Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Ever since I first saw the movie SEVEN SAMURAI, I have been fascinated with the culture of pre-modern Japan or Feudal Japan. A time when the sword governed the way
of life, or so I like to think.

As I watched the countless samurai flicks over the years, one character keeps popping in my head, and thats Yagyu Jubei. Jubei actually did exist, but little is known about his life, only that he was an expert swordsman and wore an eyepatch, but even the patch is pure speculation. It is said that he lost his eye while training with his father as a young boy....what a bad ass!

anyhoo, I thought of a young teenage Jubei and decided to do a sketch

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