A Ronin Samuari of the late eighth century, K'shenurien (a gray mongoose) made his way west for a fighting competition. Here he is all dolled up in his full suit of armor. For the most part it is accurate, but I did take a few liberties. He is armed with daito and wakizashi in his paws, and a kusarigama and chain in his belt on the other side. I'll tell you, Japanese armor may look cool, but it gives you writer's cramp after a while!
This is possibly my most ambitious Photoshop coloring attempts yet, as that I shaded and hilighted everything down to each chip of the armor. Hoofka, that took some time, but I like the final result.