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Otako Naoko by MarioWibisono Otako Naoko by MarioWibisono
Non official character of L5R created by Frantz. For a complete background story and wider version of her please check out the one on his page. [link]

This 23 years old young woman is the prestigious battle maiden of the Unicorn Clan. She is a typical Rokugani profile, not coming from Mongolian ethnicity, but she has a gaijin ancestry, giving her a emerald green eyes and plump lips. Thin, alert, athletic, she always seems to be in motion, and having her skin tanned of her endless rides in the sun.

Quite sociable, there is good in her and she is not afraid to show her feelings. Her beauty is a blend of freedom in movement and graceful lines, with very expressive eyes. However, Benten, fortune of romantic love, cursed her following her love affair with the Lion, and her eyes now often look harder than she would want, and her smile seems more predator-like that it should be. Clairvoyant, she discerns people’s motivations easily, which tempers Benten’s harshness about her eyes. When she stretches her bow, she shows a great determination.

She is a Sensei in many skills, including archery, mounted archery, horse riding, kenjutsu, meditation and calligraphy. Her main arsenal is the Daikyu or Japanese long bow named Jikoju (‘Eastern Wind’). This bow, 2,30m long, allows her to shoot from while horse-riding, thanks to a specific handle, placed at the first third of the length of the bow. She never leaves it. It is carved and engraved with mystic signs of Isawa Uona, the mystic mistress of air and the giver of this powerful weapon.

Naoko rides a black mare named Izumi, who she always knew. Black, tall, strong and swift, she is the Naoko’s sister, the being without which, like any Shiotome, she would be nothing. Naoko and Azumi communicate silently, thanks to the advantage "Otaku ancestor”. The mare has already directly saved Naoko’s life three times. It has a high quality equipment, a leather saddle, stirrups and all modern equipment, unlike traditional Rokuganis horses. Azumi has a strong personality, and often expresses her agreement or disagreement with her mistress by pushing her with her head!


An illustration of Legend of the Five Rings based on fiction character of L5R written by Frantz.
To read more about stories, haikus and poetry of Otako Naoko , please visit his gallery page [link]

Otako Naoko copyright Frantz.
Legend of the Five Rings copyright Alderac Entertainment Group.


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Upon first glance what really impressed me is the strength and color harmony of the composition. The rider has beautiful facial features,wonderful body armour, and a great stance in the saddle. She appears highly confident, skilled and strong. Her able bodied horse appears head strong and quite ready for battle also.

The diagonal lines of impending fire to suggest that she is entrenched in a heated battle works well to convey that message. Great background with good lighting placement. Your subjects details are well defined and have good proportions. Good placement within the composition also. Overall, a very well thought out piece of art.
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k1234567890y Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
nice (:

can IO give you a commission too? (:
0Lost0Live0 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
Beautiful, this is a really cool woman💙
kyrtuck Featured By Owner Edited Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
alithking Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
Beatiful and great art work, congratulations!
Axanter Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
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ciryon02 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
The right family name is "utaku" now.
sohighlydubious Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing light and details!
sickoleman Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Princess-Milisenta Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist
KimyaMarie Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Writer
Wow. Only this one word is needed.
Skullcandy1995 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student
good work :D i love it
Dionisante Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Good!!!
GEN-12 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice work!
LinoNatsumiHUN Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Allanon13 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
the story and the picture are both very good, excellent work!
peeyushpandey Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excelent work !!!!
Exnihilo-nihil Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Writer
She wasn't in my favorite :rofl: - how can I do this :rofl:
yukotrancy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it, too!
xXRe-Kindled-FlameXx Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
I like the color scheme in this, Good use of complimentary colors; purple and yellow. :love:
dragonzdream2 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Can I please get this as a print? I would love to be able to frame it and put it up on the wall opposite my Dragon Clan art that I have. My husband plays Unicorn and I think he would really love to have this as a print. Thank you!
fairhaired-cutey Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!!! =D I'm amazed by your work! :iconblushplz:
good job and keep it up! =P
Storybones Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Great dynamic action. Very striking.
Storybones Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Great dynamic action. Very eye catching.
Metalraptor Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is extremely epic, awesome artwork. ^_^
Veiled-Bride Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:O H O R S E IS BEAUTIFUL!! O.O Love the eyes, and I really like how your character looks really fierce. Beautiful! :D
xCubeMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Your artwork for Legend of the Five Rings has lead to my first post. It is stunning, exquisite and a joy to view. Thank You
DocBerlin77 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
wow great work very nice work :)
silverinewolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
1 personal problem, as beautiful and dramatic as it really is a bad idea to have long hair unbound if you're riding in combat, ESPECIALLY if the enemy's firing flaming projectiles in your direction.

also, the horn on the unicorn is just a little bit too close to the left eye (the eye facing the viewer). since the horse is more profile positioned, the base of the horn ended too far in, or needs to be a bit wider.

the colors are great though
Nightmarecl Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Beautiful, I agree with jegrace in every word. This is gorgeous, please keep it up
warknight87 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Really beauttyful work.
SBJEWEL Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
What should i say... just awesome art man... :happybounce:
KPhillips702 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG! The colors and the strength of this piece is breathtaking! Is there anyway i can buy this as a wallscroll or a wall hanging, this is just too badass.
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
holy crap this is awesome!!
Tygerson Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Intense imagery and focus!
ConfusedDM Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Simply Gorgeous work!
Kiremu Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
realy wonderful colours <3
AliYaqooob Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
what great is this :wow:
Wcreates Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Excelent ! Beautiful colours ! :)
SKIRANGER Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hpbuni Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful designs, details, and motion. Great work!
Netvampyre Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
paweldaruk Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Beautiful work!
Justine123456789 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So gorgeous! Wow ^^
yevgen6r Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
very beautiful!
Muse6 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
amazing is the only way to describe it!
Anubisprincess86 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
nichihebi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
... Straight up AWESOME. thumbs up, 5 stars, my vote whatever it is this is awesome work.
JackFive5 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
this is a nice job!!!
Kitsune--Kami Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The raw power in the is overwhelming, its a fantastic picture.
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