L5R Art – Iweko Shibatsu, Imperial Heir


In addition to getting to design and paint a courtly version of Daigotsu Kanpeki I was also asked to do Kanpeki’s protégée Shibatsu. Because Shibatsu appeared on Kanpeki’s card the Art Director, Adrian Burton, wanted a companion image to appear on Shibatsu’s card.

The basic idea was to show Shibatsu and Kanpeki strolling through a japanese garden. I actually found this quite hard. Normally Kanpeki is thought of as snapping his enemies like twigs, destroying all in his wake, that sort of thing. All in all I think it worked out. I like the way Kanpeki looms behind the young heir.

The original was painted in oil at 18 x 24.


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