line art and color by me, flats by Roque Romero
So, this is the piece I prepared for Sloane Leong´s yakuza exhibition at Floating World Comics in Portland, called Battle without honor and humanity, honoring Fukasaku´s movie.
Actually, the whole exhibition is an homage to the yakuza-eiga genre, that I couldn´t love more.
About the picture, at the beginning I was looking for some kind of disturbing feeling, but it ended up quite Miyazakish thanks to the coloring and the thin inking. Actually, I even changed the ojisan´s face into a smile in the middle of the process.
In general, I think I´m kinda happy with that.
As always, there is a story behind. I think I can´t do illustration work whithout thinking about something happening. Both are tattoo makers, in a Kenobi/Luke kind of domestic relationship, trying to survive the gokudo the best they can. Who knows if there is more to come.
Hope you like it.