See you Space Cowboy...
Anime cliches, I can’t stand them… But this, I never expected! Cowboy Bebop is fantastic.
It breaks away from the stereotypical anime, and is… just fantastic. Although hardly original (bounty hunters, trying to make money… and failing) Cowboy Bebop is a joy to watch. The characters are so imperfect, you love them for just that. The whole ‘Space’ element is hardly there, it’s just a means of transport. It’s just like an animated detective story [sic].
One thing that always stands out though, everyone will say it, is the music. A deadly fight scene will be accompanied with a light hearted jazz soundtrack, taking off the serious edge and making it so enjoyable! You don’t have to like jazz to appreciate how it’s used.
Enough praising of Cowboy Bebop, this here is Spike Spiegel, one of the main characters from the series. He’s quite often seen with a bent out of shape cigarette hanging out his mouth, and for me that just summarises him. Bah, as much as I hate smoking, he makes it look cool.
On a technical note, I’ve employed a slightly different colouring technique this time around – probably visually no different, but it’s much quicker for me. Huzzah! Glad to get more pictures out too.