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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Self Portraits

by Justin Coletti


  1. Quite the striking resemblance.

  2. Beautiful, Justin! I'd love to see some of your calligraphy up here as well.

  3. The second one has the look of demon who is shocked at the size of the fluid filled lump on his knee. The first one looks relieved after Sensei has just removed the lump by smashing the same knee directly into the mat.


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