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Bamboo Sanctum - Okami Amaterasu by 25Tachigami Bamboo Sanctum - Okami Amaterasu by 25Tachigami
I started this in spring and finally it is finished after lots of on and off work. I've never put so much detail in to a background, but I wanted it to be just as pleasant to the eye as Ammy. Hopefully your gaze is obligated to drift across the whole picture. I had much difficulty with Ammy's fur, but I'm mostly pleased with it. This might be my first picture where the background is nicer to look at than the main subject, but I'm not sure... It's up to opinion I suppose. The bamboo was the most time consuming with the creek being next. All of those rocks... Oh my goodness... O_O The sand turned out just how I wanted it, and I'm pretty pleased with the light coming in. I learned many lessons throughout this piece, it was truly an adventure but I'm so glad it's done!

The background(especially the bamboo) was majorly inspired by the movie: "The Wolf Children". Originally I wanted this picture to be a speed paint, but it didn't work out because of how long it was taking. This is the song I had picked out --> www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z3brd… the song is from the movie The Wolf Children, it's kinda like the theme song of the scene if you will.

Overall I wanted this picture to display Amaterasu immersed in a sanctum like forest that is peaceful and untouched, filled with clean and pure water with an archway that keeps the forest hidden from bad intent. I suppose it might be something like the archway in Kamiki village that hides the secret portal in the Konohana tree trunk.

I'd love to get feedback on this one, comments and critiques(negative or positive) are very welcome as always.

~Thanks!
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SomeDudeFromTheNorth Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  New member
Undoubtedly a brilliant artist! Drawing those reflections must be difficult.
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25Tachigami Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, but fun fact: the reflections were one of the easiest parts, Ammy's fur was probably the most difficult.
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JSOkami Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
OH MY GO--*Shot* HOOLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYYY CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP THIIIIIIIS IIISS AWWWWWWWESOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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murphase2 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Oh my lord, Otohime, you copy-pasted the sasa sanctuary blueprints for the dragon palace!
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25Tachigami Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm? :? I'm not sure I understand what you mean
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murphase2 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Sasa sanctuary's layout is nearly Identical to that of the Dragon palace

Same rule with inside the water dragon with Hana valley
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25Tachigami Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh gotcha now.
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TheXenatron Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Our of all the Okami fanarts I've seen, this is definitely my favourite. I can't quite explain it, but I believe the neon glow gives it an appropriate heavenly look and feel to it. The very nature of this piece is just spectacular. You should be so proud of this, well done :)
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25Tachigami Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thank you very much :) I'm very glad you like it so much, really... It's always so good to know that my work has paid off, especially when I as the artist of the picture, tend to see all of it's flaws hehe. :D
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shardstar3 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm this needs something
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