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Hand of the Jade Dragon by MarioWibisono Hand of the Jade Dragon by MarioWibisono
"I swear to be a beacon of honor, that all will desire to live by Bushido." - Matsu Benika

The hand of the Jade Dragon is a unique gift bestowed to Matsu Benika given by Voice of the Jade Sun. Powerful almost beyond comprehension, this gift will prove to be an incredible asset for the clan whose hero carries it onto the field of battle.

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An illustration done for Legend of the Five Rings CCG.
Legend of the Five Rings and Hand of the Jade Dragon copyright Alderac Entertainment Group.

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:iconquantakiran:
First off, I'm not a professional art critic, I'm not even an artist. I just love looking at beautiful art and happen to have an opinion.

I like this version much more than the one on your website. The gold background really makes the viewer focus on the warrior.

I love her hair and eyes. In fact it was the first thing that drew me to the picture. The detail in the eyes is amazing. She looks like she's staring at you, calmly, assuredly. Her hair frames her face and body perfectly.

I love the emerald green colour blend of her armour but I'm disappointed that it's not as detailed as Shiba Tsukimi.

Also her armour doesn't seem to allow for her breasts, giving the impression that she's flat in that area. On Shiba Tsukimi, it looks natural because she looks younger. Please note I'm not encouraging powergirl boobs, I'm just suggesting a little give in the armour in that region for this drawing.

I've also noticed her arm length from her right shoulder to her elbow doesn't look long enough. This and the lack of armour curve are not immediately visible, it's only after staring at the drawing for a while that I noticed them.

Lastly, this reminds me of a Luis Royo drawing from his Secrets collection. I'm using it for my avatar.

I'd like to encourage you to continue your work. In my humble opinion, the quality of your work is right up there, definitely among the best I've seen.

There are too few good artists that portray warrior women with more than 3 triangles of clothing on (not standing in ridiculous postures) and even fewer that draw Asian warrior women. I know, I've looked. So I look forward to seeing more from you.

I wish you all the best.
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SocQA Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
Beautiful and fantastic
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SubWolfSphere Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Breathtaking..
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Winters64 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Beautiful and original work !
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randychen Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful...
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suziegon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Oh my goodness. O_O This is the first thing of yours I've seen and it's absolutely stunning! I can't take my eyes off it! You've done a fantastic job!
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GagaP85 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
absolutely fantastic ^^
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Amidamaru88 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
so awesome
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Carneliana Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i like your work
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Trisaw1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Your art is indeed incredible and amazingly proportional with complex fashion, colors, and lighting.
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your works are Incredible. :thumbsup:
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YukiNekoB2 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
I found your work somewhere - i don't remember where - and I used it to illustrate one of my stories - with not money gains, of course, just for a blog.
I'm sorry to having done this without your permision - the link of your gallery was been erased - but... would you let me use it ? It's a very wonderful work, and I would be honored to use it to illustrate one of my story, in the net..
But if you don't wan't, I would use other pictures... And if I could, I would asked your permission first..
But please, please, tell me you agree to let me use it T.T I would be so, so happy ! Of course, I'll put a link to your gallery !

Sorry for my bad english, I'm french...
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loubeedolls Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awesome
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Marazul45 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A beautiful piece!
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HyperBroodling Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Hm... I was looking at this (again, for like the xxxth time), and I only just realized that it's different from the one on your website... Personally, I actually like the version you have on your website better. I think her aura is more...pressing (?) in the other one. Also, her seriousness is easily felt in website version. Here, I don't really sense that kind of countenance...

^Sorry if I sound really........ I'm not trying to criticize or anything, but I really like the other one better. (;
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dgriffinxl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Incredibly expressive work. Love it!
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:iconsireih:
Sireih Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so gorgeous! I love her expression<3
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Lone-n-Bitter-Ro Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I swear I love this one so much!! She looks so much like someone I know, but as a badass samurai! lol
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rudykucing Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aku tidak bisa berkata apa2, kecuali mengaguminya
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fum316 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Pretty
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MatthewOSullivan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome work Raynkazuya. I love the colors. Keep up the excellent work.
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ExileFallen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks Really Good!
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JulieCampan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*Q* Incredible
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Sxania Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dat face! dont need to say more
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SunnysCupakeart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Awesome work!!
Would you mind.. making a tutorial of how you get the skin and hair done... someday?
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RabidWuff Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Katana always catches my attention. <3
Beautiful work~
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ShanaFlame Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow she's sexy, I wouldn't mind being stabbed by her xD
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illifas Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
This one is my favorite along with shiba tsukumi in mario's works
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DurimAzemi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional
no comment
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melodywinters Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
O.O Amazing work!!!!
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AlinDona Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
just perfect
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shir00 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Stunning!!! :O
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Sketch252 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
This is so AWSOME!!
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SongOfSummer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The EXPRESSION! It feels like she's seeing right through me!
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KWhipkey Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Writer
The lighting in this piece is spectacular! And that sword looks so real! It's an absolutely breathtaking image. I'm not sure I could critique it even if I wanted to. I just want to stare at it all day.
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Lorenia3 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
waooWW!! it's amaziiing pic, i love ur work
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Lil-Melly Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
I don't think I have any words for this....
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Timid-Appleton Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Reminds me of a character in my book~!
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DaleCar Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Nice.
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Wolfragna Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
love this picture very beautiful already had it in my favorites came across it and just had to tell you lol
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milka94 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Can I use your arts on my blog? I put address to you.
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shitaka Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! It looks like a photograph. I can't wait to keep practicing on my portraits. Keep up the excellent job. ;)
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JuanRoBeast Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Student
WOOOOOW!!! I LOVE IT
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ayames Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
her gaze is captivating and truly lifelike. amazing work :)
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ai-sakura01 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since I'm American Japanese, this looks like a samurai sword, I take it? I'm not too sure, since a lot of these types of swords can also be Chinese as well. A lot of martial art folklore can intertwine with Chinese and Japanese that's why, so I was just curious.

But it's really cool it's Jade...wow! And that woman is super pretty...uwaaaah!! ♥ Wished I could look as amazing as her. ~__~ lol
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tegantemari Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hey i saw your artworks on someones blog somewhere but i cant remember
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Jaquier Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
She means business!
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B-R-Benton Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
This is really beautiful. I love it!
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gabrielcrypto Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is so perfect and fantastic!
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RobSlijkhuis Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great work! Wishing you a creative 2011! :D
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LadyRosyCheek Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
LUV IT!!! MOREEE!!!
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