lundi 20 décembre 2010
vendredi 12 novembre 2010
jeudi 11 novembre 2010
I imagine Atsumori with a long thick cloak, like the old warrior from northern europe ...i'ts not really typical for a war lord from ancient Japan however , i skectch him like that. On the top of his helmet i put a skull floattin in levitation,,this idea come from a nightmare i had once.
mercredi 10 novembre 2010
mardi 9 novembre 2010
dimanche 31 octobre 2010
here is a version of ndo nzinga the gaijin monk warrior he got a gun, i dont know if he will carry this gun or not ,it was just for this skecth , i didnt decide if its not appropriate for the new book of the adventure of NINGEN.
I found a photo of the gun used by ndo nzinga ,it was the same model of sakamoto ryoma, famous and notorious figure of the japan history.
mardi 19 octobre 2010
dimanche 17 octobre 2010
mercredi 6 octobre 2010
jeudi 30 septembre 2010
The reason why i draw the women on the right is purely accidental , she has nothing to do with the main character.
i didn't erase her because i thought she can be a sketch evolution of the wife of the knight luis gomez,the recent post
This character who wear a general armor seat on a floor full of human skull is based on my script and research ...
but his name is real ,its a famous samurai called atsumori who died at the age of sixteen year old.
Taira no Atsumori (平 敦盛?) (1169–1184). Taira is the family name.
( for the story of 365 samurai and ningen's nightmares )
I include the old legendary witch called hannya and know has( kiyohime ) before her transformation. /japanese folklore/
THE FICTION /
She made a deal with the young samurai, and promess him a eternal life and a reign of glory .desperate the young samurai accept the trick and get foolish His curse is to collect heads for the witch and find the one she's lookin for!!!
the head of ningen !! the young atsumori lost is soul & get mad ,under the control of the witch hannya who made him his instrument for find the one she lookin for.if she can get his head she will free atsumori and have her revenge on ANCHIN her lost love.
Atsumori will return from the shadow for a eternal reign on earth and will rule a endless war and chaos with her misrtess hannya.
THE TRUE HISTORY /
Ichi-no-Tani (一の谷?) was a Taira fortress at Suma, to the west of present-day Kobe. It sat on a very narrow strip of shore, between mountains on the north, and the sea to the south. This made it quite defensible, but also made it difficult to maneuver troops inside the fortress. Minamoto no Yoshitsune split his force in three. Noriyori's force attacked the Taira at Ikuta Shrine, a shrine in the woods a short distance to the east. A second detachment, no more than a hundred horsemen, rode up the mountains, looking down on the Taira fortress from the north, while the remainder attacked alongside Yoshitsune, from the west, along the coast. At the chosen hour, all three groups moved in, encircling the fortress, and setting it aflame. Many of the Taira warriors fled to their ships, and set out for Yashima, but Taira no Tadanori was killed, and Shigehira captured.
Ichi-no-Tani is one of the most famous battles of the Genpei War, in large part due to the individual combats that occurred here. Benkei, probably the most famous of all warrior monks, fought alongside the Minamoto here, and many of the Taira's most important and powerful warriors were present as well. The death of sixteen-year-old Taira no Atsumori at the hand of Kumagai no Naozane is a particularly famous passage in 'Heike Monogatari'. It has been dramatized in noh and kabuki, and in popular fiction, Oda Nobunaga is often portrayed as performing the noh at his own death ("ningen goju nen geten no uchi wo kurabureba, yumemaboroshi no gotoku nari"). The death of Atsumori is arguably among the most celebrated acts of single combat in all of Japanese history.
Ichi-no-Tani is also the last recorded instance in which crossbows were used in a Japanese siege.
dimanche 26 septembre 2010
I like to create some solid background taken from real history and put a little bit of fiction in it ^^
this is exactly the case with the knight Luis gomez the portuguese adoptive father of my black congolese character ndo nzinga.
I imagine luis gomez serve the crown of king john the second ( he was the fourteen king of the portugal ) 1481-1495 .
john in portuguese his João II.
the women is her wife. idon't have a name yet. its the same for the other faces specially the one with the scar close to the cross.
more stuff come in up .
samedi 25 septembre 2010
mardi 21 septembre 2010
lundi 20 septembre 2010
mercredi 15 septembre 2010
dimanche 5 septembre 2010
dimanche 8 août 2010
Hi every one , i just come back from the U.S with lots of news ideas !!
i'm really impatient to start to work on the next volume of 365 samurai ^^
YEs its a great news!! a volume 2 of 365 samurai :-) thank you DHCS .
I would like to thanks all of readers and people who support my artwork and those who had the possibilities to visit me at the darkhorse booth during the comic con.
i've made few skechtes during my trip there.i will post some of them not all ^^
Well enjoy and thks to follow this blog who will be now only focus on the artwork of NINGEN adventures .
peace to all