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Akuma101 x Stubborn Sideburn "Year of the Dragon"

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  • "Year of the Dragon" Collaboration
    On the beggining of summer Ive got in touch with Junichi Tsuneoka aka Stubborn Sideburn to work on a collaboration piece, which will be Japanese themed. Ive suggested to work on a Ryu themed illustration, because the 2012 is a year of the Dragon in asian callendar. Despite that our styles differ, we got along very well and Im very pleased how this collaboration ended. I must say that this was my first collaboration project, so Junichi taught me some new usefull things, so thanks again mate!

    Remember to check Sideburn's portfolio because his works are stunning and one of a kind!

    1.Overall look

    First I want to show you the final outcome from our collaboration.
    I must add that we both picked a color theme for the final piece - Akuma RED - Junichi BLUE
  • 2. Collaboration stages
    Here are some stages of th collaboration. First of all we started with a black&white frame prepared by Sideburn in which I've added my Dragon themed warrior. The next stages was mainly about catching the right proportions, tweaking and adding objects, thinking about the final composition and interaction between peticural elements.
  • 3. Color scheme
    The final stage of the collaboration was coloring. We've picked a main color scheme  - Akuma RED & Junichi Blue, and we started to incorporating color to specific elements - the background, main lines & additional elements. Below you can see the final outcome - first (BLUE) Junichi's work, and next (RED) is mine.

    Ive had problems with picking main accents for the design so Ive created some additional colors just for myself :)
    The final designs will be propably printed as a limited screen print posters.
    Thanks for your time!