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Akira Daylight Version by deadlymike Akira Daylight Version by deadlymike
I did up two versions - Daylight and Overcast. I'm curious to know what your guys prefer?

This is the first ever Anime I saw. I remember walking into Rogers Video in Grade 7 and seeing this crazy cover of Kaneda holding this massive weapon and his bike. I had to grab it just from the cover alone. I have to admit, the violence was hard to take in at that age but I was immediately desensitized after watching it a few hundred times!

Tetsuo and Guts ugh!

Enjoy!
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monsterpaperbag Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Love the imagery!
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leon-mcnichols Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Heh We're actually doing a varient on that motorcycle design for our UDK project, like the plasma arcing on the backwheel's powercel.
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deadlymike Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Awesome! What's the project all about?
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:iconleon-mcnichols:
leon-mcnichols Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Its a AD Police elseworld fps type game.
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:icondeadlymike:
deadlymike Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Nice! Let me know when u guys finish it!
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Wolfzero-kun Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student General Artist
That's a classic
amazing!!!!
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:icondeadlymike:
deadlymike Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Thanks man!
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:iconwolfzero-kun:
Wolfzero-kun Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Youre welvome haha ^^
<3
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:iconborjj:
Borjj Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
love this film!!
it's a magnific drawing! hope i can make something like that some day :D
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:icondeadlymike:
deadlymike Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
My of my top 10 films ever! Thanks again man!
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timothygreenII Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Great picture, hard to say which is better- I like them both.
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deadlymike Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Thanks man!
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ihearthorwitz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Mike!!! this is AMAZING!!!!!!!!
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:icondeadlymike:
deadlymike Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Thanks a bundle of super joy!
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Tannanana Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Sooo beautiful. I love the red tones in this, they're so rich on Kaneda and his bike. Yummy. 6: Always appreciate seeing a good AKIRA fanart!
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deadlymike Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Thanks!!!
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Tandhruil Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work
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:icondeadlymike:
deadlymike Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Thanks!
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ChosenDefect Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Hard to choose, but I do like the brighter colors here. Great work! :D
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:icondeadlymike:
deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Thanks!!
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:iconchosendefect:
ChosenDefect Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
You're welcome!!
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artisticpsycho87 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
i dig this one..the daylight gives it more cool-factor
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:icondeadlymike:
deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Yeah it definitely has the cool in it. Ironically enough the cool colors are on the overcast.

Thanks!
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artisticpsycho87 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
haha funny how that works huh? keep it going bro
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:iconcsyeung:
Csyeung Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is nice too, I like the overcast version a bit more though, only cause I think it fits more with the gloomy Akira universe.
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:icondeadlymike:
deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Yeah I think everyone agrees that the yellow pops out a lot more but the Overcast version really depicts the mood of a destructive aftermath.
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TheWoodenKing Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
i prefer this one, the bike's awesome redness pops out more
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:icondeadlymike:
deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
I agree with the red. I guess it all depends on what kind of feeling needs to be captured.
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kei09 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if i have 3 favorite DA'artiste the first will be [link] de second will be [link] and you'r the third
great job
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:icondeadlymike:
deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Aww man. Thanks so much! That's really flattering. You've just upped my inspiration!
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:iconkei09:
kei09 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol you wellcome, it's just my opinion
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Laskex21 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
*melts* omg this was my first anime i saw too! omg love the scene and details you really made him stand out!
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:icondeadlymike:
deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Thanks!
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CarabARTS Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is so much better, look at the light!!
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:icondeadlymike:
deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
The light does shine extreme! A lot more contrast on this version.
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PaulRenaud Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Artist
I prefer this one. The sun casts a great moody shadow. Also makes the red/greens beautiful.
Awesome piece BTW :)
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:icondeadlymike:
deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Interesting. That's good to know. The reds and greens do pop out real nice! Thanks Paul!
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PaulRenaud Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Artist
And I think this beautiful light matches the post-apocalyptic/end of the World feeling of the series best.
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:icondeadlymike:
deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
It's crazy to hear both sides. I've already learned a lot just from this mini poll.
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Maieth Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Sweet.
definitely prefer this version. Colour palette complements the bike better.

For me, Neon Genesis Evangelion introduced me to anime, but once I knew I liked it I started to look for the best. Akira blew me away.
Will always want that bike.
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:icondeadlymike:
deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
That bike is just classic. No ifs and buts!
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Maieth Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
BTW, highlights along the bike here, and stylistic touches across the clouds are both wicked.
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BenSonkkila Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
one of the best Akira pics I have seen!!! Great angle and mood
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:icondeadlymike:
deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Thanks!
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rocom Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
great work! i prefer this version. the red is so rich and vivid, it really anchors the composition of the image. and the green is a nice pop for contrast. once again, great job. =]
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:icondeadlymike:
deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
It does give a real focus on the character of the piece. Good look.
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TaylorGarrity Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
I prefer this one. incredible work!
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:icondeadlymike:
deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Thank you!!
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HoBoStIck42 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
i really can't decide at all. i'm no help today
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deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
lol. No worries. Thanks anyways!
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