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Letter Bee by Rikyo Letter Bee by Rikyo
Wow..havent uploaded since...February?? Thats bad.

Anyways hope everyone who's still watching is doin good!

This is one of many prints I'll be selling at Otakon this year..Im doin a fan art experiment this year just to see how it goes.


Lag, Niche and Steak from the manga/anime Tegami Bachi (Letter Bee) for those who've never seen it..Its about glorified mailmen with guns lol but its a really good series, one of my favorite mangas.

This took about 2.5 day to do, here and there.

thanks for viewing!
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:iconlost-tyrant:
lost-tyrant Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yo, you can throw down on some lights and textures! thats wasup cuz =D
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Rikyo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yea man i try lol...I need a comp so I can get back to this type of stuff..I was just perfecting my painting style with this piece when my old computer died..now im outta practice
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lost-tyrant Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn, man. I wish you some good luck on that. You'll bounce back quickly, i dont doubt that in the least =D
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MzzAzn Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Very cool! You have a lot of patience!
I really like your anime/manga style. You should draw it more because .. I like it lol.
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Ikki-kun Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Man it looks like you used something traditional...
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:iconniichts:
Niichts Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
boo fanart / yay profits! :P
also, zomg you're alive.
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Rikyo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
haha Niichts~ How u been!? Yea..gotta make dat cheddah ya know~
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Niichts Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Been good, nothing special
Don't dissapear for another century now
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Lunore Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:la: Mya, they look so cute. I like the color gradiation that you use (like in the scarf). It gives everything a "glowy" look. I always kinda wondered what your process for doing that effect was.
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Rikyo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Lunore~ Which effect? I could show u a .psd file if i see u online sometime!
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Lunore Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I guess just generally your process for coloring. You put a lot of variation in color value in spots, like in his scarf, it moves from lighter to darker, ect.
Oh, and I have aol, so my IMs don't accept file transfers (i.e. you'd have to email the psd).
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ink-imp Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
been meaning to check this manga out since you showed me that one page, but keep forgetting to. Real nice pic rik. Good to finally see your stuff again
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Rikyo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks NZ, yea man its a decent story and it seems to be picking up...But what about u I miss ur work as well!
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ink-imp Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
hopefuly ill post some stuff soon..ive been busy with my damily visiting during summer
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Sketchfighter316 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
It's been a while, man. Nice coloring skills as usual and I'm sure it's even more impressive as a print.XD Post some other artworks when you can soon, man. Can't be leaving the people waiting, haha.
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Rikyo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
haha thanks man! I'll let u know how the prints turn out..And i'll prlly post more after Otakon!
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Sketchfighter316 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Cool. I'll try to post more stuff after Comic-Con!
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MuseWhimsy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's been a while since we've seen you~
I continue to be in total awe of your art and style. The alone coloring amazes me. @.@
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Rikyo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Neko, i appreciate u sticking around this long even thru my (many) hiatus'...your support is always appreciated! :hug:
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MuseWhimsy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. I love your art. And you've always been kind to little ol' me. ^^v
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TheEitan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
I love it. There's no doubt that color is your specialty.
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:iconrikyo:
Rikyo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks eitan, im still tryin to fin sumthin im comfortable with but i think im gettn there!
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TheEitan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Yeah, I see you're still fiddling with it, that doesn't change the fact that you're good. |D
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strifehell Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
glad to see some new stuff from you.
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Rikyo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Strife! Its been a while man, i gotta check you out..Im glad ur back at it too, but thanks for the fave!
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strifehell Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
yeah I am definitley back at it. speaking of which would you be interested www.banhuarevolver.com I'll gladly compensate you if your willing to provide a webcomic. I need 1 more person.
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Rikyo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Aw man i appreciate the invite! I just havent worked on dark gift since like last year and Im not sure if =thejohnsondesign and i will make our www.paintedblade.com site will be where we host our stuff...but i'll let you know if things change man!
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strifehell Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
thanks man. I would appreciate that. Tring to put together a team of competant people. It's sorta hard well if you know anybody let me know. Also I wanted to work on some collaborations with you or atleast character trades so that I have content for me site. Would you be up to that.
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Rikyo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yea man, character trades would be no prob! hust hit me up sometime!
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strifehell Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
thanks man I would appreciate having some personalised art with your touch. I hope you will like what I do for you...I want to draw a female character of your more than likely so I can gives her a little overhaul if you know what I mean.
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EnD-Reitanna Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
such angry kids :o
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:iconrikyo:
Rikyo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Haha they have issues, but thanks for the fav!
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EnD-Reitanna Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
np :D
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carsonthefett Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010   Interface Designer
Good job man. Love the crayon grunge look in the coloring.
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:iconrikyo:
Rikyo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man, i'll try to bring you sumthin cool back from the con
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theCEOofDEATH Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Stylish.
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:iconrikyo:
Rikyo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man!
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Ashira-Jaganshi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist
Oh wow!! I love the colors! That palette is rockin!!! :heart:
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Rikyo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks Ashi!
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clickmon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
You're alive!
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:iconrikyo:
Rikyo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Clicks! I are alive!!
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Arcturion Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
I love Niche. Nice job, Rik!
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:iconrikyo:
Rikyo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yea she's a cute character, Thanks Arc!
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hulkdaddyg Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nice work!
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Rikyo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Bro!
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TheJohnsonDesign Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
lookin good rik! looking at this feels like the first time every time.
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Rikyo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
First time for wha??
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