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AKIRA by Chuckdee AKIRA by Chuckdee
Not only did the anime blow my mind when I was in high school, BUT then I saw the comic and it HIT my brain like a ton of bricks..... OTOMO is NOT human!!! ... this comic pretty much changed the way I though about comics and how much you can push their scope.... in my opinion, AKIRA is the best comic series ever made.

... oh yeah, and this is my humble attempt at drawing Kaneda!
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guladigh Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
great artwork!
Soraskies7 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is awesome! nice background! and details!
elvampile Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my fav. anime movie of all time.

Chuckdee Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
indeed! :)
Haki-man Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
I keep hearing how much awesome the manga is... I'll have to hit that up after seeing this :headbang:
MrStevenTaylor Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dude, this is freaking epic, you have mad skills!!!
artELemos Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really good, theres an americanization (hope that's how its said) but dont interrupt the final result.
Chuckdee Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
I know what you mean! :) ... and thank you very much, glad you dig!
eliergear Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Filmographer
not only daddy yankee and tom
Absolutely love it!!!!!
RadenWA Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow dude your style.
OddMod-7 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Amazing Work :D
nickcuaviet Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful :hug:
what is that ? behind the back
Chuckdee Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
a laser rifle! :)
TheFancifulGhost Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
KICK ASS ANIME MOVIE EVER!! wat a unforgettable movie, specially the end wer Tetsuo body deform squishing Kaori, yeesh, but great job bring back childhood memories
olbertus Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
I love Akira as well, beautiful drawing...I actually discovered the comics before the Anime came out when Epic first started to serialize them in the western colour versions and it was amazing, a dark SF masterpiece. I remember when I first saw the movie my only caveat was how much of the incredible comic story was truncated and I would still love to see a multi part adaptation. Unfortunately, it seems more likely hollywood will drop a giant stool on the property, why anyone anywhere near that place even holds the rights is really vexing...Neo Manhattan (groooaaan)

Anyway great drawing and great work in general, I was wondering who did the character designs when I saw the gallery in Arkham 1.
Dunjochka Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student Filmographer
This is the best discription of AKIRA i have seen!

I agree 100000%! Amazingly drawn!!
Constantine00 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
NO WAY! How could I miss this one I love Akira my nickname where I use to live was and still is AKIRA. Shotaro Kaneda never looked so good.
DJChocoKay Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Stunning detail, you do Otomo proud!
Chuckdee Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
.... single tear running down my cheek....hahaha, thank you very much!
JPVilchisartist Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
I'm speechless!
barthschwein Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
looks awesome
Darkstalkerfan5000 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
YEP naruto canot handel it!!!!^^
David-Dennis Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Professional Filmographer
This picture is perfect. How long did it take you to draw and did you have reference images?
zoran3000 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
best anime ever...and love your work...;)
PriscillaTR Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
Incredible work!
candybeyatch Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
i am blown away by your amazing detail
TokoYogishita Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Nice! Kaneda-shan looks upset... Like always! x3
spcadet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
can you get prints of this?
That would be awesome
metalheadkomik Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009   General Artist
awesome !
RyanOdagawa Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Awesome! DeeeeAndaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Chuckdee Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
hahahaha... thanks G' :)
Robaato Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This Kaneda kicks glutes on so many levels man...

edlalin Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
This looks very awesome, love the details and shade =D
Alex0wens Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Terrific piece man
El-Quanjugono Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Akira is both the greatest anime I have ever seen and the sole reason why I can't watch any others anymore. it set the bar so high that nothing else compares to it.

I've only got one of the books so far though.
Chuckdee Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
Dude, get AAAAALL the books... if you think the movie kicked ass, the comic will blow your braincase open! :)
garanmad Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Fantastic work. Love all the rock and rubble detail
xyikie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
it blew my mind away too dude, great job on the recreation!
r7ll Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Your drawing skills are formidable! The texturing on the rubble and the creases in his clothing are just masterly.
Hrm I should really check out the Akira manga too :3
Chuckdee Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
the manga is FAAAAAAR superior to the anime... don't get me wrong, the anime is still a masterpiece, but the comic is just EPIC! :)
mklouie Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Instant fave for me. And I don't fave often! lol

Based on your comments, you and I must be around the same age. I almost regret pursuing a business corporate career when I see how talented you are. Only now am I becoming more and more passionate in drawing and coloring. But hey, it's never too late to spark creativity, right?

I feel like re-reading my Akira comics again. Thanks for the inspiration.
Chuckdee Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
never too late Sir! :)
prbardin Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed. It was my favorite too.
And he's looking much cooler here :D
GuitarZero183 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Student Writer
Man Akira is just too...weird for me, i still don't get half the plot, the who giant bear thing was O.o
Chuckdee Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
I recommend the comic more so than the movie... it's more straight forward, AND the art is damn incredible!!!
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Jeez! beautiful work! Wow!
Chuckdee Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank you very much Sir Mr Barbarian!!! :) ...Dude, how often do you guys get together to do 'drink and draw' up in LA? a group of us at Wildstorm wanna go bug you guys one of these nights!
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Hey, anytime! We do it every Wednesday. The last Wednesday of each month [ like this one coming up ] the Gallery Girls model for all of us. The place is awesome. You're welcome anytime!
Chuckdee Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
oooohhhhh... cool beans Man, well definitely have to go crash the party soon enough! :)
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