Nice works everyone.
So much to do, so little time...
atm he looks to much like some kinda soldier of fortune rahter than a samurai, i'll try to work on that
Redid the sketch on the way home. Think it's time to start rendering.
Man, there are some awesome entries for this CHOW!
I admit I kinda failed to achieve anything 'urban' in my design, but I've run out of time on this one. Arctic-Samurai maybe?
still have to find the 'urban'...
very close to the color process ;-)
Partisan: Sau gut hey! Looking mighty sweet - I'm getting a definite Akira vibe - the dragon and bike combo is excellent!
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Here's a sketch...
Very blah imo.
Maybe I'll start something else in the morning.
Here's my WIP
I'll need to 'urban' her up moving forward... I have my justifications but at the moment she's lookin' a bit 'future' :p
Okay, so I'm not actually going to have time to really do this, but the topic looked like fun and I needed some practice. So here's my stab at it. (couldn't resist the pun) Anyways, just some thumbnails that are a little all over the place.
Sean McClain: Hahaha... unexpected.
Ricardo Robles: love how this is developing. I hope you do finish.
IDP: Your rendering is coming along, but consider loosing the noodle. I don't think it's really necessary and it's lowering the appeal factor of your character... just an opinion.
SaintLConcept: don't feel bad, it is a tricky topic.
Nice stuff so far
Sketched these design during the week.
I haven't decided on which of them I'm going with yet.
Or maybe I will just make a new one.
Here is an update, I worked a few highlights and texture working. I'll collect a few last crit, then post my final entry :-)
Flying Penguin: real good work, I like your colors!
Flashrabbit: nice style, strong & fun at the same time!
Okay cleaned up some stuff, trying not to lose the freshness
Some black and white sketches.
Good looking stuff from a bunch of people. It's easy to tell when a topic sparks peoples juices.
these are all really good, but people seem to have mixed up samurai and ninja
not even sure if I'll be able to get mine uploaded in time (I mean that I don't know if I can finish it, I only just found my tablet pen-stylus-thing.)
will try to finish, prolly won't, came in too late.
Meh. Attempting to make time for this one.
Just "Dirk" will do!
yinteck, I like your design and interpretion of a modern samurai the most. A samurai is a proud and good armored servant of his emperor thus the idea of a such transfered to a modern world would be of course an elite soldier, while a lot here look more like gang leaders, freelancer assasins, urban ninjas or just kids with guns (no offense here, that's just like I personally see the designs here). The same you did to the appearance wich contains a mask, a hat wich represents a high status, symbols of his regimen, stylish armor and clothing and my favorite, a high tech katana! If the CHoW isn't over I would love to see one with a stylish helmet to get even closer to a samurai design.
FlyingPenguin, flashrabbit, Hideyoshi, Bnoch and tempest-haze, you got some badass style!
sketchbook? sketchbook! SKEEETCHBOOOOOHK!! GAAAAAH!!1