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Kakita Taminoko by MarioWibisono Kakita Taminoko by MarioWibisono
"Samurai are made for more than war. If we cannot rise above simple violence, then how can we hope for a better future?"

This is a courtier of the Crane Clan. She is pristine, her hair perfectly done, her light make up as if it were naturally part of her face. The Crane excel at the art of court, and appearance is as important as anything. She should be beautiful, but conservative, Crane women do not show off skin the way Scorpion do. Honor demands purity and the Crane have it in spades.


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


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Given 2008-10-24
Kakita Taminoko by ~raynkazuya is a beautiful piece of art. The colors really bring harmony to the work, and the details are amazing! ( Suggested by patrickel and Featured by cosmosue )
Flowing in the wind with cherry blossoms floating in the calm pink and blue sky, just makes the whole piece harmonious. The lighting and the colour choice is beautiful, along with the focus and blur of the background proposes the image to stand out and direct back to the main character. The swirl around her fan gives a gentle magical impression that she is more than just a samurai. And the close cherry blossom next to her shows her feminine side. The crown and the feathers on her hair is done with soft focus and gentle fine brushes - perfect for the piece. Also, her long strand of golden white hair sways with the wind and gives a beautiful touch. Overall, a well and beautiful work.
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This piece is absolutely beautiful and masterfully done. The photo realism of the facial features in itself is something to be admired considerably, and the softness that has been created with the harmonious colours and lighting gives it such a light feel.
I can't think of anything to criticise with the piece in terms of delivery at all :) The detail in the cherry blossoms and little things like the cranes flying outside of the house (Which again, links back to the character herself), makes the artwork seem so much more lifelike!
Congratulations on such a wonderful piece, keep up the amazing work, I hope to see more like this in the future :)
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PCamenzind Featured By Owner May 30, 2015   Writer
Very nice colours!
Satansama666 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014   Writer
Is it just me, or does her face bear a striking resemblance to a young Gackt?  That's not a bad thing. :)
hectorrene Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
<font><font>Admiro ENTERAMENTE A  </font></font><font><font>Mario Wibisono  POR SU GRAN TALENTO Y CREATIVIDAD </font></font>
artdesignguy Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
This is very beautiful. I like all of your art. Love the colors.
cosoko Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
This is so beautiful and life like. I love the colors and the petals in the wind. Truly breathtaking!
nuclear1982 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
my friend you are good you are very good no great no excellent man yo are a pro a boss in the making I've seen my share of some good pics but yours takes the cake and eat it too keep on up with the good work thy are all magnificent.
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image! Beauty, charmed and originality ! Good job ![link]
ArcanoXXI Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing. I love all your works. If I need to make a top 5 with my favourites digital artist you will be there.
water-faries Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
This is the one I have always loved the most. I saw your art online once about a year ago and fell in love with all of it.
lunascarlet0267 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
legend of the five rings? what is it? a book,a tv series,computer game? it looks like something id wanna see/read/play. this looks amazing by the way!!! i love everything the fan and cherry blossems and her crown-thingy its just so amazing and realistic looking!!!
rhoadesd20 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
The subtle pink and light blues really blend well together, fantastic piece!
Ivana-art99 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
I LOVE your art ! :) may I ask,are you doing the pictures on PhotoShop ?
maryfelinaluna Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student
l love goood
LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Oh GOD that's soooo beautiful :). I LOVE it! It blends together 2 of my fave colors, & Asian-inspired art. The lady in it is very beautiful, & I love how her headdress & kimono complement the background. It's kinda weird, but she resembles a character I was writing about in a book when I was 12.

Normally it's weird seeing Asians w/ pale features that are common in those of Northern European descent, but since this is based on a fantasy (my brother read these books, & now I'm starting to get interested, thanks to this lovely painting ;)), 1 can make the ppl look any way they want. Heck, they do it in Japanese Anime all the time.

You have done an amazing job, & that would be cool if you did similar stuff for the other books in this series too. I'd be delighted to see them :D
tazlover1 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Absolutely beautiful!!
Thae-Dael Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
I have been a long time crane player, and to this day this has always been my favourite artwork out of all the sets ever. Glad to know you have a deviant art profile.
madalalkawaii Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
silverinewolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
she has a very dreamy quality, an elegant beauty.
TonboNiji Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
A "love" for this!
Avahlon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She's stunning :)
Jonman3204 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
This is a great drawing...I love how the pic just stands out
SalooOoorah Featured By Owner May 7, 2011   Artisan Crafter
love itttttttt !! Sooo ah ~~
tonyohoho Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn it... Just too much awesome...
shampsL Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
perfect paint *-*
ajb-2k3 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
I'm still using this as my desktop but I'm getting alot of Fav's from it.
I just thought I fav the original in the hope that you start getting the credit you deserve.

BTW Can you Make a comment on it to get more attention for your self?
MissAnnThropia Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your work has been used here: [link]
You might want to report it.
kanartisho Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
my favorite
JA2U Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Looks really beautiful
Chumi-Kun Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010   Traditional Artist
wminsing Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
I got destroyed in my last tourney by a Crane deck with this card- still a nice piece of work though!
cesar3dg Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
its funny that kakita(caquita) in spanish means small shit xP
delete this comment if you want, i just got tempted to share it.

aside that your work is beautifull
zx1270 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
are you chinese?
zx1270 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
are you chinese?
twoputt Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010   Digital Artist
amazing :O
amritvirk23 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
awesomeness is here............... gr8 work.... :)
kkht311 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Nice artwork.
kkht311 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Nice artwork.
BellaAmatore Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Her eyes are so captivating - very powerful and beautiful... I love it!!
zerosshadow Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
your gallery is so cool and can you do more pics like that
zerosshadow Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
wow wow wow please can u upload more of this pics they are so cool my comploments to the artist
mumyf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
I've checked each of your works and all of'em are really amazing.
It's been a while that I've not seen so good L5R arts.
thanks for the pleasure !
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: What an incredibly beautiful character portrait with great colours and a wonderful sense of movement - I am enchanted!
LucasCube Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
nicacrouse Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional Artist
your choices of colors n transition of shades is Breath taking - well done!
OM-SHADOW Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Student General Artist
nice work
well done
would you please tell me what software program do you use to work on your paintings and drawings?
Player-Designer Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
DaneeCastillo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
I am not a fan of the Crane clan but she is very beautiful.
Kough-Drop-Kid Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
absolutely beautiful!! marvelous work
lextoro7 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
she is so beautiful
LipsOfRain Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
I think I've fallen in love with this picture. :love: So, so beautiful. The faint colours of the blossoms accent her face perfectly. It's stunning :) :+fav:
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