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Ronin Warriors: Sage v Cale by AdamWithers Ronin Warriors: Sage v Cale by AdamWithers
Commission from Otakon 2011 of the eternal nemeses Sage and Cale from Ronin Warriors; pencil.

Sage is my favorite of the Ronins by a mile. He had the coolest weapon, the coolest special attack, the coolest energy source, and the coolest name. "Sage of the Halo" just sounds awesome! And he was the green one, and I'm often inclined to like the green guy most. And he was the smart one. And had a sense of humor. He was MY GUY!

And Cale was easily the biggest bad-ass of the Dark Warlords, right? The duels between these two were always the coolest. They had the most perfect duality of the whole show - light vs. darkness. Doesn't get cooler than that.
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RainbowAlien Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
My absolute favs Cale was always my first favorite I love blue hair males with a bad temper
But Sage wasn't either but I found him my favorite ronin Guess its cause of the Yin Yang they both have
Great drawing
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you. :thanks:
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   General Artist
Wow. Awesome work on them both. Great inking job two. I remember this show. Ronin Warriors was one of my favorite shows from back in the day.
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks a lot. No ink here, though - this is just a pencil drawing. :)
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   General Artist
No problem.

Really? This was all done with a pencil? Wow! I wouldn't have guessed! But I have to admit I'm really quite impressed! You're lines look so smooth, it almost looks as if though you inked it in the way they do in comics!
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Artist
Yep. I've never been good (or confident) with ink, so instead I just learned to draw really tight and smooth in pencil. Virtually nothing you see in my gallery uses ink! It's why I try and label all of my pieces in the comments so people can see if I used ink or not, but usually I don't. :)
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   General Artist
I see. Well, I must admit your style is very distinguished and unique. I like it a lot.
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stark40763 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I simply love this! It's always nice to see some new RW Fanart come along! :D
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Meshe4 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
like the updated look
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks. I didn't do much; they only needed the slightest modernization to maintain their cool. :)
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iheartsendai Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Amazing detail and great energy. Not to mention nice choice of characters. :D
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks. Glad you approve. :)
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SummonerRekka Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 Cale was always a bad ass. Then the dub happened T_T The voice did not match. At all.
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Artist
It wasnt... soooo bad... I guess. I only ever watched the dub, and it never super bothered me. There's been FAR worse. :shrug:
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SummonerRekka Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Jesus, yes. The infamous 2nd episode blunder. O_o and Sailor Moon. Yikes! Hope you end up doing all 4 of them!! :)
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Artist
I suspect I will, in time. The girl who gets these commissions from me has made it fairly clear that she won't be stopping until I've done the whole RW universe for her. :D
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SummonerRekka Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yas plz! :D
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hinodegiri Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
I totally agree with what you said about Sage and Cale. I wish they would have delved into their Light/ Dark dichotomy more during the course of the show. I always liked their fights best!

I love this picture. The lines are so clean and the style suits the piece. I also like that you actually drew the armor well. Many fanartists don't pay as much attention to that as they should. The armor is central to the show! Great work.
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Artist
You know, as much as I LOVE these characters, I don't actually enjoy drawing armor or tech or that sort of thing very much. But I DO believe that when I draw such things, they have to be GOOD. I get in there with the details, I keep it clean, and I make it slick. It's how I've gotten good at drawing a number of things I don't super enjoy drawing! :XD:
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hinodegiri Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Well, as a fan, I appreciate the obvious effort you put into the drawing. It's really cool, and your dedication to your craft shows.
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JosephLawn Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Amazing, sir.
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Treyos Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I need to see if Netflix has Ronin Warriors on DVD or something. Been forever since I watched them.
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Artist
Good luck! :)
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Ahr0 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! Someone commissioned you of two of my fav characters from my fav anime series EVAR! It's so hard to find anyone who loved, let alone even knows about the series now.

Amazing work as always. :D

By chance have you seen the Armor Plus series being released of the Ronins? [link] < Ryo They also have a Facebook page with loads more pictures: [link] I can't wait till Sage is releaded! :drool:
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Artist
Oh, I LOVED that series. And it holds up surprisingly well with time. And I would friggin' kill a man to get my hands on a Sage A+ figure. Sooooo cool looking! :drool:
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Ahr0 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It has! I rewatched it not long ago and still enjoy it. I wish they'd do some sort of new arc for it, similar with what happened with Saint Seiya and The Lost Canvas. Although, I doubt that will ever happen. SS has such a larger fanbase.

YES! He looks AMAZING! Rowin looks great too with his bow. Can't wait for them to all be released. :love:
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rainbowsand666 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
omg this makes me happy! these two are so freakin amazing and they always went all out in their fights. and yes Cale is one of the biggest bad-asses <3
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Artist
I'm happy I made you happy. :)
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PDInk Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow personally i'm surprised any one remembers this show. It was a personal favorite of mine back in the day. i believe i was more of a Kento of the Hard rock fan. i would love to see you do a match up for each in the future.
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Artist
Kento was the Michaelangelo of the RW's. Thus, I couldn't ever get into him. Granted, he was more capable than Mikey was and rarely did stupid crap that got the whole team in trouble, but still.

The girl who commissioned this and the Anubis in my gallery is planning on getting the entire group and all the warlords, so happily you'll be seeing plenty more Ronin in the future.
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PDInk Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i look forward to more
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ShadowOnTheWall Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Yeah, so, this is on my wall. along with the other two commissions. along with the one i make in Nov. :D
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Artist
Makes me glad to know my work has such a nice home. :)
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jookami Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
This was always my favorite rivalry in Ronin Warriors. Great job with it!
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks. Glad you enjoy. :)
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Witchofdarkseas Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Omg this take me way back I used to love this show!! I had all the toys for it too! This looks amazing Adam...I want to be like you when I grow up! I love ur style
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Artist
This show goes way back for me too, man. It was a joy to draw. :nod:
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Atlas0 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
No way, man! I used to have a Sage action figure (came with the armor too) -- it's been a long time since I've seen these, so this is a real blast from the past =D Awesome job, Adam =)
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Artist
Hell yes! But man were those toys crap. I remember being so psyched when they came out, but then got to look at them in the store and they were so bad looking - those little tiny heads and big weird joints and bad sculpts, ugh! It was the first time as a kid that I recognized a bad action figure and walked away from them even though I loved the material they were based on! :XD:
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Atlas0 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmm. I guess I got a different version of those toys, cause the one I got was spring-filled, and very detailed... I dunno, but it's all good :XD: =D
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BeSharpShot Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Wow that guy looks like Galvatron!
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Artist
Not a bad comparison. Both bad-asses. :nod:
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Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
OH SNAP
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Artist
Word.
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AlternateWarning Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Dude, this is awesome
Although it's the second best Warlord and second best Warrior ^^
Both of them look hardcore! I love that you got all the details in the armor
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Artist
Yeah, it's tota--WAITAMINITWHAAAAT?! S-second b-best-- whaaaAAAAAaaAAaAaAAATTT?!?! You're killing me, here, lady. KILLING! ME!
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AlternateWarning Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Sorry! Rowen's the logical one and the geek while Dias has a bunch of scythes! Although, I will say, Sage's No-Datchi is the coolest weapon
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Artist
*sigh* You girls and your Rowen. Always putting the OBVIOUS #2 guy at #1 just because of his dreamy eyes and that hair that can't be tamed and the whole Brooklyn accent thing. So silly. ;)
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AlternateWarning Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Haha, hey! One, I have watched it in Japanese as well which makes it an Osaka accent ^^
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strangah Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely work as usual! :clap:
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