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Onna-Bugeisha by Dangerous-Beauty778 Onna-Bugeisha by Dangerous-Beauty778
In feudal Japan, there were female samurai known as Onna-Bugeisha. They were trained in the ancient Samurai way. Often, those who were Onna-Bugeisha and married, were the women who protected the homes and villages while the men were at war. Those who were not married fought alongside the men on the battlefield. They were most often from high society and some of them are the most celebrated historical figures in Japanese history.

This is one of the new basecards I did for the upcoming Bombshells: Women of War trading card set from Bad Axe Studios. I didn't want to just draw boobs and guns and since my mother is Japanese, it is fun and important for me to go back through history and do some research. Fun times! YAY!
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Elfvenartist Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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BrickWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Always nice to see more people being exposed to onna-bugeisha. Am I correct in assuming this was inspired by depictions of Tomoe Gozen?
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Dangerous-Beauty778 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes,  that is correct. The pictures I found of Tomoe were the only good clear reference I could find!
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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.
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Dangerous-Beauty778 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
As of right now I am a little behind in both my work and my commissions. It will take some time to clear them all before I can devote myself to a project like this. Message me privately and we can discuss some further details :) Thank you for asking !
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Dragon-the-Tribrid Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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Dangerous-Beauty778 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
* bangs gong and bows *
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sickoleman Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
very cool
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Dangerous-Beauty778 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Elven-Samurai Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Awesome! 8-)
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