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Yami and Ryoko:

This is a request for :icondbcdude01: The description was to draw " a masked warrior with fair skin, dark green hair, a orange tunic with a rapier in hand" and " a female saint in Chinese-style clothes who weilds metal fans". Dude, we hope you like it! ^^

WOW! This took forever to draw! I think at least eight hours. I original drew another swordsman but I didn't like how he was turning out so I decided to redraw him, looking cooler. He was originally sitting on a cliff with an unnatural pose. I didn't like that. So I searched far and wide for a cool swordsmen pose, looking at Orphen and Legend of Zelda. That didn't help me must but gave me an good idea. My mom took a picture of me holding my wooden sword to allow me to draw a good hand. The difference from a rapier and other swords is that it has a guard so I drew my first sword with one. The main problem after that was drawing him "masked". People in the Middle Ages didn't have masked but used cloaks unless one was a jesture. Since "mask" just means to cover, I covered some of his face with a cloak. Ryoko didn't have such a hard time as me. She quickly finished the Chinese chick.

I also had to do some research on symbols for coat of arms. The vol or set of wings means swiftness and protection. The wyvern means valour and protection. And the peacock feather means beauty, power, and knowledge. I thought those matched a warrior.

After finish inking and editing we pondered on the background. We wanted blood. T----T Yes, blood. So I finally got to try out the splatter effect with black ink. It's quite fun to do though my mom didn't approve of it. After two hours of waiting for the ink to dry I scanned it up and inserted it behind the characters, keeping some of the blood on their weapons.

I printed it out and began the long coloring process. I had to refill some of my colors before hand as well. I added the finishing touches and Bam! It's complete.

Hope you like it! We think it turned out very good!


Tools:
pencil, paper, copic ink pens, black ink, white ink, Comic Works, paint brush, photo of me holding sword, image of Chinese saint from some video game, internet site with coat of arms symbols, printer, scanner, and Copic Markers.
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:iconkatherine-pankhurst:
Katherine-Pankhurst Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool ^-^!! ..I love the colouring for this image.
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
Thank you!
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:iconjpopqueen26:
jpopqueen26 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
ok too many things i remember :O_o:..........but this is sooooooo cool!! i love the background! i wish i can draw like you guys....:tears:
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006
You'll get better! Just keep at it! : )
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:iconmark-cabrera:
mark-cabrera Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Professional Photographer
very interesting character designs. although i cant help but feel like ive seen them other places before. very good regardless, excellent work.
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
Seen them before...really? I didn't really look at anything except for symbols for coat of arms. Thanks for the comment.
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:iconmark-cabrera:
mark-cabrera Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006  Professional Photographer
the style reminds me of some past anime. :D, mainly Records of Lodoss War
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
I hadn't watched that anime when I drew this.
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:iconmilena-tori:
Milena-Tori Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
Good picture. It's dynamic and has a nice colour scheme. :)
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006
Thank you! ^-^
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:iconblackwizard1:
blackwizard1 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006
That is awesome! and well done as well.
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006
Thank you!
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:iconarashi-yukawa:
arashi-yukawa Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
omg it's awesome. cool poses :D
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
Yay! Thankies
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:iconmatsuomasato:
MatsuoMasato Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
nice design i <3 the splatter effect!
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
^___^ The splatter was fun to do!
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:iconmatsuomasato:
MatsuoMasato Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
XD i splatter painted my shoes =X
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:icongine-10:
gine-10 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
Neat drawing! I like the colors!
:)
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
Thank you!
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:iconladybozi:
LadyBozi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
I love the girl! her outfit is really nice
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
Thank you! ^^
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:iconangel-wolfmaiden:
angel-wolfmaiden Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006
very nice. the shading is a little lacks in some areas (like the boots and the underside of the girls skirt) but over all not too bad.
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006
I need to get better at shading I guess. Thanks for commenting!
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:icondbcdude01:
DBCDude01 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll say it again--magnificently done. You know, if you think about it, you could put some of my requests in your Dragon's Fang story.

The one on the left is Lucius Chord, a rival swordsman witha tragic past. A decade ago, he lived happily with his parents, a younger sister, and his sword teacher Owain. But then an ambush... An evil army took away the lives of all he held dear to him. Miraculously, except for his sister. He, too, searches for a dragon's fang so that he can confront that army and avenge that which it destroyed.

