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February 12, 2011
Vindicator by ~MissNysha The suggester says: "I have been anxiously awaiting the full picture since MissNysha's amazing (and extremely helpful) vectoring tutorial came to be, and was KNOCKED OFF MY SEAT when I saw this! Every little detail, flawless. It is beyond remarkable! Truly the Vindicator of vectors."
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Suggested by Alyvia-Write
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By MissNysha
Edit 2: Check out the PSD of his face! [link]

Edit: WHOA.....where did the DD come from?! @.@ Did not expect that! Thanks so much! 8D


Do not use for anything else or alter it in any way without my permission.
If you want to share the image, it must be intact (no cropping the signature) and with full credits linking back to this deviation or my profile.

Find this (and the bloodless versions) at Anime Paper [link] Minitokyo [link] and Brokentone [link] (Brokentone has alternative resolutions besides HD)



…Yes, Nysha has walled a bishie!

And for those who already knew I was working on this, it’s finally done! D:

So I had two main goals before this project: I wanted to wall a bishie (way too many girls in my gallery), and I wanted to wall bamboo (because I love bamboo!). And I didn’t want to wall just any bishie – I prefer the more serious and badass ones lol.

And thus Yone Kazuki’s fabulous artwork of Saito was the perfect match for what I wanted to do. I really like her official artwork, and Saito is my fav character design of hers. :D

Character scan:

The basic idea of the wall’s scene is that Saito is getting ready to defend/fight against an antagonist in the middle of a bamboo forest. Expect a super showdown with bamboos hacked over and everything. The extra blood is for those certain fangirls who like that. >D A “clean” version without any blood is also available (on Brokentone, AnimePaper and Minitokyo)

Everything was painted via vector masks like how I usually do. And 100% Photoshop with my Wacom Intuos 3 tablet. The background was made from scratch, while I used some various bamboo reference photos I took during my Japan trip to get the basic perspective. Some details of the original scan were either incorrect (the directions of the string’s braid) or too dark to make out (the sword’s handle), and I had to reference some tsuka-maki images [link] to see how the handle is wrapped.

Check out the progress pic! [link]

And also a gif animation showing the steps from each day I worked on this: [link]

And for those who wondered how, here’s the hair tutorial: [link]

The hardest part was actually starting this and deciding on a final crop to use. @.@ I first had a much closer/portrait crop, but I felt more of his body needed to be seen, especially the lower hand, because without it the string he’s pulling looks very awkward. XD

Basic stats:
Time taken: in 16 sittings, about 4-6 hours each time, over the course of about 2 months (I was busy with other RL stuff), so roughly 80 hours total, more or less.
Layers: about 400
Psd size: 292mb at 2844x1600px

Get the 16:10 and standard resolutions at Brokentone! [link]

Special thanks to Deto, alenas, Kitten, and ashlie for your continual support/suggestions on msn. :3

Enjoy! Just no stealing or removing my sig, or I’ll hunt you down just like him. D<


Saitou Hajime of Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan (c) Yone Kazuki
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kupocygirl87's avatar
BleuSamaXxDxX's avatar
He looks like a shinigami
Nienilovescats's avatar
A daily deviation!! great!! this looks so epic btw 
hakuouki arts are amazing it's so cool you got a dd
MissNysha's avatar
Thank you! lol I know I could hardly believe it myself when that happened! XD
Nienilovescats's avatar
haha i can imagine !!
LateAMdoodles's avatar
OMG a hakuouki art has got a daily deviation that's sick man!!! great job!!!
MissNysha's avatar
Hehehe! XD Thank you!
LateAMdoodles's avatar
can i post this on tumblr?
MissNysha's avatar
I think dA has sharing links to post on tumblr and such that make sure to credit/link back to the artist automatically. So sure, provided it links back here. :)
LateAMdoodles's avatar
thank you! i just wanted to make sure that you were ok with it
RiLeq's avatar
this is awesome . i like this.
MidoriAoki's avatar
Bloody and awesome!
BladeWithin's avatar
THIS IS AMAZING!!~WELL DONE DEAR!!~So realistic features!!~ >W<
Sanjunin49's avatar
This is a excellent Rohin illustration, showing emotion and focus. The blood adds realism to the picture and seriousness. The bamboo is the proper background for this sort of picture and does not distract from the central character.
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Thank you very much. :)
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juria-chan10's avatar
Oh my .... *//* Now my life's complete!
MissNysha's avatar
^________^ Thanks!
juria-chan10's avatar
You're welcome ((: x
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Tamagochi11's avatar
wow u encourage me to practice more
niniriddle's avatar
wow!!!! amazing job on the hair! i love this anime!
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wow i love this *O*
nice shading & coloring!! and the pose.. *3*
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