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Cutting It Close by Alamus Cutting It Close by Alamus
Well here is the picture I've been talking about for the past 2 and half days. Its my submission into `Endling's Gokiburi-Gumi Illustration Contest.

The whole point was to draw the team, as many as possible, but as few as 2... Well, I don't know if I'm cutting it kinda close here since Ree is the only G-G character that is fully colored, but in the blades reflection we see (from left to right)

Pinoko and Ko-omote by :iconzombiesmile:
Saburo by :iconroninsultramix:
The top of Lilith's head and Rex by :iconendling:
(Hey, she's totally short and a little kid, of course she wouldn't be eye level with everyone)
Alopekos by :iconfoxnede:
Netsurou by :iconlan-kun:
Nigellus (along with one of his rats) by :iconkilojara16:

So hopefully that counts as having more than just one of the G-G in the illustration. If it doesn't count and I'm void out of the contest, well then, damn. I can only hope this image and scene constitutes to Axen being bad ass enough to be part of the team.

Cause I thought about it, and thought about it, and figured what could make a OC more bad ass than some of the G-G than by having that OC make it all the way to the head of the team and put a knife to her throat? Plus I've never seen this happen in the team so I thought why not. Its a bit more over the top than I'm used too, but I like the new techniques I used to make this more dynamic. Hopefully it came across as such.

And all this is for The Samurai Duelers League



So yeah. Wish me luck folks.
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:iconud-the-imp:
Ud-the-Imp Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
I think holding the Head of the yakuza at knife point would be crossing the line, even for THESE guys. And if the let your OC join through this means, it'll probably put the ENTIRE group on high alert for copycats, whether they be legit membership try outs or actual assassination attempts.

So yeah, DROP THE GIRL, AND WE'LL ONLY BREAK ONE OF YOU LIMBS AND WILL NOT CONSIDER CASTRATION. XD
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:iconalamus:
Alamus Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
....castration?

but Axen is a woman. x.x
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:iconud-the-imp:
Ud-the-Imp Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Oh, NOW you tell me......>_>
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:icondeadxcross:
DeadXCross Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i like your sense of lighting c:
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:iconalamus:
Alamus Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconstar-seal:
Star-Seal Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
congratulations on getting honorable mention, this was definately the most eye-catching submission in my opinion.
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:iconalamus:
Alamus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
well thanks, i'm glad i made into the honorable mention area at least. I just wonder what the judges critiques are going to be.
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:iconmidna88:
Midna88 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh....Nice idea. I love it!
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:iconexblood:
EXblood Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
ooops...mutiny ahead!
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:icondreamingjoker:
DreamingJoker Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
Masterfully done. Almost reminds me of comic book covers in a way as it basically sums up most of a situation in one fell swoop.
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:iconxroce:
xroce Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
very good
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:icondraganie:
draganie Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
Just wanted to say that I absolutely love the way you portrayed this ^-^ You were one of the first entrants in Endling's contest, but even after all this time your pic is still my favorite. Good luck!
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
Brilliant! Looks like Ree had her console sound on too loud ^_^

