neighbor Totoro", you are probably familiar with the "Neko Bus".

This, my friends, is a Tako Bus. All aboard!


(This original painting has been sold. However! There are a variety of Tako Bus items available in my Etsy: [link] and my Zazzle store: [link] :) Cheers)
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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON
Model
E3200
Shutter Speed
10/601 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
50
Date Taken
May 25, 2010, 5:32:53 AM
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TheElementalist's avatar
TheElementalist|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lolol, kinda reminds me of the tagusi (word combination of tako and taxi) in the new Battle angel Alita^^
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askoi|Professional General Artist
How recent is that? (I've been drawing and painting and sculpting the Tako Bus for years and no one has mentioned this to me!!)
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TheElementalist|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, it was pretty recent, IDK when it was published in Japan but it was fan translated earlier this year I think (or it could be last year, I don't remember)^^;

however it's just shown in one panel as a referance to what the Venusians can make with their bio engineering crafts and it's more half-organic/half-machine thing =)

the old Battle Angel Alita is clearly better in case of content, I kinda like the mad max-like style better as well...
but, I like some of the ideas and philosophy in the newer series as well, even so if it's turned more into a shonen jump cliche nowadays... check it out (if you didn't already)if you like martial arts/sci-fi/black humour series^^
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Synaesthetik's avatar
I'm ready for a majickal adventure!
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askoi|Professional General Artist
Very little slows him down - you can take him nearly anywhere his beak will fit!
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Synaesthetik's avatar
weeeeeeeeeeeee!
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Emm--Jay's avatar
TAKO BUS ROCKS!!
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askoi|Professional General Artist
he's fwupping along the pavement just for you!!! <3
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Emm--Jay's avatar
tee-hee!!
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MikauKau's avatar
I love Tako Bus. :heart:
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askoi|Professional General Artist
Tako Bus is unstoppable cephalopod vehicular LOVE! <3 <3
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