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Noriko for Kayona-Kim by Abt-Nihil Noriko for Kayona-Kim by Abt-Nihil
Only half a year since I offered ten free sketches... and here's already the second one :D

:iconkayona-kim: requested I draw an 80s anime girl... and since of all 80s animes I'm probably most attached to Gunbuster (though technically it's VERY LATE 80s and has more of an early 90s spirit, if you ask me :D - but its character designer Haruhiko Mikimoto is probably my personal favorite when it comes to the nostalgic 80s style - he also designed the Macross characters if I remember correctly) I chose Noriko Takaya. That said, my style looks nothing like 80s anime ^^; If you wanna see that style done to its perfection, check out =kayona-kim's gallery.

Media: Pencil, Staedtler 0.3 pen, photoshop
Size: ca. DIN A5
Date: April 2008 (lineart), July 2008 (color)
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Kissaotus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
I just love this serie and i was so happy when i got this serie last year. It was among my very first animes i saw, and i still just love it! its shame theynever really finished the serie, as last episodes are black and white and if i remember totally right now, some hwerejust black and white pictures with music.
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You remember correctly! However, making it in b/w was the full intention of the director, and I think it looks beautiful and far from unfinished. You can argue about the b/w pictures with music, but personally, I like that sequence too. For me, Gunbuster is was one of those series which gets better with each viewing. I also love the sequel, Diebuster. Have you seen it?
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Kissaotus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
No i havent seen that i love too much the first one X3
i always even i have seen the gunbuster already god knows how many times, i still cry when smith dies, and noriko freezes in space. I still get chills when she just takes the gunbuster and goes, i even remember the wordwhat she says when she puts the full body contact( or what it was, that i dont remember) to top and goes like bring it on!!! *shivers*

I just love it!! it was not bad the b/w as i love b/w art too, but on young age it was hey what? if i wouldnot love the series, why would have seenthe trouble to get it XD or yearned it for yeaaars!
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha! Okay, okay :) I just felt like I had to defend it for a moment, but now I see I don't. :D

I was a bit wary about Diebuster at first, but it's probably one of the best sequels I've ever seen. It stands very well on its own, but reflects and complements Gunbuster in an interesting way. And on top of it, it's plain awesome!! :)
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Kissaotus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
I think i need to chek it out at some points, problem (its not problem i swear!) that i have so much anime to watch XD
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What are you currently watching? :)
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Kissaotus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
I have alot series under watch actually, runouh kenshin, tenchi myo,battle vixens, space adventure cobra,lodos wars ect ect.
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting - many of those are classics. I'm a bit jaded with newer anime actually, so I generally prefer 80s and 90s stuff, with a few exceptions.
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Angelicphoenix7 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
nice pic, I love the feet.
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Feet are harrrrrd :D
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givemeup Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Cuuute! :D
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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Hkohles Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
wow dude this looks really really nice lol it has the 80s written all over it so congrats!
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :bow:
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Hkohles Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
np at all man lol its been a long time :)
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Awsome work here
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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kayona-kim Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
OMG Noriko! This is excellent! You made her look nice and soft. :o

Hehe i've been inspired to do more 80's anime chicks now. I love it! Thanks!
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay, that's the best reward! :D Glad you like her...
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And thanks a lot for the fav :3
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Zivrezcara Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Artist
I love how you are able to have a character floating in space but still seem as though they are interacting with something physical.. in this case a wall and a floor *or something similar*

you rock :D
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww... no, you rock! *giggle*
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Zivrezcara Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Artist
*laughs* I'm imagining your avatar giggling.. it's quite funny :giggle:
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Brady-Kj Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
I like it.
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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marcoasalazarm Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
Well, Noriko's a pretty good design, and the story is pretty much 'Battle Athletes-Mecha Pilot Version' until the Gunbuster comes along.

Damn good art.
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I missed out on Battle Athletes, but I guess Gunbuster is full of references which are obscure to Westerners but commonplace to otakus :D

Thanks a lot for the fav! :bow:
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marcoasalazarm Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
In reality, Gunbuster came (a long time) first. But both have that 'best-of-the-best-athletes-going-against-each-other-for-the-Prize' thing going on. Both have some fanserivce. Both have comedy. It's when the real-deal dramatics start kicking in (the war, the Gunbuster proper, the relativistic speeds and whatnot, in Gunbuster's case) that things take a split.
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see. Taking account of relativism may be the one original thing about Gunbuster :D
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QuestionofBalance Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional
looks great :D it reminds of someone from some crazy anime called battle athletes. Ooo free sketches! I should get on that too...I'm in the midst of rewriting my story :o hehe great job though I love the coloring :D
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! I must have seen some stills and artwork from Battle Athletes... I distantly remember it.

Oh yeah, we're all missing Positively 4th Street... rewrite or no :D
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QuestionofBalance Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional
awww thanks darlin' :) I'm currently redoing it so I hope to be done with it by the end of july or so ::keeping fingers crossed:: that's so nice of you to say :D :hug:
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, considering I WANNA read it -- you don't have to thank me :D
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QuestionofBalance Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional
hehe I'm getting a bit more motivated to do it by the day, it won't be a long story I wanna say ten chapters (or tracks as I say) so hopefully it will go smoothly. I'm going to put all the pages on here and then start replacing and updating new ones I think. ::whew::!!
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ten chapters can take a long time... especially when you consider re-doing the whole stuff every other chapter :D And even if not - six episodes of my comic took me 8 years ^^;
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Neilsama Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not to worry. The fact that she's got a workout leotard, wrist bands, and a head band all make her an 80s girl by default.

In fact, you probably could have gone the extra mile and given her leg warmers!

And people wonder why I miss the 80s.
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol... you're right of course! Still, I guess I miss the 80s drawing style more than the 80s clothing style :D
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