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The Grand Tour by BLARGEN69 The Grand Tour by BLARGEN69
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I finally watched Dragon Ball GT for the first time ever. And I am so, so glad I did. It's been a mystical adventure, a fantastic journey of my dreams I loved it LOVED IT AH GT IS SO GOOD SO SO GOOD. When I was a kid, and GT first aired on Toonami, I HATED IT I remember only watching one episode (all I remember is it was about Baby) and I just couldn't stand it compared to DB and Z, I don't know why, but because of that I never gave it a chance as a child. Honestly, I am glad I did. Getting to watch GT now in it's proper format with the japanese audio (dub though) and with all of the episodes actually shown, it was incredible. I LOVE IT WITH ALL MY DAN DAN KOKORO

I really don't get the hate the fans give GT, like at all. The entire run of the show was great, there was never once a dull moment or episode, it's amazing how cohesive the entire series felt, a perfect mesh of the adventure roots of Dragon Ball with the, uh, shonen tropes haha of Z. I'm not exaggerating when I say that season 1 of DB GT might be the most engaged I've ever been watching a series in my life, it was literally perfect to me, if anything the only flaw I could find is the grand tour through space didn't last long enough I was so worried it was going to come to a close! But Baby's assault on Earth was a magnificently engaging segue and I wasn't bothered at all, even the low-point of the show (Super 17 Saga) was still great, and once again a great way to make the show a tribute of sorts to Dragon Ball as a whole while being magnificently unique and entertaining and creative. Seeing so many old forgotten faces show up like Android 8 and Major Metallitron just brought such a smile to my face! The whole show was rife with moments like that, it's the most comfortable show I can think of and it makes me so happy just thinking of GT. The soundtrack, the characters, it's Dragon Ball concluded right, I've always hated how Z chose to finish the series off. Though GT's ending is similar it's handled much more tactfully, and beautifully, so beautiful that when the montage began at the end of the final episode I just started crying like a baby, Dragon Ball, Z, and GT, it's been a huge part of my life and one I'm glad to finally have fully gone through to the end. I love Dragon Ball GT...

I basically have everybody from the show in here, barring exceptions like all the old villains in Hell for example. I wanted to make it like a visual plot map of the series, start from the bottom of the page with Ultimate Shenron making Goku into a child again, then follow the dragon through the grand tour of space, a stop at Imecka with Don Kee and Ledgic, go to Gelbo with Zoonama shakin up some trouble, Mouma and the Para Para Brothers lead us to Monmaasu where the friendly Giant (I LOVE HIM SO MUCH) is enjoying the alien lilliputians, go to Planet Luud where Mutchy Mutchy and Dolltaki grow their cult to power the evil Lord Luud, then finally we blast into Planet M2, where we confront Dr. Myuu's sinister Machine Mutant army. The Sigma Force, General Rildo, and Myuu himself there. Myuu's ultimate creation and master himself, Baby then rears his ugly head, or Vegeta's giant forehead we should say. He's monkeyin' around, with Super Saiyan 4 Goku. The gates of Hell then open themselves above Earth and the New Tuffle Planet, CAN YOU NAME ALL THIRTEEN DRAGON BALL VILLAINS IN HELL?? Then lastly, the Shadow Dragons begin their devastation of the Planet Earth, with the final boss, Omega Shenron himself front and center ready to taint the entire universe himself with his negative poison.

I have been holding off for months from drawing anything related to GT, I was so in love with the series right from the first episode that I knew something special was going to come out of my for it once I finished the series. Initially, I was to make this same drawing as a collab with chanchimi but because of reasons I ended up just tackling this drawing all by myself (BUT keep an eye out for a GT collab from us in the future adklsfmldsfk)  Until then, check out my tribute drawing to the Frieza Saga if you haven't!!

The Frieza Saga by BLARGEN69 

I seriously could gush nonstop about GT forever here, (lord knows some people have had to deal with that from me for months now) but I'll leave it as is. I hope there are other GT fans here on DA, and if you're not in the party that likes GT I hope you can at least still enjoy this piece. I'm sorry that you've been treated pretty rough even from the get-go GT, consider this a gift from me to you for all the joy you gave me as a series.

Dragon Ball belongs to Akira Toriyama, Funimation, uhh Toie... Probably lots of other people I should credit too HAHA.

