Yakuza girl

Media: Pencil, Photoshop 7, Pixelmator 1.6 and a Wacom Graphire graphics tablet

A Yakuza showing off her octopus back tattoo.

While searching for reference images I came across Yakuza Moon; a memoir written by the daughter of a Japanese mafia boss. She doesn't cover the Yakuza in great detail but does talk about her early life as a Yanki. I picked up a cheap copy on Amazon and found it to be an interesting insight into a part of Japanese culture I had previously only seen in Kamikaze Girls.

UPDATE: After spending a very long time mucking around with this painting I've finally got it to a point where I think I can leave it. It's not exactly how I originally envisioned but I want to move on to other work.

Yakuza girl

Yakuza girl close-up

Yakuza girl lineart

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