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TEKKON KINKREET 35K Kiriban by Pandora-intheSKY TEKKON KINKREET 35K Kiriban by Pandora-intheSKY
EDIT: So I've finally come to peace with this picture. At first the cell shady parts drove me nuts, but then I remembered, you know, that's kind of what I was going for all along. I prefer the paintier interior, but I was trying to maintain the theme from the movie of superflat physical landscapes with the dark, pregnant colors of the emotional realm.
So ya, while the cartoony parts still strike me as weak, I did, none the less, accomplish what I set out to create.

Meh....I guess it's ok. People seem to like it, but I don't pretend that it's not because Tekkon is a damn masterpiece...

In a Disney Princess lunchbox world, Tekkon Kinkreet is the proof that, somewhere, somehow, animation is still alive and well.

Just when you think you've seen absolutely every anime, even the most obscure tentacle porn on the movie store shelf, you accidentally stumble onto a gem. I. LOVE. THIS. MOVIE. I cannot praise it enough.

This is anime at it's very best; Let go of Pokemon, watch Tekkon Kinkreet. For me, this movie is perfection, incorporating all of my personal faves! Japanese folklore, yakuza in their crisp whites, visually luscious Osakan urban decay, and rapturous introspective climaxes. The lovely soundtrack is full of heart, the animation is full of love.

You could call me a bit of a purist in terms of anime, I like a very strict line drawn between Eastern and Western animation. This is not because I don't deem North American anime as real or legitimate, but rather it's because I fell this distinction helps to one to appreciate the fascinating ebb and flow of Oriental/Occidental inspiration. Since the dawn of time, we've inspired them, they inspire us. Impressionist art was inspired by the art of the floating world. Japanese school uniforms, to this very day, date back to a emulation of Western ways.
This has always fascinated me, and is another way I find Tekkon to be so exquisite. Tekkon Kinkreet was the first "anime" to be directed by an American. This movie represents a coming together of rival creative forces.

This is my tribute to Black, White, and the phantasmagoria of Treasure Town. Thank you, Michael Arias, thank you Taiyo Matsumoto.

In terms of vision and execution, this isn't what I had in mind. I was going for a kind of ying-yang thing, which I'm not quite sure entirely comes across, and the technique I was using kind of deteriorated at the end... oh well.

Also, thanks everybody for the 35,000 pageviews!! YAAAAA! WOOHOOO!! I'M ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN! I'M THE KING OF THE WOOOOORLD!!! Now, if only I could get rid of his rash life would be perfect.
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waywardgal Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh my goodness! I love this film! It was so amazingly wonderful. I didn't know what to do with myself! 
savi-george Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
hi  Pandora-intheSKY  epic drawing.  i think, reading your comment, views on manga and the film, that we'd get on BUT ANYWAY!!!  i just wanted to ask your permission to use this picture, about a year ago I found your picture online and posted it on my ig account (savi_george) with the hope of getting each character tatted on each leg and getting peoples oppinion.  I've always wanted them as my first tattoos and I've taken ages thinking about getting them done because I've been waiting for money and for the right artist to come along and say they're confident they could do a brilliant job of it.  its looking now like it might happen! so i just wanted to check with you me this is proper art and you've really captured how i saw the brothers.    its really important to me that you wouldn't mind,  as important that its original and a good job is done,  so this is no small thing for me. THIS IS NOT A FLEETING COMMENT.  I'm a huge fan of the movie, the two of them and their relationship/bond reminded me of how i felt about my brother so it always seemed like the perfect way to express that feeling   but like i said   its art   and its your art so im asking with the huge hope you'll understand and give me some sort of permission and go ahead...i fell in love with this picture soo much that its not left my phone since i found it and at this point with being as keen as i am to express myself in this even take a "oh, if you must" from you.  im hoping you'll get this and get back to me but seeing how many page views you got (well done by the way) and how long ago it was, id understand if i never heard from you..... if you do decide to get back to me  you can do on here but would love it if you got at me directly (had trouble with recieving emails from this site)  thnk you regardless of the outcome and best of luck for the future     ps  i'm also going to try and send this to you directly but you never know how things are gonna work out so  thought it best to send it to both places
DeinVater Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
johnlee87 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
I'm thinking on tattoing this on my leg's ....just love it..U
saliter Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
its identic!!! i love the tshirt of Black
JosephPMorgan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this peace, Black and White had such a dynamic relationship!
Pandora-intheSKY Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   General Artist
That's what I was going for, so thank you!!
draweverywhere Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well done!
Pandora-intheSKY Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   General Artist
Thank you very much!!
lupo-negro Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
This is... wow *--*
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