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Sword Saint by ex-m Sword Saint by ex-m
After reading Miyamoto Musashi's _Book of Five Rings_ to kill some time, I felt like doodling a samurai of some sort, and then the drawing just refused to die. O.x So, I ended up trying to make something similar to Japanese brush paintings. I didn't try to mimick the style exactly (especially when it came to the lineart <.< ), but I think the palette, coloring style, and pattern work are pretty similar to what you find in them...?

Patterns were taken from photographs by mailtobee and mordoc at sxc.hu.
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This is incredible.
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GabrielBrum Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A samurai and a tiger... simply A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!
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Wolfie-Okami Jan 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is just too cool for words.
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RoninKai May 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How could I not love this?
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ex-m Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Appreciate the kind words. =]
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:icongillymonster:
omg that is gorgeous
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ex-m May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank ye kindly! =D
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:iconamccaig:
This is suuuuuu awesome!!! Brilliant job!
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