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Smyrna, NY, United States

Quick Blurb

I'm Shinrin Sam. Bros and an artist, photographer and mangaka. Ronin Yoshino is my original manga series.


anime, nature, animals, music, archeology, paleonology, mythology, festivals, dragons, samurai, crafts, photography, homesteading, RVing, collies, malamutes, wolves, birding

Skills and Techniques

line art drawing, writing/illustrating manga, photography, sculpting, videography, taiko drumming, using prismacolor, using copic markers, Adobe Photoshop, sumi-e, using manga pens, painting

Find me online @:

http://shinrinart.com http://mukupetart.com http://roninyoshino.com http://shinrinart.wordpress.com

Get to Know

I'm a self-taught artist and have been creating art as long as I can remember. I draw my Ronin Yoshino manga by hand using pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, sumi-e, screentones and PC. Time it takes for me to finish a chapter is 4-6 months. Writing/drawing manga is challenging, but fun! My inspiration comes from nature, music, folklore and ancient cultures. I enjoy drawing, writing, creating manga, photography, filming, sculpting, painting, birding, hiking and taiko drumming. Some of my interests are: animals, nature, anime, festivals, mythology, archeology, paleontology, homesteading, dragons, samurai, dog shows and playing card games. We have several pets (collies, cat, lizard, parrot). I enjoy being outside in nature as much as possible. My favorite place were I enjoy creating my art is out in the meadow on our small farmland. About Ronin Yoshino: Ronin Yoshino takes place in fanciful realm which resembles ancient Japan were civil wars and strife over land ownership are common. The story revolves around the adventures of the rebel female samurai - Akuba, Someiyoshino (Ronin Yoshino) who battles the corrupt government. She takes on all challengers, fighting for her friends and the future of the people! Rated: T+ (teens and older) Genre: action/ adventure/ historical/ fantasy *Manga is read from right to left. Ronin Yoshino is my original manga series which is based on extensive research on ancient Japanese culture and mythology. All of the characters are inspired by real people or from folklore. Check out the official website at: http://roninyoshino.com

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    My table setup.

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    My table at a festival.

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    My late Goberian, Juno