When the Trinity Blood anime came out in 2006, one of their tagline was: "They said this story could never be turned into an anime... but we made it into a reality." One of the reason why the vast, intricate story was thought to be impossible to animate was due to the incomparably detailed artwork done by the illustrator THORES Shibamoto. It's not difficult to see why.
Yours truly had a dream, he wanted to see where his limits lie and, when found, break it into smithereens. In the same fashion of turning an "impossible novel" into a "real project" - and no, cutting no corners (just lots and lots of paper). And this... is the result.
This is the moment of unveiling. On a more-or-less related note: I have promised a project over a year ago because she caught my 10,000 Kiriban. We are both ardent fans of both Trinity Blood and the works of THORES Shibamoto. After several different attempts at starting a worthy project for a wonderful friend... I think I have finally hit it in this project.
My friend is a wonderful cosplayer who appeared as a brilliant Empress Augusta Vradica before. I hope she'll like this piece and forgive me for the seemingly endless wait...
Picture Credit: The picture came from "Trinity Blood: Reborn on Mars - Empress of the Night (夜の女皇)" Written by the late Sunao Yoshida and illustrated by THORES Shibamoto. Published by The Sneaker Magazine and later by Kadogawa Shoten, June 29, 2002.
Equipment: Cutting board, Artisan cutting blade (#11)
Paper: Canson Mi-Tienes #105 (wave green) - 98lbs
Took: On-and-off for more than a month
Size: See ruler
The Canson Mi-Tienes paper is created to be a multi-purpose pastel paper. And it seems to be the only paper suitable that I can find in-town. So... I am learning to make friends with it however I can.