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December 15, 2009
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Astro Boy by whitestarflower Astro Boy by whitestarflower
Astro Boy flying above the clouds.

This is based on Astro Boy from the 2009 movie. I also wrote Astro Boy at the bottom, and his name in Japanese, which is "atomu".

Materials Used : lead pencils, watercolour paints, black pens and black markers on Fabriano watercolour paper.

Astro Boy (c) Osamu Tezuka

Please write a comment on what you think. Constructive criticism is welcome. I feel that the shading on the face is not quite right.

I changed the background and added a different one.
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MetaMolecola Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute as usual!!! ASTROFOREVER!!!!!!! n_n
whitestarflower Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Thankyou! I'm glad you like it :hug:
MetaMolecola Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No probs :):)
1992halomaster Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
astro-ninja122 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
the head could be a bit rounder... other than that you did a good job!!! keep
up the good work!!!
darosigu Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Down in japanese Katakana says Atomu for Tetsuwan Atomu, the original name for the japanese anime Astro Boy created by Osamu Tezuka
whitestarflower Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Yes, that's right. I think in the 2009 movie they just called him Atomu though.
ArtBennyRGrau Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nice job!
Everythin looks better in water colors
just look at Alex ROss's work in comicbooks.
the best medium for kids books ever.

This be what I wanna pester me friend Cyber
to do. I remember watchin the Astroboy 2000 something
OVA series and the 80's cartoon where we knok
megaman got its inspiration from ;)
I watched the original series as a kid meself.
I had a debate over this guy being the originator or anime but turned out he wasnt cuz
some guy had animated a kanji once... screw em
Tezuka Osamu made anime so there :p lalala cant hear em lalala.
whitestarflower Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
"Astro Boy" in the 1960s was Japan's first animated TV series. That was the black and white version. I've seen a bit of it and its not that good quality animation, the 1980s one is better. But it was the first anime TV series.

Osamu Tezuka is quite famous in Japan. There is a manga museum about his work in Takarazuka. I want to go there some day.

Thanks for the comment!
ArtBennyRGrau Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup to me anime is tv series so nay sayers can go poop :p
Osamu actualy animated the original himself much like
Jack Kirby animated the first MARVEL super heroes cartoons
in the 60's like th ehulk iron man avengers thor etc
*still image with little movement and allot of lypsynch and
recicled stock footage lol I can relate since I am an annimator
who does solo work meself :P
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