Takeji is a ghost... specifically a ghost of vengeance, or yuurei in Japanese. Though he doesn't normally manifest with wings... he's a ghost, I don't know why he couldn't if he wanted to. The bloodied kanji were carved into his mortal body's flesh as part of the ritual to bind him to the mortal plane long after when he should have departed it... they remain with him in his spiritual form.
I ove the coloring and effects of this portrait. What did you do that in?
Ah, I see! The effects are great! Beautifully done! I looked at some of the other art in your gallery, and you are really talented!
Photoshop, like almost all of my color work. 4.0 if I remember right.
I love the colors of the wings...
I think its great you have background knowledge on your characters ^_^ i luv reading your notes ^_^ as well as the beautiful art work
I think she's wonderful......
His hair needs to look more ghost like, maybe more of a blueish tint. Other than that I really like it.