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Water Margin- Hua Rong by Yue-Iceseal Water Margin- Hua Rong by Yue-Iceseal
Err, see that arrow there, I forgot how to use photoshop filters to render a rod instead of handpainting it, does anyone know?

I think at least 90% of you wouldn't know who he is 0A0

My fav from Water Margin is Yan Qing actually, but I just wanted to draw an oriental archer.

It's the first time I drew someone with a determined righteous look, which is how Hua Rong is :)

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.

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.
4.Hand position of drawing hand, I really don't know how this works.
5. Feel free to point out my mistakes, just.. pls don't point out nonexistent errors based on your knowledge of Western archery
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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:…… . Great work nonetheless.
FilipinOtaku Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Artist
Looks very handsome...
Also looks like Okita Souji from Hakuouki. :) :iconokitasoujiplz:
YFanGirl1613 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just too good! :iconprussiagasmplz:
What kind of brushes did you use?
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)
DameOdessa Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

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

Neogirl01 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
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
xXRedSunBlueMoonXz Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i love the reds and golds it works in well with the character himself
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
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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