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Highway Samurai
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A little something I put together in the spare bits. I need more technology in my portfolio, I'm perfectly comfortable with cars and guns and such but I really don't do enough of it to show that. You should maybe Download to see this in full-res, there's a lot of fiddly detail.

The composition of this piece got very messy at some point, probably because I'm easily persuaded to put in "one more cool thing" at the expense of clarity. I like most of the bits I ended up with, but the fact that I didn't plan it all out in advance really shows in the uneven layout. Still, I like the general designs, and I had fun with stuff like the dichotomy of the dragons, or the mousiness of the civilian car.

7 logos to find, but one of them is quite badly done... let's say 6 logos and a bonus crap one for the truly dedicated.

Cintiq 21UX, Manga Studio EX v3, ask me any questions you like. No refs were used for anything but the Space Needle, the rest of it is 110% freehanded make-em-up. If something is mechanically questionable, I take the blame.


Daily Dev, no kiddin'!? Thank you! :D

For all the color requests, check out the Download option and you'll see that it's now at 3600x2400. Have fun with it, let me know what you come up with!


Hey look, now it's a print! That's new. I've never sold a print before, but I'm thinking why not already?
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3600x2400px 4.96 MB
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows
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Kinkifun's avatar
Kinkifun|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really cool
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Emerald-Wolf13's avatar
Wow, looks like it should be an illustration from a new edition of the Street Samurai Catalog (Shadowrun RPG).
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Bruzefh|Professional General Artist
Great artwork and inking job.
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mangamecha's avatar
Hi Highway Samurai!

I'm new here and looking for an artist for a new company based out in Canada.

Let's chat!
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MatthewSmith's avatar
Zounds, the detail! This is extraordinarily impressive; just about anywhere your eye might happen to fall, there's something super-groovy to look at. Also, that's one seriously splendid dragon back there.
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Inkthinker|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Leaving fun things to find all over the place is one of my favorite things to do when drawing, I tend to get lost in the details. :D
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JesseThomas7800's avatar
That is insanely good!!!
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ryan1147|Student Digital Artist
very nice indeed.
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SpectorKnight's avatar
I love every part of this.
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wheatman3's avatar
kinda reminds me of the double dragons cartoon.
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Dionizije's avatar
Dionizije|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Nathan Never-ish! :D Wonderful! :D
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GarethWong|Student Digital Artist
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zoomzoom|Professional Digital Artist
Reminds me of LOBO... 
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huzzain|Hobbyist Digital Artist
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tasui's avatar
oh god this is pure awesomeness. I'm even imagining it with background music!
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StGeorge67|Professional Interface Designer
I love the way the trucker is expressing "HOLY SHIT". :-) The dynamics, great! And all the small details you added... I'm lovin' it (or am I not allowed to say this because McDonald's owned this phrase ????)
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Inkthinker|Professional Digital Artist
In the future, all restaurants are Taco Bell. So I wouldn't worry about it. :D
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stonedInc|Hobbyist General Artist
I keep coming back here.
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kane809's avatar
super awesome
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tiragon's avatar
Freakin' AWESOME! I am so going to try and colour this!
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NikitaTarsov|Hobbyist Artist
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seangordonmurphy's avatar
THIS IS AMAZING! And all the ellipses are correct. :)
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