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Why I joined the JGSDF by Panzerfire Why I joined the JGSDF by Panzerfire
Note: Given the harsh criticism this picture is getting I feel like this project is a very good candidate for an early re-make. So if you want to write down whatever you feel is wrong with the picture, please do so. Constructive criticism is welcome.



For those that don't know, the JGSDF stands for Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force which are the modern military of Japan (While at the same time hilariously not considered a military due to constitutional technicalities).


I wanted to do this for a while 'though originally I wanted to use Kaname Chidori from FMP but then I decided to go with one of my OCs Kahoru Kawasaki (Note that the name might change in the future).

The rifle is the JGSDF standra issue Howa Type 89, and it's a pretty well drawn one. :D


Like with :iconorao-1:'s request, I made a bad screw up with the body-head relation and... well... the original lineart at first glance looks ok but when start applying perspective to it, you realize that it look more like a chibby drawing ^^;

So again I tweaked the lineart with perspective and scaling two times. One for overall the body and head and then again exclusively for the head as to make it look more appropiate to the angle of sight.

I'm sorta happy with this project but I realize that I still need a lot of practice to make my pin ups look anywhere as good as those of the best artists.

Oh.... And yeah, I said I would be working on that remake of May Liberty smile. The problem is that the project is going to have some 50 aircrafts (More or less) and vectoring each one of them is going to be such a drag. And I already noted that I made a small mistake in the perspective of the aircraft screenshots I'm vectoring. A very good eye will notice but again I might be able to do slight corrections on the final steps as to hide/camouflage any mistakes I'll do during the project. I'll be two weeks with it AT LEAST!

So I might as well dedicate some time with the smaller projects (Unfortunately this is the only one that can be considered small).

Anyway I hope you like this.

See'ya in the Battlefield! :salute:
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:iconcrazydave55811:
CrazyDave55811 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Only Japan will ever use sex appeal to encourage enlistment in the JSDF. :meow: :heart:
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
Kahoru Kawasaki, épouse Fujiwara.

This Mr Fujiwara sure got a hell of a bride, right? :-P
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There's no Mr Fujiwara I'm afraid. The main contender for that role may or may not have been executed by the Chinese. ;P
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
So, there used to be one, but he was KIA (or was murdered, as a civvie), by some PLA member?
:'-(
Now, it's getting real personnal.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
For the time being I'll levae it at that. ;) I don't want to reveal many details right now.
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
So ... it means you'll tell us all later on, right? :-)
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I want to clarify those details in a comic. And sadly I don't have an estimate of WHEN I'll be working on it. Studies, work other art projects have come ahead and I kept on postponing this project since forever. If I have to be honest, I may just never get around to work on it.
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bignick142 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
It took me several days to notice there's a gun in this picture.;)
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol you've been looking at this pic for days? :XD:

It's not even that good.. :lmao:

IMO it's one of the worst pinups I've made so far. Gotta draw these again someday.
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Voiddragon96 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Could you possibly do a picture like this for the British armed forces?
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NO! ABSOLUTELY NOT!

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:icontrollfaceplz:
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Just kidding. I may do one for the British army but at the moment I'm busy with other stuff so I wouldn't expect that coming any time soon (Nor any other "Why I joined the..." projects for that matter). I'll put that on the waiting list.
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Voiddragon96 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Ok thanks. Nice troll face by the way.
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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Siregar3D Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nicely drawn the Type-89!
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thank you. :) With good reference pictures and well practiced concept of perspective and proportions, any gun can be drawn with extensive detail.

I wish I could have drawn the whole thing with the same quality as the rifle. Well I hope that when I re-make this project, I'll keep the same quality standar of the rifle here. :D
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DVman245 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
ah constitutional technicalities. where would we be without them?
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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KajiTetsushi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm... bushy ponytail, long sideburns, narrow eyes, stripperiffic outfit... (damn! Kahoru isn't black-haired, though.)... she has the makings of Revy lookalike.

Kaname Chidori? Lies. You went with Revy all along, didn't you? :giggle:
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah... I planned to use Kaname but then I thought that perhaps I shouldn't. Kahoru is an independent OC that I have been developing since before I watched Black Lagoon. Originally she was to be a red-hair (And have some artwork like that) but eventually I decided to make her hair look black. I'll be making some changes to her hair style to make her look more japanese and not so much like a Revy look-alike.

