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Onna Bugeisha With Musket by Blondbraid Onna Bugeisha With Musket by Blondbraid
I got this idea upon learning that the naginata was the preferred weapon among female samurai,
and since a musket with a bayonet can be used as a form of pole arm in close combat and
muskets were introduced to Japan by the portugese in the 1500's, I figured it'd make a good
weapon for a female samurai to be able to deal great damage both at a distance and up close.
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Jaipurna Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018
Nice design.

I wonder: do you do your line art on paper? Or on computer with a tablet?
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Blondbraid Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018
I usually do it directly om my computer with a tablet, I find it simpler that way.
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PeKj Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018
Would you mind if I did a different version on the general idea?
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Blondbraid Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018
Not at all, it'd be interesting to see your take on it!
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PeKj Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018
Oh, I like this.
Probably not historically correct, but I wouldn't be the right person to complain about that, would I.

Samurai women certainly was trained to use weapons and the naginata was a weapon that was supposed to make up for a woman generally being smaller and less strong than a man. To my understanding the samurai women basically was a home front resource. If the enemy attacked the place of living they would take part in the defense or even be the entire defense if the men was off somewhere else.

I'm sure there where women taking part in more offense warfare as well. Onna Bugeisha certainly is a concept that existed. I rather doubt they used the early matchlock rifles though. Clumsy things. Long time to reload and was not effectiv at much of a distance.
And I don't think anyone even had invented the bayonet back in the 1500s and certainly not a socket bayonet.

But leaving such unimportant details aside , it is a lovely concept. :)

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Blondbraid Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018
Thank you!
From what I've read, early rifles were used in the hundreds during the Sengoku period,
but I'll admit, I didn't look up any historical visual references for the rifle at all when drawing.
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PeKj Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018
Yes, there where a lot of dutch matchlock riffles imported in early 1500's (which would be Sengoku period).

The rifle looks fairly ok, except for the bayonet. I don't think the concept bayonet was thought up yet.

Maybe the rifle is a bit slim and long.
The stock, the part you hold to your shoulder, usually looked more like the early handgun handle. They had probably not come up with the idea to use the shoulder for support.

But all in all not that much wrong with the look of the rifle.

I'm mostly doubting that it would be considered a female warrior weapon. But then, that could be the thing that make this person special.
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Blondbraid Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018
Yes, she's a bit of an outsider experimenting with different weapons! :)
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PeKj Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018
:D That is the fun way to do it.
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