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.
However I can't help but be bothered by the lack of shadow from Amaterasu and the absence of an impression on the sand from her paw.
Ammy looks so great and her fur so fluffy. :3 Ahw, the bamboo forest so realistic! *-* Especiallly the stream!
And beautiful shading/colours.
Holy crap muffins *O* I swear I don't think I've ever been more impressed by something in my life OAO This is just...just....
I have no words to describe this amazingness.