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Seppuku by karichristensen Seppuku by karichristensen
This a painting I just did for the Legend of the Five Rings card game.
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soulfreeze Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
s'what the guild wars' assassin's gonna look like :)
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soulfreeze Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
s'what the guild wars' assassin's gonna look like :)
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ErebusRed Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
This reminds me of the last episode of Xena,
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bleedingmirror Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2005   Interface Designer
Intense and beautiful. I love the look of desperation on her face; sweat mixed with tears and a pouring, relentless rain that falls like hail. Gorgeous work :)
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fanatical-kitty Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004
Very darkly awesome
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MODULATOR Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2004   Digital Artist
so deep and so nice....
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Spunky9 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2004
This is incredible
*jawdrop*
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hetnkek Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2003
I love this... actually i purchased this print from you at gencon. glad to see you on DA... your work is wonderful....
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:iconwhome:
whome Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2003
Awesome pic. The colors set the mood very well. She looks so alone and forlorn--a sad way to end a life.
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amnios Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist
Her expression is capured beautifully. Another great piece.
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kurotokage Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great artwork! Your way of colouring is just great!
But you know that women's way of suicide was cutting throat from a left aorta to a right one?
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jarquet Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2003
~canis-lupus was mostly right, seppuku is ritual suicide done by japenese samurai(noble class), for men it was disembowelment, women cutting their throat.

pimp work though. pimp work.
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jubliantlaine Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2003  Professional Filmographer
Incredible work! Everything in this piece lends itself perfectly to the atmosphere of the whole.
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nebelkraehe Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2003  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is AMAZING! I just LOVE this one... +fav +fav +fav ..... so great... I love everything about it... the pose, her face, the colors... just EVERYTHING!!! great...
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xenossonex Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!!!....I like it!!....How do you do stuff like this?

Mr.X
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jenrathy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2003
wow amazing work !!!
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:iconlordcrusan:
lordcrusan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2003
Anything u do kicks. I love her great scene
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:icondecember:
december Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2003
Brilliant, have you done any other art for card games?
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lmorningstar Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2003
Wonderful; her expression and the colder colors you've employed here. It fits the title perfectly.
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:iconagarash:
agarash Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2003
Awesome.. just like the rest of your works.
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:iconfreethought:
freethought Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2003
i love the way she looks at you...
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nacron Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2003  Professional General Artist
nice job man !! :) (Smile)
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RuudPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2003  Professional Photographer
First of all, the colors are great. The setting and concept makes this piece even more amazing, and I absolutely love her outfit. The fact that she has two swords astonish me.. thank you for implementing that detail! w00t!

The expression on her face and the way her hair looks is great.. she also looks pale and a little sweaty. Like she's really scared, perhaps? No wonder, seppuku is an ancient, oriental suicide-rite, isn't it? :? (Confused)

Anyways.. great work! Thumbs Up

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jen-r8r Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003   General Artist
love this kari!!! nice to see some new stuff from ya!!! :D (Big Grin)

+favlove

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ironsheik Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003   Traditional Artist
Sweet job man. Seppuku is the ninja way of suicide right? It sure looks like that girl is ready to put that dagger in herself...
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phillyplaya Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003
I love the detail in this painting, good job.
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spiralunwinding Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003
I love the armor, and her expression. You did a stunning job here.. the colors are just so perfect for the mood.
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massikka Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003
damn nice again mate :) (Smile)
the water looks sweet !
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damie-m Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003  Professional General Artist
oh wow... ::envy's like it's a sin::
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silentangel Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003
Have no words for it... really nice!
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darkblade Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The painting is great... she seems desperate due to failing in the battlefield, but she doesn't really transmit the will of suicide. Maybe a more frontal point of view would work better, with her showing the stomach, making more obvious her final act.
Great work with the colors and shadings Thumbs Up
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wenstrom Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003   Digital Artist
Outstanding...just outstanding. The warrior girl over there looks like she went through a lot of pain. Very expressive work.

Excellent job!
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smokebox Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003   Interface Designer
you draw wonderfully acurate figures
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merlin-tbd Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003
superb as always this is a really stunning peice :) (Smile)
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smartmonkeee Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
you do such beautiful work :D (Big Grin)
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fearthischick Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003
very very awesome......lovely

+favlove
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canis-lupus Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003
Looks like a scene from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon ;) (Wink)
And I think seppuku is ritual suicide performed by samurai men.

Okay, I'm done being annoying.
Great style and emotional portrayal.
I especially dig the color work :) (Smile) .
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krimzon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003
That is a beautiful piece. The character looks rather distraught. I like it.
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neelava Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003
!!WOW!!
me love it
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:iconaza:
aza Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003
Reminds me of "Crouching Tiger HD" The end off movie. I Like it :D (Big Grin)
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kelyf Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003
Nice oriental armour she's wearing, reminds me of Mortal Kombat for some reason. Her expression seems to me that someone is stalking her and they have arrived.
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snarz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003
phenomonal painting, awesome attention to detail. and the mood just grabs me. geat stuff!
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fry Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003
very cool painting well done.
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mi4 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003
Very awesome indeed ! I like the mood and the detail in this one !

...and off to your gallery
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cyborgagent017 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003
Awesome piece of work here...the colors are perfect and so is the evironment! Great work!
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hypereclipse Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2003
Woo! Awsome, very awsome. I love the expression upon her face, and the colouring is VERY good. I like her armour too... Her pose, I could never be able to do, and the darkness is great. I like the way you drew her hands... Well done. ^_^
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