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Morning!

Here’s a piece I’ve done to contribute to Sloane Leong’s ([link]) insane exposition Battles Without Honor and Humanity show at Floating World Comics, at Portland, Oregon, on September 15th! If you are nearby, make sure to take a look, many skilled art-monsters showcasing there, such as Kris Mukai, Maritsa Patrinos, Andrew MacLean, Ralph Niese, Alexis Ziritt, and more!

Though I’d also talk a bit about the picture -

Conceptually, I’ve always loved two things about yakuzas: Their sense of honor (and sometimes lack of) and tattoos. So I wanted to try to despict both things in the same picture, but this yakuza doesn’t have a tattoo, but he’s as much yakuza as the one who beheaded him: it’s in his blood.

Technically, I decided taking on painting this time. I really suck at traditional painting, but when I got myfirst tablet I wanted to do paintings only! But ultimately got more known for the cell-shaded style. So here’s another take. Since I started making comics, I found several interesting lineart manipulation techniques so here I thought of doing it again - All ink in the actual piece was translated into blood on my picture.

I hope you enjoy it, and if you are nearby Portland, give it a shot! The facebook event with more info: [link]

And thanks so much, Sloane, for the opportunity!
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:icondeevelliott:
DeevElliott Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
That's just brilliant! Love it.
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:iconzsabreuser:
zsabreuser Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks a bunch, Dave! Means a lot coming from you!
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:iconrbettin:
rbettin Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
foda bagarai! me lembrou ma mistura de kill bill com masssacre no bairro japones, hahahah
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:iconzsabreuser:
zsabreuser Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Artist
Valeu! Eh bem porae haha, minhas referencias
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:iconmath-san:
math-san Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012   Writer
Cacilda.
Só não vou favar porque minha mãe acharia que eu entrei pra um culto satânico (e eu não quero que ela saiba que é verdade!)
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:iconshamall0w:
shamall0w Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist
awesome!
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:iconzsabreuser:
zsabreuser Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconchristiankaw:
ChristianKaw Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this made me laugh.
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:iconzsabreuser:
zsabreuser Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Artist
Hahah awesome!
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:iconestivador:
estivador Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Sinistro cara =O
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:iconzsabreuser:
zsabreuser Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Artist
Valeu :D
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:iconmdpenman:
MDPenman Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Artist
Awesome man, this is so cool. The colours rock too :)
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:iconzsabreuser:
zsabreuser Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks a bunch Mark! It was a fun little experiment :)
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:iconregourso:
regourso Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is amazing man, really amazing. I love the tattoo and how the blood is actual part of the composition, not just randomly placed. One tiny detail: I think the way you rendered the sash it makes it look more like solid rock and less like actual cloth. The edges look too angular while cloth edges are usually more flowing and merge with other highlights more seamlessly. It's really the only thing I have a peeve with, but the rest of the piece, both conceptually and in execution is great, great work. Keep it up!
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:iconzsabreuser:
zsabreuser Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Artist
I miss those kind of things hehe
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:iconregourso:
regourso Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
What, critiques?
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:iconzsabreuser:
zsabreuser Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Artist
Yup!!
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:iconzsabreuser:
zsabreuser Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks a bunch! Yeah, I gotta agree! Though while the material for it was sorta intended to be more rigid than regular clothing (like a fabric belt of sorts) maybe I overdid trying to bring my lineart style to the painted world. Gotta experiment more! Thanks so much for the input!
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:iconregourso:
regourso Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
No problem, glad to be of help!
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:iconsilviodb:
SilviodB Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Insano!!!!
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:iconzsabreuser:
zsabreuser Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Artist
Valeu Silvao! :D
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:iconjeffstokely:
JeffStokely Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional
Whoa, excellent piece dude!
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:iconzsabreuser:
zsabreuser Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you so much, mr. Jeff! Super fun to do it!
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:iconcesarsebastian:
CesarSebastian Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Wow. REALLY cool, dude.
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:iconzsabreuser:
zsabreuser Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks a ton ma boi
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Impressing! :D
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:iconzsabreuser:
zsabreuser Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Artist
Obrigado :)
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:iconvencyslao:
VencysLao Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
POOOOORRA MAN!!! Filoda**** hahahaha
Muito bom! Ficou um pouco diferente do que tu faz... mas está fantástico!
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:iconzsabreuser:
zsabreuser Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Artist
Valeu Vencysman :)
Poisé, tava querendo experimentar, pq vi que varios artistas que iam participar faziam um trampo de ilustraçao mais pintado e tal, e ai eu quis tentar algo tb, pra variar e pra praticar um pouco a pintura mesmo.
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:iconmatlopes:
matlopes Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
FODA! Porra, foda. Muito bom mesmo!
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:iconzsabreuser:
zsabreuser Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Artist
Valeu mesmo Matson! :D
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:iconcombustocrat:
combustocrat Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
DUDE. This.

This is fantastic. Your cel-shading is phenomenal, yes, but I LOVE your paints. Please, sir... don't wait another million years before revisiting the realistic rendering. It rules!
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:iconzsabreuser:
zsabreuser Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks! This one has a palette very reminiscent from our own collaboration for Street Fighter art book, remember? heh!
Might be trying more with the style, I really wanted to start getting gigs doing Magic cards, haha.
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:iconraqsonu:
raqsonu Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Animal essa tatuagem, pintada pelo próprio sangue, e é realmente demorado pintar assim, ainda mais fazer duzias de páginas pintadas. Mas o resultado é bonito.
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zsabreuser Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Artist
Valeu man! É, acho que na epoca que passei pro cell shading o problema foi justamente esse, apesar que, como qualquer HQ, imagino que devesse mais a minha inexperiencia, pq tudo leva mais tempo quando vc ta começando. De repente se vc fizer varias paginas seguidas, logo mais pegue o jeito e a parada va de vento em popa!
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