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Hanzo of Samurai Shodown by SAB-CA Hanzo of Samurai Shodown by SAB-CA
Been a Long time since I've been here.
Been a Long time since I drew something for personal reasons!

This pic corrects those faults!

Hattori Hanzo, from Samurai Shodown (yes, no W in SHOWdown! that's how THEY spell it)!!

I loved this guy in my teens... I still think he's awesome now! Whenever I played any SamSho, I'd always leave the arcade with him screaming this moves name... It's listed as "Bakuenryu", it just sounded like "Ah-KRIM!" to me... It was just... so cool...

...So, this, I took one of my fav things of SamSho, and put it into picture form! I tried to mimic SNK's Sprite style of Flame (circa SamShoII) in this drawn pic, and THAT... was VERY interesting to attempt!

His armor is a Mix of what he's had from Samsho 1 all the way to in KoF Maximum Impact II... So an original mix, a greatest hits, if you will!

All done with lead pencils, no inks here... I'm rather happy with it! ^_^

Hattori Hanzo character copyright SNK-Playmore.
Artwork property of ME!
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Dipaula Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Awesome work! I love Hanzo! ^^
ArmoredCrustacean Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yesssss, I agree, it does sound like 'Ah-KRIM,' ahhhh such an epic character. I love your drawing by the way, I had planned on doing something similar, with him doing that move, I'll have to use this as inspiration! Wonderful job. :)
SAB-CA Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot ^_^ I'd enjoy seeing your version as well, when you complete it!

It's great that Hanzo has a background cameo in KoF XIII... He's just one of my favorite ninja designs ever! Ah-KRIM!
ArmoredCrustacean Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree he is truly awesome. :)
luisferna Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
just great, congratulations
R4s3tsu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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tsukijin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
HEY! I remember him! I used to play as him back in the day in the laundromat. haha, I would get my samurai killing fix while my clothes where in the washer. good times. ^^

really cool drawing, it's been a while since I've seen a pencil shaded drawing, these days it's all about CGI coloring or drawing. ^^ haha, even I fell prey to the solid black lines of CG drawing...

Props on keeping it traditional!
SAB-CA Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
The solid black lines of CG are like a DRUG... absolute black! None of that messy, halftone, uneven pencil stuff! But this is probably the primary way my pics will ever have "texture"... I dislike most CG texture styles for "anime/manga" style art...

I guess this ended up being just as time-draining as a Photoshop piece in the end, but for some reason, I like spending the time on pencil shades, rather than constantly changing sliders for color balance in Photoshop...
tsukijin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
haha, yeah, you get more of a satisfied feeling after doing something
traditional like this... not to say that photoshop is easy to use or
anything, I guess Im trying to say that since pencil has some wicked
limitations it is way more satisfiying to see something cool in pencil
than it is when it;s done in photoshop. (especially since photoshop has
an endless amount of things that you can do with it. and often feels like
you could have done more than you did.) >,< I HATE THAT FEELING>>

yeah, I've been penciling a lot these past few months. but I always end up
taking pictures of it and then tracing it on the computer... I am too weak
against the dark power of photoshop... damn you Adobe! DAmn you!!!
Seerenh Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
Sweet ^^
SAB-CA Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :dance:
Seerenh Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
Np ^^ And I think I remember you from MR from a few years ago I believe :P
LeloniBunny Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
Hehey! Welcome back, Sab-kun! And what a groovy return pic. That looks very nice with the pencilwork. You've done a great job with the shading. The detail kicks major tail here. Excellent work!
SAB-CA Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:wave: Thanks much Lel-chan! ^_^ Tis appreciated! Now the trick is keeping at it... :nod:
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