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The Annihilator's katana by ShotgunDude The Annihilator's katana by ShotgunDude
Yet again, it's been a while, since I submitted anything, but also yet again, I finally have something to submit. I thought of a new look for the samurai katana sword and its saya (scabbard/sheath), wielded by my character, the Annihilator, so I decided to make some concept art for it. The Annihilator's katana is a replica forged with high carbon steel, not a true katana forged with tamahagane, because, like myself, the Annihilator prefers to be cheaper and get what he needs. I thought the most fitting appearance for the Annihilator's katana and saya would be for the katana's habaki (blade collar) to be red, its tsuka (hilt/handle) also red, but with black wrapping, have a circular, black tsuba (hand guard), and for its saya to be black with a red fire-breathing dragon slithering around it, and for its koigutchi (opening) to be red. Tell me what you guys think of it. :)

Also, I took this photo of my drawing of the katana with my new phone, which is an iPhone 6S.
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HOWGIRLSDOSPACE Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
nice
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ShotgunDude Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I just decided my character's katana actually is a replica forged with high carbon steel, because he likes to be cheaper.
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ShotgunDude Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again, Debbie. :aww:
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RescueScribbles Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Student General Artist
well the sheath doesnt match the length of the blade (wich is hard to do at first, granted), i dont know why you decided the blade should be dark blue while for metal grey and light blue greyish go much better then the wave pattern wich all japanese blades have due to how they were made now for a more nitpicky comment: you forgot the ribbon wich most asian blades had, these days they dont get depicted as much but i saw in each documentary that a samurai blade especialy the katana used to have goldish looking leather ribbons on the hilt and sheath.
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ShotgunDude Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually used a sky blue Crayola pencil to color the blade, but when I color things, I normally push a bit harder on the pencils to reduce my chances of coloring outside the lines, and to make the colors more noticeable, so I think mixing black or grey with the blue would've made the blade even darker, which I didn't want. But I didn't notice all samurai swords having goldish ribboning. I've mostly seen samurai swords with black ribboning on their hilts and scabbards. But regardless, the stories I plan to make with these characters, including the one who wields this katana, aren't supposed to be realistic, but rather silly and cartoonish, but still have plenty of action scenes.
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RescueScribbles Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Student General Artist
well you need to use grey and light blue and dont press hard on them, you cant have colors be too dark on an artpiece, the outlines should always be visible over the colors (as odd as it sounds) so i recommend using a black marker to increase to notability of the outlines, or a black pen though marker is alot more notable, also you need to shade and highlight using different colors, like i mentioned before with grey and grey blue remark, to get a much better picture, i might check out this comic you speak of later, since i have loads of writing to do, but ill see if i can find out what more you could use some pointers with c:
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ShotgunDude Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, but again, I'm not even trying to make these things look realistic, except in shape. I don't even worry about shading, much. Also, I rarely ever use markers, because they can wet, wrinkle, and drain through paper, which can make paper easier to rip, and can effect more of the paper in my drawing books. But thanks for considering checking out my comics. I also plan to make animatic and live-action videos for these stories to put on YouTube. But note that these stories will have profanity in them, because they'll be for adults. :)
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RescueScribbles Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Student General Artist
oh, you should always at least try to shade, it makes the whole picture much more attractive and apealing, besides marker only does that when you press too hard, you shouldnt put too much pressure on markers to avoid damaging paper and in order to be able to afford making mistakes you foresketch, all good artists do that, and im mostly curious for the art :3
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ShotgunDude Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you're probably not going to be very satisfied with my comics and animatics, because the art will just be simple and rarely have shading. Also, I prefer colored pencils to markers, because they're much easier to avoid going outside the lines with.
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RescueScribbles Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Student General Artist
well if you want a bigger audience i still suggest putting more effort in your art, and note that alot of people forgive going slightly out of the lines on paper, that's only inexcusable digitally.
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ShotgunDude Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I mostly put effort in shaping things in art, like characters, objects, backgrounds, etc.
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