Rōnin Colouring Commission

About a year ago, a client approached me through the site to colour a Rōnin figure he’d commissioned from Frank Miller, and I was glad he did. Rōnin is my favourite of Frank Miller’s work.

They asked Miller for an older version of the character, and Old Man Rōnin is the result.


Old Man Ronin 00a

Supplied scan

Old Man Ronin 00b

Perspective corrected, and with minor art clean-up


Old Man Ronin 01
Old Man Ronin 02
Old Man Ronin 03
Old Man Ronin 04
Old Man Ronin 05
Old Man Ronin 06
Old Man Ronin 07
Old Man Ronin 08
Old Man Ronin 09
Old Man Ronin 10

I offered a number of options, included ones with Japanese woodblack print backgrounds


Old Man Ronin 11

Old Man Ronin 12

Old Man Ronin 13

Old Man Ronin 14

The client ultimately chose this last one