This is my T-shirt design entry...it 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! ^-^
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