Like his Symbol of Hope Commission he wants me to talk about the characters and also gave me a paragraph in relation to the image.
Within every person, there lies dark attributes that seem to be nothing more than mere negativity. Many of us see Wrath as one of those aspects, even categorizing it as a sin over being a virtue. However, despite that interpretation holding water when Wrath is unfocused, it is ultimately misunderstood by the majority. It is an important emotion that spurns us to positive action when properly channeled, for it allows us to act against the malice and deception that plagues the world. When we fully comprehend and utilize our Wrath, we can truly stand with completion in our hearts against injustice.
Throughout the uncountable annals of fictional history, I believe that none capture the essence of the purest Wrath moreso than Kenshiro, Asura, and Guts. To me, not only have they expressed Wrath throughout their lives consistently and constantly, not only has Wrath become one of their defining features, but throughout their long and decorated lives, they have had the opportunity to look deep inside of themselves to see what they were truly angry at. Whether it came from the suffering of innocents in a world of chaos, the supremacy of Gods lording their authority and power over helpless mortals, or the sheer pain of life itself, these men have come to terms with that supposed negative and turned it into perhaps their greatest postitive. Once they became one with their rage, they then focused it on turning around the unfair and unforgiving stations within their lives, standing against the cruelty of the wicked and punishing them accordingly, all the while defending their hearts and values without hesitation and with utter conviction.
They are the ones who bring the power of Wrath to our enemies, standing for us when we need protection.
And now my thoughts on the characters and the process of drawing them.
Kenshiro, the boy himself, that dude who pokes your thigh and kills you instantly Nani Omae Ma whatever the rest of it was. I have absolutely no proper exposure to Kenshiro or Fist of the North Star in General but I've been meaning to get into it properly for a long ass time. All I can really say here is that Kenshiro out of all three of these characters was the easiest to draw.
Asura, the only one in this group that I have experience with. Granted however my experience is limited to basically watching a longplay of the entire game in one sitting a few years ago. It was a wonderful experience, amplified by the fact that I found out that Asura's voice actor is the same guy who voiced OVER from my favorite Anime, Bobobo-Bo Bo-bobo, along with Gaara from Naruto. Drawing him was a total bitch though and I'm never willingly doing it again
Guts! Yeah like I alluded too previously I have not had much direct experience with the character, I own a single volume of the Manga that my mom gave me as a souvenir when she took a trip to New York. I barely remember anything from that volume but eventually I'll catch up with the series. He too was hard to draw, arguably the most difficult out of any of them thanks to his design along with the pose used for him being very hard to get right. He has a strong chin.www.deviantart.com/carbonated-…
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