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Daidoji Akeha by MarioWibisono Daidoji Akeha by MarioWibisono
"Surely Kikaze's daughter will improve the luck of the Crane." - Doji Takara

After Daidoji Kikaze's death in the destroyer war, Akeha took the position of her father as Daidoji Daimyo of the Crane Clan, commanding the Iron Crane with admirable leadership.

Her eyes are of different colors, her left eye is piercing blue, while her right eyes is emerald green.


An illustration done for Legend of the Five Rings CCG.
Legend of the Five Rings and Daidoji Akeha copyright Alderac Entertainment Group.


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Everything said is in MY OPINION AND MINE ONLY!

The colors are wonderful. The sunrise in the background really making it seem like she and her warriors are truly ready for battle. Even the details in her warriors faces show a sense of determination, and since they are more than likely not supposed to be the main focus of this picture, the fact that when you look at them, you can even slightly see the respect they feel for the girl in their features.

Her outfit is divine, her hair is exquisite, and the differently colored eyes just add more of a unique feeling to this woman. There are only two things about this image that caught my eye for mentioning...

First: Her Katana... Either it is very short or bends strangely because it honestly looks like it cuts off... I keep looking at the coat (Or whatever it's called), and I assume you wanted it to look like the coat was blocking the rest of it, but the measurements don't seem to perfectly add up. Even if the katana had a slight curve, like most do, the position of the coat wouldn't have blocked it completely.

The other thing, and as I said before this is all my OWN opinion, but... I don't really understand the pose. If she was walking, I don't think her arm would be that high. If she was throwing the pike, I don't believe her hand and arm would be positioned that way. If she were throwing the pike, she'd more than likely have it above her head?

And also, when it comes to the pose again... In a way, it looks like someone might have just called out her name and she is looking back towards them, but the way her head is turned, her body is slightly... well off. If someone calls your name and you're looking over your right shirt to look at them, usually your body would turn that direction with it, but in this picture, she's doing the opposite.

I really just don't get the pose... It kind of confuses me. I hope my critique was fair in your eyes! You have no idea how much of a fan I am of your work! Before I really knew about Deviantart, or how to find you, I constantly found the wonderful pictures you have made and did my best to hunt you down! Lol. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BLESS US WITH MORE OF YOUR OUTSTANDING ARTWORK!!!
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I have this card, let me say first fantastic work. From and artist and Fan Opinons she truly represents the crane perfectly the deadly beauty and calm. I also love the warm colors in the background and cool in the front this deviation from the norm i something i do quite often and i find its distinct look creates a since of serenity in the subject while chaos in the world turns. You get the feeling that this is truly a moment captured in time frozen a second so we may all take in the enormity and weight of the situation like kami's stopped time for us. The only seen fault in my opinion is the disappearance of the katana's tale end. otherwise stunning as the rest of your art truly keep it up, if nothing else the artist fans truly appreciate the beauty you bring to the game.
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Solomon101 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
I'm getting this KOEI / Tecmo KOIE vibe from this. XD The way she is posed, with the setting of the background behind her, makes me feel like i could see this moment in the middle of a cutscene in a Dynasty Warriors or Samurai Warriors game. Probably Samurai warriors considering the soldiers behind her. 

This is a spectacular job. You know you do great work when your picture looks equal to the resoution and detail of the life-like animations of cutscenes in one of those games. :D
DemiWeecker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016
Geoffryn Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Monomakh Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Stunning, great work !
AfricanTammy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
the pose is perfect and the armour is so accurate in detail, I love it.
CorporalLokdon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!! I love that she is still badass and kinda hot (and I'm straight!) and she isn't half naked!! Amazing work I love this!!
AngelsHideDemons Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Astos88 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Your L5R art is sublime!
supermarioART Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!Beautiful!Her face is perfect!;-)
ACARISEN Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Love the contrast between the warm colors and the cool colors keep up the wonder full work!Clap 
Papajack55 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nicely done.
x-VivaerethAlonia-x Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I absolutely love the color choices! That, combined with the snow, gives it that cliche "fire and ice" motif, but I think since that since it's such a fresh take on it it passes as beyond cliche (in a positive way). I've seen so many people take any cliche and make something old and boring, by trying too hard. It's quite rare to find someone take an old cliche and make it new again, without  even trying (or at least not making it painfully obvious that they were). So kudos to you, for making something creative, fresh, and enjoyable out of the ashes, so to speak (no pun intended).
Pixelpunkk Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow... this is amazing!
Eva-Powa Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
*O* wouaw very beautiful !!
oberon13 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i LOVE her face! pls don't take this in a weird way.
AngelInSilence Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing...

~I hope you don't mind, but it's been my computer's wallpaper for a long time, so, umm... yeah..~
TheStrategos Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Oh. My. Goodness.
AnimaVlastaSpiridon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Marvelous! Simply magnificent. Yet the pose is a bit confusing as the previous critique said. But overall I would say that it is a very VERY nice piece of work. I can see the time and effort placed into this one. I shall be watching and learning.
durinheir Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is gorgeous :love:
OrphanedSoul Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
it would make a great Wallpaper
OrphanedSoul Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I lova Dis A One!
senami18 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Phew, I would draw better in Paint...
Stephie-chan559 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How long does it take you to do something like this?
hankypanky68 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :headbang:
Engkong668 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous!!
InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Excellent work!! Keep it up! ^_^
AndresSabastian Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
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Dionisante Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Good!!!
KichouTenshi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Artist
I like her hair a lot.
WitchicusRex Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm speechless. This is truly amazing work
ieatb3ars Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
This one is still my absolute favorite piece. To find a girl vaguely like her in real life...
Carneliana Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Carneliana Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Daidoji-Gisei Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
A true daughter of the Daidoji!


Daidoji Fangirl <3
Steffanator Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
how can i get a poster of this[link]
MarioWibisono Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You can purchase art print of Daidoji Akeha at
Bestie71 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love it..... nuff said.
Bad--Wolf--Bay Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thank you for letting :iconfantasy-universe: feature your work!
lissomniac Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Face structure. Hair. Lighting. Perfection!
dalollypop Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
why are my eyes having orgasms XD
BladeWithin Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She's so darn beautiful!!! I love how she has diffirent eye colour!! Amazing!!
Chungphantomhive Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
So amazing! I love everything about this
faolinvohdr Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
You artwork is incredible! The style, the detail and just everything about it. I don't know what to say...keep up the good work I guess
Wormser35 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Very nice!
misbeavin Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
This is just WOW !!! Fantastic work !!
taetaetr Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
geoffwoods Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
brilliant gallery
Zugataga Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Really like the colours on this one :D amazing effects!
ConstanceVictoria Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
iasookia Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just gorgeous

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