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Blood's gonna be drawn on top of fresh scars.


Bianca is me and was done in Photoshop


again, you sword nerds, just save it. Bianca's sword looks exactly how I want it to look.

extra thanks to and for reference help :hug:
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:iconengirish:
Engirish Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweet
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:iconmugenos:
MuGeNoS Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
AWESOME!!!
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:iconmiam-pepin:
Miam-Pepin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wonderful !
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:iconhazysunray:
HazySunray Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful! Seriously, stunning! Absolutely adore the poses!
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:iconbalonney:
balonney Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
your girls are very exciting.... some look to be overwhelmed but deterimed... .nice work
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:iconratninja:
ratninja Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
furthermore, the woman looks like Arya the elf (inheritence series)
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:iconratninja:
ratninja Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
this is a slight exageration, but this is exactly what it looks like when imouto and I spar
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome work!
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:iconxcherrybombxox:
xCherryBombxox Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
I absolutely love this!!
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:icongabrielraven:
GabrielRaven Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012   Writer
A very impressive scene. I love the looks of these characters as well as the poses they are taking in this scene.
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:iconangelct:
AngelCt Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
amazing detail
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:iconnahuel49:
Nahuel49 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Impressive
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:icondillo64:
Dillo64 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Wonderful and dynamic. The sword is the coolest part!
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:icontatsuyuri:
Tatsuyuri Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
The movement in this picture is just amazing. It's all so simply yet so complex at the same time. Fabulous work.
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ForeverisGone13 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
I love how it seems like a battle frozen in time at the best moment
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:iconilovehikarukaoru:
Ilovehikarukaoru Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
freaking amazing!
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Emerald-Wolf13 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Sword nerd....buhahahahaha....

The only comment regarding the sword that I have is that it seems like the blade isn't quite at the right angle compared to her hand/grip. :shrug: Could just be me though...Excellent piece....(although the redux comes across much more dramatic with the extreme angles) :thumbsup:
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Kee-Chee Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
enemy: I want my skittles back!
Bianca: fight me to the death. then i think about it.

I love this so much ;w; energy and pose are envious!
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NaughtyBoy83 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Awesome.
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:iconinpuupuaut:
InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Student General Artist
I see... ^_^

Let's hope you did not get it from someone else... XDD

Nice work! ^_^
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luciole Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Are you seriously saying that *kuroitora, who we've all seen develop his art style and distinctive fighting poses for about 4 years now and created gems such as these: [link] , [link] , [link] all of which are similar in execution and style with this particular painting

may be hacking poses off this guy? [link]
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InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Student General Artist
Jeje No :D

I was joking. Read again, I also posted another comment ^_^
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DanHowardArt Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
sketches can be found in my scraps if you have any doubt.
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InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Student General Artist
I was joking! As she took the poses from you, maybe you took the poses from someone else in an infinite chain :rofl:

By the way, I will take a look at the sketches, I love to see how the people work ^_^
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:iconxlopp:
xlopp Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very powerful and dynamic composition, congratulations it's a great job!
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:iconluvblind:
LuvBlind Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
I love the little details you add, like the past scars and the exactness of the muscles flexing. The perspective really adds to the pictures beauty, an outstanding piece. :clap:
:jawdrop:
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:iconkelvxnjr:
KelvxnJR Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
really really nice piece. absolutely magnificent. 2 thumbs up.
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dynamite-Diva Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
I love the perspective and her hair!!
Your work is amazing =D
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abeautifultyrant Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
I'm a sword nerd, and I think this is HOT.

That's all.
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MidEvilCupcake Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this.
You can really see the motion in it and how there moving.
Loves it
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The1Blur Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really nice! :)
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:iconjunkauge:
junkauge Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Damn it.
Second epic thing today.
I have to watch you now.
(I have so many people im watching allready TTATT darn you!)
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Spade84 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Holy shit this is awsome!!! My favorite picture on the site so far. Reminds me of a short story I made a while back, and this picture is going to make me go back and make more to it. If I ever make a novel, how about I pay you to make me some front and back cover art? Great Job on this again.
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tymora11 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, nice scars!
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:iconkoomeh:
KooMeh Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
awesome
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:iconkotegaeshi:
KoteGaeshi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Well, I'm a sword nerd and i still love it! Nice work on the skimpy hakama on Bianca.
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MegatronSmith Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
What if I'm a sword nerd who likes her sword design?
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Butch007 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Ok, I see the difference...but I actually like the posing and composition of this one better. I guess even though you were trying to put the fight in a smaller secluded area with lots of shadow (what I can tell from the redux) the closeness that the audience has to the fight in this one and the expression of the male fighter just hits that visceral button more effectively for me.
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neogio Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
The best part about making natural backgrounds is you don't really need a ruler at all lol :) At least that's what I like about that lol Great pic! I hope you sell well on this. I saw you on Lewis's page and figured I'd check you out. Do you use Painter X like I do? I use it becuase it doesn't crash on me when I blend my shading. Stay cool man and keep up the great work! :D
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DanHowardArt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
this picture was mostly photoshop.. the painter that is in there is probably painter 7 (this was done just after painter 9 was released) and i didn't have 10 at the time :)
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AoutValour Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009   General Artist
Awesome. I love your work.
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drak839 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
wow whole pic looks great i dont c ne mistakes and it looks......complete i guess u can say
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:iconobi-s4n:
Obi-S4n Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Great colors and dynamics!
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Vampirepenguin93 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
I love the details on the clothes, especially the wrinkles! :)
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:iconthat-disturbedguy:
that-disturbedguy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Simply badass ^^
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:iconmariadiavvenire:
MariaDiAvvenire Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like Shaolin Wuzang!
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:iconturtlehawk:
TurtleHawk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Great feeling to the whole thing!
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:icona2shato:
A2sHaTo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing..
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:iconcoldworks:
Coldworks Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply brilliant.
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:iconashwara:
ashwara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009   Filmographer
Excellent detail on the cloth.
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