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Mantis Samurai Returns by Roboto-kun Mantis Samurai Returns by Roboto-kun
Mantis Samurai is something of a personal project of mine, my own Star Wars if you will, spawned out of a contest a few years ago (Dominance war IV) you can check out the design here in case you forgot: [link]

It's constantly evolving in my head and taking shape slowly...who knows what the future holds, but it's all about the journey as they say.

Done in Photoshop start to finish, used some leaf brush i found on the internet, though there's hardly any trace left
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:iconjohanasmith:
JohanaSmith Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :love:
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:iconsk3ts:
SK3TS Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this is really awesome! i love the tree!
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:iconalvaropozo:
alvaropozo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
great!
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:iconlk-hemakuruise:
LK-Hemakuruise Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Seriously like what you've done here. Keep up the phenomenal work. :)
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:iconclassiceight:
classicEIGHT Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love the contrasts here. Some of my favorite works are those with a dark contrast in the background. It adds a certain note of surrealism for me. Very, very nice work. Very nice gallery.
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:iconinficia:
Inficia Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I featured this in my journal [link]

Thanks you for making such great work!
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:iconjuntai:
juntai Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
SUPER digging your tone usage!
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:iconla-structure-du-ciel:
la-Structure-du-Ciel Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist
This tree is truly beautiful! I love the colors and the light between the leaves.
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:iconbulsoldier:
Bulsoldier Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that character !
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:iconolastuart:
olastuart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful painting!!
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:iconjaxun:
jaxun Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art makes me want to put down my brush forever.
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:icondeskleaves:
Deskleaves Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love this character.
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:iconpsycho-gaze:
Psycho-Gaze Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, I'm liking this idea! The original pic was cool, and now this. Funny how one single concept can expand.
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:iconnotwithouthonor:
NotWithoutHonor Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite beautiful.
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:iconsavagepassion666:
SavagePassion666 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Your perspective is amazing and that tree- ho'shit the details make me weep tears of pure gold for reals~
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:iconreneg8bober:
reneg8bober Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
wow, sweet mood on this one!
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:icontk769:
TK769 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a great concept. I admire the characters maverick appearance.

Love it!

M
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:iconmedallion2012:
Medallion2012 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that's amazing! Can't believe it's totally Photoshop, it looks like an oil or acrylic painting. Incredible job!
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:iconshadow-link:
shadow-link Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Do more! Looks very interesting. Very pretty color palette here. :D
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:iconnowiss:
nowiss Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
this fits with my garden's color at the moment !
good job
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:iconalbi748:
Albi748 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Looks superb......
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:icontitanwarrior17:
TitanWarrior17 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student General Artist
i've been liking your stuff for quite a while now, moving from this whole expressive motif in the past to this, this has a very solid look to it, vs some of the near-abstract stuff in the the past, brushstroke wise....

you were outstanding during your earlier days, and you being able to gradually get better at this makes me appreciate you as an artist more

Keep up the good work!
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:iconheyjude4:
hEyJude4 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Student General Artist
I love the combination of organic and mechanic
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:iconruffscorp:
ruffscorp Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
gr8 job, dude!!!
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:iconwuzza-fwuz:
wuzza-fwuz Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
...wow.
......I want to use better/more descriptive words, but I'm having some trouble thinking of them at the moment.
o.o
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:iconthatgenperson:
ThatGenPerson Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist
amazing.
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:icondarthmarlan:
darthmarlan Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Very cool yeah :)
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:iconvanjorman:
VANJORMAN Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Perfecto esta imagen si tiene una fuerte presencia y siento el cielo de la imagen frente a mi
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:iconsosmonster:
sosmonster Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
oiah q loco... qria saber fazer estas cores
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:icononimempo:
ONIMEMPO Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Artist
THE COLOR IS SO NICE!!!
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:iconscary-dave:
Scary-Dave Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The conecpt is interesting, possibly could use a little back story. The art style is very slick though.
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:iconaakami:
Aakami Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE the contrast between mechanical samurai, the natural, autumn tree and uhm, the thing in the background xD Usually I don't like creating OCs for existing fandoms, but with Star Wars it's half of the fun! :D
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KaraHitto Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
loving the mantis
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:iconillogicallysound:
IllogicallySound Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful piece. Almost ethereal lighting on the tree. Wonderful use of color throughout. Honestly, I hardly noticed the mantis fellow when he's standing amongst such a magnificent background. Well done!
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:iconlehuss:
lehuss Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
u're so great robert ! u got some mad skills !
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:iconoblio66:
oblio66 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I really love that tree, your style is amazing!!
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:iconkademorton:
kademorton Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Writer
I'll join the matis samurai fan club. Before mantis samurai was mainstream :)
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
your stuff is so weird sometimes I love it
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:icongreeneyezz:
GreenEyezz Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Nice work!
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:iconthecelestialdemoness:
TheCelestialDemoness Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student Filmographer
Woooa, incredible work! O.O
Loving the depth and color detail. ^^
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:iconcaruda:
Caruda Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
I'm curious, and I love what you do so, I think it is worth to ask. What happened with your project "Monstrosity Hunter"?
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:icondecxd:
decxd Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Great work, I hope to see more of this universe within your head :D :D
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Go Mantis!
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:iconcheesefreeak:
cheesefreeak Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
its very vivid while maintaining a desaturated palette. very nice.
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:icondarkladder:
Darkladder Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
amazing! your choice of colours, I'd love to have.
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:iconphillgonzo:
PhillGonzo Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great piece! I really like this character design and it's awesome to see you continue developing this!!!
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Darkblade007 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
dude!...you are probably my favorite digital artist.... the insane painterlyness of all your paintings is so legit!

lol. with that said, awesome job!
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PaulReinwand Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Really like the pallet, it really conveys a season and time of day that I find believable. One of your biggest strengths I feel is the ability to imply detail with the use of broad strokes and its very apparent in much of your work. That said parts of the tree look over rendered in comparison to the rest of the image. In the case of the swordsman that level of detail draws the eye (as it should) and makes him/it a focal point. Putting more detail into the foliage and possibly the grass and dirt closer to the viewer would establish a strong foreground and alleviate this.

Righto, you didn't ask for critique so I'll end with gushing for the umpteenth time and letting you know how fantastic your work is! You're a huge inspiration!
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:iconmr-nik:
MR-NIK Featured By Owner May 15, 2011   Digital Artist
I love the landscapes! It reminds me of shadow of the beast.
Also the mantis character is super cool!
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:iconcabinetminister:
CabinetMinister Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Mantis Samurai is boss.
I'd watch that movie.
:D
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