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Create a Nin Contesto Entry. by matildarose Create a Nin Contesto Entry. by matildarose
Ah, yes. I'm not dead yet! In fact, I may just go take a walk.

Monty Python references aside, it took a contest run by a friend of mine to get me to get the ol' wacom out n' draw. However, I decided to really go the distance here, which means that A. I focused a half a month over details and getting references, then realize that the background is wonky, and B. stuff's too stiff. :D It is an eternal battle, digital painting.

Alright. Here's the gist of the contest here: [link] Basically? You grab a random desc from the make-a-ninja generator, and draw that nin. As simple as that. My description is here:

This contemplative female ninja is tall and has an elegant build. She is missing her right arm. Her large eyes are pine-green. She has straight olive-green hair. Her severe outfits are usually gray and include a belt with many pouches. She uses an artistic form of martial arts that emphasizes duplicating the moves of one's opponent and using kicks. Her preferred weapon is a garotte. She is skilled in mimicry, astronomy, and climbing. She uses her weapon to produce shockwaves.

I'm not sure if I'll get any points for exact accuracy, but it's an actual background and a more realistic rendering style. However, I wasn't sure if it fit more in the fantasy category or the anime category, as there were some stylistic nuances that seem to lend themselves to anime, but I guess it's up for debate.

My lovely one-armed nin shall squat in the anime section for now. She may ninja away to the fantasy gallery later, however, if someone recommends it.
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lady-elf Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
I really like the background on this. Is it weird that i think those strings in the trees may be because its hard using a garotte with one hand? She must have been getting in some practice. Awesome work!! And yeah i know its fairly old. Still cool though!!
matildarose Featured By Owner May 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
It's probably some trick that could only work with anime physics. XD And it's alright! I still have a soft spot for the rendering I did on the scarf.
ZakuraKnightV2 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! The coloring is also very nice. ^_^
00-MidnightSiren-00 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
O-o Why does she only have one arm? That's kind of frowned upon in the ninja community you know? Love the pic just kinda confused....
matildarose Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009   Traditional Artist
It was for a contest where we did a picture based on a randomly generated description. My ninja only had one arm and green hair, so, I wasn't aiming for something historically accurate. The description for the picture explains it better.
Mazzi10 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
Amazing! Excellent job!
deathbyprinny Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005
Really... really nice. o-o

KeyRing Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005
wow, i cant belive that noones commented on this fantasic pieace of art, i love the tones of blue. Kinda makes ya wonder, how did she lose her arm? :P

matildarose Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005   Traditional Artist
It's kinda quiet in this neck of DA. XD However, thank you for commenting.

For the ninnin's arm, I guess I could leave that up to spectulation. Don't see very many one-armed nin nowadays, do ya?
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