One thing is for sure... I ain't planning to give her a "Revy" kind of personality ;)

Thanks for the fave :)
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KajiTetsushi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aye. You got it. ;)
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pimphand Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks cool man, I dig it.
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thanks. But I'm still going to make a newer version that lacks the mistakes I've made with this. ;)
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MetalheadRiceFarmer Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
gro▀artige Arbeit am Gewehr :D
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Vielen Dank. Ich habe ziemlich gute bilde von dem Type 89 als referenz benutz.
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MetalheadRiceFarmer Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Wann werden Sie eine andere Zeichnung eines dieser Bilder?
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You mean when I'll be doing one of thsese "Why I joined the..." again?

Well I'm planning on re-making this one working on the areas that I messed up in this particular project. That'd be hopefully around November.
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MetalheadRiceFarmer Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
alrighty :D
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vjptox Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, I'm saying that her body proportion is not really a problem after all. All you need is only shorten her thighs with transform tools. But you should do it before the coloring process. If you still have the lineart, I could do it for you. And maybe her butt seems a bit flat. More shadows around there would help of course ;)
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the offer but I did put my hand already into transforming it. Maybe some more would do the trick. But one issue that can't be fixed is the bizarre relation between the head and the back. So I plan to re-make this one eventually. A similar pose but from a slighty different perspective. Hopefully I can draw that one without making mistakes that would require transformations in PhotoShop.
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vjptox Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, no problem. Actually if you get stuck finishing one drawing, you could just post the WIP here like usual. Although it's a bit tricky, transforming linearts in Photoshop could be pretty much fun :p
Anyway, I think I know how to deal with anatomies, so lemme point out or edit the mistakes next time :XD: I'm looking forward for the remake though. ;)
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Will keep that in mind. At this moment I'm working on a commision project which has proven to be a bit tricky. Anyway that one is set to be released before the end of October. If everything goes without further trouble. ;) Then I'll start looking into the remake of this. :)
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vjptox Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL, you're pretty much a scheduled dude, eh? :lol: No point of being in such a hurry. But if you get any troubles with the work, it's an honor to help ya! :thumbsup::D
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
Thanks.

As for the scheduling of my porjects, that may not be exactly like that ^^;

I usually just work on projects in a pre-specified order but every once in a while I come up with a last moment idea. ;P
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vjptox Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, but looks like you're the only person here who always tell about your future projects ^^; Somehow, it's easy to guess what's coming up next :XD: Well, just stay impressive ;)
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.

And yeah, it appears I am one of the few that do comment on future projects. I wonder if I should stop with that trend and just pop in with surprise projects. :plotting:
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Celestialash Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
It's kinda eye catching and i reli like the feeling of it, especially the colour theme used and the way you coloured the muscles... do keep it if you are making a re-do : ) legs and butt do look a bit weird, try referring to real figures when drawing. I saw you faved my sketch of black lagoon, so I guess u r a fans of it isn't? I could see a bit of black lagoon from this drawing XD try referring to drawing from black lagoon for girls with guns, I do quite a lot in it ;p expecting your refined work!
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe... you're suggesting something that I am already doing. Check out my Black Lagoon-dedicated artwork: [link]

Anyway I'm glad you like it.
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jthotshot Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Wooo.... Kaname Chidori would've been sweet XD. Maybe we can have a Sagara Sousuke looking scared in the background. :P

Still, excellent job. Keep up the good work.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thanks. I'll still remake this (No Kaname Chidori 'though... I may draw her for a different project) in a couple of months.
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kyuzoaoi Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Artist
I gave it to a Japanese deviant who was a bit of friend of mine as a birthday present for him.

Here's that guy. :icongenbe89:
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm... Odd way to give a present to someone but allright. :)
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xiaccc Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
YOU HAVE WATCHED TOO MUCH JAPANESE BLUE FILM
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
;) And yet I have to watch a lot more to start drawing bodies properly. =P
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Dru-Zod Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
I think it turned out great.
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thank you. I'm re-doing it anyway 'cuz it could look so much better. ;)
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Gigi800 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still wonder why i was enlisted in the Air Force!
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:iconpanzerfire:
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well don't chicks dig flyboys? ;)
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KodyYoung Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He strikes again!
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe thanks.
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
:D Heh Yes we're all glad she did XD Awesome work here
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