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Create-a-nin - Iwane by matsunoki Create-a-nin - Iwane by matsunoki
This is for 's contest in which participants are given a description via a randomizer (?) and then must draw the character being described...

What i got was:

"This secretive female ninja is very short and has an elegant build. Her wide eyes are red. She has curly orange hair. Her outfit includes a lot of belts. She uses a brutal form of martial arts that emphasizes breaking an opponent's bones. Her preferred weapon is a whip. She is skilled in breakfall and socializing. She can merge with rock."


Coming up with this character was quite fun. Challenges were inevitable specially when you only have to rely on a paragraph for reference.. XD My favorite thing about this character was the belt thingie.. i really brain stormed hard on how to make the belt not make the character a bondage uke. XD Also, the character's weapon can also serve as a belt and a bone breaking tool that can sometimes deflect kunai's. :)

The color wasn't really that hard for i relied on the last part of the description.. "...she can merge with rock..". So her color palette is based from the most simple rock/stone colors. (Which i hope i got right... )


I have already screwed up with another project... so poor Iwane was left to be rendered with flat colors T_T. But a re-color will be possible for this.. coz i love this piece all in all. There might be proportion problems.... but now i know better! :lmao:

Hopefully this gets accepted... (Don't you just love one click sending via Note?.. :giggle: )

Koishi Iwane Me.
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IamHollingsworth Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
love the close! very cool and sporty design.
matsunoki Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks~! ( Woah, this piece of mine was from quite a long time. :giggle: )
IamHollingsworth Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
well you've only gotten better since and i love this one!
matsunoki Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!. Come to think of it, i've ignored a couple of my older designs and recently i have been thinking of getting back to them. :)
IamHollingsworth Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
oh man! isn't that such a blast! i was just doing the same thing the other day : )
00-MidnightSiren-00 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Aw man! I wish I could draw like that! O.O This is awesome!
ctk86 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007  Student Writer
Very nice, I love the style of the line art.
Celestial-SeraphiMan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005   Writer
Nice work this is.
UchihaChan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005
:wave: Hey there! You did a great job with this. I like how you stuck to the description perfectly, but you still gave it your own original touch. I especially love how you did her hair! The details on her outfit are superb as well. I love seeing you submit art! :heart:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
I love the belt designs on her outfit! It's looks incredibly cool!:thumbsup:
I think you did pretty well fulfilling the project given to you! Nice resolving on the color scheme by using rock colors! =)
The circles on the left really compliments the character's whip! You have a great sense of design! *Praise*
matsunoki Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my... thankies.... ^_^ :hug:

Actually... those circles making up a half circle... ^^; are inspired by those Nokia ads. :giggle:

Really.. thankies... XD
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
Oh~~, it's cool that a TV ad inspired you! ^o^
You're welcome!:hug:
evileyes2025 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005
neat dude.. :D
kuroi-ame Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2005
Cool ^^ - I really like the pose :D
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