Fantastical Geishas

Here is a set of geishas that I just completed for a personal trade. The theme is Fantastical Geishas. I know that geisha are traditionally masters of art, poetry and other arts of the senses. However, I am a big fan of Asian Cinema, and one theme that I really enjoy is the strong heroine. I know that these are frequent in Chinese films such as Fong Sai Yuk (one of my all time favorite movies) and The Bride with White Hair and any number of Michele Yeoh movies. Geisha are Japanese, and not Chinese and I realize that, but I extended the theme for these cards because I like it.

Fight in the Clouds

Fight in the Clouds ATC

Fight in the Clouds ATC

This card is more of a sprawling fantasy epic. With a magical geisha facing off against a samurai soaring through the air to her. I am really liking the way that the four magical streaks from her eyes came out.

Geisha Nouveau

Geisha Nouveau ATC

Geisha Nouveau ATC

I’ve always been a fan of Alphonse Mucha and Art Nouveau, here I placed a geisha into a mucha like setting.

Riding the Waves

Riding the Waves ATC

Riding the Waves ATC

So I am currently on a tentacle kick as you may have seen on Etsy with my tentacle beast collection. I wanted to incorporate tentacles into one of the geisha pictures. here we see a geisha riding on tentacles across the ocean. The background looks siimilar to Hokusai’s the great wave.

Fong Sai Yuk

Not geisha, still awesome Jet Li.

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