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100 Themes: No. 59 Ninja by LuminousMushroom 100 Themes: No. 59 Ninja by LuminousMushroom

"There was still time before the mission took place, but just to be sure he wouldn't be late, he crouched atop the city wall closest to his target. Feeling the light wind he pulled down his mask and hood to breathe in some of the cool night air. However, it was not a time for him to be taking a break.

He had a limited number of openings, limited number of throws, and a limited amount of time. There was no room for mistakes. He held his shuriken ready at hand, tensing his muscles slightly for behing a ninja in this day and age was still a dangerous job and one never knows when or where the enemy shall strike."



Hahaha~ Just a short story to go with the picture, but no. It's not part of a series or manga or anything. Just an original character. XP

I just wanted to get some more of my 100 Themes Challenges done and out of the way.

The theme this time was:

NINJA

Rather than take a typical route of a ninja wearing all black, wearing bandages and fishnets, or making a Naruto-esque ninja, I wanted to take a modern approach and drew references from pop art. I wanted this ninja to take place in modern day and time, be fashionable and be a little less monochromatic than the ninja back in the day. Though I realize that his mission is in stealth, therefore I made most of his colors a gunmetal kind of gray with some dark purples here and there along with the occasional pop of bright color to make the design less dull.

I also took a kind of different approach to color in that I started using dark colors first before layering lighter colors on top. This way, the colors appear darker but more vibrant. The background is mostly all watercolour, but the moon and character are all done with Copic markers.

As of now, I have only completed THREE of the hundred themes I'm trying to complete. Good lord...I will be an old lady before I see the day this list is done. ;A;

Here's the entire list of the themes that I am undertaking if you are interested: [link]

-Copic Multi-Liner
-Copic Sketch Marker
-ShinHan Watercolours
-Adobe Photoshop CS5 (for brightness and contrast editing)
-3 days (1 for concept/sketch, 1 for inking and some preliminary colouring, 1 for finishing and Photoshopping)

(c) Lumina Astri
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Skeletoss Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student
great job with the posing and lighting!!!
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LuminousMushroom Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :) It's an old drawing though. I'm re-doing it soon. ^^;
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SethMaxwell Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is pretty awesome, I love the variety of colors you used
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LuminousMushroom Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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SethMaxwell Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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PreciousAngelWings Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
yes the colors are beautiful~! great job ^^
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LuminousMushroom Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes! Thank you~ :D
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Silver-MoonNight Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how you cooperate the colours. :D He looks pretty cool, by the way.
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LuminousMushroom Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha~ Thank you! I wish he was in a project of mine, but I've got too many projects lined up... TT^TT Maybe he will cameo in something... XD
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Silver-MoonNight Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome. :hug:
Lol, what kind of project you're having right now? :)
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