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Deviantly Deadly Kunoichi by Nipponaisuki Deviantly Deadly Kunoichi by Nipponaisuki

This is my T-shirt design is my first time entering a deviantArt competition >.<

I've been wanting to create a Kunoichi (female ninja) character for some time with the theme being Deadly Technique, but wanted to give it a modern twist, while still holding a traditional feel. I decided to use this piece as I always get so much inspiration from the talented artists on DeviantArt just typing in the words like Kunoichi, that it has become part of what I love about DA.

The calligraphy is especially created for the artwork by my creative partner in Japan, Hiroko-Fukuda of Wakoshi.
I am still working on finding the right translation but The front Kanji translates somewhere along the lines of:
"Deadly technique" is inside mind..
Real kunoichi have to die her life before she can kill other party..

Obtaining deadly technique is not in the weapon...but the minds intent !!!!

The Hiragana messege on the back reads something like:
*to live is being dead for Kunoichi life

The calligraphy messages incorporated into the Tanto (Sword case) and leg read:
Deeply Pray for other party who kills

Japanese say Kanji and Hiragana calligraphy have a soul, so this design is not just a T-shirt, but a kind of good-luck charm, a T-shirt to inspire your everyday life

Life can be seen as a battle, an opponent you must defeat, so a confused mind does not hold a deadly technique, deadly technique is through the minds intent.
We can approach life with a kind of Kunoichi's deadly intent.

The original artwork is at 300dpi and is a raster image created using Photoshop CS4

I hope you enjoy the entry! ^-^

[ Content Copyright Nipponaisuki & Wakoshi 2010 ]
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WhiteFox214 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I want this shirt
Nipponaisuki Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Thanks WhiteFox214! :meow:
Hopefully will get a chance to create a T-shirt of it!
Danielasfx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010   Digital Artist
The girl is too beautiful, and the message of the shirt also I like! you're the best! I loved it! Every detail is unique and stunning, her clothing, her hair .. I love everything about her.
Nipponaisuki Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Aww ThankYou so much Danielasfx!! So happy you like my design! :tighthug:
TheUninvitedOne Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010   Digital Artist
Awesome design!
I would look so good in this ;)
Nipponaisuki Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
WooO Thanks TheUninvitedOne!! :aww:

Heheh...great will keep in mind!
Mr-Jayman Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
Great job.
Nipponaisuki Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
Aww ThankYou very much Mr-Jayman!! Happy you like my design!!
hassangraham Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That is hard dude :D Love it!!!!!!!
Nipponaisuki Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
Thanks Hassan!! ^-^
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