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L5R - Shinjo Ming-li by GENZOMAN L5R - Shinjo Ming-li by GENZOMAN
Hi there

Here goes another illustration i done for L5R TCG :) this time is a unicorn battle maiden. This clan is very close to the mongolian warriors in their outfits, but always keeping the japanese touch.... know what? I LOVE girls in samurai kind of armor, or in general with plate over their skin... ups!, dunno why XD, a strange fetish maybe? :P

also i love japan and chinese myths and culture so theres is always a place for a onna bugeisha (the female name for womans trained in the use of diverse kind of weapons in the feudal japan)... Ive done this pic is arround a month ago.

photoshop CS/Bamboo/7hours or more, dont remember/music: Momentary life- GGX OST by Daisuke ishiwatari ( This man is so much win, the Orson Wells of the videogame world XD)


if you want to know more about L5R CCG, check their website!
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Dgr8tninja Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Wondering if you do artwork for others. I am trying to design a tshirt line, and your artwork is right along the line of the concept that I am looking for. Please feel free to let me know by messaging me back.
fugimoto Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
hmm i think i can understand the attraction lol! whilst trying not to sound creepy about it, yes samurai girls are often cute looking! =)
Harry026Husky Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool ^^
Nameless75 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
She is very beautiful ^^
DarkNinjaVampire Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the outfit.
Artaggu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Pretty! Reminds me of Monster Hunter for some reason.
BugeishaKyasarin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like Li Mei from Mortal Kombat has an outfit like this, an alternate/unlockable one. They must have gotten the design from you ;)
Arleen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice idea for the helmet.
timetodie54 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
now were talking bring it on cupcake
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, just amazing.
Krazy-Kunoichi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Omg !!! That moon rendering is gorgeous and her lavender armor is so pretty, too.

Great job !!
xXSenshiSnowXx Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
She reminds me of Li Mei from Mortal Kombat! Tre cool
fenix-azul Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
se parece a un personaje del mortal kombat deception li mei
con el traje alternativo :)

esta muy bueno el dibujo
Superjustinbros Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's beautiful. :drool:
GrandMastaYip Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009   Traditional Artist
wow hottest samurai chick ever! your art is incredible, but this one tops them all!
c-a-turbulence Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Mmmm unicorns! I'm impressed!
JazylH Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Ryukashy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
binkibonsai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Mongol Samurai FTW!

Glory to the Khan and them pretty Utaku lasses!
MessiahFuture Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
cute girl ;) but she has nothing to do with real Unicrons ;p make next woman from this clan more... wild xD they are like... our ancestors from 100 000 years ago :D
but art is great, just doesn't look like from L5R ;)
NimueKali Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Oh My Goodness Tetsuko!, I love this series, the unicorn was the first one I ever read from it. I really love the pose and the armor great pic, ^_\\
sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
It must be hard to hide in the night with such bright armor on. Wow that full moon reminded me of the Wolf Moon tonight and the fur on the girl makes me think she's some sort of wolf moon warrior princess. So on her breast plate, those pink circle thingies aren't distanced equally.
EltonBM Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
she is goo, but looked a lot like Li Mei from MK!!
LadyManic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Es fantastica ^^
otemi Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
please stop doing artworks for l5r!
the manga-style just doesn't fit in the style of l5r.
wanna read reactions on this artwork?
(is in german)
cicadella Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008   Traditional Artist
Wooow, cooooool...*_______*
ancode Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
la verdad es que tus dibujos molan bastante.

Daisuke ishiwatari es uno de los mejores! sobretodo despues de lo que hizo en el primer guilty gear... aun me asombro de el juego de lucha 2d que hizo para playstation 1, que no los soportaba bien, no solo se conformo con eso, isno ademas hizo diseños, compuso la musica, puso voz a Sol Badguy, genero la historia y creo ke tambien programo un poco XD
T230 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
coolness! :wow:
is that Otaku Kamoko? reminds me of my L5R days hehe..:)
SoshiMariko Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Oooh...she's pretty. *goes to look at the rest of your galleray*
COYNN Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
She Looks Awesome
Twilight-Red-Tammy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just noticed something right now... :| Is it just me or is the lower part bigger/wider than the upper one? :? I know a woman's hips are meant to be wide but in comparison with the chest it seems a bit too big and that makes the waist a bit too narrow.
Anyway, my conclusion still remains: lovin' it, lovin' it, lovin' it! :love: Keep up the fabulously wonderfull breathtaking work! ;)
Twilight-Red-Tammy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing as always! You always do the right things to impress me, since you use your skills for many of my favourite themes. :XD: :love: (mythology, japanese/chinese culture, fantasy etc.)
I can't stop faving! :omg:
MarinaMoon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Great render and composition. Love her face and helmet. Good color use. Very balanced piece brings your eye around the entire piece.
lilalur Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008   Digital Artist
Amazing art!
Somatra101 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
luv the pic. ur art is amazing. ^-^
LUV the armor and it's colour too.!!
Madiirje Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
not to complain, i love all you're pics, but she has cind of a bad hair-day and she have two swords, but only one folder* (dunno if its the right word... but i hope you get the point)
besides that, i love the pic... cinda like girlwarriors too...
sk8trgrl Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Hobbyist
OMG so fanttastic. a samurai girl yayyyyy
Casseline Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
this is awsome
lebeaudessin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008   Traditional Artist
she's gorgeous!!
Yuri-hime Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
beautiful work!
Zonkou Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Hey Genzo, have you checked out the L5R books at all? They're a great read if you can find em, pretty cheap on amazon. love the picture!
The unicorn warrior that is taken seriously! :XD:
SteVe-III Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
wow, pretty cool!
Kikki-K Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
DarKPhoeniXSaga Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
I love this, she has a real body, not like those stick-thin celebrities, she has real curves and the armor is pretty cool.
jarod1872 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
I like the armor she has, that's a really unique design.
vomitingunicorn Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
unicorn battle maiden w00t!
raineces Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
:lol: i luv the same thing :XD: the strong-sexy look is so gorgeous :clap: marvelous :D
magion02 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
Dear Genzo , once again i fall in love with ur work , this one is really wonderful =) armor+chick = hot
hehe thats what i think! it makes me feel like "wats underneath the armor?" =D haha joking.. haha not really , just a guy's instinct no? XD oh well nice job! luv it! Thumbs up for u! Draw more of these!
angelbaby88 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Student General Artist
nice colour and pose!
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