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KABUKI Copic Illustration -Vibrant- by Orcagirl2001 KABUKI Copic Illustration -Vibrant- by Orcagirl2001
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Original Copic Marker Illustration for original manga concept KABUKI.

"KABUKI" is my original story concept set in early Edo period Japan. Kabuki theater first appeared when Okuni of Izumo shrine traveled to Kyoto and danced in the dry beds of the Kamo River for charity. The colorful samurai enjoy her stories of the drama of common life and the freedom of her dance. They ally with her and stand up for this new form of entertainment, when the affluent Noh theather group, steeped in tradition and prominence, seek to stamp out this blossoming art form. This is the WIP premise of the story.
Will it be a novel? A manga? I don't know. Basically for now its an outlet for kimono motif research. :XD:

Artwork belongs to ATJ :iconorcagirl2001:.
Please refrain from copying, re-posting, redistributing. Thank You.

Other KABUKI illustrations: [link] [link]
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viciousSHADi Featured By Owner May 3, 2014   Traditional Artist
Your research really paid off here--the various patterns and colours look fantastic! I've always enjoyed seeing this sort of work created with traditional media, Copics in particular, which is why your work just stands out so well. Great layout, wonderful designs, fantastic concept. Overall this is really well-executed.
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Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much Shadi!!! I really appreciate your comments!
I still love to use my traditional tools and I'm glad when fellow artists, like yourself, still use traditional media
in addition to using digital. There's something about it that just...like you can leave a part of yourself in the painting more
than when you paint digitally. I'm glad you enjoyed my concept, I hope to draw more of these guys in the future.
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Angie-Crystal-Star Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Su-sugoi :wow:!! The coloring is so soft and pretty:love:!
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Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I worked very hard on blending all the colors just right! Glad you like it!
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Angie-Crystal-Star Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome :D~
I looks awesomee worth all the hard work!
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
This is really amazing
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Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!!!
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Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
It could work as a manga. But, a novel would be hard one to pitch to people.
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Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It'll probably end up as a short manga. But for now, its an illustration journey, to see how much detail I can fit into these character designs! :XD:
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Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Right! Maybe these guys could go round the country performing and going through many other adventures through life as well. :)
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