“And they will run you down, down to your core
Yeah, ’til you can’t crawl no more“
“Way Down We Go” – Kaleo ♫Listen♫
Sometimes you just become so inspired that everything falls into place and this particular entry is proof of that. When the “Dae-Na” skin was released at March/April round of Shiny Shabby it peaked my interest. I consider myself a casual fan of Asian culture but I am particularly fond of kantana’s along with codes of honor and loyalty. It also happened that the RE: Japonica event also came at the same time as I was mentally putting this idea together and I finally set the time aside to paint a story.
Normally I don’t get too much into the ideas of what I put together and allow the readers themselves to decide what they think the piece is about based on the song choice for the theme and other visual cue’s. However, this time I’ll elaborate a little more into the thought process of what went into this photo session.
The main character suffered a tragic loss when his village was plundered by an opposing faction, leaving only himself and a small handful of people as survivors. He dedicates his life to becoming a weapon of revenge and when the time is right he seeks out the ones that took the life of his family and their village.
Once he finds them he strategically takes them out one by one until he’s the only one left. Upon returning to the remnants of his village bloodied, bruised, and broken; he realizes that revenge would not bring his family back or make him whole once again. It is this moment that is captured in the photos that you see in this entry.
The kimono that I’m wearing that is available at the RE: Japonica event is from Gabriel, who is a top designer on the grid and one that I like to feature whenever I see something that works for my ideas.
I’m also wearing the [Body Factory] Kombat Katana in the first photo. I removed it for the second as I felt the character would have taken it off as he settled into his kneeling pose.
For hair I have on the “Kai” hair by Tableau Vivant. It’s been in my closet waiting to be used and I finally found that right moment to utilize it. It has the main hair and also an add on part for the bottom which I used as well even though the angles I used did not show that fact.
Also appearing for a second time are the “Nova” eyes from Go&See and previously I had used the blue tone but I thought I would go for the green color for this because it just seemed to fit in my mind.
There are also two items that came from the marketplace for this entry. Izzie’s “Face and Body, Blood and Wounds” fit just perfectly for the broken warrior returning home. I’m sure it is likely available in her main location but I purchased it off the marketplace because it was what was the most suitable in my search. Also for the warrior’s kneel pose I found that at Thrust Poses in their “Kneel Pose Pack” it comes with 6 poses and some of them have mirrors.
Now that you know what went into the finished product, I’ll leave you with the credits so you can grab a taxi and head to these fine events and also take a trip to the marketplace. Until next time, stay stylish fellas!
⊰HAIR⊱ Tableau Vivant \\ Kai Hair
⊰EYES⊱ Go&See * Nova * ♯ ☆NEW☆
⊰FACE⊱ Modulus – Dae-Na Skin (Cream) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Shiny Shabby
⊰BODY⊱ [SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
⊰WEEPY⊱ ::hsh:: GG Weep For xxx Makeup
⊰BLOOD⊱ Izzie’s – Face & Body Blood & Wounds ♯ Marketplace
⊰KIMONO⊱ ::GB:: koshikimono / Kuro ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ RE:Japonica
⊰KATANA⊱ [BODY FACTORY] Kombat Katana (Silver)
Photo Taken @ Islamey
Thrust Poses – Kneel Pose Set (5) ♯ Marketplace