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Samurai Duel

By sygnin
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Because it's fun having two guys kill themselves over a girl.

Anyway, yay, my first Illustrator piece... took forever, still getting used to the controls.

The samurais were done first in one file. The geisha is another file. The final file is a composite of the figures and the background plus one other layer for the shadow in the foreground and the flare in the back.

Hm... well that's about it. No gradient mesh yet, I'll get round to figuring that out another day. I have to say I prefer Illustrator's color controls. I guess it's just the way the program handles color, for whatever reason the color seems deeper and richer than in Freehand.
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ArtySpartyGirl's avatar
ArtySpartyGirlHobbyist General Artist
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Gwiber49Hobbyist Filmographer
We all end up killing ourselves over the girl. 
Uber-Stooge's avatar
Love it, just wish the samurai armor didnt match each other so closely
Jonathan-Wilson's avatar
Very nicely done!
kudoze's avatar
love the warmth of this piece... great job!
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MarikoSusieProfessional Digital Artist
Beautiful! I love Geishas
Mark-W-Allison's avatar
your style is absolutely captivating. Beautiful, keep up the good work
bdoyle102's avatar
Elegant and stylish
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LiquidtikiHobbyist General Artist
Very Nice work.... I really like your graphic style....
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This Deviation was featured Here :)
mcaballer4's avatar
so beautiful!
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amazing art.. great job and color :D
emma00's avatar
awwwww i can not stop looking at this great awesome

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beautiful I love how you've drawn the lines, the color palette and the style of this piece
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LadydragoncatHobbyist General Artist
I love it!

Another reason to enjoy Japanese art.
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Hello :iconwavesplz:
You are features in my journal "Ninjas, samurais and ... " [link] as well as in my front page in a feature box :) :meow:
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catherinejaoProfessional Traditional Artist
This is pretty cool, I'm reminded a little bit of Disney's take on Hercules I think that was? I didn't realize Illustrator could do something like this ;)
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sygninProfessional Digital Artist
I quite liked the design in Hercules. There was a time I was studying that and Bruce Timm's work, although in general my work is not quite as angular.
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Well done!
Beautiful colors
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chamito448Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice job^^
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Very nice; very nice indeed.
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Ektah Digital Artist
very beautiful character design :D
I love the colour scheme too..:heart:
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