Umm, u got it allwrong, the right hand should be on upper position, and the left should be at the end of the hilt, by the way...nice drawing, heh heh heh
Posted by Guest on Tue 02 Dec 2003 03:53:41 PM EST
Good work spotting that, Eric!
Posted by Guest on Mon 08 Dec 2003 05:26:15 AM EST
Sorry guys... Handling a katana has nothing to do with which is your main hand. There is no left hand in Japan. Right hand on the "upper" part of the handle, left hand on the "lower". Check it out if you like... Still, mirroring the image would sort that out though...
Posted by Guest on Sat 20 Dec 2003 11:54:43 PM EST
Well, Elves have nothing to do with Japan, either. :) Actually, there exists a mirror-image version of this. Koriandr has a male twin, Kirian, who looks identical. There exists a not-too-successful montage with both of them standing side-to-side, made from a simple mirror-image of this one.
Posted by Guest on Mon 19 Apr 2004 04:38:10 AM EDT
Maybe Elve-Samurai always have her right hand at her left and... Well I don't know but this one got beautyfull hand :P
Posted by Guest on Sat 03 Jul 2004 02:05:49 PM EDT
i don't know about the hand positions and all that but the image is right on the mark
Posted by Guest on Wed 04 Aug 2004 05:34:32 PM EDT
sorry but hu really gives the pictures good just leave it at that. I don't see why u just rite in with bad critism why don't u if all of u sword lovers can do better than this amazing piece of art
Posted by Guest on Thu 07 Oct 2004 12:21:50 PM EDT
Well.. they comment because USUALLY if you draw something, you should research it first. Sure, elves aren't Japanese but if so, why use the Japanese motif at all? The art is GREAT, the dynamics are just wrong.
Posted by Guest on Thu 28 Oct 2004 07:54:44 AM EDT
hey, on the other hand, elven culture can resemble whatever the respective artist had in mind, since there are no elves in reallive (maybe some LARPers are now in shock, but what the heck)
Posted by Guest on Fri 29 Oct 2004 10:26:52 AM EDT
this is a great pic, who cares if she is holding the katana right or not
Posted by Guest on Wed 22 Dec 2004 09:39:40 AM EST
i agree with spider who cares if the position of the katana is wrong!! is a cool pic either way.
Posted by Guest on Thu 06 Jan 2005 04:08:56 PM EST
If you really want to know about samurai hand position there are certain things about samurai that are always consistent. Samurai, regardless of handedness, *always* carried the sword on the left hip. It was *always* wielded "right handed" when held using both hands... meaning right hand just under the hilt, and the left hand at the bottom, near what western swords refer to as the pommel (japanese swords typically didn't need any extra weight to counter-balance the sword, so they don't really have an enlarged pommel). This was done to give extra leverage on the blade, and to allow it to be swung extremely quickly in snap motions where one hand would go one direction while the other in the opposite.
Posted by Guest on Tue 26 Apr 2005 11:46:31 AM EDT
The way she is holding it is perfect. You guys are used to watching those shows that have to do with samurai. If she wanted to, she could charge at them and win easily.
Posted by Guest on Thu 26 May 2005 12:19:03 PM EDT
WHO THE HELL CARES!! The picture is good, and if im not mistaken she doesnt appear to be an expert with swords. So perhaps shes just holding it the most comfortable way, she looks like shes trying to hold someone off. And she looks a little afraid or nervous, Im guessing shes a novice and doesnt know any better. So stop worrying about such mundane details. The picture is awesome.
Posted by Guest on Fri 13 Jan 2006 05:22:44 PM EST
I think the pic is good but prefer more Ninja drawing sword or throwing shurikens, its a work of art no doubt but not the sort of thing that goes on the wall. No thats saved for a really cool Ninja weilding a badass sword or killing multiple dudes with more painting, you know, good fight art! :)
Posted by Guest on Sat 25 Feb 2006 05:12:12 AM EST