jueves, 26 de noviembre de 2009
Ronin (Japan, 1630)
In the XVIIth century, during "Tokugawa Ages", there were a lot of vagabonds samurais, with no lord (daimio) and they usually fights against other samurais or ronin, worked like a bodyguard of a rich man, lived in monasteries to write about kendo or become a pirate in other asiatic countries.
As you can see, I want to paint a ronin, a very interesting character of the medieval and modern japanese ages.
The miniature that I've got it's a gift, a present from my sweet Idoia, who lived during 6 months in Japan (or Nippon-koku, as japaneses called their country in the Middle Age / Zipango for the medieval europeans).
This ronin was made by Kaiyodo, and it is from "Akira Kurosawa's miniature collection". As you Know, Kurosawa was a very famous japanese cinema director, and he made films like "Samurai Seven" or "Yojimbo".
The ronin figure was prepainted, but I decided to clean it and paint it again.
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I love to make terrains, you know it, that's why I decided to make a japanese house, with all of the oriental art and architecture details.
There isn't a temple, this is a rural house, with a few decoration, but I tried to make the roof as a real one, the wall, the wood floor...
I'll put an almond tree and other kind of vegetation when I finish the terrain.
I want to represent not a war scene, but a normal episode. I made a broken wooden bucket with laundry inside it, as if a child had been playing with it until it broke:
"- What's happened?" said the ronin.
- OMG! I fight in many wars and finally here I am, watching children playing..." said seriously the ronin."
As you can see, there's an special scene, not usual but very cute, I think.
I hope you like it!!
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