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Painting with water
« on: June 11, 2009, 07:51:06 PM »
This thread, originally the Inn's Gallery by Th3Branded0ne (see next post), has been created, or recreated, for a two purposes; first, to officially announce the brand new Vagabond Inn drawing board!

That's right, now there's a place to virtually draw with water, or just the water tool, anytime you please. Walter just implemented it tonight so it's still a work in progress, but also did us the honor of making the first entry, so I think we're off to a great start. Anyway, check it out, register, and draw away!



If you're still here, the main purpose of this thread is to create a Vagabond section equivalent to the Creation Station, for people to showcase their artistic talent as it relates to Vagabond, Musashi, eastern culture, or anything really if you feel like putting it here. Drawings, paintings, sculptures, carvings, photoshops, 3D models, recolors, music, whatever you can think of, anything goes! I'm even thinking of showcasing some artwork by Inoue himself, just to get it out there. As a matter of fact, what better way to begin than with a piece by the master himself:


I picked this one first because I think it's a nice blend of his of watercolor painting and beautiful ink work, a contrast highlighted in his two Vagabond artbooks, and companion pieces, Water and Sumi, with each focusing on one of these distinctive styles. You can see more of the artbooks here, and learn more about them here.



Now, since nobody should have to follow that up short of Kentarou Miura, I'll go ahead and bite the bullet with the first fan submission, an appropriately humble recolor of Musashi from volume 22, episode 191:



Musashi, fittingly, focusing on his "art."

Just some basic photoshop filter effects and sepia tone, oldschool SK.net recolor style.


Anyway, I hope you'll feel inspired by Inoue's artwork to create and contribute something of your own, or at least comment on the works others submit with praise or constructive feedback when appropriate.

Thank you, and looking forward to what we can do!

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2009, 01:53:58 AM »

I thought about this topic so anybody can post art related to Inoue's mangas If it's better in the creation station, would Griff or Walter move it there please.

Well since I"m making keychains most of the time right now. It's just about time I make one for Vagabond as well. Here's the first one. I am also going to try to do some for Slam Dunk and Real later.




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Re: Inn's Gallery
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2009, 07:09:59 AM »
Lookin' good!

Great thread, and it's fine in here, I've been meaning to have Vagabond-specific art thread for the Inn (was going to call it "Drawing With Water" =), I just didn't have anything to start it with, so this is perfect. Mind if I add a Vagabond Inn art thread parenthetical to the title?



To add some instant variety and help set the mood, here are some previously posted Vagabond material from other members around the board, starting with a few recolors by Proj and CnC, as well as a tutorial:


SPOILER ALERT! Don't click the url below unless you've read volume 22 and beyond!
If you have though, check out CnC's awesome photoshop tutorial breaking down the coloring of this image.





3D models from asic:




Some visual comedy from Uriel:

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Re: Inn's Gallery
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2009, 07:28:27 PM »
Lookin' good!

Great thread, and it's fine in here, I've been meaning to have Vagabond-specific art thread for the Inn (was going to call it "Drawing With Water" =), I just didn't have anything to start it with, so this is perfect. Mind if I add a Vagabond Inn art thread parenthetical to the title?

Go ahead you can add the parenthesis. I'll be adding more as I buy more wood. In the meantime, just this one has been finished.



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Re: Inn's Gallery
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2009, 06:24:21 AM »
Ooh, very cool. Hmmm, maybe we should write Inoue a letter now and we can send him one of those as his "book mark." =)



And to continue the grand opening, and just get these out of the way, I'll trickle out my previously posted Vagabond tributes:



One Year, which is what it says in the lower left corner there, is the fanciful idea of Musashi and Guts meeting and testing their skill against each other during their respective one year pilgrimage of the sword; which means during Guts' personal journey after he left the Hawks, and Musashi's musha shugyō between battles with Yoshioka Denshichiro.

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Re: Inn's Gallery
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2009, 09:25:38 PM »


Here's another one I started today. I might finish it by friday.



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Re: Inn's Gallery
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2009, 07:11:00 AM »
Looking good, branching out into other Inoue works, soon you'll have the whole set. =)



Here are the Gutsfield strips featuring Musashi:























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Re: Inn's Gallery
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2009, 07:13:43 AM »
I must say you make some pretty cool key chains Th3BrandedOne
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Re: Inn's Gallery
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2009, 05:59:19 PM »
I must say you make some pretty cool key chains Th3BrandedOne

Thank you Slan. Like I said before on my section in the "Creation Station",  these keychains can be yours if anybody wants any of them. I am just making them for practice on my woodworking and also some are for me. So just send me a PM with your address and it'll be on its way to you.

Alright here's another one I'm working on.





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Re: Inn's Gallery
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2009, 10:32:24 PM »
Branded, I have two words for you: eBay business. :guts:

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Re: Inn's Gallery
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2009, 06:27:35 PM »
Branded, I have two words for you: eBay business. :guts:

I gave it a thought, but I'm not business oriented. I"ll just give them away for now, When I get good to do more than just this I might reconsider.

