Japan is still in crisis and making more news about the nuclear thing going on. This article is talking about considering renewable energy for Japan.
And what a nice way of using a samurai as an advocate for the renewables! I got really excited about illustrating this because anything related to old Japanese art always reminds me of a college plate which had a very low grade but i thought it deserved a really high grade. So everytime i get a chance doing a Japanese art (NOT anime), i always feel like proving myself! hahaha
The original sketch i used to traced in illustrator.
Some of my references while creating my samurai. Argh! so tough to get that 'old' effect of this Japanese art.