Deviant Login Shop
 Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour


Submitted on
July 17, 2012
Image Size
4.4 MB
Submitted with


12,047 (9 today)
493 (who?)
496 (1 today)
WAR MAIDEN (V2) by Eddy-Shinjuku WAR MAIDEN (V2) by Eddy-Shinjuku
UPDATE(8th/May/2013): Just a last little retouch and HD version before I really put this to bed.

Photoshop CS5.1 Extended 40hours+

A little story:

Exiled eldest daughter of a royal decent, she acquiesce not with the Lineage, so left.
She returns back to restore order and claim what is right fully hers, so as the royal name...and the throne.


- Brushes from ImagineFX Issue 81
- Geoff Vane [link] for castle reference photos, from Imagine FX
- Hair brushes from
- Hair brushes from [link]
- Composition inspired by Berserk manga art.
- Will add more later soon...
Add a Comment:
This is a very strong, impressive piece. The lighting effects are top notch, the background and foreground effects are dynamic; the entire scene has the look of a still frame from the opening movie sequence of a major game like Final Fantasy or Soul Calibur.

However, I've noted some issues with your figure composition and, if I may, I'd like to discuss those. First, while I enjoy the face of the character, the hair - especially the tendrils flying in the wind - is problematic. They look less like hair than tentacles, I feel, and perhaps some additional rendering might clear this issue up.

Second, while the legs are well-proportioned, I feel that the torso is too short for the body itself. It gives the figure a pinched, tight feeling, and as a result renders the image a somewhat uncomfortable, claustrophobic undertone, in my opinion.

Finally, the outstretched hand seems not to have been rendered quite as fully as the rest of the figure, and it seems "painterly" where the rest of the figure is almost photorealistic. As such, it seems separate from the whole of the figure.

I hope you don't find these criticisms too harsh. This is an exceptional image, and I only noted those few "issues". Keep up the great work!
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
14 out of 14 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

Soul-Blade22 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
yet again...truly an amazing piece Shinjuku
asemharun Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!!
naruXhinata Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Natsumi494 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
This is AWESOME !
Nameless75 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Amazing beautiful :heart:
A3Kitsune Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
JAStar4 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   Writer
CJ-DB Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
AWESOME :wow: :love:
Vacqs Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   Digital Artist
The girl reminds me of certain armored bounty hunter from space...

Good work as always.
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
And this certain bounty hunter wears skin tight blue plugsuit under that armor? ;p

Thank you man! :w00t:
Add a Comment: