May 31, 2015

Samurai Inspired Art Collection

Samurai Inspired (武士触発)
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curated by YellowMenace (40+ images)

   The helmet, the armor, the blades & the code... Everything about the samurai is intriguing. Artists especially, amateur & pro have their imaginations ignited by this ancient Japanese warrior.

   I've assembled 40 of my favorite bushi from 40 brilliant artists creating traditional & historically accurate samurai, pop remixed ronin, sci-fi shizoku, sexy onna-bugeisha & abstract yakuza.

Yuta Onoda (Japan)  Facebook - Twitter
Yuto Onoda -

HAIKU: Samurai Spirit
Pure controlled motion

Restless pen, ink flows like blood

Soul of Bushido

Aditya Permadi aka subjektzero -
Aditya Permadi aka Subjektzero (Indonesia)

My Fav Samurai Films @ Amazon

Palehorse -
Palehorse (US)
Pablo Uchida [内田パブロ] -
Utagawa Kuniyoshi -
Utagawa Kuniyoshi 1797 -1861 (Japan)
Anthony Petrie -
Anthony Petrie (US)   Facebook - Twitter

   A samurai should not scandalize his name forever by holding his one & only life too dear... One's main purpose in throwing away his life is to do so either for the sake of the Emperor or in some great undertaking of a military general.

- Shiba Yoshimasa

Jon McCoy -
Michael Hinkle -

Kalani Lindsey -
Kalani Lindsey (US/Bulgaria)   Facebook - SHOP
● More Kalani Art: Asian Influence 

Kurosawa Sensei @ Amazon

Casey Callender -
Casey Callender (US)   DeviantArt - Prints

   When one is serving officially, he should not think of a hundred or a thousand people, but should consider only the importance of the master.

- Hōjō Shigetoki
(1198–1261 AD)

Stanley Lau (Artgerm) -
Stanley Lau aka Artgerm (Hong Kong/Singapore)
DeviantArt - SHOP
● More Stanley Lau Art: Warriors & Samurai Spirit

Jonny Wan -
Jonny Wan (UK/Chinese)
Facebook - SHOP
● More Jonny Art: Complex Simplicity

Hoon -
Hoon (US/Korea)   Creative Characters

Kendrick Lim (Kunkka) -
Kendrick Lim aka Kunkka (Singapore)
AJ Frena -
AJ Frena (US)
Yuko Shimizu -
Yuko Shimizu (Japan/US)
Facebook - SHOP
● More Yuko Art: 
Reimagining Geisha & Men in Her Life

JungGi Kim -
Jung Gi Kim (Korea)   Facebook - SHOP
● More JungGi Art: Sketches of Ancient Asia

Kazu Livingstone -
Kazu Livingstone (Malaysia)
Bas Tizz -
Bas Tizz (Thailand)   Behance

Yuriko Nemoto (Unio88) -
Yuriko Nemoto aka Unio88 (Japan)   Pinterest

   If a man does not investigate into the matter of Bushido daily, it will be difficult for him to die a brave & manly death.

- Katō Kiyomasa
(1561 - 1611)

Witness the Absurd -
Witness the Absurd (UK)   SHOP
● More Witness Art: Pastel Monsters

Hisashi Tenmyouya (天明屋尚) -
Hisashi Tenmyouya [天明屋尚] (Japan)   Facebook
● More Hisashi Art: Basara & Future/Past

Randy Adlawan aka Dragon -
Randy Adlawan aka Dragon (US)
Tseng Wu Lang -
Tseng Wu Lang (Taiwan)   Gallery

Clog Two -
Clog Two (Singapore)

Samurai Art Toys @ Amazon

Jed Henry -
Jed Henry (US)
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● More Jed Art: Ukiyo-e Heroes

   Engage in combat fully determined to die & you will be alive; wish to survive in the battle & you will surely meet death.

- Uesugi Kenshin

Sergio Toppi 1932 - 2012 (Italy)
Sergio Toppi 1932 - 2012 (Italy)

Felice Beato 1832 – 1909
Felice Beato 1832 – 1909 (Italy)

James Jean -
James Jean (Taiwan/US)
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More James Jean Art: Taiwanese Surrealist

   In Japanese, the word rōnin means "wave man", a person destined to wander aimlessly forever, like the waves in the sea.

Sam Kim (Baimon) -
Sam Kim aka Baimon (Korea/Canada)
Sean Wei -
Sean Wei (Taiwan)   Facebook - SHOP
● More Sean Wei Art

Wayne Reynolds -
Richard Friend (BlasterKid) -
Richard Friend aka BlasterKid (US)
Motohiro Ichinomiya (Motoichi69) -
Motohiro Ichinomiya aka Motoichi69 (Japan)

Viscera Vicarious -
Viscera Vicarious (Ecuador)   Behance

Star Wars Bandaï Movie Realization Samurai Figures
Star Wars / Bandaï - Samurai Figures

Art Toys @ Amazon

Rudy Jan Faber  -
Rudy Jan Faber (Netherlands)
Clovery -
Clovery (Poland)

Toshio Saeki (Japan)
Toshio Saeki (Japan) 

Evan Davies -
Photo by Evan Davies