Sunday, May 1, 2011

....there's a bunch of ninjas behind me, isn't there?

Oroku Saki, the Shredder. A true O.G.

Inked with a brush and rapidograph tech pens on bristol vellum and colored in PhotoshopCS4.


  1. Jesus dude. That is awesome! Just all around from drawing to layout to colors.

  2. Thanks man! There was a LOT of trial and error with this one.

    Once I had it inked I knew I'd have to do something to seperate Shredder from the ninjas because it was kind of a mess. I tried everything from a "mist" gradient between the two to "color holding" the blacks on the ninjas. I even tried using the halftone pattern in various other places and nothing was working until I got to this configuration.

    Took a lot longer than I wanted it to, but the more I look at it the more I like it (which is the opposite of how this usually goes).