Do you have one like this? But Instead of having, A Samurai, A Ninja, And a Citizen. You have a Onmyouji, A Japaneses Monk, And a Miko(Shrine Maiden)?
I would really like to see these 3 stereotypes in your Art Form. __________________________________________________ It's Kinda interesting to compare the 3. There are 3 sets of things that are similar. (well... what stands out most)
Set-1 All 3 of them can cast Spells or Divine Rights. 1) Through Chanting. (Most common way) 2) Through Dancing. (Mostly common with Miko, and not the others. Tens to have a stronger affect.) 3) Through Hand Signs. (This is also common with Ninja. Depending on story.)
Set-2 There are at least 4 catalyst/mediums for them to cast their spell on. 1) Katana or a similar Blade. (This is the most offensive catalyst/medium. And there for works best with offensive Spells) 2) Prayer Beads. (A catalyst/medium which can Bind long-term Spells to things. And are not easily Broken) 3) Khakkhara also called a Monk Staff, Ringed Staff, or Sounding Staff. (This is the most Defensive catalyst/medium. And specialize in low powered aura Spells) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khakkhar… 4) Yumi Bow. (This catalyst/medium Is known for its accuracy and for greatly Increasing the range of Spells)
Set-3 There are 2 other Tools Common For these stereotypes. 1) All 3 use talismans. (Pre-made spells wright-en on paper. That can be cast instantly) 2) Shikigami or Familiars. (Man made Servants that can take on a Variety of forms and functions) tokyo-ravens.wikia.com/wiki/Sh… __________________________________________________
Well I hope this Post of mine was enlightening and inspiring. I would like to hear your thoughts on this. And again... I would like to see some art on this Topic. If your up for it that is?
Yeah im going thru the 3d total tutorial , wich if pretty interesting and quite exellent and the Feng Zhu channel is quite the charm ! i had couple problem with my webcomic site last few days but its all back online now so i will continue to study and read all in all , its getting quite well hehe , im really getting use to creating my own custom brush wich is GREAT for texturing stuff and i bought some pdf from those artist on the website with some free brush inside to test thing's out ;0)
thanks a lot mate , i found myself talking about you quite often wen i speak about my art , ppl ask how did i get so good without going to school for it hehe I always praise how good and helpful ppl are on Deviant Art , Particularly YOU hehe and i dont forget to mention how professional your work his and how kind you are for making almost personal tutorial for user's when you have the time for it i hope it brings you many more views and Karma lol