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Makie Otono-Tachibana

Blade of the Immortal – Makie Otono Tachibana has got to be one of the most depressing, female characters there are. She’s very strong and resilient but suffers a lot from self-defeat. In terms of her swordsmanship, Anotsu Kagehisa has admitted that she could probably best him, which makes me believe, aside from Manji, she’s the strongest character in this story. But she will never be completely strong, since she has a tendency to hesitate in battle before she delivers a killing blow. In a lot of ways, I feel I understand her position very well because she’s got that bit of humanity left in her. But I almost feel like she is perpetually frowning….

I started off the  painting not knowing who I was painting. I wanted to do something with eyes, and so I was scouring my memory for a good female to paint, when it crossed me I hadn’t done much BotI artwork at all! I am a huge fan, and I stopped reading since the translations had stopped in 2010. I was also really busy with school, so I never had time to really catch up until now. And I am trying to get into it again. I’m finding my memory needs a good refresher. But its all around one of my most favorite comics, although, I have tons of recommendable stories for different reasons. I was equally into Shounen and Shoujo, Seinen and Josei types of manga. I would consider BotI to be Seinen.


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Tale of Genji

My final for Digital Illustration. Although I had serious gripes about that class, things started to pick up in a positive way near the end. The project final was a book cover illustration and I chose to do Tale of Genji. The hand was the worst part even though I had taken a reference photo. But maybe it’s because my left thumb is stubbier than my right? I don’t know… but it was just hard to fix… D:

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The reason for the bigass signatures is because I keep hearing these terrible, terrible stories about art theft. So I’m not going to be sorry about that anymore. And if people can go over to conceptart.org and steal images from Jason Chan and modify it, that’s pretty sucky. But with Massive Black, they have Jason Manley, so he seems to be pretty adamant about telling Castle Age (a facebook game app) to take down the art or else… But I’m sort of outside of the community since I never post anything… :\

I have sewing projects to now! Like… my sister’s ring pillow for the ring bearer… and getting my dress fitted, and booster shot for Nico. Things just never cease. I just want to relax!!

  1. Nico’s booster shots
  2. Get bride’s maid dress tailored
  3. Make ring bearer pillow
  4. New sock puppet!
  5. set up etsy store
  6. Chillax/ find a part-time job…


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