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The Brave Little Samurai
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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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Will-of-the-spurr's avatar
FOOOOOOOOLISH SAMURAI!
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xlion95|Professional Digital Artist
I love how the Oni has a smoking pipe!
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darkam's avatar
Amazing work, love your Oni :)
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Estonius's avatar
Cool scene and characters!
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vitmncisill|Professional Traditional Artist
This is awesome!! I love the description! 
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VegasMike|Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou!!
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SwanArt|Hobbyist Artist
If you slam a club vertically and the samurai jumps... wouldn't it still hit :P
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VegasMike|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|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now all he needs is a dog, crow and money companion! XD
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VegasMike|Professional Digital Artist
Lol XD
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MonsterKingOfKarmen|Professional Traditional Artist
Great Job.
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VegasMike|Professional Digital Artist
TY :)
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MonsterKingOfKarmen|Professional Traditional Artist
Your Welcome.
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anosina|Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've packed in some incredible detail. I love it.
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VegasMike|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I had fun with all the details :)
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RLN|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|Professional Digital Artist
;) 
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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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VegasMike|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|Professional General Artist
Really gorgeous and fun illustration! Your character designs are awesome :)
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VegasMike|Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou! Im glad you enjoyed it.
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theryancardinal|Professional General Artist
Killer stuff here! Great job.
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VegasMike|Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou!
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i favorite this just because of the lucky cat
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