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Snow assassin by SteveArgyle Snow assassin by SteveArgyle
This painting made it to about three-quarters complete as a bit more run-of-the-mill "ninja silohoutted against moonlit clouds. And I just wasn't digging it. As freelance art is my everyday job, there are unfortunate, inevitable, "phone-it-in" paintings, that might not be awesome, but you've got a deadline. This was tumbling down the hillside of non-awesome, with an impending crash with the lameness valley below.

Then the snow idea occured to me, perhaps because I come from a place that is burried in snow for half of the year, and looking out my window, all I see is blinding white nothing. But adding all that snow, and changing the ninja to white, really made a huge difference in this piece.

I will have you all note that I refrained from putting skis and Oakley goggles on her. There's not even a secret ski lift off in the background. That you can see at this resolution, anyway...

For Legend of the Five Rings, copyright Alderac Entertainment Group.

Blowgun by Assassination by Blowing, "Use Your Mouth for the Will of the Emperor!"
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ivana81uy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
amazing work
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Luy22 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
This is beautiful.
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the snow and the overall white color...
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ArtistOtaku91 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Beautiful and Goregous Art!!!!!!
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OutlawedToons Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Always loved snow-camo ninjas!
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DasLouis Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Love it! I'm using this as my facebook timeline picture, I hope that's OK? Seriously impressive stuff, well done!
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Zak05 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful job!!:)
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SunRei Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
You've been featured [link]

Hope you have a lovely day! :la:
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LunaFeles Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011   Photographer
wow.. amazing!
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Vampire-Christ92 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I can imagine Nathan Drake fighting demon yeti on the ground lol.
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