Shiba Aikune (exp.) by aprillee

Shiba Aikune (exp.)

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Added: Jul 17, 2002
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The medium is actually "Mixed": Acrylic inks, colored pencils, and acrylic paint. I'm kinda testing the extent of the 'No Background' rule here. My argument is that I've painted a background of flames and smoke. It's not as if I've left it blank! ^_^ This image was created for the LEGEND OF THE FIVE RINGS collectible card game published by AEG. Aikune is a young, impetuous warrior with a bit of a chip on his shoulder and lots to prove. He's found a powerful magic artifact which is in the shape of a burning sword--and he's gonna USE it!!! ^_^

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me encanta tu estilo

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duds sword is awsome

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This character portrait is great, the detail is superb, very well done!

aprillee's picture

Detail can be very helpful in a painting--to add interest and realism and believability, etc. I was actually a bit rushed on the detail here, but I'd designed the armor for him in earlier pictures and couldn't deviate that much! Unfortunately for me there tends to be lots of niggly details on samurai-type armor. It can really get to be a pain to do! But it can also help distract the viewer from lots of little drawing/painting flaws, too! ^_^

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*tugs at sword* I really want that sword, I love it's detail......*grabs it* Victory!! I also like all the detail you put into the armor, very nice.

swisnie's picture

April, beautiful rendering. I like your style.

cos's picture

Great work April! has much character.

Art at its best.