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Katana 12 WIP+Preview by Assassin00 Katana 12 WIP+Preview by Assassin00
I keep getting disappointed whenever I compare my katana renders to real photos. So this is yet another attempt. I plan to try and spend some time with it to make it look nice.
I think my blade and Ito materials still need work.

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Crystalstripe Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oops... ignore my last comment. But this is still awesome. I thought this was really a real sword!
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Crystalstripe Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Duuude. This is awesome.
Abd where did you get that katana? It looks sick!
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:iconkillaxterrasquad:
Wow thats such a sick vector, great job. Would you mind if i made a wallpaper from it?
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Assassin00 Jun 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not at all. I'd be honoured if someone other than myself used my work as a wallpaper. Thanks!
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:iconkillaxterrasquad:
Thanks so much, i'll def cred you, because in the wallpaper i'm planning to make you pic is the key :D I hope you like anime :D
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malmida Sep 26, 2007  Student General Artist
wonderful work!!

reality has nothing on that baby
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:iconcry0s0ul:
The tsuba is a nice touch. I find it adds a little modernity to a beautiful classical weapon (i.e. the turbine-like design).

Very nice!
:katana:
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Dionicio Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It may not be photorealistically-perfect, but damn if it isn't awesome anyway. I love all the little attention to details, such as the handle wrap, the accents on the tsuba and the reflection on the blade.

However, a suggestion: the blade is way too thin when compared to the katana I own, and could afford to be about twice as thick. Of course, you can ignore this comment if we're looking at the sharp side of the blade :)

:+fav:
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Assassin00 Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We are looking at the sharp side in this pic. When I finish it, I will make a few angles so ppl can see it from all sides. I think I have it 5mm total thickness right now.

What "accents on the tsuba"? The tsuba is just the outer ring, the 'turbine'-like interior spokes, and the center cylinder. In front of the tsuba is the seppa, or spacer (used to prevent damage to the tsuba from the sheath when sheathing). If you don't mean one of those, I'd like to know what you are seeing.

Thanks for the:+fav:!
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Dionicio Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the seppa I was referring to :) Afraid my knowledge of the terminology isn't quite what it used to be lol.
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