Here's my love letter to Stan Sakai and his famous bodyguard ronin. I'm proud to say I own every single issue of the comic, all the way from the Fantagraphics days to the latest issue from Dark Horse. I've been reading it for decades, and it's still one of my favorites.
Four hours total work, Microns and brush on sketchbook paper, Photoshop colors. Check out the inks -> [link]
I know Stan goes with the three-finger hand, but I can't do it... I used to do it for years when I was cartooning for the kids, but nowadays I just feel like I've missed drawing the pinky whenever I try, with rare exception. Hands are useful for expression, so why trim them up?
Usagi Yojimbo is © Stan Sakai, all rights are his. Respect that man! He's never stopped producing a brilliant book for something like 15 years now. Check him out at the official Usagi Yojombo Dojo ->[link]
Thought it needed a little something.