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Sword of the Judo Mages
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Published: August 7, 2009
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My second entry for *telophase's AutoShoujo Cover Art contest.

The trick is, you have to use this random generator to come up with a random shoujo anime title, come up with a story concept to go along with it, and draw a DVD or manga cover for your idea.

I ended up with Sword of the Judo Mages, and for a while there, I was stumped. What the hell? Judo doesn't use swords. It's all bare-fisted stuff and throwing people around and junk.

So eventually, I decided that the Sword had to be a person, not a thing. But even then, I still had no idea what the hell I was doing. Even as I was drawing the picture and all these characters and junk, I was like, "I still have nooo idea what the story here is!"

(Also, Jian and Gim are both Chinese words for "sword" cause I'm a loser like that.)

So, compared to my previous entry for this contest, I think this one is a better picture and cover, but the other one has a more original story concept.

This picture used as reference for Jian Gim's pose.
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sweetleafbear's avatar
That sounds pretty interesting.
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SleepyWiredStudiosStudent General Artist
I totally buy this ifi were real
xixlikexcakex's avatar
I actually would watch this dvd, if it were real...
I love the contest idea thing, it ounded like fun! And you did a great job, btw.
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NekoNamiCosplayHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like the cover art for this one, and the story for "clockwork"
Narcomics's avatar
Wonderful work here Shira! :)
Harzlek's avatar
I love how you do the noses.
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noodlesqueenHobbyist Digital Artist
I wanna join!
It's still open for entries, right?
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Shira-chanProfessional Digital Artist
Yup, but you hafta hurry, the contest ends on the 16th I think. You can check all the details in *telophase's journal.
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SaraV-ArtStudent Digital Artist
I clicked on the generator and I got Heaven's Firefly Smile :XD:

it goes well with a story concept I already have

very well done btw =D
EternallyLostRyouga's avatar
Kind of reminds me of the Avatar except it's centered around Japanese martial arts and magic instead of Chinese martial arts and bending.
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I love the cover art for this one :dance:
daytimesky2000's avatar
This is an Awesome entry!!! Good Luck! :-)
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ukieloverStudent Artist
pretty cool, i like the clockwork boyfriend
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