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Done for the Gion photo contest. http://www.koinup.com/contest/gionproject/ "The GION Project is a beautiful scenic SIM that closely reflects the traditional Gion district found in Kyoto, Japan." It's a portrait comp, but really freeform in the rules. I wanted to capture some of the flavor of the sim, not just take pics of avatars.
This was really the big nod to "Usagi Yojimbo" in the series. the hardest part of doing this pic was hiding the poseballs behind me to get them out of shot, while keeping the image interesting. I put it through "Gimp" and added a couple of filters to the image. Mainly a "Cartoon" filter to widen the black, a "Glow" and a noise filter to make it look comic-book style. the hard part was not over-doing it. But I think I got it.