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Tomoe Gozen - the Woman Samurai Warrior
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Published: October 23, 2014
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The Woman Samurai Warrior


Tomoe Gozen 1157–1247, was a female samurai warrior, known for her bravery and strength.
She is believed to have fought in and survived the Genpei War (1180–1185). She later became the subject of legends, plays, and poems. Even today Tomoe Gozen is celebrated as a folk hero during Japanese festivals and has inspired comic books and cartoon characters.

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Re-drawing due to the older version was terrible in my opinion. I'm still not 100% satisfied, but I did my very best.
How exactly she looked varied and in many illustrations and portraits of her during the times weren't the same, but I tried to make her armour looking as crediable as possible and refused to sexualising her as I've seen many artists doing so.

Feel free to comment, like it or hate it.

Tools: promarker, shinhan marker, graph-it, micron, copic

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3488x2468px 5.73 MB
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Stardust-Phantom's avatar
Beautiful! She looks great and I love the horse's face.
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Orkideh84|Professional Traditional Artist
That horse was really a pain to draw! XD
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Stardust-Phantom's avatar
It came out very nicely. I hate drawing horses, I can never seem to get them to look right.
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charcoalfeather|Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfully redone! The colouring is much smoother this time and I'm really impressed by how your anatomy has improved the last year or so. Her armour is really eye-catching in particular. 
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Orkideh84|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, especially now that the both anatomy and armour is finally looking way much better than the previous one for 3 years ago.
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charcoalfeather|Hobbyist General Artist
It's great to see the improvement!
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Hallowie29|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Looks beautiful and well done! ;)
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Orkideh84|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Hallowie29|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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IoNekta's avatar
Very nice, beautiful colors!
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Orkideh84|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! <3333
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Senshee|Student General Artist
She looks awesome! I like how you drew on the horse and the colouring is awesome! And the sakura in the background really brings lots of life and colour into the picture, awesome work! :+fav:
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Orkideh84|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
Oh that horse, I kind of wished I studied from more referense on horse anatomy before drawing, but again thank you so much!
The colouring was one the things I was most pleased about! ^^
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LindArtz|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa very beautiful work!
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Orkideh84|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! ^^
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Kemikeni's avatar
woah, this looks beautiful, loves how the lines are so clean and the colours so intense and defined, love the drawing < 3
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Orkideh84|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the lovely comment and favorites. It means a lot. Take care. :)
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Mister-Crool|Hobbyist General Artist
Vackert! Kolla in mina verk om du vill.
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the way you color with dots..i just...how..!?!? HOW DO YOU MAKE IT WORK !!?!?!
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Orkideh84|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Well, hard to say, but I practiced with dots all the time, it takes a lot of timing with the markers and concentration to make it look good. 
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you're a genius!
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Orkideh84|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Canankk's avatar
Very nice :heart:
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