This one was my entry to the Assassin's Creed "Carte Blanche" artbook. Unfortunately it was not selected but it was worth the try!
I drew a female ninja assassin (see my previous portrait of her). I chose the medieval/feudal era of Japan wherein the clans of samurai warriors and ninja were still at conflict. She was actually a samurai before, but she was betrayed by her own feudal lord. Since then, she decides to retire as a samurai warrior and joined the Assassin's Order and thus became a ninja assassin (kunoichi or female ninja). With the combination of the Bushido code of a samurai and the cunning of a ninja, this makes her extremely manipulative and calculating. She's now in pursuit of her feudal lord in order to exact her revenge.
I'll post her final character design soon.
and I haven't given her a name yet. So we both need your help!
Media: copic sketch markers, prang and color & co watercolors, white ink, white acrylic paint, Chinese ink, speed/steel pen, faber castell colored pencils, gold and silver gel pens.
Inspirations & References: Naruto, Basilisk, CLAMP, Granado Espada, Samurai 7 (better to acknowledge references than never)