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This is a pretty silly one, but I love it. Was trying for a coloring style that was as clean as I could get it. They're my mafia ninjas, who despite the badass exterior are both goofy and flaky space-cadets. On the left is Akigara, who says you are standing in her aura, and on the right is Kyuuketsuki, who is very sweet and polite and thus constantly exasperated by the perverted blood-demon that lives in his tongue.

I'm such a dork.
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Synaesthetic1 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
awesome. moar.
futurelegacy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist
well this is pretty cool but wutz up with the indianlooking ninja
Merquisedec Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
i like the way the pin stripes show, nice piece yo!
doku-amai Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
pls tell me your writeing a story or doing a short web comic that would be sooo cool
The-Feline-Ninja Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
wonderful costume designs, just gorgeous....

Love that girl's style! Just adore it!

I'm sorry, I'm at a loss of words for this...
Shebelle Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
woow great! Genial ^^
SnowRaven-Moonstar Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008   Writer
I love this. I love everything about this. Especially their clothing though and the description of the characters. I only wish there was more to the story. I would love to know more about these characters. ^_^ Anyway, take care. :D
LaDontos Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008   Digital Artist
I really love this pic of urs but I love your character Kyuuketsuki even more, he has a some wat eriee badass feel to him ^.^ i really love how u colored it, I'm now trying to color on adobe photoshop,lol
airon-raion Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
thats awsome guy
Soldier2000 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
Damn, that's freaky!! I like it!
KMaple Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
This is... the weirdest thing I've seen in a really long time, but I love it!!
brucenatelee Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
Cool, tribal ninjas. The blue one resembles Sasuke and Zabuza from Naruto. If a ninja has to wear a suite, this is how they'd look.
AstroZerk Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Lovely picture!
Run-Anna-Run Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
I love this picture!!!
pink-ninja Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
wow I like the detail! :D
Naleh-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
The dude kind of scares me...does his mask have a zipper? ...O_o0
shakino Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the contrast is super between these two, the red one is all warm and lovely
DaisuketheGuide Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007

I've always said that the Italians were the original Mobsters. And I love the Yakuza and everything (especially since they're in many ways kinder the the common people than, say, cops), but as an Italian man I identify more with the Italian Mafia.

That said, this fusion of the Mafia, the Yakuza, and the Shinobi is the most badass thing ever.
BriiKittee Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Oh that is just wicked fun for all ages!
Ninja-of-the-Moon Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Very cool!!
eagleofdoom Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
oh this is beautiful (:
Shutori Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
fantastic. they've got such great expression, something i struggle with. fave'd
justjingles Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
His hair is awesome.
p3rf3cti0n Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
your costume designs blow me away.
aweeesome. 8D
harmonic-dimensia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
Really cool concept. Looks real slick!! Great costume designs:thumbsup::thumbsup:
Saoih Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006
Mmk. Pinstripes are awesome. The garment design is awesome. The most awesome thing I think, is the lining of Kyuuketsuki's clothing. It looks kinda luminescent. Love it!
Sharmi Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006
AHHH! I love it! Pinstripes are my favourite pattern... Ever. Seriously.

On ninjas? They look sooo cool. I love the girl's makeup, what was her name? Akigara?

Also loving use of garter belt. :D Awesome work, and pretty style.
snarkpuppie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
Yayness! I love the paisley ties. And the pinstripe (Who doesn't love pinstripe?). But it was the character description that sold it to me. Bwaha! Ninja Mafia ^_^
MrMunkeepants Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2006
whatever you were going for with the colors, it totally worked! I'm trying to improve my skills, and this is the kind of stuff that makes me want to do so even more. can you post a tutorial, or a quick explanation of your process? :please:
mosskat Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2006
Oh man i loved this one when i saw it on your site andnearly stabbed miself when it wouldn't let me save it ;_;
thank you for uploading!! *steals and runs*
Jc2theW Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow!! Excellent, EXCELLENT work!! I love them!
NinjasUnderDA Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
WE created a group for all ninjas fand and for dark arts in deviantart. You are invited to become part of Ninjas Under DA and to promote your art in our page.
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Hee hee, dork or no, I love that colouring style. It's so clean and shiny and stylish. Another fave! :)
Atazure Featured By Owner May 30, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Ha ha ha, they remind me of that trio from Pokemon :D Actually they remind me of all those goofy styled bad guys from early '70 and '80s anime :D
impishrogue Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2005
+Fav, for many reasons. Your colour, as always, astounds me. Your art is ever exciting, your style unique and easily distinguished. The bolds tones, and delightfully smooth meld of tailored suits into ninja uniforms is appealing and beliveable, despite the fantastic subject matter.
As usual, you produce incredible art for the onlooker. Your poses, especially Kyuuketsuki's, are wonderful. I simply cannot get enough! Keep up the good work, and bring on more of the ninjas.
StressedJenny Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005  Professional Filmographer
oh eee aahhh!
Im lovin the character design.
TrueIcon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2005  Student
lol funkiest tie ever!!!
canadian-vampyre Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
WOW these are some of the coolest ninjas, that i have ever seen. *goes in the corner to cry* YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! *tear*
Baron- Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004  Student General Artist
Stunning! I adore the way you did Akigara's coloring and outfit design!
merlinni Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2004
awesome... really awesome... i love that dark guy...
Monre Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2004  Professional General Artist
no words.....i'm in blank!!!are you shure that you're human??
Miss-Monster Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2004
Holy crap!
Total style!
Hieght of fashion!
I'm very fond.
gojita Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2004   Writer
Good lord, this is incredible.
...there is so much DETAIL in the clothing's...incredible. oh wow...
I think I'm going to develope a clothing-fetish because of you...start drawing clothes....grrr....
....I really liked how you used gradients in this, and the designs on the tie(s) are expecially nice!
Please keep up the good work, and good luck with...with college!

bowlog Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2004
yeah thas coool :D loving the pics and loving teh pinstripes and loving the little stories behiuind them cool cool cool stuff :D
mallettepagan0 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Ninja's rock! I love the little swirly details in their ties. ^^
y2jenn Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2004   General Artist
A 'dork' you might claim to be... but a damned talented one at that. I can't believe I haven't seen your gallary before. Your colors are perfect. I love the... for lack of a better word... 'sketchy' perhaps? Style in them. Your pencils are gorgeous and i'd like to pick at your brain when you're not using it. Bravo. I love your work! I'll be watchin ya.
olukemi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2004  Professional General Artist
Your colouring style leaves me in all kinds of awe. If you don't mind me asking, how do you do it? Like what programs do you favour? Your art always, always comes out superb.
saoki Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2004
Hum, faishon ninjas....
Great, really great. You really know how to work color.
mk1990927 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2004
This is soooo wicked cool!! I love the zipper mouth!
goat-legs Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2004
Wow these are cool. love them a lot. and bizarrely my favourite bit is the colouring of Akigara's tie. Cool!
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