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Akkren's Naginata by Amakudari Akkren's Naginata by Amakudari
this is an original character that i whisped out of thin air in '01...and whose idea i ran with. =] she's a Throne--one of the nine orders of angelic beings in catholic...er, "mythology", i guess you could call it. her name is Akkren, the weapon is Japanese (the naginata) and she is owned by me. i might even try illustrating manga with she and the whole cast of Amakudari (the story's tentative title) someday. yay. *much fanfare*
--sketched--inked with microns--scanned--touched up in PS--colored with digital watercolor and such in corel painter 8--
finished last july or august. not sure ^__^'

Amakudari/Akkrenęgreta
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:icontheoriginalcelcius:
TheOriginalCelcius Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
I concur, that would make excellent stationary. You really need to make prints of this.

She's very pretty. You need to do a forward facing version or something. That would be awesome. I love her hair, and the beautiful border.

Now, you're going to have to ignore this next section of my comment, as it's annoyingly specific: that looks more like a nagamaki than a naginata. Naginatas are about as long, but with a shorter blade. A nagamaki has the longer blade with a similar length hilt (like a katana with an extra long hilt).

HOWEVER, it still looks awesome, and I officially want a real weapon based on that one. Nice and sharp. So I can kill snowmen (sorry, inside joke).

Sorry for the long comment. :) Awesome job, really!
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simplexkitten Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
this looks as if it would make an excellent design for a pad of stationary or notebook paper. AND I WOULD BUY LOTS OF IT. wonderful job capturing the light and its brightness!
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Amakudari Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006
And I would love you lots for buying so much of it!! Thank you, this piece was time-consuming, though well worth it.
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Skalad Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006   Photographer
I have no major insights, asinine or sincere.... I just like it.

(this warrents old-school)---> ;D
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:iconamakudari:
Amakudari Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006
Then don't point out the fact that you have nothing to say!! Thanks for your thoughts anyhow. =]
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IshtarMnezeth Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Double plus plus, the color and anatomy are so eyecatching!
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:iconamakudari:
Amakudari Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006
ohhh why thank ya!!
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:iconakevial:
Akevial Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is absoluly gorgeous! She looks so graceful ad the colouring is so perfect for the emotion of the pose.
I love the details in the border as well, incredible work!
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:iconamakudari:
Amakudari Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2006
wow thanks! i worked on this for a looooong time. mostly i think because it was the first piece i'd done completely on Painter 8 with a wacom tablet. it was pretty sweet, the experimentation process... i wanted to use a Mucha-ish style for the border, so i put a lot of effort into it. i'm really glad that you like it. =]
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ultranguik Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005
y'know, (well, u already know, lol) this is beautifuul
her leaning pose is very rare to be seen, gotta love your lineart!

i wish i can draw border like that for my assignment, hahah
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:iconamakudari:
Amakudari Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2005
thank you. for the border i was inspired by Alphonse Mucha, kinda. his work is great.
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:iconkwatsu:
Kwatsu Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
Oh, very very nice. Great colour and line work. And a nice pose.
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:iconamakudari:
Amakudari Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005
oh thank you! hey hey, i'mma go look at your gallery!
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Insin11 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005   Traditional Artist
Well now that i look at this one too....it is also one of my favorites by you. It was a good idea to have a girl that looks innocent to be carrying a Naginata.
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:iconamakudari:
Amakudari Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
you know, i never thought of that! she does look innocent...and then there's that big weapon. good point! *blushes* i'm so so happy that you like this one. i poured my heart and soul into it. like 30 grueling hours. this is the piece i *learned* how to use painter 8 on. 0.0
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Aoringo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, so i finally decided to come back and favourite this. been meaning to for days now. okay, weeks, not days.
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:iconamakudari:
Amakudari Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2005
lol it's okay, i wouldn't have minded had you perpetually forgotten--i know you kinda "favorite" my art anyway when you see it in my sketch books ^__^
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Aoringo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would stake my claim on it but the others would murder me.
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Amakudari Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
"stake a claim"? "others"? i are so con-fu-sed.
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:iconaoringo:
Aoringo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i would steal all your art and keep it for my own to worship if i could get away with it, but the "others" such as michelle and sara and them would not appreciate my theft...
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:iconamakudari:
Amakudari Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
but i have a quasi-distinctive style that no one can duplicate! bwahahahahaha!!!!!
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:iconaoringo:
Aoringo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's why i have to steal your actual works, and not just copy them.
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:iconamakudari:
Amakudari Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005
please don't.

lol
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rurouniuno Featured By Owner May 24, 2005
Gorgeous drawing! @___@
Lovely details and colour scheme ^^
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:iconamakudari:
Amakudari Featured By Owner May 25, 2005
oh thank you ruru! i worked hard on it.
teehee i stopped by your gallery again and wow i was blown away! *cloud=good*
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Nakuru-Nebelung Featured By Owner May 7, 2005
This one is pretty awesome !! The anatomy looks perfect !! I wish I could draw like this ... you are a lot better than me :hug:
Oh!! I forgot ... :+fav: ;)
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Amakudari Featured By Owner May 9, 2005
wahhhh!!!! i cry tears of joy! thanks for the :+fav:!
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Nakuru-Nebelung Featured By Owner May 9, 2005
Don't worry, the pic deserves it !!!! :heart:
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Meekoto Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
very nice drawing , i like it :D

good job :p
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:iconamakudari:
Amakudari Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
thanks Meekoto!
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Tsuchan Featured By Owner May 2, 2005  Professional General Artist
*scream* .........soo..good...*faints* your getting really good with painter.
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:iconamakudari:
Amakudari Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
thanks, mishi! only thing is...this was the first thing i EVER painted with painter (well, with MY copy of the program, anyway). i know, i really set the bar for myself with this picture...and i can hardly meet my own standards anymore! *cries* woe is me.
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StopTech Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005   Photographer
Wow... really cool. Wish I could see her face though...
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:iconamakudari:
Amakudari Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005
are you expecting her to be lovely?

well, never fear, because i'm going to do another picture with the same idea (a border with a theme). only that picture has her wearing this cool blue azure dress and she IS facing you. and she still has her naginata =]

thanks, StopTech ^__^
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:iconamakudari:
Amakudari Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2005
oh, well, i try =]
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:iconstoptech:
StopTech Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005   Photographer
I DO expect her to be gorgeous!
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:iconamakudari:
Amakudari Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005
thanks! i got the idea for the border from ...uh....alphonsa mucha, the french artist guy...hehe. i had so much fun with this piece!
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against-the-law Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005
That's very pretty, and the border design is very nice. I like how she's leaning on it. At first I thought you actually coloured with traditional media, but then reading on, I see it's with painter! Digital watercolour is fun~ Anyway, such nice colours and neat description.
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