Thursday, June 2, 2011

"Vicious Vivisector"

In my continuing love affair with all things villainy, tonight's drawing features a true master of depravity -- Shira, the loathsome murderer, torturer and all-out madman nemesis of Manji in Blade of The Immortal.

The raw brutality of Shira's actions earn him high marks among doers. But the nonchalant, almost playful way in which he operates is what really chills me to the bone. He's like a modern serial killer, set loose in Feudal Japan. And with his penchant for carving the flesh of his enemies, young girls and even himself, Shira makes the perfect foe for the undying antihero of the series. And just like Manji, he's got a knack for coming back from seemingly certain death, again and again.

9" x 12" / mixed media on watercolor paper
$156 for US / $165 for international (includes shipping)
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