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Isawa Koiso by MarioWibisono Isawa Koiso by MarioWibisono
"Fire speaks to me. What will it say to you?" - Isawa Koiso

The new Master of Fire from Phoenix Clan. Isawa Koiso is terribly powerful and utterly insane in the same time, a very complex combo for such a gorgeous psycho. She would immolate her own allies in an instant if that what it takes to incinerate her enemies. She is emotionally dead and fire is her only connection to warmth in the world, truly the ultimate pyromaniac.

Trivia: The man that is being burnt into crisp is her own yojimbo / bodyguard. She thinks he is hot... literally :P



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


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I like every single details that you put in this work. The shadows created by the fire makes it so realistic ! The eyes are so intense thats it makes me shiver on on the though of encountering her. The way that you depict her makes her dreadful and yet she is attractive all at once. The simple finger on her lips and the her cloth falling slightly from her shoulder makes her so attractive. Definetly, you did a great job. It is a powerfull illustration of power. Keep on doing such a great art ! I would be honored to have such a great piece hanging at my home !


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It's a really nice piece and all the comments have spoken all the positive side already. Here's the other side with photo realistic perspective in mind:

Her face (lips, cheeks, etc) lacks subtle muscles definition making it seems a bit flat. Slightly add hints of muscle tones will give more definition. Same with her back. Ref photo, the top first photo:

The overall of the image feels sharp. Add some soft line in non-focus area will add more depth and add more focus in the important area.

Be careful with using pure black and pure white. Natural light condition is usually in between.

Best of Luck.
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ciryon03 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016
Great work, it is featured in the cover of the Book of Fire for L5R RPG 4th edition.
Black-Rose-Shadow Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
just awesome
Monomakh Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Fantastic, great work !
jlobo10 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Great Work!
LadyPersephony Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
I just can take my eyes of her. It's beautiful! Wonderful work!! Neko Emoji-42 - (Kawaii Admiring) [V3] 
Ada666pounder Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
supermarioART Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic pic!;-)
chivalryss Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
she is too lovely to be a killer
Andnore Featured By Owner Edited Dec 2, 2014
Lovely women are usually the most dangerous, because you don't expect them to extra-crispy-fy you.

I feel kind of bad for Isawa Shunryu, actually. Poor boy has not only been made one of the leaders of the Clan despite being only 13, but now he has to go through puberty while working, daily, with this woman :D
Tatoonthesky Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Fuckin epic, I love it! O___O
Aethes Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Again, what a masterpiece...Favored!
darkmae76 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
awesome art.
legacyheir Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
I saw this art on the cover of Book of Fire and had the burning question to know who she was.  I searched "Isawa" on a whim and found this.  Thank you for giving us such an impressive piece of work!
MdnghtDsgndStck Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone has reposted your image and claiming it for themself:…
AnimaVlastaSpiridon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm speechless at this one. If I had one word for this it would be "Whoooooaaaaa....." XD
Peonage Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
soooooooo awesome!!! i love her >.<
daxusflashlight Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
dear god you are super talented artists!:love:
ageu2012 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
linda imagem
InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Really beautiful! I like it! ^_^
Dionisante Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Good!!!
Nina-Lipkin-Art Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
featured in my journal :heart:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow beautiful work! :)
ArcanoXXI Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Mysterious and sexy at the same time. So great.
NoctisUmbra Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured your work here: [link]
Blue-Demon-Hybrid Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
This is so beautiful!
NightmareCupcake Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful! Love how you have made the Kimono and how everything shines perfectly from the fire! ^^
darkmoon18 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
love it the is pretty
ejardkethot Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
andydarkwings Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Just perfect.
wisahkecahk Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
inspiring work!!!!!!!your skill is amazing!!!!!!RESPECT!!!!!!
Animalov Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Very very cool!!
Chungphantomhive Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Damn...your characters are awesome
TheLittleCuteArtist Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
cool 0w0
healeyairbrushing Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love it
use of light is awesome
annewipf Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Wow! :D
Fiashak Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont.. know but this looks like a chick i work with lol its scary.. might ask her if i can post her pic so u can see lol
Juliano-Pereira Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
belo trabalho!!
BigArtBabe Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this.
akedod Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
magnificent !!! love it...
Daroneasa Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply gorgeous, the fabric especially is masterfully done! And I love her head piece and just the general color scheme you've got going on here. <3

The only thing I see that might need to be tweaked is her right hand. There's something awkward in the angle of it.
Rangetzu Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
This is awesome
Mille-boy Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
nice drawing:D
Angemin Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
She is one of the most impressive characters I've seen... your picture is quite interesting and perfect
Morigalaxy Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have to say this is my favorite out of the collection. I love her dynamic pose and the crazy details on her head. The skull is very lovely, and intensity of the fire just makes it all better. :) Thanks for posting your newest work!!
nickgamezart Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Chaosphoenix198 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I am going to stick with Necromancy. No offence but I don't want to near her in her current psychological state....
weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Now she makes playing with fire scary :)
Roelof-Mulder Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
excellent work!
SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
One of my favorites. Awesome work, Mario!
MarioWibisono Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliment Steve : )
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