I forgot what actually inspired me to draw Cyclops (from the X-Men) as a samurai. I just remember one day sketching it out on a piece of notebook paper in class one day, then I realized that it came out pretty cool and I thought, crap, what do I do, since I can't scan it on this paper. Well, I ended up just redrawing it on drawing paper and changing a few details. Honestly, I think that this is pretty cool, but I never figured out what to do with his lower legs. *sigh*
a couple of points:
1) The symbol on the arm and thigh guards is supposed to be a stylized eye.
2) The face that you see is a mask. Notice in side the open "mouth" there's another mouth. That's Cyclops' real mouth. I figured that the crystal or whatever that is the eye of the mask would accomplish the same thing as normal Cyclops' visor (regulate his eye beams).
File size of the original picture:
(369 x 800 px)