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The Brave Little Samurai by VegasMike The Brave Little Samurai by VegasMike
Everyone in the village knew about the Big Red Oni that lived in the cave over the hill. Over the years he raided their farms and stole their animals and even took some of their lives. He would sit in his cave, smoking and drinking stolen sake all day and night. One day he stumbled into town and stole the children's kitty cat. The children of the town were devastated because they knew the Oni would eat the cat and nobody could do anything about it. They cried and asked the parents to help but no one was foolish enough to confront the Oni. A lone samurai dressed in white heard the children crying while he was walking through the village. He was no bigger than the children and his sword was almost as big as he was!The little samurai told the children he would retrieve the stolen cat and take care of the pesky Oni. The older villagers laughed as he headed toward his certain doom...The little samurai came upon the cave where the Oni lived. The Big Red Oni was leaning on his spiked club smoking his pipe getting ready to cook the cat. The brave little samurai confronted the drunken Oni and told him to return the cat. The Oni laughed,"HA,HA,HA! Looks like you are going to be my lunch for the day as well!" He grabbed his club and swung at the samurai but as he did the brave little samurai leapt into the air with his katana...
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:iconwill-of-the-spurr:
Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017
FOOOOOOOOLISH SAMURAI!
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xlion95 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I love how the Oni has a smoking pipe!
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darkam Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016
Amazing work, love your Oni :)
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
Cool scene and characters!
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vitmncisill Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This is awesome!! I love the description! 
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VegasMike Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou!!
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SwanArt Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
If you slam a club vertically and the samurai jumps... wouldn't it still hit :P
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:iconvegasmike:
VegasMike Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I tried to imagine the Ogre was so drunk that he was slightly off with his swing ;) Good observation!
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MithrilRoshi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now all he needs is a dog, crow and money companion! XD
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:iconvegasmike:
VegasMike Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Lol XD
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MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Great Job.
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:iconvegasmike:
VegasMike Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
TY :)
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MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Your Welcome.
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anosina Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've packed in some incredible detail. I love it.
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:iconvegasmike:
VegasMike Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I had fun with all the details :)
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RLN Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
"Before turning to the life of a ninja, the little boy Ryu Hayabusa was a badass little samurai, knowing no fear" :giggle:  Sorry, I couldn't help it =D
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VegasMike Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
;) 
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ExplodingShadow Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
Well done, I love the whole presentation, the art, the story,--- you would think he would be having too good a time drinking stolen sake and smoking god knows what to be bothered--I see a good kid friendly illustrated story unfolding here. you should tell the whole story and illustrate it to this high standard--I for one would sit my Grandkids on my knee and share it with them---fantastic.
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:iconvegasmike:
VegasMike Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I was really going for a "Once upon a time in Japan" vibe. I would love to make a children's storybook someday!
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HollyCarton Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Really gorgeous and fun illustration! Your character designs are awesome :)
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:iconvegasmike:
VegasMike Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou! Im glad you enjoyed it.
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theryancardinal Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Killer stuff here! Great job.
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:iconvegasmike:
VegasMike Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou!
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KingGodSephrit Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i favorite this just because of the lucky cat
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:iconvegasmike:
VegasMike Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Azvolrien Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
Beautiful! I love all the little details in it, like the sharper focus on the oni's face and the cat's little manekineko pose.
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VegasMike Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou! I had a lot of fun playing with the focus :)
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