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Ichiro by akira337 Ichiro by akira337
So I was watching the World Baseball Classic final a couple of months ago ~ Japan vs Korea ... I like good baseball and had no favorites, but I recognized a few of the Japanese players because they were also in MLB. But holy hell ~ that was one good game ... I think easily one of the most exciting games I've seen in some time ... the deep seeded rivalry of these two teams also added to the drama ...

I had Ichiro, with the game winning hit in my mind for weeks after the final was done. Finally I decided to start sketching something out. The samurai swords at his hip is more of a wink to the slogan used by the Japanese fans "Samurai Japan" which I'm not sure if it exactly means anything - maybe they just thought the idea of samurai was a concept the world can grasp ...
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:iconlutraseider:
As a big fan of Seattle Baseball, Ich is my man!
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:iconakira337:
yeah i wish the mariners did better - tired of seeing the same ol AL teams in post season lol
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:iconraysark:
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:iconxxbarrettxx:
Whenever I see this I just can't help but stare at how awesome this is. Great job.
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:iconakira337:
thanx! it was a very inspiring game the sparked this :D
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BuckBuckBuckles Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic win. This is so great! I love these stylized drawings of various baseball players. They're fantastic!
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:iconakira337:
thank you very much! and it was such a good game - haven't seen a game played like that in a long while! :D
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BuckBuckBuckles Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe, yeah it was. I remember watching it and being 'wowed' throughout.
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:iconkatyus:
His gesture and his expression is very exciting:)
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:iconakira337:
Thanks! it was a good game and I just had to draw something :D
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