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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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AetosAchlys Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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Dangerous-Beauty778 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you !
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AetosAchlys Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome c:
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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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Dangerous-Beauty778 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank yoU !
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Rambling-anthology Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! You learn something new every day.
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Dangerous-Beauty778 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I was pretty glad to find out about it.
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Tevanos Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Fantastic work with the color and details!
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Dangerous-Beauty778 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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NonieR Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Beautifully drawn! And thank your for not giving her gigantic Western boobs that wouldn't bulge through proper gear like that in any case!

--Nonie, who likes both fantasy and history but not people who can't tell them apart ;)
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Dangerous-Beauty778 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I try to be very conscious of that. I mean, I get it. Some things have an element of cheesecake to it and I do know some women who have ridiculously large ta tas and are in great shape....But, I try to represent all women here and there where it's appropriate ;)

Thank you for saying. Those are the best compliments!
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JohnRaptor Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Her armor is beautiful, and I love the history behind it.
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Dangerous-Beauty778 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank yoU!
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Dangerous-Beauty778 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank yoU!
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ebjeebies Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! I learned something new today! :)
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Dangerous-Beauty778 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
YAY! * high five *
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ElainePerna Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the detail in this piece of art! :love:
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Dangerous-Beauty778 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankies!
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dr-annie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I love absolutely every single thing about this piece. Sheer perfection!!
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Dangerous-Beauty778 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Muah !
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I love this one! Such an epic outfit, how cool isn't a female samurai? B-)
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Dangerous-Beauty778 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Exactly ! YAY!
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