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Kamikaze - Divine Wind by nami64 Kamikaze - Divine Wind by nami64
Kamikaze – Divine Wind

It’s a present for my brother : it doesn’t mean I approve what Japan did. Japaneses made atrocities during the WWII, particularly in China. It’s just a drawing.

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media : fountain pen, photoshop, picasa
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bozkus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
OKAMISAMURAIWARRIOR Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
May these men's bravery and sacrifice to their nation be remembered.....
nicholasweed Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
War is a crime in itself.  These men tried to be the "Divine Wind" like that which destroyed Genghis Khan's invasion fleet.  The Storm to turn back the American Invasion Fleet in Japans most desperate hour.  They were being heros giving their lives in order to try and protect those back home in Japan.
ShockRockRecords Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Can you modificate this one a bit for me?
The-Nuclear-Pegasus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Now this is an amazing piece.:)

They do remind me of the 13th squadron aces from Heroes of the Pacific.
Hayabusa1945 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
They die with honor
Ivory-Ivory Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Atrocities were committed on all sides. What we sometimes forget, is even the enemy had not only heros, but those who acted heroic. And MOST of the soldiers believed they were fighting for their country and against the evils of their advesaries. Not everybody will agree with me, but you can present the enemies in a human or even a heroic manner, without condoning the enemies actions! This is a great picture to remind us that these poor saps were just people too! And as Kamikaze pilots, they were ALL sealing their fates to die for their country. I have no idea what kind of courage...or just acceptance of took to learn to fly to know that you were going to be strapped into a plane and were supposed to fly it into the side of a ship.
VOYKA Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
i like it....
catoyan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is amazing....but all the pilots died didnt they, it was kinda like seppuku for samurai only they also destroyed american ships in the process, they were all pretty young too....
Valayrie-Viper Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
shoujoqueen Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
I absolutely love this picture!! It's truly amazing!!!
T-B-Jays Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
War is war and all that. No civilization alive can claim innocence of wrongdoing. The Japanese were just the ones who were glaringly in the wrong after the war. Whatever. This is nicely done. I don`t understand the sun (?) on their sleeves. Specially why it's coloured. Please explain?
viciousjaws Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
It's the Jap flag.
T-B-Jays Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Ooh. Smart. I like the drawing. Nice tones.
ThePhantazia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
great work , anyway :love:
ThePhantazia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Well , what can I say . I'm Russian , so my country fought with Jpan , but don't looking at this I always respected Kamikaze . No difference their country started the war , in fact , many of them were just schoolboys who had not other chance to protect those they loved . Yes , of course , I'm sorry for all those Americans died , as well as Russians , Japanese and Germans . Horrible times , yeah ...
EnderWiggin119 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Did you know kamikaze pilots had a better chance of survival then American pilots did?

This is because their planes were grounded more often then American planes....
Torkolv97 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010   Traditional Artist
Some guy i know had a grandfather who was a Japanese pilot for WWII. The guy never said what happend, though...:iconhadoukenplz::iconplaneplz:?
ShadowCat21 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
OMG.This is truly awesome.You did an incredible job.
The colors , the lines , the set -everything is perrrrrrrrfect.
I was used to your fan art and now you hit me with this.I can't wait till you do another one in this style >.<.
Gabbanoche Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its awsome!
Long live the rising sun^^
GrayFoxGreen Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen the org. photo...almost looks like an overlay.Dead men from a dead cause.

