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.the way of the sword by ddreams .the way of the sword by ddreams
full view is really a must if you like blood

Well, i've been watching lots of samurai hardcore movies, with bloody scenes.. can you tell ? the thing is that a day ago i watched "zatoichi: the blind swordsman" and it was a visual orgasm.. i HAD to do something with the theme.. and here it is.

Quick vector piece, simple but it speaks by itself. I really don't have to tell you what happened there.. you can see it for yourself.

Done in illustrator CS 100% - little reference for thie piece, like my hand on the floor and the bridge.

thanks to ~z4sit4 & ~lady-alessandra for constructive criticism during the process.

hope you like it.

Here's a black & white version - i couldn't decide, i like them both

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:iconzegghao:
zegghao Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Can i use this in my non-commercial album cover? This any vector? (my english is sick :/ )
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lucasblahblah Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the red one much better :3 Great picture!
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:iconprimeless:
Primeless Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
great!
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:iconlucassoji:
LucasSoji Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
So cool.. I love samurai movies and you made a great job making a theme for zatoichi
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:iconschnurrdose:
schnurrDOSE Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
fuuuuuuuuuuuck i really really LOVE it *_____*
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JeremyYoung Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Student Digital Artist
very nice and unique, but I think it would be better with vines instead of the blood, they could still be red though
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:iconmarcrigg:
marcrigg Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this verision much better than the B&W version, the colour against the greys gives it alot more depth.
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:iconcain-mosni:
cain-mosni Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
amazing
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:iconsan-an:
san-aN Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
i love this pic ^^
i can´t say more^^
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robotman256 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
i like the contrast of the b+w and the blood
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SAMURAi-GR Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
just... Perfect!
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:iconpinkaugust:
Pinkaugust Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
I like it... so brutal and yet so calm...
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:iconmasayumesoto:
masayumesoto Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Zatoichi, was that the old one, or the new, hip, blond one?

I personally Love the new one!
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AngelsSoul Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow super :D
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Scarlet-Kurama Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
I love the contrast in this piece. The red really jumps out and grabs me. I like the subtlety of the clouds in the background too.

When I saw the thumbnail I knew I just had to look at this. It's simple and yet beautiful at the same time.

By the way, I like the color version better but the greyscale version is very nice too.
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dreadedwolf Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The contrast between the red blood and the gray setting is great! Gives the whole scene a SinCity sort of look. I dunno if that was your intention or not, but great job!
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
Featured your work here: [link]
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:iconkaimora:
Kaimora Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should make this an availible print for people to have on thier walls! Especially for someone like myself, I love this style of art work. Perhaps its considered silhouette?
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Kayanne51 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007
definitely like the red. love the bg and all that too.
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Kwonpacalypse Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
awesome; woohee
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Blade20 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the picture by the intense atmosphere it radiats. The contrast of the early morning and the early morningfog combined with the intense red of the blood give the drawing a strong feeling of realism. +fav, great work.
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Crazy-Rat Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Wow. I love the style of the artwork:D
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RD-7391 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHH! Great movie, Zatoichi is! love that stuff. I am 34 now, but I have been watching Kung Fu and Samurai weekends now for years... AND years... >.<

You did a great job! I hope your are inspired to do more Samurai art... authentic, raw stuff. LOVE IT! :hug:
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ahmadhafiz Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007   Digital Artist
Awesome.
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icemanic400 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
fan fricken tastic lol
this is awsome
im gonna have to see this movie that inspired u
-sam
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whatrlz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
Ostias! Como rulea tio! :+fav: (y me lo pongo de avatar pal MSN vale? xD)
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FLUMEZ Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Student Interface Designer
this is great..may i use it as a theme for one of my new works? as a theme D
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swordbunny4486 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
awesome!
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AndrahFia Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
It gives off this early morning sence, on a foggy and overcast day. Over all it's a great picture, and it dose give off the sence of those old samurai films. ^^
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Kai-1906 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
For an appreciator of orieltal culture, this is a masterpiece! :+fav:
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:iconpokeburro:
pokeburro Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
sin comentarios, esta increible, tanto compositivamente como tecnicamente, me encanto
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j4pan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
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Stunned
that is liek soo awesome love the patterns the blood makes, hardcore slicing +1. :P
instant fav
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X1mon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
I like the whole thing: the characters that aren't clear, the enormous amount of blood, the really cool little bridge in the background and the dojo windows :) And I like the coloured one better but it's good you only coloured the blood :) It's really good :)
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samental Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Student
WAY.TOO.AWESOME :)
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Chade89 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
Damn that's awesome. Definitely :+fav: And Zatoichi is awesome =)
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:iconbaardlord:
Baardlord Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
wooow dude, thats a excellent pic :D
love it :D
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:iconersen-t:
ersen-t Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Student
that's great.
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randyblinkaddicter Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
cool!!!! musashi lol
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:iconcushi-wu:
Cushi-Wu Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm getting Mugen from Samurai Champloo, was this intentional?
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AlexTenshi Featured By Owner May 5, 2007  Student
Ooo. Nice. =0
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queenanneus Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the one with the red...gives it more pizazz and more of a symbolic meaning....kind-of like the girl in the red coat in Speilberg's Schneidler's List.

Overall, I think you did a nice job with the shadows and balancing everything out and since the Eastern world is somewhat focused on balance, it adds to your picture.
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daFlow Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
i can't believe my eyes!! incredible picture...
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bmwz8us Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
awesome!
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eZ-kun Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
awesome piece of work. true art, if you ask me. i had to use it as a BG for one of my works!
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please, do not hate me for not asking permission! i do it now. if you feel your art is not properly presented in this form, tell me and i will remove my deviation. i am sorry if i upset you.
love your work!
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TOFUDRIFTER Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007   Photographer
holy crap.. that was amazing. i really like the intricate patterns in the blood and grass
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SephirothsEvilTwin Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
after seeing this piece of work i went out and bought zatoichi: the blind swordsman it was something ive always wanted to watch and felt intrigued by it, so thankyou for sharing such a wonderful piece of work! :)
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candiice Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007   Interface Designer
Wow, that's beautiful! Very well rendered. I like the red version a bit better personally, because I think the one color adds some extra punch to the drama factor. Awesome work!
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dadouX Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it !
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Krifiur Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
Woah well done!!
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Silver-PyroTech Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007  Student Interface Designer
Nice concept, nice colours, nice work ! +fav
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