Once again, hello everyone. (ง ˙o˙)ว This is the final product of the WIPs I’ve uploaded earlier.
I will now begin explaining my contest entry.. so please bear with me because I’m only a smol lasagna with a smol brain. (ง ˙o˙)ว 1+1=2. Ahem. My concept for both samurai lords is to design their ladies in a way that will complete their ensemble.
For Shingen, his standard Furinkazan echoes words from The Art of War, which was written by my childhood buddy, Sun Tzu //oi// (ง ˙o˙)ว Two lines from the original excerpt were omitted though, saying that one should remain unnoticed like a shadow but must move quickly like lightning (ง ˙o˙)ว KABOOM //claps tiny hands
To achieve such agile and stealth, I’ve made the battle outfit similar to a ninja.. What’s a ninja by the way.. (ง ˙o˙)ว But the Takeda is known for keeping ninjas so.. Sweat it out. Also less striking colors and the cape is useful not only for hiding not just one, not just two, but— It’s also useful for halloween……….
But I think it’s nice if Shingen’s Furinkazan will get reunited with it’s Kage Kaminari finally.
The fabric floral designs focus on Shingen’s strength of thought in war, power, bravery, honor… which all ultimately point to victory. Hmm maybe next time I’ll draw an Absolute Victory Bowl design on a kimono for Takedaddy. Ok the end. Let’s move on. (ง ˙o˙)ว
For Mama Ken— For Kenshin (ง ˙o˙)ว he’s umm known to be this umm- //yells in panic// Bishiemonten.. (ง ˙o˙)ว He is introduced as the God of War (or Warriors) but Bishamonten is also known as the God of Treasure, Riches, and Wealth who rewards his people generously. So I designed his lady to be that counterpart of him, one who is kind and will draw Kenshin’s thoughts away from the scent of blood and scenes of carnage. No weapons for her..
Just pearls. All the white dots are pearls.
She can already buy two sets of samurai pov with those pearls. I bet she’s a top-ranker too. (ง ˙o˙)ว
Also her level of aesthetics should match Kenshin’s.. so she became a flower garden herself.. But atleast they meant elegance and grace.. The freesia also means childish coz sometimes Kenshin is hmmm I won’t judge him. (ง ˙o˙)ว
OK THE END. Thank you for reading.. Also thank you friends for pushing me to join when I was very unsure. (ง ˙u˙)ว
It took me a while but it’s finaly done!
So Shingen’s kimono was inspired by his nickname - the Tiger of Kai -, which is why it has black tiger stripes. Both her hair and obi have flowers on it because of Shingen’s clothes, that are filled with flowers as well.
Kenshin’s kimono, on the other hand, was inspired by the cherry blossoms, as well has the hairpin. The pattern you can see in the obi was made similar to the one in Kenshin’s coat.
The palletes for both outfits were also based on their respective lords’ colors.
(There was a problem with my other account, so, please,never mind the watermark).
This is inspired by the super cool Cryptid finding MMO dreamed up by Griffin McElroy and Nick Robinson of Cool Games Inc. This didn’t end up like my #vision but for a first foray into digital art I think it’s pretty good! Gif’s never work for me on Tumblr so it’s a vid here, full screen it and HD so it’s big!!!