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Samurai Duel by sygnin Samurai Duel by sygnin
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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Given 2005-08-11
This is a Samurai Duel by *sygnin between two ancient warriors, sword against sword, for the honor and the pride, one own's life and the other's death, for victory ...and for the attention and love of this beautiful geisha.

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ArtySpartyGirl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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Gwiber49 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
We all end up killing ourselves over the girl. 
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SeeKaz Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
great
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Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Love it, just wish the samurai armor didnt match each other so closely
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Jonathan-Wilson Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Very nicely done!
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kudoze Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
love the warmth of this piece... great job!
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MarikoSusie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! I love Geishas
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Mark-W-Allison Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
your style is absolutely captivating. Beautiful, keep up the good work
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bdoyle102 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Elegant and stylish
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:iconliquidtiki:
Liquidtiki Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice work.... I really like your graphic style....
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tfbox Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
This Deviation was featured Here :)
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mcaballer4 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
so beautiful!
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Nov4cain3 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
amazing art.. great job and color :D
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emma00 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
awwwww i can not stop looking at this great awesome

:heart:
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Rellyrelldaillest Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Thats amazing
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Paris-Falls Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
beautiful I love how you've drawn the lines, the color palette and the style of this piece
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Ladydragoncat Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!

Another reason to enjoy Japanese art.
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
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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catherinejao Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Professional 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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sygnin Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional 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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The-Loiterer Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
Well done!
Beautiful colors
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chamito448 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice job^^
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blurredexile Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Very nice; very nice indeed.
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Ektah Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008   Digital Artist
very beautiful character design :D
I love the colour scheme too..:heart:
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Chifoz Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008   Writer
Nice, ready for animation.
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ZUZUDAAL Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
It´s Beautiful !!!
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SkillZombie Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work. I especially like the art style you used to create the samurai and the geisha. Excellent.
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Abura-akago Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
brilliant beyond words~:+favlove:
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crimsondeathxX Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
that would be awsome as a wallpaper!
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BCNoir Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Sugoi! :love:
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milads2001 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Amazing!
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IsaBella87 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
It's a really good work. I like it :)
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MrozekArt Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice one!
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islandirie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
so cool.
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apiczek Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
it's really good! like it! well done! ;]
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x2creator Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional Filmographer
this is so magnificent!
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21Sphinx04 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Student General Artist
Love this! Love this! Love this!
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liftangel Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
cool
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DrSizzle Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
These colors are delicious! :hungry:
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
very cool! :nod:
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bmoss Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Your FIRST Illustrator piece? Good lord, I'd love to see what you're capable of when you have been at it a while.

Color me impressed! :)
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singlefilmvolume2 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007   Photographer
very nice. the geish looks questionably sinister ^_^
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Kelly-violet Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It turned out great!

Nice colours, they give harmony to the fight :P

Congratulations on your DD btw
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sygnin Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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hitas Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
awesome ;)
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devilman13 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Nice work =)
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cyrano82 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Cooool. The style makes me think about "Samurai Jack" :D
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Pallat Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Professional Artist
this is gorgeous, think you've convinced me into trying illustrator, although there's some high standards to live up to
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fullday Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
Is it really your first one? because you doing so well with the color and the other things... great! Love the idea also ^+^
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may-albarnita Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
i love the colors, very bautiful
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