if U did it freehand,then a rather good copy.
All the Best,
ninja-111 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
is it based on an old photo? I kinda recognize it... excellent artwork by the way :P
wastelandsofthemind Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Beautifully done. I love it.
BlazingChaos Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
what I like to them is their braveness. well I'll do the same in Warrock if posssible, while riding the rafale.
shoobu Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
love your artwork :]
caneater Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Student Writer
I love it...the picture I mean.
White-WingsXX Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
i like the red standing out. it kinda gives meaning to the pic. i dont condone what they did either, but it really says how loyal they are to their country.
CrazyCherryPie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
it´s very nice, love how photolike it is :)
PsychoBananaPeel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wow! great colors. :clap:
the word "japanese" is already plural. so no need to add the extra "es" to the end there... or did you do that on purpose? hehe ^^;
CuHb Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Jh.I read the book with the same title)
UnderGradNinja Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It almost looks like a linoleum print. Nice clean lines.
Avigail-Natsumi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist

mattane ^_^
Av!nat ;P
chatnoir63 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
i luv your style, this is really beautiful
renzrenz08 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
nc nc
Ramenismylife Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
rly cool
mythical-artist Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
When I saw 'Divine Wind'... I was thinking, okay, why does that sound so familiar? Heh, I studied that book last year for English. I couldn't finish reading the book, I dunno, I just couldn't. >_<

Anyways, amazing art, beautiful contrasting. ^_^

War is the lamest conclusion to come to. -_- May it dissolve into nothingness.
Hooded-Warrior Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
*laughs* I had to read a book called The Divine Wind for school. As soon as I saw this piece my head said "Garry Disher" (Who is the author of the novel) But it makes sense, because the book was about WWII and stuff.

You have an amazing talent!
GalacticDustBunnies Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My grandfather ended up making a life long friendship with a Japanese POW during WWII, so thank you very much for such a amazing and tasteful image of young soldiers.

As you said Japan (and Germany) did horrible things during that war, but you show here the faces of the normal men who were soldiers for their country just like my Granddad was for his.

So thank youo.
KFE Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
très beau dessin, surtout avec ce drapeau rouge...
sauf erreur, c'est justement à cause de la défaite de la 2eGM que le Japon a changé de drapeau (mais c'est toujours celui de la marine japonaise, je crois).
quant aux 4000 kamikazes morts, ils étaient aussi conditionnés pour obéir aux ordres de l'empereur, c'était là leur honneur... depuis des siècles et des siècles (héritage des samourais).
pour les fans de manga, je vous recommande Zipang...
mewvalyninja Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
perfect use of light and shadow! You're improving! ;)
bakenekogirl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Une française enfin! Je me sens moins seule! Félicitations pour ta gallerie!
nami64 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
merci ^^
bakenekogirl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
J'ai vue que tu habitais a biarritz, c'est joli comme coin? Je ne connais pas. Moi j'habite a paris.
nami64 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
le pays-basque est la plus belle région du monde! lol (la mer, la montagne, la campagne, la ville, tout y est ^^)

je rève d'aller à Paris... *soupir* peut-être un jour...
bakenekogirl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tu n'es jamais venue à Paris? Remarque j'ai jamais été dans le pays basque non plus. Je vis à Paris, mais je suis née à la Rochelle. On a au moins la mer en commun!

Tu as l'air d'etre une fan de naruto! Tu aimes quoi d'autres comme manga?
nami64 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
actuellement, je suis plus dans Twilight ^^ mais j'aime beaucoup OnePiece, Nana, GTO...
bakenekogirl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
J'ai lu twilight aussi, j'aime bien.

Moi coté manga, je suis un peu plus " vieille école "... Je suis une grande fan de Rumiko takahashi, Urusei Yatsura (lamu), Ranma 1/2 Inuyasha, mais mon dernier coup de coeur est naruto. j'ai aussi un faible pour Kenshin et Gosht in the shell.

Je réalise en ce moment deux doujin sur ranma 1/2 dont un avec un auteur de fanfic au états unis. J'aime beaucoup ce genre de travaux en collaboration. C'est très instructif!

Sur quel logiciel de DAO tu travail? Moi j'utilise Manga Studio, Photofiltr studio X.
nami64 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
je colorise avec photoshop et une souris optique (je suis une amateuse^^)
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y0j1m80 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
everybody did horrible things in that war. soldiers are still real people, and i think this piece is beautiful in that it shows the humanity of each pilot. probably an interesting story behind each one. also, your technique is beautiful.
ChickenFierce Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just a great drawing. xD I love the shadings and the clear, red color.
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