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Touhou - Shoot the Moon

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Touhou - Shoot the Moon (with a Gun! Hahaha!)
By the Way, You Guys Should Turn Around if You Want to Do That Because That's Where the Moon is


So why did I decide to make Touhou with guns? Because I figured "Hey, what if the bullets in bullet hell games came from guns? WOULDN'T THAT BE CRAZY??" and then "Mafia Touhou could be pretty cool."

But then I realized I had already drawn a mafia picture not too long ago, so I thought Okay, how about a Western? And I could call it 西砲 or something, which <2% of visitors would probably understand ('cause like, "touhou" has "east" in it, but "seihou" has "west" instead, and the "hou" has been changed to mean "gun." It gets funnier the more I explain it, right?).

Anyhow, admittedly I haven't played all that much Touhou, but I do like their character designs (which I didn't preserve! Why did I make this, then?) and I guess the internet likes it a little, too. I started working on this almost two months ago, and then was completely distracted by Bravely Default. But it's finally done, so I hope you enjoy it!

Also, I had made an alternate background with a lot of bullets, but which I ultimately found to be too busy so I replaced it with this busy tree. But you can see it here! thejohnsu.tumblr.com/post/8064…

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SXC-150's avatar
SXC-150Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They look soo BADASS!
Great Work!
Good Luck with new arts!
And Enjoy spending your time on deviantart!
Kigurou-Enkou's avatar
Kigurou-EnkouStudent Writer
I WANT REIMU'S COAT

I WANT REIMU'S COAT SO BAD QAQ
OrinReiju's avatar
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!
Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental
hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the
staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so
they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the
machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.
Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on
a Monday night at 12:00 a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you
and watching you bleed to death. Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and
she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if you copy and paste
this to ten comments in the next ten minutes you will have the best day of your life tomorrow.You
will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little girl in your room
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captainrazorripperHobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there. I really like your work and creativity. It just you done some pretty good work like the man-eating turnip and Death-kun. You are good with drawing and coming up with with crazy stories and creative comic. This Touhou fan art is like an AU(alternate universe) of Touhou(I think). It is pretty good.
JohnSu's avatar
JohnSuHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I appreciate your feedback. It is nice.
NosferatuWolf's avatar
NosferatuWolfHobbyist General Artist
I love all the tastefully sexy, powerful women you invent. It's so refreshing.
data-bull's avatar
data-bullHobbyist Digital Artist
LOL that comment
I thought the exact same thing
outbreak21093's avatar
outbreak21093Student Digital Artist
Stylish gohei, Reimu... And I have to wonder, do the holes made by Marisa's guns leave star-shaped holes? ...Wait, that came out all wrong! Anywho, I have to wonder, did Marisa shoot the base of her broom-gun?

Also, a question: How is Manga Studio? I got the 4th one years ago, and never got around to opening the thing... Just recently started arting again, and finding out that you can do something like 'this' in it is quite exciting, to say the least...
JohnSu's avatar
JohnSuHobbyist Digital Artist
Marisa's broom-gun simply has a star on it, not fired from her pistols.

I'm liking Manga Studio! Mainly the watercolor brushes and the ability to set layer colors.
outbreak21093's avatar
outbreak21093Student Digital Artist
Aww. And here I was thinking of all the whacky situations that could have brought about a bullet hole! Perhaps someone stole her gun! Or maybe she was twirling them on her fingers, and accidentally let go! The possibilities are endless! Or they would be, anyways. Ohh well. Not everything can have a funny story behind it~

And that sounds pretty cool! I'll have to install it eventually.
Sayuri-sensei's avatar
Sayuri-senseiHobbyist Digital Artist
I like your take on the designs
YunaKozue's avatar
YunaKozueStudent Digital Artist
Are they from an anime?
Volchonokilli's avatar
VolchonokilliStudent Traditional Artist
Again that question :/
Toho is a game.
ComicaPaloozaStudios's avatar
ComicaPaloozaStudiosHobbyist Traditional Artist
No, Toho is a Movie Studio. Touhou is the game. It's even in the title.
Volchonokilli's avatar
VolchonokilliStudent Traditional Artist
It's spelled more like Toho. Actually, correct spelling is something like Tōhō, but not much people writes with macrons, so...
ComicaPaloozaStudios's avatar
ComicaPaloozaStudiosHobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, ok. Thank you for correcting that.

And you're right: not many people write with macrons, as I've noticed. Or umlats, or accents, or AE as one letter, etc.
Volchonokilli's avatar
VolchonokilliStudent Traditional Artist
You're wēlcōmē... Oh,̄̄̄ no,̄̄̄̄ macrons is getting over me!̄̄̄̄̄̄̄
YunaKozue's avatar
YunaKozueStudent Digital Artist
For what platform?
Volchonokilli's avatar
VolchonokilliStudent Traditional Artist
First 5 games are for PC-98, other all are for PC and have another plot. Try it, 東方 Embodiment of Scarlet Devil. Don't play at easy, don't use continues. And you will see the Gensokyo sometime
YunaKozue's avatar
YunaKozueStudent Digital Artist
Ok. Thanks. I look forward to play this game^_^
Volchonokilli's avatar
VolchonokilliStudent Traditional Artist
You're welcome
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YunaKozueStudent Digital Artist
thanks
KageRyu798's avatar
KageRyu798Hobbyist General Artist
I love Touhou.
I love John Su's drawrings.

I LOVE THIS PIECE SO MUCH.

As a fan of you and a fan of Touhou...this has so much YES in it... I am faving this so hard.

And Marisa's broomstick gun is awesome. Reimu's...stick-thing sniper rifle is pretty cool too.

And Marisa has so many guns...which she would have, of course. She's just missing the missile launcher for the Magic Missiles. She probably used it already.


Apologies for the ramble. But this piece is fantastic.
JohnSu's avatar
JohnSuHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I probably should have learned about the magic missiles before drawing this! But then again, I doubt I would have been able to work it into the theme.
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