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Tsuruchi Saya by MarioWibisono Tsuruchi Saya by MarioWibisono
"You are of no use to me dead. I do not care what condition you are in, however." - Tsuruchi Saya

Tsuruchi Saya is an excellent archer of the Mantis Clan.
She serves as a magistrate and her primary duty is to enforce law in the unsafe regions of the imperial territories, most often at the harsh harbor district. Her main arm is a longbow, used to quickly fall her enemies from a distance, but she is also equipped with a finely crafted wakizashi for close combat. She is a great warrior with beauty that matches the valor of her samurai spirit.


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


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A bright sunset behind the main character first starts of with a beautiful setting. I love the colour choice used in this piece, it just reveals the danger and the glamorous of the artwork. The main focus on the character, especially the detail of eye is exceptional. Even though it's half-body close up , I can still see the spark of her eye and that just contrasts and shows the angle where she is looking at. Feathers with a soft motion blur, just gives the piece a movement that it's happening now; rather than just standing still. I also love the detail of her amour and the golden buttons that attaches it. Overall, this piece is magnificent! I love it!
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Well I think the easiest way to write minimum 100 words about this art is just copy paste the word AMAZING. It have amazing vision, amazing technique, perfect impact and it is very originally. We have warrior or archer girl who is strong and independent.

Details around the girl are perfectly done, and this make the painting so extreme, full of action. She is nice dressed, with a sword and everything... the arrow is very cool, because it is added a special effect at the end of it. This shows how deadly it is.

Amazing, amazing and again amazing work : ) keep working ;)
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ShoujoSharingan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I loved this! I shared it on my Kuydo Group on facebook! :)…
ToriiKinuko Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
I found this art in google some months ago
and today while searching for some amazingly beautiful arts,
I found the original piece by the artist
just wanted to say I'm so0 in love with this art
I have it in my laptop by the way
cause just viewing it for a minute is not enough for me
I need to keep it!!!
Heart  it :) (Smile)
Wierdrocks Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Kluste Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoah!! I'm in love with all the detail :D
KiusLady Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Marvelous piece! :)
HimeGabi Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful detailing. Whoa
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lmbrozgal Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful work all around.
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Mangatellers Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent art work once again. I'm amazind by the originality of the traditional outfit. She looks amazing! Well done! :D
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Carletsay Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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sundaygir1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student General Artist
this is an absolute phenomenal piece, so well done----intriguing description below too, all very well done
TheHappyDayz Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Fantastic work~ <333
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Beautiful, the detail here is phenomenal
Becky123190 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
i love archers
YusrikaChen Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
awesome art :)
wondering how long it's take to make that..
midnightOracle Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist
fluffluver1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing detail on her armor, and great job on geting the entire uniform correct! :3
binkibonsai Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
The intricate patterns on her armor... wow!
tears145 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
so cool
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Oh myyy.
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It's absolutely beautiful ! :heart:
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ReiRobin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She can shoot me now... ahahahaha
Black-Richa Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Ah... holy-- this is just... so... absolutely... it's downright beautifully stunning...
Shimaha Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congratulations on being the first L5R artist to do a proper kyujutsu illustration! (Fantasy armour not-whitstanding) this is a gorgeous picture and merits acclaim as an overall piece! The colours, the composition and I even like the steam/river boat-esk look to the kobune in the background! =)
Well done!
chin-IX Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
love it, L O V E it..this is the one some guy or gal on youtube used with the Brand X Music track, amazing
silverinewolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
very dynamic.

i'm not a bow/range person but i was under the impression that the long bow is a bit thicker so it will still have a snap when the arrow is released. a bow that thin have a very high chance of breaking compared to other widths and even if it does not break, it wont have as much power as it should.

also, the curve of the bow above the brace-cloth thing plus the angle of the taunt of the string gives me the impression that the top of the bow is much much longer than it should be or that the woman is holding the bow at an angle.
Rulhoolie Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student General Artist
I found this on this website: [link]
The flipped it and cropped and I didn't see your name anywhere on the website; I only found you after asking around. So... I don't know if you gave them permission to do this or not, but I just thought I might let you know in case you didn't. It's beautiful, by the way!!
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vincentbangog Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I... am.... speechless....
SBJEWEL Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Like i said i like warrior women... Really awesome art :D
artist963 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
wow.. just wow
i wish i could be a good drawer like you, this is awesome!
Angel-from-death Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011 look so real!
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Exavatar Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Perfection is looking good WOW!
beatifique Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
This is FANTASTIC! The likeness to a real person is uncanny!
Aceling Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Just amazing. :heart:
Hpbuni Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The armor and it's details looks amazing. I really like how the whole piece has this completed feel to it. Nothing's overly open or awkward. Really well done :D
3eatrice Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
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Who man, she has one long draw
Maehedrose Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
I really like her outfit, nice image all around.
KayPiS Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student Interface Designer
I'm amazed [link] I love it!
durio Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! :D
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