The 7 Samurai A Sketch by ivDAnu


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This is a drawing I made looking at my favorite movie, Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai. I use pause, of course, since I’m not THAT good as a sketcher (can one say that? sketcher?) but I had to draw (pen and ink with some retouches of watercolor ON PAPER) fast. At the time I had only a VHS player and that thing do not stay a lot on Pause…


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  • Moon Black
    Moon Blackover 2 years ago

    Wonderful tecnique, really impressive ink lines. Congratulations on your feature.

  • Thanks You, Moon black!

    – ivDAnu

  • wormink
    worminkover 2 years ago

    great movie this sketch brings it all right back

  • Yes, wormink! one of the greatest! (The Magnificent Seven wasn’t bad, either…) Glad I could make you remember!

    – ivDAnu

  • ivDAnu
    ivDAnuabout 1 year ago

    A rapid sketch (at the time I had only a VHS player and it didn’t stay long on pause…) after a classic duel scene from one of my all time favorite movie: The Seven Samurai by Akira Kurosawa.

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