Duel Under Cherry Blossoms [Art]

Description

This hand drawn piece was originally created for my Sensei’s book ULTIMATE JUJITSTU: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE (by Jonathan Maberry). He requested a depiction of two samurai engaged in mortal combat. One’s katana has broken, and now to defend his life he must rely on the samurai warrior’s chosen empty-handed combat: Shinowara Ryu Jujutsu.

Note: To try to decide the best angle to show the stance/action from, I posed two Jackie Chan action figures on the floor. I rolled around looking at them from all different vantage points trying to find the perfect “picture” to tell the story. But I just wasn’t seeing what I needed. Finally I stood up to get a drink, and as I looked down on the figures from above I saw just what I wanted. This also gave me the idea to contrast the deadly duel with the beauty of the Cherry Blossoms hanging down above them- blossoming with life as death prepared to take one of the warriors. I really liked this Yin Yang aspect. Anyway… thanks Jackie Chan(s)! LOL.

The original art was accomplished with pencil and ink in June, 2002.

This artwork has been professionally reproduced on acid and lignin-free, glossy 12 pt. Iight card-stock paper for all 11×17″ prints, and on high-quality, semi-gloss poster paper for all 18×24″ and 24×36″ poster prints.

Print Sizes

11x17''

$12.99

$8.50 Priority Shipping within the USA, $13.75 First Class International Shipping worldwide. $0.50 shipping fee per each additional print. If you purchase 5 or more 11×17″ prints at once you get FREE SHIPPING.

18x24''

$34.99

$8.50 Priority Shipping within the USA, $13.75 First Class International Shipping worldwide. $0.50 shipping fee per each additional print. If you purchase 5 or more 18×24″ prints at once you get FREE SHIPPING.

24x36''

$44.99

$8.50 Priority Shipping within the USA, $13.75 First Class International Shipping worldwide. $0.50 shipping fee per each additional print. If you purchase 5 or more 24×36″ prints at once you get FREE SHIPPING.

Shipping Info

All prints will be hand signed by the artist, and shipped rolled, in a super heavy-duty, protective cardboard tube.

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