Ronin is a celebration of one of my favorite artifacts of Japanese history and ancient culture, the Samurai. My fascination with the Samurai later paved the way for my love for anime with such shows as Ruroni Kenshin (Still holds a nostalgic place in my heart ^_^), Samurai Champloo (watch if you have not already.. seriously) and later Bleach. While illustrating Ronin I debated whether to have a person wear the armor. I later decided against this because I wanted the armor to kinda be the focus and tell a story. Thats why I added a lot of scratches, dings and damages as well as running paint to show this an instrument with a history.