Kunoichi - Female Ninja - Kyoko YamamotoThis strip is a reply to winner of the Ninja Dude contest
Ride silence through darkness thick as ink;
Strike like the wind, become the way of the forest, an impenetrable skill…
blade art thou…Make death thy life…make life from death
Story: Her name is Yamamoto (true mountain) Kyoko (Mirror). (Her first name is Kyoko, in Japan you say the last name first).
A Koga ninja from the Shiga prefecture, she grew up in Hikone by Lake Biwa where she learned to run over the water in a sprint and breathe underwater as necessary for several hours. But she heard that Ninja Dude-san was in trouble, so she has emerged from the shadows to help him defeat the vile samurai…
She is wearing her traditional black garbs (shinobi shōzoku). Her weapon of choice is a simple full tang sword, for thrusting. She is unusually strong for a ninja, which tends to get her in trouble as she relinquishes her stealth skills to straight up combat.
I think you can tell so much about a character from their eyes. They are a center of emotion. In the shot on the right, what can you tell about Kyoko-san from her eyes? I think she is a steady and confident person, but there is a hint of sadness in them too.
Kyoko will be my character for Zodiac’s ninja story…check it out : ] its awesome…
(Zodiac, I will draw an everyday model and make public for your series soon…prolly tomorrow…)
PS: Also, I’m not implying anything, but most ninja girls wear enough clothing to not be ripped to shreds in the forest or in combat ] maybe that has changed in modern times (right ambrosius ]
PS: Those are the kanji for “Ninja” on the left. Maoriman is going to grade them on brush skill and I’m gonna hardcore fail P …me am kanji nubie… )