Illustration for Legend of the Five Rings.
Yoritomo Hotako spent her early life as a prodigious pirate. Eventually she transformed into something altogether more deadly.
I’ve always thought that there was something unnerving, and a touch mystical, about having covered eyes. With this image, I was experimenting with juxtaposing covered eyes with a bare torso. I wanted a shell of dark, hard, sharp elements to surround the flesh, yet leaving the softest of her exposed. Like the temptation you already know the consequence for.