So I’ll go ahead and admit I cheated a little bit this week by using only two themes (Ninja + Oversized Gun). But I just wanted to draw a ninja with a gatlin gun. It’s always been a fav of mine since Arnold used it in T2 and Vulcan Raven used one in Metal Gear. Both those dudes are bad ass but could be compensating for something.
The gatlin is a little bit of a contrast since ninjas almost never carry guns and when you do see one it’s never big. We’ll just say for the sake of plot this ninja just killed the mini guns previous owner.
When doing the sketch I wanted to have the gun show a little weight. You can see how the posture of the ninja is thrown to the arm holding the gun. I also like how the sword is being elevated up to eye level. Makes you wonder if he is bring it up to block a bullet or if he is going to swing it around after he unloads the gun. It also helped with the composition of the sketch.
I felt that I had to compensate for having the ninja holding a huge gun so I made sure to throw in a lot of pointy things. Hence the full sword, short sword and the two knives on his leg. Like any good ninja he probably has more that you cant see.
That’s it for now, see you next wed.