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Akagi - unfiltered by rijinks Akagi - unfiltered by rijinks
Something I drew while I was making some Christmas cards, so it has the same format. The colors were supposed to be a lot more experimental, but I was afraid to spoil the picture so I wasn't as daring as I might've been if it wasn't Akagi. I'm a bit embarrassed at how I drew his mouth...
Someone once mentioned that everyone in Akagi smoked their cigarettes unfiltered, which amused me for some reason.
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Curious-Spider Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This looks really cool, especially with the water color kind of effect. I actually like how you drew Akagi's mouth; it makes him look more alluring. He looks sexy and cool, and the colors really add to that.
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rijinks Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Those are watercolors :) Thank you!
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Yvyne Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Still love him! :heart::heart::heart:
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ph1shf00d Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
Probably because they're SO FUCKING GAR. Mahjong legends and Yakuza bosses don't need to be trifled by minor things like lung cancer.

I love his mouth~~ <3 And your use of that watery texture for the coloring. It looks freakin' amazing, especially in the hair. Adds a really nice texture to the overall portrait. The inking reminds me of the boldness of the official art.

A+ would fave again.
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Zoza Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
I like the bold lines of your Fukumoto type style against the soft Christmas card watercolor and texture.

The cigarette looks very nice, strange that *every* characters cigarettes are unfiltered. You learn something new every day.
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rijinks Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
Thank you!
Well it's apparently because they haven't sold any cigarette filters yet in the time where Akagi is set. Frankly I'd have never noticed myself.
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Zoza Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
OK, that makes sense then. Now I'm wondering what Kaiji smokes :D
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