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Given 2014-07-08
The Grand Tour by BLARGEN69
The artist has managed to portray several characters in one work with great style and humor. Well done ( Featured by Ry-Spirit )
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renegadeforlifebish Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  New member
STEP INTO THE GRAND TOUR (GRAND TOUR ,GRAND TOUR) STEP INTO THE GRAND TOUR DRAGON BALL GT AHHHHHHH
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015   General Artist
I can't believe it's taken this long for someone to leave a comment like this
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TheArcaneArts Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student Filmographer
jesus you have some insane patience lol

also wow this was a daily deviation?? holy crap congrats, you deserve some recognition!
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015   General Artist
God you'd think right? Sadly it isn't the case HAHA things like this can get so tiring for me, if you think this is big, just wait for my next huge project. I'm planning to make a big drawing for Jojo's Bizarre Adventure once I'm caught up with the manga (currently at Part V), and my idea is to make a drawing that's the same size and scale as this one here FOR EACH VOLUME OF JOJO and they will all make one big picture in the end so I literally will be making something of this size EIGHT TIMES kill me

YES!!! *O* This was my first and to date only Daily Deviation, it was so freaking exciting!!! Thank you so much!! I will do my best, TO EARN ANOTHER no matter what it takes! XD Always aim for the stars!
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TheArcaneArts Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student Filmographer
oh god, you're a masochist aren't you? XD

that's the way to go! lol
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Zero-Skies Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so amazed how many characters and how much detail you put into your artwork! They're always so cool to look at! *o*
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015   General Artist
Ahaaaa~ Thank you so much!!! >v< This one took like, an entire week or two to make from what I recall it was so much work! XD I'm glad it all pays off though and I can hear nice stuff like this ;v; I'm planning a similar drawing to this one, that's gonna be fan-art of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure once I'm fully caught up with the manga, only instead THAT DRAWING is going to be something equal to this thing for each volume, so it's gonna be, like, the amount of work this took times eight GOD I don't even want to think about how long that one is going to take me adklfmdsf

