Very nice work! I'm glad to see people still love Taki and don't forget about her, even if they don't put her in SCV. (Coming from the guy that made at least 4 variants in the awesome create a character, of because the jumpsuit wouldn't pan out well enough)
Oh man, this is really outstanding! so many details to view, and of course the always treatment you give to the light is exquisite. I hardly login deviantart as before, and what a surprise when I tried to upload a drawing and I see one of your drawings is now as example, congratulations you've grown so much artistically! I think it will be time you share some of your tricks in a tutorial.
Since this depiction is sort of ambiguous in timeline, we are used to the youthfully fiesty nimble Taki; her depiction her is more towards her later age (she's 46 in SC V, awesomeright?!) and intended for a more experienced and "in the zone" demeanor, hence leaning towards 'chaotic serenity' than the usual badass epic battle rendition.
If you look closely, she actually smirks and enjoying this, and the obscurity created by non-visible eyes should hint a sense of fearless-ness
augury-artFeatured By OwnerJan 18, 2014Professional General Artist
Awesome environment going on here...I love the tiny details, everything from the birds, the banners in the background, to the reflections in the sword blades. My only critique would be that the color scheme is kind of lacking, and the perspective of the main character's chest seems to be a tiny bit "off" from the direction she's sort of twisted in. Other than that it's a real nice piece; you obviously worked hard