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GINKO I love u by Meibatsu GINKO I love u by Meibatsu
December 8, 2008.

Ballpoint pen.

You know what character I have huge a girl-crush on at this moment? Ginko from Mushishi (by Yuki Urushibara)!

I love his down-to-earth, practical, yet sardonic personality. It also helps that he's this knowledgeable traveler that respects life and wishes to help people in need. <3 And WHITE HAIR.

Why can't any of my characters be that cool?! I don't' want to ogle over other people's characters when I can make my own, now do I?! >< So after some character studying, I decided to make a similar character, but of course, with my spin instead because blatant copyright infringements are not cool. His face isn't finalized here. I still have to strike that balance I want.

I couldn't find a good name for the new character, so I picked something simple: Wil. He'll never be as cool as Ginko because he doesn't have white hair.. nor does he smoke (smoking's not cool, but Ginko makes it seem so)... nor is he drawn by a Kodansha Manga of the Year Award winner.. but it can be my homage to Ginko.

By the way, Mushishi is a great anime too. Check it out. It's not all super action-y or anything, but it's got this whole magical occult eerie-ness and folktales-y-ness to it that is quite charming. The art style, colour palette, and tone of the whole anime is quite enlightening and nostalgia-inducing for me as well. I can only hope that there will be another season of it made some day.
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Hyde-and-Ziek Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh! i love ginko too! hes sooo great!! XD
you did a great job with him too! your style matches with him very well. you managed to keep him looking like real ginko rather than making him look too young or not him at all ^^ lol good job!
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha yah, he had to retain his Ginko "feel" as being this awesome mature guy.
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Hyde-and-Ziek Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha! well you did a great job in doing so! when i draw him he ends up looking funny. not like ginko at all.
you make great ginkos! lol
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emo-ninja-kid Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ginko is the best thing since cookies- yes, i said it COOKIES! very well executed btw- i like how your sketches bear strong similarity to that of the original character- always good to see some desent mushishi fanart because let's face it- there's not a lot about.
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Meibatsu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I agree that Ginko rocks.

I tried to stick to the artist's style because I love how she draws. It's very simple and clean and I love those types.
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emo-ninja-kid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mmm- she's got a very warm kinda natural feel to her line- it just looks like it's meant to be like that and o other way. she's a real something.
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