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GOKU'S DREAM by CarlosDattoliArt GOKU'S DREAM by CarlosDattoliArt

"ODE TO MY CHILDHOOD" is a series of illustrations dedicated to all those things that made me tingle when i was a child, from cartoon characters,video games or even toys.



OK…THIS IS IT! This "anime" was definitely my favorite of them all, so this will be a very large introduction!
 
You know those movies or cartoons, that really mark your childhood? well, "Dragon Ball" marked mine, from the moment I discovered "DBZ" I followed it till the end, I watched every chapter, every movie, I played every game, I had all the toys, I knew all the names of every character, I was fascinated with it, man! it was an amazing journey for me, I still get goosebumps just by hearing any of their fantastic intro songs.


But this illustration has another backstory, "Dragon Ball" was also one of the first things I draw when I was a kid, I did tons of "DBZ" paintings, so now, I wanted to paint a more realistic version of them, but I knew it was a very hard thing to do, because of one thing... their faces, interpret realistically a face I saw for so many years, in an animated version, with such unique features as theirs, is not easy, everyone would think on a different face to give those characters, because so many people love them, and it would be tremendously difficult to make everyone happy, and that hair! how do you paint it realistically, without making it look silly? , and that is why this illustration came to me, and not the other way around, and many of you will be able to realize that  this composition is not mine, and I dont have any intention to claim it as mine, in fact, that is the curious thing about this illustration.


I was surfing the internet and suddenly I saw this wonderful poster of "Rainbow 6" (video game) and immediately thought, oh boy!, "Dragon Ball" would look awesome in this composition, and also, it will solve the problem of the faces, because in this way, everyone could imagine them as they would like them to be, so I decided to borrow this composicion and paint the "DBZ" characters in one similar to that one, I never do this, but I couldn't get the idea out of my head, maybe someday I will dare to paint their faces, but for now, this is how I want to represent them and leave the rest to your imagination.




Now, the name of the illustration, talks about what is happening there, if you know the story of "Dragon Ball Z", you would know that neither "Goku" nor "Trunks" or "Vegeta" were present in that part of the story, that's why it is called like that, putting a scene that will only could be possible in Goku's dreams.



I leave you here a link to one of the original openings,  (English)  or  (Spanish).



I hope you enjoy it!




NEXT ONE…(Knights of the Zodiac)
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:icondire-raven:
Dire-Raven Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
your texture work is just absolutely phenomenal, do you happen to have tutorials or books that you would recommend?
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! amm no no  for texture, but i guess it will be easy to find some good ones i youtube, 
im sorry i dont know any  for that
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:iconmetalchickcrisis2040:
Cell looks feckin TERRIFYING. I love it.
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconayhelenk:
Ayhelenk Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Es una obra de arte, no puedo parar de admirarlo! No tengo palabras para describir lo mucho que me  encantó este art.
Te felicito, eres un maestro! :blowkiss:
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:D muchas gracias de nuevo! lo aprecio mucho!
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:iconeduartinegrafikdizan:
eduartinegrafikdizan Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
amazing..........
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tooth-chocolate Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! very well done. The cell arc is my favorite dragon ball arc. I think it would have been more awesome with perfect cell.
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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:iconkremlin-dawn:
kremlin-dawn Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this art style!
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thank you!
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:iconannaofmirkwood:
AnnaOfMirkwood Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is so lifelike...I'm probably gonna see that Cell in my dreams tonight :frightened: Scared and running 
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D haha
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:iconschufocus:
schufocus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
very nice!
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbruiser128:
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I have also been told that highly stylized series like DBZ can't adapt to other styles out of being ugly,
but you proved them wrong.

Also DBZ Abridged is awesome.
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D thank you so much! I'm really glad you think so! 
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:iconbruiser128:
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Well growing up for me meant being more open minded to new things.
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:icongeorgexvii:
GeorgeXVII Featured By Owner May 3, 2015   Traditional Artist
stunning work 
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!
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:iconchabtan:
Chabtan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Looks amazing! Your art is pretty neat!
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot! 
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:iconxevozzez:
xevozzez Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is incredible! Nicely done!
#dbz#4#ever
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
im glad you like it! thank you!
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:icontoyona:
Toyona Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Woah, thats some amazing realism. 0-0
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!!
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joeFJ Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
HOLY SHIT! A GIANT CELL! I'm guessing this is a fanfiction if they got cell to also vomit 17 and return back to imperfect form. One u are awesome bro!
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D thank you so much! 
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:iconaurodi:
aurodi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015   General Artist
This is perfect Llama Emoji-39 (Eager) [V2] 
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D thank you!
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:icontylerlewis:
TylerLewis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
This is really cool. It is very expressive and intense 
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm really glad you like it!
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:icongarrettsmash:
Garrettsmash Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep. Badass.
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D thank you!
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:iconnowherekidx:
Nowherekidx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome, I love how you went for a more realistic feel for the DBZ characters. I always love seeing their very cartoonist style being translated into something more real.
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
im glad you like it! thank you! :)
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:iconemisario420:
emisario420 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student General Artist
nice job!!!
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconratcabob:
ratcabob Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Incredible detail here! Just wow. I love seeing realistic versions of animations. :)
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D im glad you like it thank you!
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:iconcolourful-crampton:
Colourful-Crampton Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015   Digital Artist
Nice one!
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconhorse1313:
horse1313 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool take on the DBZ characters and love the style used as well. Great stuff. 
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!
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Josiah-Black Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student General Artist
yo should check out my gohan piece. it's not as good as yours though. this is amazing. the texture is great. the dust and cloud effects are very well used. and the idea for the whole composition is wonderful..  a just around really goood piece of work.   :) 
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! i've check it, is very good! i love that moment of the series! thank you so much for the comment  
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Josiah-Black Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student General Artist
...darn good...
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:iconcr0atoan:
Cr0atoan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Great work! :D Very realistic
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:iconcarlosdattoliart:
CarlosDattoliArt Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! :D
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Kabubify Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic piece! Would  be interesting to see the other way around!
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