New Paintings: Back of a Samurai, Girl wielding Naginata

I feel like I’ve painted this Samurai many times. Even though I’ve never painted his face in particular, I feel like I might know what sort of samurai he might be. I’ll see if I paint more of him…

I just realized I really really enjoy the inking process using the sumi ink. Fast and rough, even better. True, many times lines end up too strong or too weak, not even straight, but that’s all part of fun. :)

I was also thinking of other kinds of weapons… Of course there are bows and arrows, but I forgot about Naginata, the curved blade spear-like weapon. I used to read lots of Samurai manga’s and watch historical shows, but I remember ladies using this weapon in some situations. My first try thus is below…

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