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Samurai - Oni Grunt by emersontung Samurai - Oni Grunt by emersontung
Following my Mechanized Samurai [link] , here is the Oni Grunt, the more common enemies the Mechanical Samurai will face.

Spent quite a long time on this one, and I think I managed to push myself aesthetically wise. I might do a tutorial on how I did these two pieces if I have the time. Expect more Japanese mechanical demons soon. :D

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Also, my friends and I have an artbook out. If you haven't checked it out yet, please do! --> [link]
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Isn´t there a japanese proverb about "demons with clubs" meaning a double advantage?
I think this one fits well, even though it´s only meant as a grunt unit.
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emersontung Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, that's pretty cool. I need to look up that proverb. 
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jannadann Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Wow! Not much more to add. Its great!!!
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ALKIDO Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Watsuptoday", a digital designer, built in Lego bricks, a 3D reproduction of your drawing, and it is visible with this link: lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/440… Very cool, great design and I enjoy it
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mr-balk Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
I too like the detailing and color selection.
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:iconemersontung:
emersontung Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! 
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M60RPD Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Nice.
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:iconemersontung:
emersontung Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconazzacanth:
azzacanth Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Nice work!
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:iconhighonneon:
Highonneon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO AWESOME! And despite half of the other pictures I've seen this actually looks like an oni! Fantastic job!
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:iconcheetahryu:
CheetahRyu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
wonderful color and detail.
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andrewmar Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
When can I expect more mech demons
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:iconemersontung:
emersontung Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You'll get'em when you get'em!
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KiteofAzureFlame123 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Only the japanese can build something like this xD
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Zaira-X Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Robot and magic, I love these ideas are well thought out so great, I take this to my favorites.
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emersontung Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha. thanks!
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Zaira-X Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your welcome....
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r7ll Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
I really love this design! It's awesome the way you've integrated the Japanese styling into the armour. The asymmetry and exaggerated proportions makes this one creepy bastard. A worthy adversary indeed!
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emersontung Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, brother. Appreciate it. Yeah, I really liked how this one turned out. Somehow the styling in the armor came out better in this piece than the samurai, not sure how or why. Lol.
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r7ll Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
I think the styling in this one is more interesting. I suspect not being constrained by the desire to make it "cool and badass" allowed you to let go a bit more. That said, the samurai is still pretty damn awesome.
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emersontung Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha yeah, I'd have to agree with you on that one. Also, it might be because I started out the with samurai, so I was still groping in the dark, trying to figure out the stylization that I wanted to go for.
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MikkelNPetersen Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Reminds me a bit of the game metal fatigue (wish they would make a "Metal Fatigue 2)
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sparky-del-Ireland Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent design. I like the choice of colours
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:iconemersontung:
emersontung Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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Lizterhann Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Interesting work on colours and reflections !
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:iconemersontung:
emersontung Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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isso09 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Fuck yeah, dude! This guy kicks ass.
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:iconemersontung:
emersontung Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol thanks, man!
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k04sk Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ur a beast man!!! keep it up
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emersontung Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol. thanks, dude.

also, speaking of beasts-> [link]
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DSil Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh shit, looks like he's collected all the Dragonballs. Badass design!
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emersontung Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hahahahaha. XD
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
This looks great.

Too bad not that many people talk about how they choose the elements in their artwork.

Would like to know how you pushed yourself aesthetically if I am not being nosy.
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emersontung Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks. i just go back to real life, really. mechanically i look at all things mechanical, trains, industrial robots and as for the symbols and patterns i look at japanese elements and objects. I hope that answers your question.
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Thanks, yes it does answer some of the question.
How did you choose your colors?
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emersontung Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well, everything I design in a series has to relate to each other. My Samurai was colored red, so to contrast that the enemy units I design has to be in the cool spectrum (greens, blues, etc.) I also used colors that sort of relate to their elements. Since I want the Oni to be sort of "earth element" I used green and browns.
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Thanks for taking the time to discuss this.
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:iconemersontung:
emersontung Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
no problem. I hope you gained something from it.
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GANGDAIGURREN Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
IT VERY COOL
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emersontung Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
GREAT
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emersontung Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks dude!
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
cheers mate!
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raxaxa Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010   Photographer
awesome...
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TheCoffeeBaron Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful lighting and some kick ass metal effects! The pose is very befitting of an Oni, i'd like to see a partner piece where the Oni is in a more haunched pose :)
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emersontung Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, if there was one critique i would give myself it would be to make the oni more hunched down :/ i sorta lost the gesture as the piece moved forward but thanks!
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andrevanstone2009 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Really impressive design, I like it :D
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emersontung Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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grim-dude99 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
wicked man its high tech and savage at the same time
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emersontung Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
haha. thanks!
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