Pussycat Kitana - Take Two by TeeJay87
Pussycat Kitana - Take Two by TeeJay87
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Completed version of http://www.fanart-central.net/pictures/user/TeeJay87/853001/Pussycat-Kitana---Take-Two-raw-sketch and follow-up of http://www.fanart-central.net/pictures/user/TeeJay87/852984/Pussycat-Kitana-I. Based on Spanish promo materials for Mortal Kombat II found in Google http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/32300000/Kitana-in-MK2-kitana-32301573-188-335.jpg

The most demanding part was drawing the background - I've found inspiration in Magic the Gathering decks from Kamigawa series (about feudal Japan); since ninjas are part of Japanese society, thought such scenery would match the character.

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Magic the Gathering belongs to Wizards of the Coast.
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Category Cartoons » Crossovers Media Digital drawing or painting
Date Submitted February 11, 2017, 8:34:52 PM Time Taken Haven't checked
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jira on March 3, 2017, 11:15:07 AM
jiraCreative and Cute Concept, nice work! 
TeeJay87 on March 4, 2017, 12:11:24 AM
TeeJay87Thanks - I've also made an attempt to draw our feline ninja in combat pose http://www.fanart-central.net/pictures/user/TeeJay87/852984/Pussycat-Kitana-I

cavaloalado on February 19, 2017, 3:53:38 PM
cavaloaladoGood Job!
TeeJay87 on February 19, 2017, 10:57:01 PM
Saltwater on February 18, 2017, 11:37:27 PM
SaltwaterInteresting composition and nice background.  :-)
TeeJay87 on February 19, 2017, 3:46:24 AM
TeeJay87It's quite intriguing that Japanese culture has become such commonly known, despite their isolationism and reluctance towards foreigners (Japanese call us, non-Japanese two terms: "gaijin" and "ban-ban" - both mean "foreigner" , though the latter one is more offensive). I'm not referring only to manga and anime being so popular, even our European and American entertainment companies take inspiration from feudal Japan:

1) Mortal Kombat series with characters taken from Ninja culture (Kitana, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Mileena) or Japanese mythology (Raiden as the deity of storms);

2) Magic the Gathering did issue decks about feudal Japan, called "Kamigawa Series" http://www.wizards.com/magic/displaythemedeck.asp?set=chk&decknum=3 , some examples are below:

- http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Battle-Mad%20Ronin - "Ronin" means something like "rogue warrior" in Japanese;

- http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Brothers%20Yamazaki - "Yamazaki" is also a brand of Japanese single malt whisky from Suntory distillery http://whisky.suntory.com/en/global/products/yamazaki/

- http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=No-Dachi - basically it's two-handed katana sword;

- http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Kitsune%20Blademaster - Kitsunes were fox-like animals related to Japanese deity Amaterasu.

3) Role-playing games have also opened for the Japanese weaponry in 1998 - original Baldur's Gate II and enhanced editions allow using katana and wakizashi swords instead of European swords; they even made those have different combat parameters (katanas in BG deal more damage than European swords, but are difficult to find and more expensive); I've also seen mods for BG2 implementing samurai armours as alternative for European chain mails and plates.

Good thing is that such spread of Japanese culture had made searching for reference pictures quite easy - you don't have to rely only on original Japanese materials as inspiration; similar-looking stuff implemented in Western culture also looks convincing. ;)
alitta2 on February 16, 2017, 12:45:09 PM
alitta2Turned out so awesome! Even the background is just like from one of the levels from MK2 (I especially think on the bridge,  where fighters can be thrown from to ground ) .
TeeJay87 on February 17, 2017, 5:52:46 AM
TeeJay87When I was drawing the background, I wasn't thinking about that level you mentioned; though indeed there is similar landscape in MK2.

One could ask, if Wizards of the Coast haven't ripped off ideas from Electronic Arts or vice versa, though most possible version is that they both took inspiration from the same source. ;)
Falconlobo on February 11, 2017, 2:41:18 PM
TeeJay87 on February 12, 2017, 12:34:22 AM