Killing a Passerby to Test a New Sword
Pierpaolo “RosPaint” Rossi
"Tsujigiri is a Japanese term for a practice when a samurai, after receiving a new katana or developing a new fighting style or weapon, tests its effectiveness by attacking a human opponent, usually a random defenseless passer-by, in many cases during nighttime". While thanking Wikipedia for explaining this way better than I could, that is basically the idea behind this diorama, hence the title :)
The center of attention is not the typical samurai but the beautiful Yuéliàng by Kimera Models, that I painted using oil colors for the skintone and the cape and acrylics on everywhere else. The wooden parts are made from a root and the base is sculpted with putty and polyurethane.