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Robert Friis

"Ninja Samurai Kung Fu Master of Doom" by Robert Friis

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A pic I made for an assignment on one of the many forums I visit. Believe it or not, but this image is actually made on the basis of a picture of John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. No kidding.

29 Mar 2003:-) Zachariah Campbell
Nicely drawn, though some reseach might have helped elevate this guy beyond the "generic american comic-book asian villain"-look.

His outfit, weapons and ponytail all look only pseudo-Japanese, or whatever... if you know what I mean. Sorry, I guess that's a pet peeve of mine. 2

A bit of exploration could make the costume design on this kind of character as authoritative and impressive as on some of your medieval european-style characters. 2

Very nice linework though... he's both solid and dynamic.

:-) Robert Friis replies: "Heheh, no problem man. And thanks for the reply. I totally agree with you. I did no research whatsoever on this guy...which I also try to emphasize a bit with the title of the image..."Samurai ninja kung fu master of Doom". It really mostly was a motion study; I kinda thought up the clothing on the fly.But yeah, research is good. Thanks alot for the comment and crit; appreciate it."
1 Apr 2003:-) Emily 'Pip' Turner
=laughs her head off= John Travolta scares me...O.O; but this is really good

:-) Robert Friis replies: "Thanks alot! Appreciate it!"
17 May 200345 M. 'Morisiliel' Clark
Dude, I think it looks like Xizor from some of the Star Wars novels. ^^; Except that he has absolutely no Kung Fu abilities...

:-) Robert Friis replies: "Heh...I'll grant you that he is both bald and has a ponytail...but those people *do* exist apart from Xizor, you know...heh."
19 Sep 200345 Blaze
This is some awesome work, the movement its unbelievable, or amazing one of the two, the flow and momentum, cool, well keep up the work.

1 Robert Friis replies: "Thanks! 1"
5 Nov 200345 SNIPER POST!!!
"Ninja Samurai".
You know that's a contradiction right?

9 Robert Friis replies: "Well, you don't think the whole title "ninja samurai kung-fu master of Doom" is maybe not to be taken seriously? It's called "trying to be funny"."
15 Feb 200445 Daniel F. Danborg
Yeah and the title is a laugh, haha. 2 Great picture too. *thumbs up*
8 Nov 200445 Toni <fluffie_dukky@hot...c
He has a very good backstance ^.^!!!!
8 Nov 200445 Nika
Ohh...I really like this one! The placement of the square in the background makes it sort of asymetrical in a symmetrical way(which sounds like total rubbish in writing but in my head it's very clear what I mean..10) In short, it's nice and well balanced.12 It also brings dynamic in the way that it looks like he's about to move out of the frame and the viewpoint has trouble catching up.

I also really like the texture of that square because it gives the image a real multidimensional feel to it, and you can really play with your perception of the motif, the movement and the whole concept of the image just by alternating your focus between the character and the background.

Very good job, and very enjoyable. It shall be a pleasure to continue looking on the other works you've posted here!
12 Nov 2004:-) Michael Lomas
Good pic, but a little isolated, empty. You should actually try drawing some Kung Fu, as you've definitely got the whole figure drawing thing mastered. I believe that one day along time ago, some shao-lin monk said to himself: "Now what can I do to look really really cool?" which is why kung fu looks so cool.
If you do, do some kung fu pics, try to incorporate the motion found in kung fu...
15 Aug 201045 Anon.
everybody was kung-fu fighting..
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'Ninja Samurai Kung Fu Master of Doom':
 • Created by: :-) Robert Friis
 • Copyright: ©Robert Friis. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Angry, Arts, Bald, Blade, Boots, Fu, Katana, Kung, Martial, Ninja, Photoshop, Ponytail, Robe, Samurai, Stance, Sword
 • Categories: Body Study, Man, Men, Warrior, Fighter, Mercenary, Knights, Paladins, Weapons, Bows, Swords, Blades, Rapiers...
 • Techniques: Computer Painted from Scratch
 • Submitted: 2003-03-22 13:30:11
 • Views: 16571
 • Resolution: 700x489

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