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The picture attached is my half sleeve snow lion. I really, really want something and I'm ready for something new. I'm saving my right arm for a sleeve that will probably be many hours and $$ so i want to start doing things under this snow lion. I really like American traditional roses but I feel like the contrast of color and style would look strange right beneath this. Would it be better to do the rose somewhere else and keep with the japanese style smaller pieces below this? Or do I do the trad rose beneath this but no color? Pretty new to this...

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Both Japanese traditional and American traditional are line based illustration drawings, so they blend well together, just keep it Black and gray, continue the background and they will work well off each other.

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I love when people blend Japanese traditional and American traditional, the American style borrows a lot from Japanese imagery (like this Asian themed Sailor Jerry sheet). I think both styles work great together and a black and gray rose would work fine. 
 

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