Super Saiyan Goku is one of the most iconic designs in the Dragon Ball franchise, so it's no wonder that design has inspired tons and tons of fan-art. But drawing the character can be tough, luckily fans now have official tips courtesy of the Dragon Ball Super manga illustrator, Toyotaro.
In a video where he sketches the character, Toyotaro gives his method as to how he draws Super Saiyan Goku with a full translation of the tips below:
Toyotaro’s tips for drawing Super Saiyan Goku (glaring at an enemy):— Todd Blankenship (@Herms98) April 21, 2018
Leave room between eyebrows and edge of eyes
Make pupils less than half a circle
Draw corner of mouth on right side
Bangs go up at first, then drop down
Outline hair first, then fill in details https://t.co/GHRxiYrqqq
Toyotaro explains (as translated by Twitter user @Herms98) that in order to draw Super Saiyan Goku glaring forward at an enemy it's best to leave room between his eyebrows and the edges of his eyes while making his pupils less than half a circle.
Then, draw the corner of his mouth on the right side. Next comes the most important, but funnest part: Goku's famous Super Saiyan blond hair. As for his bangs, they go up at first then drop down. For the main hair, outline it first and then fill in the finer details afterward.
Fans have been drawing pictures of Super Saiyan Goku since he first debuted in Dragon Ball Z, and now they can make their closer to the original by using the official illustrator's technique if they wish!
Dragon Ball Super currently airs its English dub on Adult Swim during the Toonami programming block Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m. It is also available to stream on Funimation and Amazon Video. The Japanese language release of the series is complete, and available to stream on Funimation, VRV, and Crunchyroll.
If you want to catch up with the English dub, the first 52 episodes of Dragon Ball Super are now available to stream on FunimationNOW, VRV, and available to purchase on Amazon Video as well. The 52 episodes span the full range of what has aired in the North America and covers the "Battle of Gods" arc, "Revival of F" arc, the "Universe 6" arc, and bringing the series right up to the current TV airings of the "Future Trunks" arc.
The first Dragon Ball Super film is set to release this December in Japan, and it has just released its first trailer. The film will focus on the Saiyans, the "origins of Goku's power," and potentially the story of the very first Super Saiyan. Not only does it aim to be the best film in the series, original creator Akira Toriyama will be contributing to the film's script and character designs.3comments