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Yoko's Autumn by Luches Yoko's Autumn by Luches
Project 100 Swords Yoko

Behind the sweet smile lies the defending champion of the yearly Autumn High school Kendo tournament, Yoko Takawa, a young master in the Nito-ryu.

Well this autumn tournament is gonna be her's again

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Yoko was meant to be the main character along side Xane for a previously planned manga, then I always have trouble drawing girls that why she doesn't appear much and her character profile change alot as I struggle to fit her into the story as I can't make up my mind whether shall she be a flower vase or someone who can fight well against.

And doing this piece really make me wanna go back to my kendo training which I had stopped for over 4 years since my life got very busy and unsettled, let hope I can find time to return to training soon.

Done with photoshop cs2 and painter IX
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:icontyna27tyna:
tyna27tyna Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Interface Designer
COOL
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Kendo-no-Tenshi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010   Interface Designer
Wow that really is beautiful! I really love the style, it's seriously amazing! Well done!
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amie689 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice :)

I really like the angle and the tones :) has a somber and yet peaceful feel to it :D

Like the branches too :)
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Kitsune--Kami Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey I really love the angle as well, but I think that the colours work well. Gives it a kind of evening feeling like it's in Autum and the sun is making evening dark and golden.
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igaara Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
wow this is really pretty. man i wish that i could learn nito it would be so awesome
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Slasher-Akagi Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
that sucks well it was worth a try. so what style/ryu did you study?
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hahah unfortunately, i stay in a different country :)
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Slasher-Akagi Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
nice bogu! the textures are good. so you have been in kendo for four years now? we have been trying to expand our class so if you live near ohio and are interested feel free to text me back or email me at midknightpro@aim.com if not thats cool too. its still a wonderful picture.
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fejoslaszlo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful colours and a good angle! :-)
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2UPA Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008   Photographer
nice work :worship: :worship: :worship:
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jamescordeiro21 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
woooooooooo awesome:)
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BloodyLove44 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!^^
only 28 comments? o__O ...you diserve more!!>_< :+fav:
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
well it depends on the complexity of the work, some just take a few hours but some need a few days to finish
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Kajuah Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008   Interface Designer
after doing some of this myself i have a real serious appreciation for your work now. How long did the coloring alone take yo to do? This is truely impressive
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Harakun Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Great pic^^
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mirhiel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
:judge:
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:iconblindxheart:
BlindxHeart Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
awesome work! :heart:
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UniversalKinase Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is amazing. :+devwatch: for sure!
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ultimatesol Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
why only 30 favorite :tears:

its deserve more and moree...
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I practice at the Singapore kendo club during my school years

yesh that the word ken shin on it (the same as my own shinai), and nope i dint practice nito-ryu.
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xaznfirexkenji Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that kwl! where do you practice? just curious~ and is it me or does the shinai have kanji of ken shin? also since you drew this...do you practice nito ryu? if you do...propz man...tat is some hardcore stuff. ito for me is jubun desu
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Luches Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, the colour of the gi is meant to be her own family dojo colours.

yup i will do up more when time permits me to.

For your info, I am also a a kendoka, but not much time for me to practice with my current job
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xaznfirexkenji Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sigh:: I wish I can color like you......still trying out Photoshop...-.- so hard.. Really like your picture though...as a kendoka I find this really accurate...the detail of the bogu is awesome!!! :+favlove: The color of the kekogi is different though..never seen a black and red one. Normally girl wear white/black or white/white. (just extra information) will there be another Yoko pix???
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masked-fishy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
you should make her a main character. that appears once in awhile. but she is a pretty character that looks like she can fight
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Pisces3Ferver Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
I like the dutch angle, and the atmosphere of this piece. It has a soothing feel to it.
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Oh thank you very much :)
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HeisT-HeX Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
The original is fine, I prefer you way. :)
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
yup ard there
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Reaper8436247 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
:laughng: Hmm... Bruce Lee vs. Neo?
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
er.. not to that extreme XD
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Reaper8436247 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
Like Bruce Lee going up against King Kong?
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
well you wouldn't like to meet her in the ring as a challenger ^^
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:iconvikifanatic:
vikifanatic Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She seems peaceful yet, in thought. ^^
Nice composition.
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
well she is more powerful then the averge people in the story, but against characters like Xane, it will be another different case
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Reaper8436247 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
Have you decided if she's going to be beating people up or not yet?
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MangaSupreme234 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
Excellent Pic!
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for the fav =)

will u prefer I lower the opacity for the branches?
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:iconluches:
Luches Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, any colours to recommend or which areas shall i upped the level contrast?
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HeisT-HeX Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
No lineart. O.o
You are good with this style.
The tree branchs gave me a little creep, it look like vein.
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moyan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
pretty, i like this angle.
your color scheme is generally a little muddy. maybe you would like to try to up the contrast abit.
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