Illustrator Deryl Braun Uses a Sumi-e Ink Wash Technique

By: Meghan Young - Aug 15, 2014
References: derylbraun.deviantart & designtaxi
The samurai art of Deryl Braun, an illustrator hailing from Germany, is appropriately inspired by a Japanese style. A cross between anime illustrations and ink wash paintings, he uses the latter technique to create the thick lines and faded edges that make the samurai artworks so energetic.

As though captured in mid-movement, each warrior portrayed in this samurai art series looks quite deadly. Whether standing still or wielding a sword, the heroes or diverse and intriguing. As though formed from black smoke, the samurai art has a fanastical element to it as well. As full of detail as it is of action, the series is something many people will love even if they are not necessarily drawn to the cultural icons themselves.