I just wish I could make stuff like these with my actual characters already, the only thing stopping me is most of the big stories of mine I wanna make big drawings like this for are stuff full of spoilers I don't wanna give out X__X NO FAIR why do webcomics need to take years to do! XD
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Zero-Skies Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
That sounds like a lot of work! I'm sure whatever you make for it will be awesome too.
And don't even talk to me about long web comics. XD
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Thunder-the-Coyote Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I always loved this show, canon or not!
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015   General Artist
It'll always be canon in my heart haha! My heart needs that since it's broken from seeing how almost EVERYBODY hates GT! I'm so glad you don't!
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gonzalossj3 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mega awesome no doubt about :D
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015   General Artist
Thanks a ton!!
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granddragoonknight Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i liked gt but only two of the sagas
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014   General Artist
Which are those??
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granddragoonknight Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shadow dragon and super 17
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djrunza Featured By Owner Edited Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All hail the Shadow Dragon Emperor, Omega Shenron! I couldn't find Super 17 though. XD
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014   General Artist
Super 17 is there!! He's hidden within the other villain characters that are hiding inside of Hell, can you name all of em?
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cooldragon317 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
hey why are they all small i now gouk is small but when he is ss4 he is big i now becus i have the hole thing of gt dragon ball z :) im just wondering why they are so small that is all
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MegaMANDEV Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
I can't decide whether I love this because it covers basically everything that is the over the topness of GT or hate it for the artistic style...I'm going to say that I'm simply very okay with this :).
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014   General Artist
Haha that's fair! I personally hold he belief that I am wasting my time doing fan-art if I were to just emulate Toriyama's style, there's no purpose to it for me if I don't take my own personal stylistic spin on it. It's a shame that nobody else out there seems to care about GT enough to have made such all-encompassing of the series fan pieces like this in a style faithful to DB though, there's barely any GT fan-art to speak of of high quality.
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MegaMANDEV Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
I'm not surprised, a lot of people dog the series or will straight up act like it never happened. Too bad, it did, Goku and Vegeta both went badass Super Saiyan 4, defeated by far the strongest villain they've ever come across, sent souls back to hell by rekilling them, and just generally being awesome :). I think I still personally love all the insanity they had to go through just to kill Buu at the end of Z, but GT was still completely worth going through.
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db1993 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Very nice. I like GT as well.
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014   General Artist
Thanks man! I'm glad to know there are other fans.
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db1993 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
You're welcome. I wish they give GT a chance
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derfs51 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
This is a great effort!
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014   General Artist
Thank you so much! It took so long haha!
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derfs51 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
You're welcome.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the art feature. Favs are over 500 man :) Good job!
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 8, 2014   General Artist
:iconover9kplz: And the views today are  OVER NINE THOUUUUSAAAAANNNNDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :iconover9kplz:
Thanks man!! It's my first one ever, I am just so amazed!
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LordAdrian1 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
May I ask, wtf is going on in this picture? I've never watched Dragon Ball
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014   General Artist
AH you opened up a real can of worms here boi!
This piece is a depiction of all of the events of Dragon Ball GT, the third and final series of the three, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT. In DB GT Goku the protagonist gets accidentally wished into a child again, a sort of reset on the godlike powers he had attained by the end of DBZ, he has to go on a universal search with his granddaughter (ironically 'older' than him now) and his friend's son to search for the Dragon Balls lost in space by one year or else the Earth will explode. They encounter all sorts of perils and strange characters across space in their 'grand tour' of the universe. My drawing is supposedto be read from bottom to top and is a storyboard of sorts of the show's events and encountered characters chronologically.
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LordAdrian1 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Ok, i understood about half of that. What is with the guys with the Dragon Balls in their heads?
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014   General Artist
In the second half of the series it's discovered that the Dragon Balls have been misused throughout the course of the series, apparently every time a wish is granted by them the balls scatter to be searched after for a hundred years because a granting of a wish requires a balance of positive and negative energy, the years spent by people searching for them are required for the balls to expel the negative energy within them, however because the characters of the show are exceptionally good at finding the Dragon Balls, seven wishes have been made on them, and the balls finally can't hold their negative power any longer and it erupts out of them manifesting into seven evil shadow dragons each embodying different things that start to wreak havoc across the globe and eventual universe.
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LordAdrian1 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Ok, so I'm sort of getting it. Why does one have seven in him though?
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014   General Artist
His name's Omega Shenron, his original form was the Syn Shenron, the leader and strongest of the seven evil dragons, he took the dragon balls recovered from the other slain Dragons and absorbed their energy into his body to form one ultimate Shadow Dragon. A final boss of the entire series in a way.
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LordAdrian1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Ok, well, I'm just going to have to watch the series to understand any of that.
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Crystellia Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
GT was really really weird
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014   General Artist
Ahaha is that a good or bad thing?!
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Crystellia Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
good in some ways bad in others XD
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014   General Artist
I'm so glad!
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Vaalkaaren Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, nicely done! And congrats on the DD! I enjoyed the series as well but I think what people don't like about it is the repetition; a lot of it is going to a new planet, fighting monsters, fighting smart villains, fighting the smart villains' cronies, getting a dragon ball, hopping to another planet, etc. And it did start to get kinda boring with all that but the humor that was thrown into it--like when Trunks dressed up as a princess lol--kept the series at least somewhat interesting. That's just my two cents though. Again, great job on the piece ^^
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014   General Artist
Thank you, and thank you again!! I'm gald to know you're a fellow fan. I don't know if fans of Z are even allowed to complain about repetition in a series, DBZ is nothing BUT repetition pfft! Plus you basically just described season 1 of GT! I loved the drag queen Trunks bit, Trunks, Pan and Goku make an adorable trio and were so fun to follow, my biggest complaint about GT actually is how Trunks Pan and Giru got thrown to the side for season 2 and it just became the Goku Show again.
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Vaalkaaren Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're so very welcome! But I know what you're saying :XD: I know a lot of people who couldn't get past the first few seasons of Z because of all the training scenes (and excessive use of file footage~). Having watched every season through, though, about 4 times now, I guess you don't really notice it quite as much haha Now that you mention it, I also thought it was strange that so much focus was put on Goku. I always liked Trunks so it was nice to see him have a bigger role, but there were other characters that had a lot more potential as well that were just kinda thrown away. It was disappointing to see Gohan just become a normal guy because they spent so much time in Z going through his life (ahh nothing like a whole season of being left out in the wilderness to fend for yourself while a grumpy green alien watches you but never helps when you're in trouble :dummy:). It would've been nice to see more of Goten as well. But, wish in one hand, I suppose.
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014   General Artist
Thanks!
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MrBowz Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOD!!!
I KNEW THAT THIS PICTURE WAS VERY FAMILIAR TO ME!
AND WAS YOU!!! YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR DAILY DEVIATION!!!
Haha! You really deserved it with this picture c:
Much more when my fav part of Dragon Ball is GT <3 So galactic majesty!
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014   General Artist
AHAHAHA THANKS DUDE!!!! I am glad you could point it out of the crowd and recognize it as my own haha! Thank you thank you!!! Finally GT gets SOME LOVE in this world haha! I had no clue GT was your favorite of the series, that is so cool!
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KittyArtful Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student General Artist
This is too adorable!! Congrats on the DD! GT definitely needs more love, not too many people like it and I don't know why! D: If you ask me, Goku's SSJ4 is probably the best form out of all of them! [I mean honestly; ALL OF THAT FLUFF!!]
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014   General Artist
Thank you very very much!! :iconpiccolorapeface-plz:
There's lots of different reasons why people don't like GT, yet I have never met enough people who LIKE GT to be able to compile reasons why people DO LIKE IT HAHA! Poor series, it's so unloved. I love the SSJ4 so much, the design is just amazing, it's the first time since SSJ1 that the form change actually was, well, powerful looking and meaningful, yeah sure neat he got hair extensions with 2 and 3, big deal, the SSJ4 looked like a true primal unlocked form that the monkey men Saiyans had only been able to spoke of in legends.... Now we've got the SSJ God mode... Or pretty much Kaio Ken HAHA
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