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April 30, 2008
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Okami --Path to the Future by nillia Okami --Path to the Future by nillia
India ink and watercolor. Huge DPI found here: [link]

Can't find Issun? Look here: [link]

The sky was totally the hardest part-- I'm sure you can see the errors. In photoshop, it would have been such a breeze, but I had to be retarded and use traditional media. Ehehehur.

The theme is how Amaterasu made everything better, be it for supernatural beings or simple sake brewers. The dead watch on from behind the tori gate, at peace now that they know their efforts were not in vain. She guided two troubled men to follow a better path, and heralds a bright future for the next generation. Yaaay, Amaterasu!

Oh, and the bunny is the same rabbit that was named after a creator of the game, Inaba.

I thought waaay too much about who to include, where to put them, what made a good composition with regard to color and value. In the end I don't know what to think cuz I stared at it too long.

I worship this game, btw. No game will ever equal it. I'm glad this contest gave me an excuse to do fanart for it.

This may or may not be late. Everybody seems to think that the contest ends tonight, but technically 12 AM PST on the 30th was about 21 hours ago.

But nobody thinks of midnight as the start of the day. They think "Oh, the end of the 30th." paced myself for the 30th when I started last week, and only today realized they might mean the technical interpretation rather than the common one. ;-;

Wow, that was one of my more disjoined descriptions.
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jnnyvr Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love everything in this pict!! <3
The-Kindest-Demon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
0_0 *stares at waka* XD
Louleialalouwe Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
THIS IS AMAZING! It looks exactly like the official Okami artwork! You truly did this game's art style justice :D
kursedm111 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see my favorite character! ROA
WateryGrave Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome job. 8D I love Okami. I've never played another game like it. <3
Kidd-Breon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
This seriously looks like concept art from the game itself ^^. I mean that in a good way :D!
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SoSZSp Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconimspeechlessplz: <333333333
TsukodE Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*insert choking and loss of breath with a sugar-induced heart attack*
Di-lulu Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved this draw!
I love okami, it is one of the bests games i have ever played!!!
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