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Ronin Warriors: Sage v Cale

By AdamWithers
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Commission from Otakon 2011 of the eternal nemeses Sage and Cale from Ronin Warriors; pencil.

Sage is my favorite of the Ronins by a mile. He had the coolest weapon, the coolest special attack, the coolest energy source, and the coolest name. "Sage of the Halo" just sounds awesome! And he was the green one, and I'm often inclined to like the green guy most. And he was the smart one. And had a sense of humor. He was MY GUY!

And Cale was easily the biggest bad-ass of the Dark Warlords, right? The duels between these two were always the coolest. They had the most perfect duality of the whole show - light vs. darkness. Doesn't get cooler than that.
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
800x624px 104.71 KB
Make
Motorola
Model
DROID X2
Shutter Speed
1/15 second
Aperture
F/2.4
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
320
Date Taken
Jul 30, 2011, 3:03:06 PM
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finalknight0x3Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some Flawless ronin warriors art
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AdamWithersProfessional Artist
Much appreciated.
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RainbowAlien Traditional Artist
My absolute favs Cale was always my first favorite I love blue hair males with a bad temper
But Sage wasn't either but I found him my favorite ronin Guess its cause of the Yin Yang they both have
Great drawing
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AdamWithersProfessional Artist
Thank you. :thanks:
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MDTartist83 General Artist
Wow. Awesome work on them both. Great inking job two. I remember this show. Ronin Warriors was one of my favorite shows from back in the day.
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AdamWithersProfessional Artist
Thanks a lot. No ink here, though - this is just a pencil drawing. :)
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MDTartist83 General Artist
No problem.

Really? This was all done with a pencil? Wow! I wouldn't have guessed! But I have to admit I'm really quite impressed! You're lines look so smooth, it almost looks as if though you inked it in the way they do in comics!
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AdamWithersProfessional Artist
Yep. I've never been good (or confident) with ink, so instead I just learned to draw really tight and smooth in pencil. Virtually nothing you see in my gallery uses ink! It's why I try and label all of my pieces in the comments so people can see if I used ink or not, but usually I don't. :)
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MDTartist83 General Artist
I see. Well, I must admit your style is very distinguished and unique. I like it a lot.
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stark40763Hobbyist Writer
I simply love this! It's always nice to see some new RW Fanart come along! :D
Meshe4's avatar
like the updated look
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AdamWithersProfessional Artist
Thanks. I didn't do much; they only needed the slightest modernization to maintain their cool. :)
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Amazing detail and great energy. Not to mention nice choice of characters. :D
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AdamWithersProfessional Artist
Thanks. Glad you approve. :)
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SummonerRekkaHobbyist General Artist
<3 Cale was always a bad ass. Then the dub happened T_T The voice did not match. At all.
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AdamWithersProfessional Artist
It wasnt... soooo bad... I guess. I only ever watched the dub, and it never super bothered me. There's been FAR worse. :shrug:
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SummonerRekkaHobbyist General Artist
Oh Jesus, yes. The infamous 2nd episode blunder. O_o and Sailor Moon. Yikes! Hope you end up doing all 4 of them!! :)
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AdamWithersProfessional Artist
I suspect I will, in time. The girl who gets these commissions from me has made it fairly clear that she won't be stopping until I've done the whole RW universe for her. :D
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SummonerRekkaHobbyist General Artist
yas plz! :D
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I totally agree with what you said about Sage and Cale. I wish they would have delved into their Light/ Dark dichotomy more during the course of the show. I always liked their fights best!

I love this picture. The lines are so clean and the style suits the piece. I also like that you actually drew the armor well. Many fanartists don't pay as much attention to that as they should. The armor is central to the show! Great work.
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You know, as much as I LOVE these characters, I don't actually enjoy drawing armor or tech or that sort of thing very much. But I DO believe that when I draw such things, they have to be GOOD. I get in there with the details, I keep it clean, and I make it slick. It's how I've gotten good at drawing a number of things I don't super enjoy drawing! :XD:
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Well, as a fan, I appreciate the obvious effort you put into the drawing. It's really cool, and your dedication to your craft shows.
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JosephLawnProfessional General Artist
Amazing, sir.
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TreyosHobbyist Writer
I need to see if Netflix has Ronin Warriors on DVD or something. Been forever since I watched them.
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