_______________________________________________UPDATE

Shohoku keychain finished! New one started(3rd picture)




We could not forget about the Yagyu




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Re: Inn's Gallery
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2009, 07:50:19 PM »
Oooh, very cool, looking forward to seeing it finished.



Here are some supposedly funny edited pictures...

 

 

 










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Re: Inn's Gallery
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2009, 11:04:00 PM »
Oooh, very cool, looking forward to seeing it finished.

Here's an update in the meantime


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Re: Inn's Gallery
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2009, 11:26:36 PM »
What is it I'm seeing...? Is that the Yagyu symbol? I don't recall seeing it in the manga. Did I miss it?
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Re: Inn's Gallery
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2009, 11:45:17 PM »
What is it I'm seeing...? Is that the Yagyu symbol? I don't recall seeing it in the manga. Did I miss it?

It's in volume 11, when Otsu and Jotaro arrive in a lodge and find out the Miyamoto just beat those ronin. They try to capture them, after Jotaro opens his mouth, after Otsu does a self-defense move on one guy and then draws the dagger, just so the men see that it has the Yagyu family crest in it.
OK here's a pic to refresh your memory Walter. :ganishka:



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Re: Inn's Gallery
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2009, 01:24:36 AM »
Ohhh hahaha now I remember. How could I forget... Cool stuff.
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Re: Inn's Gallery
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2009, 06:39:49 AM »
That's pretty nice, the crest look's almost exactly like the one shown in volume 11
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Re: Inn's Gallery
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2009, 06:40:47 PM »
Yeah, that's my favorite so far Branded, very cool!



A little Vagabond, and Weezer, inspired visual art exchange between me and CnC from the underutilized How do you listen to Vagabond? thread.


Coincidentally, look what I found at my local record store today!


Coincidentally, look what I found at my local record store today!


That's gruesome, must be metal. :guts:

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Re: Inn's Gallery
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2009, 09:25:30 PM »
Yeah, that's my favorite so far Branded, very cool!

Thanks, and now it has been finished.





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Re: Inn's Gallery
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2009, 09:29:52 PM »
Floor looks great! There's a keychain there too. I like it as well!

Is it possible for you to get closer to the object when you take these photos?
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Re: Inn's Gallery
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2009, 09:20:33 PM »

Is it possible for you to get closer to the object when you take these photos?

OK, let's try it one more time.







And another one I'm just finished putting the blue today. Is not finished yet, and since I"m taking a 3 day break from work(Where all the tools and paints are) I might be finished by saturday.


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Re: Inn's Gallery
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2009, 06:52:16 AM »
Anything new in the works?



I don't want to have to post this stuff...

First, SPOILER ALERT! Volume 27+ only: if you're safe, click here.

And...



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Re: Drawing with Water
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2009, 05:33:20 PM »

I hesitated about sharing this but what the hell: When I first read this thread's title I read "Drawing with Walter". True story.  :farnese:



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Re: Drawing with Water
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2009, 09:48:39 PM »
Here's some strange recolors/wallpapers I did a loooong time ago using different primary colors to represent the characters of Musashi, Kojiro, and Denshichiro. Heh, maybe I was inspired by Andy Warhol or something? Anyway, feel free to interpret them, I'm curious to see what people see or some up with, or if your BS is better than mine. I'll share my intended meanings behind each and their relationships below.


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Musashi and Kojiro have an obvious fire/water or hot/cold thing going on, the red in both their images represents blood, in Musashi's case the blood pumping inside him, and the yellow in his background represents the sun, nature, his travels around the countryside, basically the external world as well as his ambition "invincible under the sun", so basically his entire legend. As I mentioned before the deep blue for Kojiro represents water and his affinity for it, but also contrasts his warm and easygoing appearance with the fact that there's cold blooded killer behind it, and the red surrounding him represents that killing. Den's is the most straight forward, the surrounding blue representing a crushing external sadness all around him and the yellow his own internal weakness, which comes full circle to the yellow that's all outside Musashi, which in no way penetrates him. As for their visual relationship, you'll notice the red of Musashi's body flows into the red of Kojiro's background and so on for the blue of Kojiro into Den's background, which again brings us full circle with yellow.

I hesitated about sharing this but what the hell: When I first read this thread's title I read "Drawing with Walter". True story.  :farnese:

Haha, considering I'm introducing Walter's drawing board here, that's not a bad thing! Though it is true, I see "drawing with walter" or think Walter's the last to have posted in here every time I see the thread on the SK.net main board. BTW, with this as the first reply, I'm now definitely going to merge this thread with the Inn's Gallery. =)

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Re: PORTAL: Drawing with Water
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2009, 12:06:57 AM »
Great Idea; Vagabond needs its own place.  Really digging the name, I have to say it's cooler than creation station.  No offense.  :griffnotevil: