Here is a little illustration I did about one of my favorite movies and actors,and consequently directors. Yojimbo is an awesome powerhouse of a movie starring Toshiro Mifune, directed by the great Akira Kurosawa. Yojimbo is probably one of the better movies to introduce Kurosawa to a person who has had little experience with him. Though I feel Seven Samurai, Red Beard, and Ran are my favorite Kurosawa films, the length of Seven Samurai, and to an effect Red Beard, and the negativity of Ran might turn off a lot of people off. Yojimbo isn't too long and has a lot of cool action in it, not to mention been remade at least twice into other movies (Fistful of dollars, Last Man Standing, Sukiyaki Western Django, etc.) making an easier intro to the world of Kurosawa.
I did the drawing and inking of this at the beginning of the year. I just didn't have the time or idea how to color the piece. I had the color scheme in my mind from that time. I was just unsure of how to create the look I wanted. I had been also wanting to use either Photoshop or Painter to digitally paint it. After a lot of experimenting on my free time I couldn't get the effect I wanted in Painter. It's just beyond my level right now. So I went to photoshop and instead of trying to paint it, using my design philosophy that design is collage and using that in illustration, I decided to collage in watercolor washes using layers blending varying washes intermingled together.
Now that I have an idea how to do this I may have some more art coming through.
Until next time,