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April 29, 2008
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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 General 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
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