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Touhou - Shoot the Moon by JohnSu Touhou - Shoot the Moon by JohnSu
Full title, because deviantArt has limits or something:
Touhou - Shoot the Moon (with a Gun! Hahaha!)
By the Way, You Guys Should Turn Around if You Want to Do That Because That's Where the Moon is

So why did I decide to make Touhou with guns? Because I figured "Hey, what if the bullets in bullet hell games came from guns? WOULDN'T THAT BE CRAZY??" and then "Mafia Touhou could be pretty cool."

But then I realized I had already drawn a mafia picture not too long ago, so I thought Okay, how about a Western? And I could call it 西砲 or something, which <2% of visitors would probably understand ('cause like, "touhou" has "east" in it, but "seihou" has "west" instead, and the "hou" has been changed to mean "gun." It gets funnier the more I explain it, right?).

Anyhow, admittedly I haven't played all that much Touhou, but I do like their character designs (which I didn't preserve! Why did I make this, then?) and I guess the internet likes it a little, too. I started working on this almost two months ago, and then was completely distracted by Bravely Default. But it's finally done, so I hope you enjoy it!

Also, I had made an alternate background with a lot of bullets, but which I ultimately found to be too busy so I replaced it with this busy tree. But you can see it here!…

Made in Manga Studio 5
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outbreak21093 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Stylish gohei, Reimu... And I have to wonder, do the holes made by Marisa's guns leave star-shaped holes? ...Wait, that came out all wrong! Anywho, I have to wonder, did Marisa shoot the base of her broom-gun?

Also, a question: How is Manga Studio? I got the 4th one years ago, and never got around to opening the thing... Just recently started arting again, and finding out that you can do something like 'this' in it is quite exciting, to say the least...
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Marisa's broom-gun simply has a star on it, not fired from her pistols.

I'm liking Manga Studio! Mainly the watercolor brushes and the ability to set layer colors.
outbreak21093 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aww. And here I was thinking of all the whacky situations that could have brought about a bullet hole! Perhaps someone stole her gun! Or maybe she was twirling them on her fingers, and accidentally let go! The possibilities are endless! Or they would be, anyways. Ohh well. Not everything can have a funny story behind it~

And that sounds pretty cool! I'll have to install it eventually.
SaijeeHiguchi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your take on the designs
YunaKozue Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Are they from an anime?
Volchonokilli Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Again that question :/
Toho is a game.
ComicaPaloozaStudios Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
No, Toho is a Movie Studio. Touhou is the game. It's even in the title.
Volchonokilli Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It's spelled more like Toho. Actually, correct spelling is something like Tōhō, but not much people writes with macrons, so...
ComicaPaloozaStudios Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, ok. Thank you for correcting that.

And you're right: not many people write with macrons, as I've noticed. Or umlats, or accents, or AE as one letter, etc.
Volchonokilli Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're wēlcōmē... Oh,̄̄̄ no,̄̄̄̄ macrons is getting over me!̄̄̄̄̄̄̄
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