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Below is the preliminary sketch. I filled in the silhouette over this as a mask, and then let textured brushes do the rest of the work.
Rogue Archer Sketch by Wildweasel339

The bow is loosely based on a traditional Japanese design.…
It is consistent with the theme of asymmetrical balance that I was going for in the pose. 

Originally done for the Daily Spitpaint group on Facebook.
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valeskaomega's avatar

Hi! I really love this picture, you're a great artist! I am an archer and a bowyer, so this image is very significant to me. Would you make a version of this image with a bow that I made? I would love to buy the design to get a tattoo ^^

dragon2109's avatar
This is absolutely amazing. Great job. I have no words.
B-Moore's avatar
Simplistic elegance frames the beauty of power and grace.
DestructionOfLife's avatar
LOVE IT SO BEAUTIFYL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cornelgin's avatar
zeromath's avatar
loving your whole gallery.  Thank you. 
Octoboy-the-8th's avatar
Really cool and dynamic. I love how her leg is lifted to kind of form a bow shape of its own. Great work!
GreyAreaRK1's avatar
Very nice style.
OctopusGames's avatar
I cannot describe my feels, but whatever you;re doing, keep doing it! :)
pearwood's avatar
Lovely.  I saw it in MJWilliam's favorites.  From the thumbnail I assumed it was a photograph of a bronze statue.

I like it even better this way.

The full-size version is stunning.

GreyScribe's avatar
Brilliant sharp lines combine well here with the crayon look.
enteringmymind's avatar
Wow your works are exquisite!!!! And your gallery is filled with Fantastic pieces!!:)
Noxmoony's avatar
LOVE this! So elegant and graceful. Aweshum ^u^
konpaku's avatar
Very elegant. Love the style. 
LZakaria's avatar
Really neat new style. Different from your typical work, but just as stunning.
Joshman88's avatar
Have you thought about doing several of these?  You have the archer (awesome, by the way), so now I think we'd need a swordsman, a fan-dancer, a pole-arm, all those kinds.  They'd look good as a simplistic japanese art collection! 
Wildweasel339's avatar
That's an excellent idea! I just find myself with a shortage of time. Waaaah! 

Joshman88's avatar
So now that you've had a few years, ever think about returning to this and making it a series after all?
mad-hat-ink's avatar
This design is perfection. 
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