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Samurai Wars by OtisFrampton Samurai Wars by OtisFrampton
UPDATE: This image is now available as a print for purchase at my online store! [link]

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This image is a collaboration between myself and the custom action figure artist known as Sillof :iconsillof:

A few months ago I approached him with the offer of creating a movie poster-style image based on one of his custom Star Wars figure sets and he approved. I chose the Samurai Wars set and this image is the result.

Sillof does amazing work with his custom figures, not just in the figures themselves but also in the detailed stories and character backgrounds he creates for them. One could spend hours viewing the creations on his website (and I have).

This image will be available as a print very soon, so stay tuned for details!

The characters in this piece were all drawn separately on 9x12 Bristol in pencil and colored in Photoshop CS4 using a Wacom Cintiq 21UX.

-Otis

UPDATE (7 July 11): One day after posting it, "Samurai Wars" is already the #3 most popular piece in my deviantART gallery! Thanks, DA friends! :)
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:iconclarity-art:
Clarity-Art Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Did you know Darth Vader's outfit was based off samurai armor?
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:iconsmokehunter2:
smokehunter2 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Artist
Lol. R2-D2 looks hilarious. Vader's badass btw
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:iconagrimir:
Agrimir Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
10/10 Would watch.
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:iconsliversun:
Sliversun Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Awesome!
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:iconold-marcie1234:
Old-Marcie1234 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Yes.
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:iconneverstopdesigning:
NeverStopDesigning Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
R2 and 3PO were based off an old Japanese film of two companion characters who were comic relief traveled with the protagonist on his journey, eh very vague but still. 
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:iconotisframpton:
OtisFrampton Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
"The Hidden Fortress".
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:icondrtimdawg:
drtimdawg Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Stunning work!!
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:iconrikuthedragonslayer:
Rikuthedragonslayer Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome
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:icondaveracer:
daveracer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great concept while staying true to the inspiration. 
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:iconapocalipsis666:
apocalipsis666 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
really good
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:iconnerd-xman06:
Nerd-XMan06 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Coool!!!
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:iconsimbacca:
Simbacca Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Very cool!
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:iconstarwarsdudev:
StarWarsDudeV Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Oh, the legitness of this situation
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:iconbarbarianoverlord:
barbarianoverlord Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
genius, love it!
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:iconatlas0:
Atlas0 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very creative!
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:iconvicodinflavoredmints:
VicodinFlavoredMints Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this is so freakin' cool!!! :love: :iconclappingplz:
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:iconruyc:
Ruyc Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
I really love the style of drawing, and the color makes it more ancient, awesome work
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:iconotisframpton:
OtisFrampton Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconruyc:
Ruyc Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
you are welcome
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:iconbrainsaw777:
brainsaw777 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant concept and flawless execution sir.
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:iconotisframpton:
OtisFrampton Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Very cool concept and drawing!
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:iconasgardian28:
AsGaRDiaN28 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Otis this is a great concept and i love the look, the style. Brilliant!
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:iconmulderbeliever4:
mulderbeliever4 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
simply awsome :)
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:iconkazemizu:
Kazemizu Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Your art has been featured on our Awesome Alt Art blog! You can check it out at: [link]

All the best!
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:iconotisframpton:
OtisFrampton Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Thanks! :)
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:iconmaster-of-the-boot:
Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
NIce :D
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:iconelmic-toboo:
Elmic-Toboo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student General Artist
This is effin awesome!!! XD It looks more entertaining than star wars itself !!!!!!!
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:icontheelevateddeviant:
TheElevatedDeviant Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Maaaaybe....
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:iconcuervex:
Cuervex Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work ;) I like it very creative...
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:iconreal-live-fishlegs:
Real-Live-Fishlegs Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
WIN!
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:icondrawrick:
Drawrick Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Nice end result!
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:iconcontraspontanus:
Contraspontanus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
...Nevermind. I was late to the party. X3
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:iconcontraspontanus:
Contraspontanus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
If anyone wants to actually see this movie, check out "The Hidden Fortress" by Akira Kurosawa. It's one of the major inspirations behind Star Wars. Hell, the term "Jedi" came from Jidaigeki, the Japanese term for a period drama.
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DavionX Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
actually i guess... that would have had been a better movie oO
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:iconeragon007:
Eragon007 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
funny as hell
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:iconrickinator:
rickinator Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Great piece,,, Love it!!! :love:
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:iconsonikdethmunki:
sonikdethmunki Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
A great homage to the original inspiration. Great work!
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:iconjimbolimbo369:
Jimbolimbo369 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
It's funny, because Star Wars is heavily influenced by Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress. So this does really fit, lol.
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:icontru-323:
Tru-323 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Man I love Silof's take on Star Wars characters he has a great imagination
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:iconkho0103:
kho0103 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
this is sweet
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:iconcoeuretame568:
CoeurEtAme568 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist
This is an awesome idea. :D
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:iconmysticlove101:
mysticlove101 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
awesome:D
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:iconcarterthebat:
CarterTheBat Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Probably one of the coolest interpretations of the Holy Trilogy I've ever seen. Sweet deal.
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:iconlolness999:
lolness999 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
I would totally watch this as a movie.
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:iconmasterabsinthe:
MasterAbsinthe Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
That's really cool!!
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:iconmauricio-morali:
Mauricio-Morali Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
hahaha excelent work, i love the idea and its adaptation
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:iconbitex93:
Bitex93 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
OMG. Idea of setting plot in feudal japan times is so ossom! And artwork is also supreme!
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:iconmagda84:
Magda84 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
haha this is so amazing!!!!
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