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November 25, 2013
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Blade Under Mask Portrait: Tetsuo by White-Mantis Blade Under Mask Portrait: Tetsuo by White-Mantis
The fifth in a series of portraits featuring the Blade Under Mask characters I did to practice some techniques I've been studying from western animation. It's been amazing to draw them all!

This is Tetsuo, a Japanese moon moth (oomizuao) kabuki actor.


Art and Tetsuo (c) me, from Blade Under Mask

More about Blade Under Mask:
Blade Under Mask: Character Lineup by White-Mantis

Other portraits:
Blade Under Mask Portrait: Kurohasu by White-Mantis Blade Under Mask Portrait: Sayaka by White-Mantis Blade Under Mask Portrait: Gyaraku by White-Mantis Blade Under Mask Portrait: Yojanba by White-Mantis Blade Under Mask Portrait: Eien by White-Mantis
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BlackfireSouls Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I like this one because of the strength (or lets say you just know, the movements are the way they should be :P I don't really know how to express what I mean, sorry :S ) in the shown movements, and the colors are great.
May I ask anyway, what exactly kabuki is?
Legendary23 Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
here's some of the….
BlackfireSouls Mar 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Oooh, I see. Thanks a lot! :D
Legendary23 Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome 
Orcagirl2001 Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the entire series! Each painting is just magnificent but...I'm such a Tetsuo fan! I love this!!!!
So graceful in the movements and the entire character design! I really like all the warm lighting and the soft shading.
So very professional like the concept art of a animated movie! No even better: MOVIE POSTERS!
Really all your characters are so unique and this is such a fantastical idea! This whole series of illustrations has!
RukasuMarukesu Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'seriedade'... oque vejo no rosto dele.. cada vez que vejo alguma arte mais vontade tenho de saber sobra a historia! TwT
mas se fosse o definir apenas pelo visual diria que me parece serio,bem disciplinado,focado.... mas nao posso julgar nada so de olhar...
Akari-Akazaki-(Smirk-and-Cries)-[Yuri-Yuri]  um dia! saberei mais sobre sua historia
AlexandraAlex Nov 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
the kabuki player!! XD
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