情熱. PASSION - As a river flows ( Piccolo X Gohan )
....... DRIP DRIP DRIP
If anything at all immediately dawns on me having worked on this small lil’ mini doujin over the passed couple of days, it’s that it has reeeeeeally been a while since I have drawn Toriyama-style for any lengthy time. It was almost as though I had to go watch some DBZ and shake off the rust. Mentioned a number of occasions in the past, most all of my fans here are aware that I once worked as author/illustrator for the Dragonball doujinshi title ‘Hob-nudian Chapters’ (DBHC) through the now defunct Huryuki group. That title ended in 2001 so since then --besides a few scattered drawings here and there-- I haven’t had too many excuses or reasons to maintain the technique. My work in resent years have been predominately my own signature form of drawing manga, which I see as a blending of western/eastern influences.
---Then I received a tattoo design request, and now this here ; D I confess that this has been a scene that has found it’s way into my mind and creative spark more than once. I’m glad that I can finally bring it out on paper for you to enjoy. Even so, with that in mind, I decided I would not be following Toriyama-sama to the exact letter. You’re still going to see elements of myself in here and quite frankly I believe it’s better that way. You should be yourself on Deviant. This is about YOUR art ...not pre-existing, been there, done that ~ Enjoy!
Oh, by the way. In case the title is obvious enough, yes this is yaoi, and yes, actually I DO have a fetish for Gohan and Piccolo. Thanks for pointing that out. I own many doujinshi by many different artists and friends in the business. If this is a problem for you ...hey, back button yourself to another Deviant.
I actually spent a few minutes deciding whether or not this needed any speech text, but then I realized it was a speechless moment. Piccolo’s more confounded than anything. I wanted to jerk him between his embarrassment/shock and his need to want to trust Gohan because ...well, it’s Gohan.
To be honest, he looks a bit terrified in the last panel... but then again, he would be, I guess! Definitely a speechless moment, I must agree. It goes without say, I absolutely LOVE this doujin with a... Passion XD You're awesome.
For a trigger of a moment I thought about when Piccolo died in GT. He’s died before, but this time felt and seemed so forever. I never cried so hard over a cartoon in my life. I remember thinking in my head, had I been Gohan: “I’m coming with you. I’d rather die than to live in this world without you in it.” Their relationship was precious.
the fanfic i'm writing takes up after gt, and i focus HEAVILY on the fact that the two of them have been seperated for so long, and with how close they were, it HAD to be painful for them D:>
Gohan crying over his death made my heart hurt after the scenes between them were Nill at that point. he just seemed so heartbroken, and he fell to his knees all upset and ahhhh i'm getting sad again DX