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October 24, 2008
Kakita Taminoko by ~raynkazuya is a beautiful piece of art. The colors really bring harmony to the work, and the details are amazing!
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Kakita Taminoko

"Samurai are made for more than war. If we cannot rise above simple violence, then how can we hope for a better future?"

This is a courtier of the Crane Clan. She is pristine, her hair perfectly done, her light make up as if it were naturally part of her face. The Crane excel at the art of court, and appearance is as important as anything. She should be beautiful, but conservative, Crane women do not show off skin the way Scorpion do. Honor demands purity and the Crane have it in spades.


An illustration done for Legend of the Five Rings CCG.
Legend of the Five Rings and Kakita Taminoko copyright Alderac Entertainment Group.


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TheBoyIAm's avatar
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WoW... this is so perfect. Nice vision, one of the best techniques for me and perfect details. I dont see the story in the painting, it is just beautiful, the graphics, her style, the background... everything. The colors are chosen very nice to mix with each other. I like very much how her eyes are made : ) All in all it is cool painting, but I think with a little more story about the girl and her life or her world, people she is with or something else, it would be better, but dont stop doing what are you doing, because I can only dream about painting as good as you ; )
Luxurychoccie's avatar
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This piece is absolutely beautiful and masterfully done. The photo realism of the facial features in itself is something to be admired considerably, and the softness that has been created with the harmonious colours and lighting gives it such a light feel.
I can't think of anything to criticise with the piece in terms of delivery at all <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> The detail in the cherry blossoms and little things like the cranes flying outside of the house (Which again, links back to the character herself), makes the artwork seem so much more lifelike!
Congratulations on such a wonderful piece, keep up the amazing work, I hope to see more like this in the future <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
Everpage's avatar
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Flowing in the wind with cherry blossoms floating in the calm pink and blue sky, just makes the whole piece harmonious. The lighting and the colour choice is beautiful, along with the focus and blur of the background proposes the image to stand out and direct back to the main character. The swirl around her fan gives a gentle magical impression that she is more than just a samurai. And the close cherry blossom next to her shows her feminine side. The crown and the feathers on her hair is done with soft focus and gentle fine brushes - perfect for the piece. Also, her long strand of golden white hair sways with the wind and gives a beautiful touch. Overall, a well and beautiful work.
PCamenzind's avatar
Very nice colours!
Satansama666's avatar
Is it just me, or does her face bear a striking resemblance to a young Gackt?  That's not a bad thing. :)
hectorrene's avatar
<font><font>Admiro ENTERAMENTE A  </font></font><font><font>Mario Wibisono  POR SU GRAN TALENTO Y CREATIVIDAD </font></font>
artdesignguy's avatar
This is very beautiful. I like all of your art. Love the colors.
This is so beautiful and life like. I love the colors and the petals in the wind. Truly breathtaking!
nuclear1982's avatar
my friend you are good you are very good no great no excellent man yo are a pro a boss in the making I've seen my share of some good pics but yours takes the cake and eat it too keep on up with the good work thy are all magnificent.
profutur1971's avatar
Beautiful image! Beauty, charmed and originality ! Good job ![link]
ArcanoXXI's avatar
This is amazing. I love all your works. If I need to make a top 5 with my favourites digital artist you will be there.
water-faries's avatar
This is the one I have always loved the most. I saw your art online once about a year ago and fell in love with all of it.
lunascarlet0267's avatar
legend of the five rings? what is it? a book,a tv series,computer game? it looks like something id wanna see/read/play. this looks amazing by the way!!! i love everything the fan and cherry blossems and her crown-thingy its just so amazing and realistic looking!!!
rhoadesd20's avatar
The subtle pink and light blues really blend well together, fantastic piece!
Ivana-art99's avatar
I LOVE your art ! :) may I ask,are you doing the pictures on PhotoShop ?
LadyAquanine73551's avatar
Oh GOD that's soooo beautiful :). I LOVE it! It blends together 2 of my fave colors, & Asian-inspired art. The lady in it is very beautiful, & I love how her headdress & kimono complement the background. It's kinda weird, but she resembles a character I was writing about in a book when I was 12.

Normally it's weird seeing Asians w/ pale features that are common in those of Northern European descent, but since this is based on a fantasy (my brother read these books, & now I'm starting to get interested, thanks to this lovely painting ;)), 1 can make the ppl look any way they want. Heck, they do it in Japanese Anime all the time.

You have done an amazing job, & that would be cool if you did similar stuff for the other books in this series too. I'd be delighted to see them :D
tazlover1's avatar
Absolutely beautiful!!
I have been a long time crane player, and to this day this has always been my favourite artwork out of all the sets ever. Glad to know you have a deviant art profile.
silverinewolf's avatar
she has a very dreamy quality, an elegant beauty.
TonboNiji's avatar
A "love" for this!
Avahlon's avatar
She's stunning :)
Jonman3204's avatar
This is a great drawing...I love how the pic just stands out
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