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Rush by 2dforever Rush by 2dforever
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Anime cliches, I can't stand them. But this, I never expected! Cowboy Bebop is fantastic. It breaks away from the stereotypical anime, and is... just fantastic. Although hardly original (bounty hunters, trying to make money... and failing) Cowboy Bebop is a joy to watch. The characters are so imperfect, you love them for just that. The whole 'Space' element is hardly there, it's just a means of transport. It's just like an animated detective story [sic].

One thing that always stands out though, everyone will say it, is the music. A deadly fight scene will be accompanied with a light hearted jazz soundtrack, taking off the serious edge and making it so enjoyable! You don't have to like jazz to appreciate how it's used.

Enough praising of Cowboy Bebop, this here is Spike Spiegel, one of the main characters from the series. He's quite often seen with a bent out of shape cigarette hanging out his mouth, and for me that just summarises him. Bah, as much as I hate smoking, he makes it look cool.

On a technical note, I've employed a slightly different colouring technique this time around - probably visually no different, but it's much quicker for me. Huzzah! Glad to get more pictures out too.
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Rush by *2dforever is brought to life by this wonderful artist's skill and creativity. The style is unique and fantastic, and the painted smoke is mesmerizing! ( Featured by aunjuli )
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I love it !

Can I use it as an avatar on social stuff ? (Google+ and whatnots)
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2dforever Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure! Of course you can use it. All I ask is that if anyone asks who made it, you'll point them in this direction :)
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Of course ! :-)
Thanks a lot !
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Rorro1 Mar 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
omg just awesome
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Yeah!
That's how we like Spike!
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TheMostSpoonyestBard Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One thing I did love about the series was that theme song, Tank! That was a good, heart-pounding tune that would always pump some blood to even the most depressed of people.

I believe that theme songs can be trademarks to any anime.
I always first judge an anime by it's opening theme. Then I sink into a bite of the plot and consume the living hell out of that certain series. Cowboy Bebop was no difference.

I mean, no other anime back then was about cowboys in SPACE!
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2dforever Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes yes yes :) As soon as I heard the theme tune on the first episode I knew I was going to love Cowboy Bebop. The action and jazz just seem to work so well together, it's a fantastic series
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TheMostSpoonyestBard Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a pretty good conversation that we're having, and I agree perfectly with you.
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TheMostSpoonyestBard Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always loved Cowboy Bebop! And I personally thought that Spike should stop smoking the same cigarette for an entire series! :P

I really love your work. My personal favorite piece was about the Dreamcast. As much as I loved what the Dreamcast had to offer, (From Sonic Adventure to NiGHTS: Into Dreams to Jet Set Radio) I love your art!
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