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Water Margin- Hua Rong by Yue-Iceseal Water Margin- Hua Rong by Yue-Iceseal
My fav from Water Margin is Yan Qing actually, but I just wanted to draw an oriental archer.

Inspired from Japanese kyudo, it's nice to see how well they kept their traditions and discipline. While a lot of our (Chinese) culture, customs and spirit kind of died with our emperors...

Probably the most oriental styled piece I've done, loving it.

EDIT:
1. The arrow is on this side of bow for Asian archery, on the other side for Western archery.
2. The chest protector is on the other side for Japanese kyudo, but on this side for all other archery I've seen.
3. The drawing length of Asian archery is longer than that of modern Western archery.
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:iconkythemad:
KyTheMad Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
The arrow needs to be against the top of his hand. Just a few images to illustrate my point: i.imgur.com/s3cjP.jpg i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg… 4.bp.blogspot.com/-qEPlDCjJXec… . Great work nonetheless.
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FilipinOtaku Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Artist
Looks very handsome...
Also looks like Okita Souji from Hakuouki. :) :iconokitasoujiplz:
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YFanGirl1613 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just too good! :iconprussiagasmplz:
What kind of brushes did you use?
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:iconmorzanselvendaughter:
When I first tried to shoot a bow I tried it like this and my friend kept on changing my grip and the arrow position. I hadn't known there was a major difference in shooting styles. (westerner who manages to have a bunch of eastern qualities XD)
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave:

This marvelous work has been featured in my journal: [link]

:iconhappydayplz:
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Neogirl01 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
GREAT WORK
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SecretWanderer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
wonderful! I love your art! . I know about water margin and I love the stories . Hua Rong is one of my favorite character in Water Margin . I also like Lin Chong , Wu Song , Yan Qing and Yang Zhi
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xXRedSunBlueMoonXz Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i love the reds and golds it works in well with the character himself
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Korah15 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
is the bow hand supposed to be closed in japanese kyudo? I know in western it is usually supposed to be open so as to not jerk the shot but I didn't know about Japanese
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RiverGlow Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
incredible! I also looooove the bow ! what program did u use?
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mebe95 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
what program do you use for your drawings?
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mebe95 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
es asombroso.....................
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AQart2 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
great pic^-^
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zhenyue Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
我代表知道水浒的那10%谢谢你画一个这么有中国特色的人物!颜色和弓的设计叫我想起后羿的故事。^^倒是有点心酸画花荣需要用日本式的射箭做参考。。。你说的太对了,中国应该学日本好好保存我们的文化。
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I-Foxess Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic colours!
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
this is well made!
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Silverinkweaver Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Photographer
My god, this is absolutely breathtaking~! Is Water Margin a book or is it an animanga?
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zhenyue Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Water Margin is one of the four Chinese classics of literature. It was written in the Yuan dynasty. ^^
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Chlodulfa Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HinatasShadow is right. This is a very good picture of an archer. There are so few that show the weapon in the hands of a brave and determined warrior.
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HinatasShadow Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible! It is hard to find a good picture with an archer in it.
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Pearlz180 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
in my opinion right hand a bit oof though.
but luv luv luv it
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XylvonKaulitz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
what did you use? Photoshop? How come all of my stuff turns out lame
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popokeh Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG I LOVE UR DETAILS!!
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Sig17gm Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
greeeat!
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XenaWoman12 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
oooooooh my goodness!!! I love archery and this just made me love it all the more!!! fantastic!
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CrimsonSmolder Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Good pic, p.s: the arrow should be extended to the middle of the nose, not to the side of the ear, thats based on what i've trained but really nice picture :D
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Janetly Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student Interface Designer
nice one! :D
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rajalizinajar Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
I really like this! his body seems a little flat though but its an amazing piece of art
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Ai-to-maho Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
He is hot!! Love the bow, arrow looks sharp!!
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Shira--hime Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011   General Artist
Beautiful coloring and lovely detail!
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zaek93 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Awesome design! Is this fanart or not? Either way your work is excellent. The bow is my favourite part about this (and I apologise if this comment does not end up being entirely credited to you...either way it's brilliant).
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Tadpole7 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
I do enjoy elaborate and colorful drapery done well. Plus I do like the this type of pose with the faded calligraphy a nice touch in the background.
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ChristianRichmond Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautfil detail, excellent color transition and a magnificent scenery
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franpi43 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
très beau travail.
j'aime beaucoup
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Hi ...Dear Yue-Iceseal...!!!Merry Christmas:heart:
Your Fantastic Art work
Water Margin- Hua Rong
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
if you don't mind...:heart:
best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!:iconaction-portraits:
[link]
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baba49 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: featured [link] :love:

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arielyiningloh Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Despite whatever you pointed out as your "errors", this is still seriously amazing! ^^
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Krrr-kun Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great drawing!
The colours and the background is veryyyy pretty, and the expresion on his face looks very concetrated and serious 8) great job!
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Mangetsuneko Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Everytime, when I'm about to draw an archer, I just can't get a hold on it. So, I found that this is a good model for it: the position is good.

But I love the colouring in this, too! :3
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supichupachup Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
very nice!
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aniadasza Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful :) The colours are excellent.
I wonder whether such a bow would work properly... but I love it :D
*archery freak*
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cazmanian-devil Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Very nice!! thanks for sharing this wonderful drawing
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Anwel Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Astonishing!
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Tiffli Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
I like wery much the bow he holds - so incredible idea ^^.
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DsyneGrafix Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where do I start? Brilliant, Awesome, Amazing? Nah... It's just Plain Cool Looking! Great Job!
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DsyneGrafix Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impressive!
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Hakutenshi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhh I love this one. The character seems so proud and calm, I love it ♥ and the colors are awesome!
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kairuf Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
just in case no one mentioned it, the drawing hand looks fairly accurate, similar to how I was taught to draw and arrow, but that was western style so....
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chandrja93 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
He's handsome!
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ymelsalsa Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
it's beautiful :D
and the collors are nice! :)
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