isezumi replied to your photo:Marimako previewed today for #AEG #L5R. …
I really want to like the art more(the coloring and setting are awesome), but I don’t exactly understand why she is breaking the bo staff/bokken in that pose? Could you please elaborate? Thanks!!! :-)"
How the heck does one reply to someone on Tumblr? It’s… like… mysterious.
Anyway, this will have to do. Honestly I have no idea why her bo staff is split into two pieces. The art brief, from what I recall, had her wielding two pieces of a split bo staff just as efficiently and deadly as when the bo staff was in one piece.
It’s like… <SNAP> “Oh you think I’m less dangerous now?” <woosh woosh woosh>
Did she break it herself? Or did someone snap it with a heavier weapon? No idea… maybe this is a question for the art director over at http://l5rart.tumblr.com/.
Thanks Isezumi for your question and your kind words about the painting.