Great expressions and colouring!
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. I love the intensity of the scene. You really captured it. ^^
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:icondeathguns:
DeathGuns Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
OMG.. loks fantastic
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:iconkaitune:
kaitune Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
Your is definitely the most interesting one out of all participations so far. Your drawing and coloring skills are surely good, and the pose made your work greatly stood out from the rest. If there isn't any big surprise toward the end of the competition, I think we have already got the winner~.
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:icondleibman:
Dleibman Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
This is a pretty cool pics, out of the others it is in my opinion far more interesting... just because it is different xD
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:iconalamus:
Alamus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you. I hope the judges think that as well. :)
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:iconariadnearca:
AriadneArca Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome entry, and the sword reflection is such a good idea. You look like a serious contender for the prizes - good luck! :D
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sketcherofdoom Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Thats awesome!! O_O
Scary too. D: Poor Ree..
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:iconammotu:
Ammotu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
wow, looks awesome!
really intense expressions, love how you did the coloring too :)
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:icontheartofadamknight:
TheArtofAdamKnight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Student Filmographer
Very nice, I like the colors. Oh and it's funny that everyone thinks Axen is a dude, hahaha. :D
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:iconalamus:
Alamus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You show a true woman angry face and everyone assumes male. PSSHH!!
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:icontheartofadamknight:
TheArtofAdamKnight Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Student Filmographer
It's alright, Axen is pretty bad ass.
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:iconvicariousred:
VicariousRed Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooh, shiney! And I would love to see what would happen after this, as I assume Ree's henchmen are surrounding him from behind and Rex and Lilith are about to tear him limb from limb for harming their precious Ree-ling ^_^
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:iconalamus:
Alamus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm kinda coming up with something to that effect... And um, Axen is a woman. x.x
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:iconvicariousred:
VicariousRed Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ack.. sorrysorrysorry!!! -_- I are stupid much of the time ^_^ In my defense, you can't see much of her..... yeah, I didn't do enough background research -_-; Hehe. Forgive me please? I can bribe you with the totality of endzone if you liked endzone ^_^ I got all obsessed with it and collected and organized every last entry and thingee... I'm kinda OCD a lot of the time, ahaha ^_^
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:iconalamus:
Alamus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh, naw, that's okay. I don't think I have the time to go through all of endzone right now. x.x
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:iconvicariousred:
VicariousRed Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
.:laughs:. it does take a very long time.. Still, if you change your mind later, just lemme know ^_^ I like sharing the joy that is endzone!
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Oi1Bob Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hot stuff! The look on Axen is killer.
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Ifckdyogurlfrend Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
ooh
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:iconfoxnede:
FoxNede Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
Best entry I've seen so far :lol:

Good luck to you!
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:iconalamus:
Alamus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hah! There has only been 2! XD

I can't wait to see more. It should be sweet, and what awesome prizes too.
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:iconfoxnede:
FoxNede Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
I HAVE SEEN THE CONCEPT SKETCHES

>_>

<_<

*flails*

The contest seems to be giving the members lots of attention, which is a great promotion for all the artists C:
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:iconalamus:
Alamus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
....Concept sketchesss??? What say youu?
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:iconrenz07:
Renz07 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
This is a win!
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:iconakcire:
akcire Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
boob gropper!!!!! :lmao: but i luvs it XDDDDDDDDDDDD
(if u've notice... d guy is actually gropping d girls ****... well it's my opinion... that doesn't matter anywei)
but i luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv it :heart:
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:iconalamus:
Alamus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
....umm, the green eyed person is actually a woman. ....
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:iconcless13:
cLeSs13 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
nice grip :XD: me likeeee
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:iconalamus:
Alamus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Heh, thanks. I'm pretty happy with the way the hands came out, even though the sword is waaay to thick for Axen's smaller hands.
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Skylord Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
"The top of Lilith's head and Rex by Endling
(Hey, she's totally short and a little kid, of course she wouldn't be eye level with everyone)"

I sincerely hope you mean "Ree". Instead of rex, I mean.

Otherwise, great work. I like it :3
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:iconalamus:
Alamus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Well in the reflection of the sword its Lilith and Rex (he's the one in the middle with his pipe) and just before him you see the top of Lilith's head. And I was only referring to the people in the swords reflection since, at least I hope, Ree is clearly recognizable.

Hope that clears up any confusion my confusing description may have caused... o.o

And thanks for the compliment! Its awesome to receive feed back from you peeps.
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:iconskylord:
Skylord Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
See, normally I wouldn't have commented, until I realized you had decided to focus on two characters, whilst incorporating so many others in a way that didn't seem artificial. Very subtle, and rather ingenious, really.

Good luck with the contest! ^^
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:iconcarmensinek:
CarmenSinek Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
Very awesome. Best of luck with the contest!
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:iconalamus:
Alamus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icondoomymouse:
DoomyMouse Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
You no mess wif Axen. Nosireebob.
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