Fanart tribute to Toriyama. Arale, Dr. Slump

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I learned this morning of the passing of Akira Toriyama, the father of Dragon Ball, Dr. Slump, designer of Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger. Also, probably the artist who influenced me the most when I started drawing. So I'm repurposing the blog post I made of a fan art I drew of Arale and I'll date it of today. My heart is really heavy this morning...

Original post ( 23 october 2022 ):

A fanart of the little girl robot Arale Norimaki, main character of the Japanese manga series Dr. Slump (Japanese: Dr.スランプ) written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama from 1980 to 1984. I have all the manga at home and I had a lot of fun painting this one.

This artwork was also here to test my new workflow, one that attempts to get better volumes, light, and ease preserving a contrast between sharp edges and soft shading. I had to test it on a funny character full of energy and motion.

Dr.Slump is a copyrighted property of Shueisha publisher, Toei Animation and Akira Toriyama. Artwork done under fair-use, do not reuse commercially unless you have approval from the copyright owner to do so.

Adding export of the process here:

License: "Fanart tribute to Toriyama. Arale, Dr. Slump" by David Revoy − Published under fair-use. This artwork contains references to copyrighted elements.
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link guruguru  

Awww, I too have the manga at home, really great to see your fanart version of Arale-chan!

link JaK  

Oh jeez! You gave me tears: I read it at university and I have sweet memories of reading it. Super thank you :-)

link Josep Febrer  

Really well done! To me, your new workflow looks amazing.

link David Revoy Author, - Reply

Also as a tribute to Toriyama, I would like to share the cameos and influences in my webcomic here (which are hidden or vague due to copyright reasons):

1. You can find a Super Saiyan character doing the line in front of Saffron's house.

2. The magic competition arena decoration.

3. The fight with Shichimi

4. Goku was born "Kakarot" (carrot), so now you know why my cat with long tail and eyes like young Goku is called "Carrot".

1. a comic page of Pepper&Carrot. Episode 16. A line in front of Saffron witchcraft in the street of Komona. Cameos are in the line. 2. a comic page of Pepper&Carrot. Episode 21. The arena of the magic contest.3. a comic page of Pepper&Carrot. Episode 34. A fight between Pepper and Shichimi, Dragon Ball Z style.4. a comic page of Pepper&Carrot. Episode 18. How Pepper names Carrot (because he was hidding in a crate of Carrot) but there is another reason for this name. 199 ★

link stefan   - Reply

I just used to watch his works as a child a lot. So yeah its really a bummer.

Also there is this trend of mangaka really overworking themselves and dying relatively early.

You could make a fortune but not have any time to spend any of it.

link Zetabyte00   - Reply


Really it's a very sad truth.

link Eatsbluecrayon   - Reply

Oh no, I didn't knew!
A lot of Dr. Slump-quotes are still part of my daily life. And I will always remember how hard I laughed about the guy with the magical running socks who had lost one of them and was running in a circle. I love that panel.

link BloodyWing   - Reply

Ah man that sucks, why does it always hit the good people :abunhdcry:

link Mrgabel   - Reply

I didn‘t expect me to be this sad about a death from someone I didn‘t know personally.
I have to thank him for a lot of great childhood memories and beyond….

link L   - Reply

RIP Akira Toriyama.. :(

link Norihiori   - Reply

Tu m'autorises à l'imprimer ? Ma fille est fan et voudrait l'avoir dans sa chambre :)

link David Revoy Author, - Reply

@norihiori Avec plaisir, la high-resolution est ici:

2 ★

link Norihiori   - Reply

Merci beaucoup, elle est superbe ^^
Du coup, j'ai fait une visite sur ta boutique 😁

link Kenneth Freeman :linux: :tor:   - Reply


link constancies   - Reply

I only learned yesterday… really sad, I’ve coincidentally been playing a ton of Chrono Trigger lately so this really sucks.

link Marguerite Dabaie   - Reply

I'm infinitely saddened to hear this

link 植月 のぞみ[Nozomi UETSUKI]   - Reply

Nice "Alare chan" painting!
I am a big fan of Akira Toriyama's manga "Dr. Slump".
I was very shocked to hear the news of his death.
Dragon Ball" is very popular, but I love "Dr. Slump" more than "Dragon Ball," which has many fighting scenes, because "Alare chan" runs around happily.
Akira Toriyama is the best creator that Japan has ever produced.
As a resident of Japan, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the people of the world for their love of Akira Toriyama's manga and anime.


link N (ン) Toyohito (豊人)   - Reply

What????.Toriyama is gone????

link Bart Allen   - Reply

as a 90s kid I can't begin to explain the influence DBZ had on me. It taught me to be good for goodness sake and to stand up for what's right. Beyond missed. Hopefully we all get to see him on snake way one day

link janolap1   - Reply

Je te comprends tellement...

link Ray Of Sunlight   - Reply

Never catch on with this, but i'm still glad i'm not a crazy fan

link vanbesta :49ers: :shark: ✌️   - Reply


link Breizh Geek   - Reply

toujours aussi beau 😍

link jnpn   - Reply

it's beautiful

i can't look at his old art, these black strokes are linked too deep

link Trash Panda   - Reply It's very pretty, I bet he would've liked it.

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