On the right, you've got Min-Chan, the saint I wanted you to draw. She lives under a sacred doctrine and around a procession of priestesses. Even though she is trained in the use of her holy power, she has a fascination with geomancy. Rapidly shaking her fans can cause pebbles to float, and she can throw them by briskly waving her fan. Perhaps she could be of help.

Nice character descriptions, don't you think?
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2005
The swordsmen is a cool story idea. But since Dragon's Fang happens before Imperialism, in the Middle Ages, China was seprate from Europe. I like the idea of Lance having a rival and meeting someone with the same goal of getting stronger. Though this Lucius fellow wants revenge, Lance does not. Contradicting ideas. OOOOOhhh!

You read Dragon's Fang!!? ^^ What'd u think?????
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:iconthetimelessone:
TheTimelessOne Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
O_o That is awesome. -must try splattering ink technique-
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
Thank you! You'll have fun making a mess. I recommend doing on a separate paper and merging them on the computer
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:iconhardship:
Hardship Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
Nice job! I love the background!
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
Thank you!!! ^________________^
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:iconstanzataz:
stanzataz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
cool pic. love the characters and the effect in the bg. good job.
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
THank you. Glad you like it! ^^
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:icondr-twistid:
Dr-Twistid Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
nice drawing of the charecters and coloring. i also like the ink splatter on this. adds a pretty cool effect.
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
Thank u very much. The ink splatter is fun to do and adds interesting effects.
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:icondr-twistid:
Dr-Twistid Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
yes it does. please check out my gallery and let me know what you think. and your welcome
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:icondbcdude01:
DBCDude01 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
The pain... I can feel your power... Magnificently done, twins!
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005
Thanks u very much! What u mean by pain though...?
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:icondbcdude01:
DBCDude01 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
How you put the feeling of blood in the picture? Now that's pain...
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:iconsitasonicshamanking:
SitaSonicShamanKing Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005
It looks fantastic. ^^
It was worth all the effort.
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005
Thank u very much for saying that! ^____^
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:iconsweet-666:
sweet-666 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2005
that looks amazing! great work :)
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2005
Thank u very much!
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:iconhiroshiparadox:
hiroshiparadox Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005
Sorry to be so picky, but that looks more like a "hooded warrior" than a "masked warrior" to me...^^;;;;;

Anyway, looks quite awesome. I really love the colors...They're very bright/vibrant and interesting...I likes them quite muchly. ^_^

The details on the outfits are great, too. Like the guy's chainmail sleeves...Very nice. The zelda-esque design on his shield looks great, too.

But I really love the girl's outfit. I can see the Chinese influence on it, and I love it, but it is also very unique and creative in original. Like I said, the colors are great, but the details on this outfit are even more marvelous than on the guy. I dunno what else to say to articulate how much I like the design of her clothes.

Her hair is beautiful, too, and I like the headband/ribbon a lot, too.

The poses are great, and again I like the girl's more, because it's more dynamic, I guess. I have to say she looks a bit more badass, too. Not to sound like I don't like the guy...He's awesome!

Anyway, great pic all around. I think I'll fav it.
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2005
YAY! Someone likes the clothes. Ryoko is very happy someone likes her clothing design for once. Well, yes of course she's going to have cooler clothes the Asians did and European dudes in Middle Ages just wear tunics. Not very high in fashion, huh. Renaisance had a little more lively clothes. Hooded warrior shhhhhh. >> no one needs to no. That part was hard to figure out what to do on. Thanks for the nice comments!
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:iconhiroshiparadox:
hiroshiparadox Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2005
No problem! ^_^

...those Medieval dudes had more fashion sense than me!
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:iconlotusdatasept:
Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is soooooooooo cool!! XDDD :glomp:
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005
Thank youuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!! :hug:
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:iconlotusdatasept:
Lotusdatasept Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
you're so welcome pal! :hug::hug::hug:
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:iconmaveryck85:
Maveryck85 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2005
*looking at the dictionary...*

Nope, I couldn't find a word for I was trying to say about this pic, so I'll mix them:

Perfect, Cool, Awesome, Impresive, Pro, Colorful, Mind-Breaking, Breath-Taker, Eye-Poper, Beautiful.

There's a lot more but I don't wanna get tired...
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:iconryoko-and-yami:
Ryoko-and-Yami Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005
^_____________________________^ WOW! Thank you for all the nice comments!! It makes us very happy! :hug:
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:iconmaveryck85:
Maveryck85 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005
^///^
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