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Najd
09-02-2002, 11:52 PM
Riuji is the name... Samurai of the Phoenix Clan.
His Father was a Demon, and now, his face looks like just one of these things you'de better not see in your dreams.
The flame katana was given to him by his master.

(the little floating sphere is an emprisoned dark mage)

updated
http://snaj.free.fr/temp/samu2.jpg

Well, I'm not very good at coloring... but I'm learning :)
By the way I shortened the katana.

C&C are welcome. :wavey:

jeroentje
09-03-2002, 05:54 AM
Nice original looking character :)

I am just wondering how he got that sword out of its whatdoyoucallthat(?) because the sword is way longer than the guys arm... so how did he get it out? The sword is bigger than the whatdoyoucallthat(?) aswell so it didn't fit in.
For a nice fire rendering, check out Kirt's entrie for the 2D challenge.

Keep posting
jeroentje

say-g
09-03-2002, 07:44 AM
there called scabards(sp?) or sheathes (dunno bout this one or its spelling)

Najd: give it a background and a floor, atm its looking like the time chamber from dbz... not that thats badm i just like a reference of some sort to grip onto

Hasch2o
09-03-2002, 10:03 AM
I think they are called "Saya" in japanese!
And something that bothered me, was that
the long Saya was on his right side, and the
long sword was in his right hand!! but that
should be otherwise! The Sword should be in
his right hand, but the Saya should be on the
other side!!

Greetz H-2-O

PS: Great drawing!! Like everything except
the face, don't know why, but something is
wrong there, but don't ask me what!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

jeroentje
09-03-2002, 11:29 AM
Exactly my point Hasch2o :)

Najd
09-03-2002, 01:30 PM
Well, let's say it's a magical katana that comes out of the "saya" alone ;)
and yes, i just put the sayas in the wrong side... oups :)

and the face is a "long nose mask", I don't like it very much too :p

thanks for the advices

Hasch2o
09-03-2002, 01:53 PM
jeroentje: :bounce:

najd:
ok, let's say it comes out of the saya alone :)

but then i saw something new, u have pointed (??)
both long swords to the same side, and the little dagger
is alone for the other hand, i would change that too!
I think the fire katana is his primary weapon, so it will
be the only weapon for this hand(i would say the right
one, because its the traditional hand for swords)!!
Then they are both two-handed swords, but he only
has 2 hands and not 4 so why have u done them so
long?? Not that it looks bad, "en contraire" it looks great,
but if u think about it, it isn't logical!!!
Oh yes, and the shoes aren't bound the same way (who cares :) )

Ah yes, something important for me, why is the falcon or
eagle or whatever just visible once?? I think, if this would
be the symbol of him, i would put it in 2 or more places,
especially on the bottom-leg-plates!

So this was it by now ;)
I didn't want to hurt u or so, because i really like ur work!!

Bye

H.2.O

PS: wondering when the next update is following

Najd
09-03-2002, 02:22 PM
Well, I didn't tell you all about the character... :p
The second katana (the one behind him), is a magical katana he found when he killed his demon father, but don't know how to use it.
The fire katana is toto long... true :) . But he fights with the wakisashi too to block attacks.

And you're right, could put the clan sign on more places.

Tkx Hasch2o

io,
09-03-2002, 02:32 PM
hi.
jerontje: that's not akatana, it-s a tachi. and u can take it out by bending foreward and pushing back the saya.
as u said, it's wrong to have on the same side the sword and the saya.(some samurais and ninjas use to where the swords on the right side and fight with the left hand).
usualy, the samurai have two swords: katana and tanto(knife-also the prove that he is a samurai) . at war instad ot tanto, wachizashi (longer knife)
beside that, najd, try to do tous char to look more japanise (i'd like to) for a samurai. but i realy like your drawing. it's cool. again it's your concept, and i like it.

Najd
09-03-2002, 04:00 PM
Thank you io, for your precise knowledge. Now I see more clearly how may be a samurai (maybe I'll draw another).

didn't change the other details (shoes, face, etc...) :wavey:

Najd
09-04-2002, 04:45 PM
No crits about the coloured version ?? :shrug:

Sleepless
09-04-2002, 05:05 PM
Maybe you could enter some opaque brushwork to help solidify some surfaces, like the floor. Right now there's so much airbrush that the forms all have the same soft fuzzyness. Think about creating/rendering a bigger variety of surface textures.....The room he's in feels like it's important to the piece, take the time to make it look finished. Keep going.:)

Najd
09-04-2002, 05:49 PM
Well, by now I don't know how to create/render different surfaces. And don't even know how to continue this... opaque brushes you say ? I'll try it.
Do you know of any phtoshop/painter or even traditional painting tutoirals that could help me ?

maybe I'll have to add black outlines for the background too...

Thx for the advices.

Hasch2o
09-06-2002, 08:26 AM
Hey naid,
looks great, it comes along nicely!!!
The others gave u a lot interesting input,
especially this one with the surfaces!!
Try to improve these!!!

Where has the fire gone??? It disappeared ;)
No, really i liked it, do u have a reason why
u changed it??? The shortened one looks
much better!!

greetz H-2-O

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