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Another Way by KelpGull Another Way by KelpGull
I love this movie, and the premise of this contest is very interesting, so I just had to enter... instead of doing the million other things I have to do ;P

The most difficult obstacles I've had to overcome in my life have always been brought on by questions of identity. When I had to drop out of art school for financial reasons, it severely damaged my perspective on my mission in life, and how I fit into the world. Nothing really seemed to matter, and my ultimate decision to join the military was a very depressing prospect for me. I tried to capture the feeling of losing one's way to interact and communicate with the world, and the hopelessness that it brings.

But, of course, the story doesn't end there :D There is always a way forward, though sometimes we are too focused on what is broken to see it. I included paper Hanzo for that reason, and also because he was one of my favorite characters in the film. He was involved in a very beautiful moment of "show-don't-tell" filmmaking, which I won't detail specifically to prevent spoilers :)

I also cleaned up and inked this while watching election results tuesday night... and I think it shows :XD:
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Innkyuu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!
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ILoveJapan2A Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
Oh His Shamisen Broke He would feel Lost Without it, Very Good. Beautiful I'm Crying
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KelpGull Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I do think it would be very hard for him to carry on.
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sketchwithtiff Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Love little hanzo pointing towards another direction meanwhile illuminating such a warm light. It makes him look really hopeful. Nice work. :)
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KelpGull Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It was fun to work on :)
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SonicGirlDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"There is always a way forward, though sometimes we are too focused on what is broken to see it." I love this.

Your drawing is cool! LOVE Hanzo's glow. 
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KelpGull Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I had a very good time drawing it, glad you like it :D
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