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The Ascension of Iweko by MarioWibisono The Ascension of Iweko by MarioWibisono
"There are always those whom the Heaven have found worthy, creating new dynasties." - The tale of Rokugan VII

In the year 1170, the avatars of the Celestial Heavens, the Voice of the Jade Sun and the Voice of the Obsidian Moon, appeared in the Imperial City and proclaimed that a divine dynasty would be restored to the Emerald Empire.

A second Celestial Tournament was to be held at Seppun Hill, the site of the first tournament of the Kami, more than one thousand years previously. Each of the Great Clans sent delegations to participate, some in hopes of achieving a position in the new dynasty, with others merely wishing to witness such majesty. The competition was fierce, and a great many men and women of honor took the field. Despite that the final winner of the tournament was a Unicorn warrior, the Voices ultimately decided that it was the Dragon Clan whose purity had won the day. The Voices asked the Dragon Champion, Togashi Satsu, to choose one among his servants worthy of receiving the blessings of Heaven, but Satsu instead asked the Voices to choose, as they were the only ones who could.

The Voices chose the daimyo of the Kitsuki family, a virtuous and honorable woman named Kitsuki Iweko. Iweko accepted the blessings of the Celestial Heaven and experienced a moment of omniscience, becoming the Divine Empress Iweko I, the Child of the Heavens.

* Article from L5R main page

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This is a special illustration done for the L5R 10,000 card milestone. The card will be featured at the L5R 10K card event held at Gencon Indy 2012. Legend of the Five Rings and Empress Iweko I copyright Alderac Entertainment Group.

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Instantly jumped to the top of my favorites. The emotion flows from this piece. Especially with the expressions the subjects are wearing. the use of the light that is bathing and swirling around them gives off an intense rush. The way the hair is being lifted as if a huge force is pulling. Your use of colors where there hands touch like a transfer of energy. All with the back drop of the starry heavens ,as if to show the subject is going so very far away. A very powerful piece.
But I feel as though the "hero/heroine" being pulled away is slightly cliche. Besides that the technique is still great. A huge Impact. very well done.
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I don't know where to begin! The lights, the pose, the flow of the hair, the details! Have I mentioned the lights?

Onto the actual critique: the hairs seem a little inconsistent. The kneeling woman's hair is raised slightly, feeling that wind or going with the movement of her kneeling down, but the man's hair stays put. Also, the swords on the hip of the person standing looks uncomfortably placed, especially the one we see with the higher handle, which I'll assume is a wakizashi. The width difference from the top of the handle to the end of the sheath suggests a longer blade, but where the end is compared to the edge of their vest(?). Also, the handle looks more like it's being positioned across his stomach...maybe add a peak of the sheath at that corner of the bottom of the katana and vest?
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Ciereine Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Those lights and the emotion in the picture is beautiful. Special Mention.....their clothes! Females in reasonable clothes! I applaud u sir. Your artwork is awesome
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geanera Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Very beautiful! Oh the light!!! The light!!!
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VolomonArt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Reminds me of Dragonball Z when the warriors gives their power to Goku.
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Aethes Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
1 word...masterpiece!
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gresnake Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
increible! exellent! O.o
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orochiyamazaki Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OMG‼
I can't say anything more than → ╠ Great-Amazing-good job ╢
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Reazon-sama Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very strong piece. so honourable !
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simplysuzu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's coming alive!
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MrDeadFlowers Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
I Love your work beautiful...
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protaqonist Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
fantastic
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miafaye Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
this is just beautiful!
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Albioza Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
:O
can't say anything :O
Best drawing ever
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kawai-hime Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student General Artist
this is juste AMAZING O_o
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JCWArtist Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
So magical. That all I can say.
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Aynoe Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
*_* So beautiful
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Yummitreats Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Their faces look unbelievably real! You rock at doing this!
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Angemin Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful
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saya19 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Your work its so beautiful
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AzureKate Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is soooo cool!!
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jorgeremmy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is that your original story and characters?
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dyingcrimsonroses Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is amazing!
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Sonala Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
marvellous
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Agathalizz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beyond the word "Superb" !!!
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DayeWilliams Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
the colors made love to my eyes
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AndytheLemon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
this is just beautiful!
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kaze26 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
awesome
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SayuriKushina Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Amazing!
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claito Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Awesome :D
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starling16 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the most compelling things ive seen today :)
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piquantgirl Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow amazing :wow:
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asemharun Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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dantenopolis Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wow beautiful work !!! just perfect!!!
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Headphone4clock Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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fum316 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow
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alexaioana99 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful!
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famaulu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
The colors are really really amazing!
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mondecolore Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy... There's just not enough words to describe this. It's amazing, stunning, the colours are magnificent, everything's just perfect! :heart:
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Curlyfry724 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Your artwork is so addicting!I'm suprised I haven't favorited everything in you gallery yet,lol
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Mr-Zabblepants Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Wow. I love the hair and faces. They look so life-like! Very well done! :]
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SteveMarriott Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Sir you're #1 in my book for samurai warriors (who happen to be absolutely beautiful :)
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Weorin Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student
Awesome. I love the different colored lights.
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ArtySpartyGirl Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student General Artist
WOW!
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Wind-up-key Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This isn't human!
Amazing!
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Mornmist Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Very cool work!
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DarkDispair Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Beautiful.
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pikachumadness Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
It literally looks like you took a photo and photoshoped it. This is amazing.
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kaomau Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love herface expression and her eyes!
Great job!^^
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HeleenaH Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! The colors are just stunning :heart:
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Avoan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Magic Bjob.
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