A lone warrior.

A lone warrior.

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A lone warrior.

Title: A lone warrior.
Pixel Artist: Reo  (Level 11 Sphinx :: 52518 points)
Posted: 8/11/2010 10:51
Palette: 6 colors
Statistics:  30 comments    37 faves    0 avatars

 I'll probably come back to this sometime this week, but if I don't, this is it.

Inspired by the manga vagabond( which is a MUST-read btw, one of the finest mangas ever)

Weekly Challenge: Samurai EraWeekly Challenge: Samurai Era


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Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 1/28/2020 11:22

It was part of a weekly challenge. You can press the link next to little ribbon under the description to see other samurai pieces from that challenge. 

Happleerrom (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/28/2020 02:19

love the palette

Victor Rojo (Level 10 King Ghidorah) @ 8/24/2010 06:00

Congratulations for the 3 place ;D , hope to see you in the next challenge!

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 8/22/2010 13:31

 aw thank you Frost :D

FrostPumpkin (Level 6 Aquamarine) @ 8/20/2010 04:09

Heh ! Didn't even thought it was yours. Great work ! You really improved, hope to see some more works soon ;)

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 8/17/2010 00:52

Very stylish. Especially like the clouds.

Only crit is that the facial features look western.

Victor Rojo (Level 10 King Ghidorah) @ 8/16/2010 05:12

The building is perfect, and i can feel the wind, also i love the hair. Great job!

Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 8/14/2010 20:52

Love the building in the background. Excellent job. =)

snowk (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 8/13/2010 14:15

oh ok, youre very welcome!

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 8/13/2010 14:11

 @snowk See my comment response to Gecimen , and thanks mate!

snowk (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 8/13/2010 14:09

amazingfacial and neck shading. love the stylish clouds and the rest of the bg as well. now how about some pupis on those eyes, hmm?

blackmoondev (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/13/2010 02:01

 Great work!

leonesimonetti (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/12/2010 20:32

Amazing entrie dude!! is a big WIN! 

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 8/12/2010 04:23

 Thanks dude :D

 you really should, it's excellent!

ice9 (Level 1 Gangster) @ 8/12/2010 04:11

A lot of details in here, nice stuff mate! I didn't read Vagabond yet but I'll do it sooner or later, I've always been interested in Musashi's legend :) 

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 8/12/2010 02:56

Smells of win.

Talontantalize (Level 1 Intern) @ 8/11/2010 19:24

wow, that is pretty fantastic :O


Pragz (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/11/2010 18:04

Well, he did say "inspired" instead "photocopied in pixels." :P

Jk, jk. Very nice piece! Fantastic use of the palette. :)

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 8/11/2010 15:07

very well done.  also it reminds me of wolverine comics where he's dressed in his samurai type gear and has his hair tied back like that.  really lovely use of the palette too.  can see this being a definite vote by me.

Satsume (Level 10 Capo) @ 8/11/2010 13:28

very nice 

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 8/11/2010 13:14

@Reo and Vrizoud I completely agree that a samurai can be represented with a western look, but the Vagabond character is drawn (almost 100% as far as I know) with a Japanese face.

Mis-BUG (Level 9 Bio Mutant) @ 8/11/2010 13:05

agree with Badassbill... it seems a japanese version of Eastwood... but you know... that's cool XD

Great work...

yrizoud (Level 6 Aquamarine) @ 8/11/2010 12:33

I knew this palette had lots of potential, many ways to use it . Your shading immediately reminded me of the webcomic Return To Sender (inked in black, using light blue for shading)

About the character not looking asian : heroic-type Ronin have as much rights as heroic-type Ninja as being portreyed by caucasian people. And tell me honestly, would you wear the "real" haircut ?

DawnBringer (Level 10 Pixel artist) @ 8/11/2010 12:29

I know what you're thinking. "Did he sharpen his sword today?" :)

Nice one and stylish background.

Scarodactyl (Level 8 Ruby) @ 8/11/2010 11:55

I agree with mambazo, the squint was clear to me.

mambazo (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 8/11/2010 11:31

No need to edit :) I saw the squint instantly! Lovely work!

Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 8/11/2010 11:13

 @Gecimen: You're misreading the eyes, the white is a highlight on the eyelid-thingy, I was afraid of this, might go back and edit it later for clarification.

Also not all manga look the same Vagabond(which inspired this) has a more realistic style http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cf/Vagabond21.jpg ,manga is simply the japanese word for comic, It doesn't require a certain style.

 @Bab: sure why not, there is several links between Eastwood and samurai, let's call it a clever reference by me :D

InvaderOz (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 8/11/2010 11:10

Great facial expression. I personaly like the clouds / sky very much

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 8/11/2010 11:08

There are some issues with the eyes. The space below the eye is white but it should be darker (or does he have white eyes?) Also his eyes, face and hair doesn't look Japanese or manga style.

Badassbill (Level 11 Big Foot) @ 8/11/2010 11:08

Clint Eastwood Samurai?

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