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Mother Amaterasu by ExiledChaos Mother Amaterasu by ExiledChaos
My entry for the Okami contest >>;... I hope it's not too big =__=; The contest required it to be huge and I've never uploaded something this big >>; Taking awhile to upload...

It didn't turn out as nicely as I liked, mainly with the color. Okami kinda has 2 styles: Sumi painting and Japanese Woodcut. I was aiming for the traditional Sumi brush paintings with the basic lines and colors, but I also had a lot of detailed things like in a woodcut I didn't want to generalize too much, so... i tried to balance it ^^; And over all, I like the out come of the lines. I'm not so sure about the colors though >>;... hm.. but the fire turned out nice =)

I also used the parchment bg they provided us with (I hope I used it the right way >>;...) but I wish I could do more with the bg, I just don't know what >>; lol. I guess I didn't give myself enough time again. I've been working on this design for ages and finally got around to using it. Before this contest, I had planned to make Okami wallpapers of each god in a human form =) But I'd like to work alittle more on this one before it's wallpaper debut x3

Ammy as a human is still the mother of all and would do anything to protect her children, so I made her strong, holding up the sun disk, and mature. Her kimono is traditional and formal, but loose around her legs so she can run (and you do a lot of it in the game x3 ) and move freely, as any mother can tell you you'll be needing it to look after your kids. She's still beautiful but ready to fight for what she loves.

Anyway, I love Okami and hope I can get it for the Wii! =D It's the perfect console for it x3 I hope I win x3 lol Since it's really expensive right now and I'm a poor college student.

Ammy Human Form (c) Me
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AlexRennwood Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Quite beautiful if you ask me! ^^
ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
thanks! =D
ShiranuiOkami23 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
^^ Very beautiful.
puppet-soul Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
very pretty work
i like how you draw flames and her pose
Shempankh Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
That's gorgeous! :D How did you get the textures/strokes to look like they do (I'm assuming this is digital...I can't tell! ^^;)

On an unrelated note: We should try to hang out before you go back home for the summer, give me a call or note me or something! :D)
ExiledChaos Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
hey =D How are you? Thanks^^ I actually had a sketch and then used ink on tracing paper (which is very interesting >>; ) over it and scanned it. Then used something like sumi-e over a copy layer and used a bunch of brushes.

I'm not really going home for the summer I think, since I don't have a bed back at home anymore xD; So I'll be taking classes and holding down a job downtown. What about you? Yeah, we need to hang out, srsly. ;___; It's been too long
Shempankh Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
That's really cool! I have some drawings, but don't know when I'll be be able to upload anything, because the USB ports on my computer broke. D: But mixing traditional and digital like that sounds really awesome.

OK...are you free this week? I have my math final on Friday, but should be out of there by five at the latest. :3 And yes, it has! Maybe we could walk on the canal again or something. :D
GrapeIcies Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Purtty colors... *Dazed*
Razmere Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Great picture but the file size IS TOO DAMN BIG!!!
ExiledChaos Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
i know =( The requirements for the contest were huge >>; I hope I got it right. Maybe I should ask someone and try to resize it. and thanks
Sid1120 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
I'm surprised how well you imitated the original Okami design! At first sight (I mean, not haven seen your name on it), I'd have thought it was original concept art from the game's artbook or something :P Great work!

As for the background, I find it personally marvelously used. Each of it's elements (circle, oblique and horizontal) is portrayed by your character and I found it thoughtful (fire orb in the circle, character flowing along the oblique line and it's motion actually following the horizontal path upon which it is projected).

I wish you that game, you'd have certainly earned it!
spaceturtle Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
amazingly done!!
sandpaperdaisey Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Ah, that's beautiful. Good luck!
wolfmotes Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
holy friggen snitzerdoodlez!
**passes out**
crimmy, thats one large image but you did awesome! hope good luck to you in the contest.
i wanted to enter but my talent sucks :P
anyways, great pic and *faves!* from me.
Monikutea Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Amaterasu is so sexy in your style :hump:
this is so awesome
i love it
BluuLightsaber Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Stunning! It looks really good Nee. I hope you win x3!!
KittehChan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Student General Artist
Gorgeous! I love the details and the colouring, it's so beautiful! <3
kitvor Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is gorgeous! simply stunning, I love the details you put into this :D
mg9990 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey any idea on when that contest ends ^^;? i meant to join in but it seems im running out of time/or am out of time completely. that fire is frikken gorgeous D:<
LynnSnow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008   Digital Artist
Beautiful! Reeks of old-style japanese goodness. :P
KinaMorii Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've never played those games...but you still did a wonderful job, dear. ^_^
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