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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
1-1-2-1 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
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!
FlareDragon96 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
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!!!
Soukami Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Soukami Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
...*insert speechlessness*
SheiknMidnafan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
wonderful :3 you should do one for Ryoshima Coast with the Water Dragon and Dragonians-- anyway, just Beautiful.
skeleton-gloves Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
I love Okami!
Serene-Moonlight Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
So... beautiful...
Psychocereals Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009   Traditional Artist
Oh wow, This must have talen you ages!
It looks really awesome, I love Okami group pics...
And this one is definitly one of my favourite ones!
Awesome job! <3
SHIPPUDEN3000 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Awesome!!! It's fantastic!!! I love it!!! XD XD XD
Many many compliments!!! XD XD XD
Sam2yoshi Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
Wow! This is really well done 8D
InuYashaSesshomaru Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
I also adore this game and think this is wonderful representation of it.
One-Armed-Dragon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
How the heck do you paint so good? And with watercolor? I'm jealous.

I ADORE the painting overall (why the heck did it not win!?), but for some reason Himiko, Rao, and Waka's pages seem a bit out of context, almost like you just copied them (although maybe part of the problem is that I can't really see Himiko's face).

Still love the picture though!
superfantasyhearts Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
this pic is very AWESOME
Lcutter Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Siyasais Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008   Writer
Ama-freaking-zing! Great job. You really captured what Okami was all about. No matter who you are or how small, you can still be a part of something bigger (that's at least what I got from it)
loserkid-defined Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
neat style!
Der-Fuchsprophet Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
Wow... I can see all of the hard work and love that went into this... it's really beautiful...
rezbnik Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
nice :)
Walis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous!
animal579 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
wow... wowo/// wow damn french man wow..... wowo.... hello bunny.. O~O
Love-Morton Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
This is crazy awesome!
Golden1wolven Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
your awesome. i love you.
tigerbyheart Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008   Writer
O _ O Wow...:omg:
fedora-blues Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist
Wow, I love the detail and the bright, rich colors!
DekuPyro Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
This is just's such a shame that this gorgeous artwork didn't get picked for the contest back in May. I absolutely love have a real talent :)
aho-chan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Student General Artist
This looks like art from the actual game!

Way to go!
Ryosuke01 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You didnt winanything for this?!!?!?!!

wtf?? THIS IS BEAUTIFUL! YOU GOT EVERYTHING THE GAME- .... NO... ITS... wow....I'm just... this is amazing... looks like official art....
Amazing job dude....
Sahara-the-lioness Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
Wait you did this in watercolor? Thats so cool! I'm a big Okami fan
King-Crimson-46 Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
great job with the water colours :)
Issuescubed Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This could be official art.

No, it couldn't. The official art isn't as beautiful.

I love Oki, and Waka up in the tree, and - hey, there's Rao and Himiko and Sakuya in the background... *stares for a few minutes naming all the characters*
You should've won.
sugar0o Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
very nifty ^_^
zarzt Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
Feeling good~definitely add! ^-^
tomoe-san Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
Amazing, this draw is magnificent. Congratulations you are a true artist.
MysticGaia Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
it looks great! i love the fact you used actual paint and ink, makes it look so nice.
great work good luck on the contest! and keep up the good work.
Gordjia Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!!~ I like nophotoshop drawing!! Great!
portheiusJ Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional Artist
Why did I not see this one before??? It's amazing! It almost looks like something thay would have used as concept art! ^-^ (I worship the game too!)
meepitsmanga Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
My sister got this game for the Wii ^^
I preordered it for her sweet 16.
duskricorn Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
the wolf is gorgeous, along w/ the overall painting itself. your style suits for this. it's cute how you made it run along a village, w/ flowers below her. i like the idea of her tail trailing from the sun itself; is that an evil wolf chasing her or something?
Oce-Skylent Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
kawaii :clap: ii desu ne !!!!
EccentricRabbit Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely beautiful! OwO I love how you included so many characters in it! That's normally hard to do without everything turning out cluttered, but you placed everything together so well! owo
Lisiu Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! ;w;
SabinasFairy Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME Work! And I agree, No game can rival it!! And even with the Issun help I still can't find him! >< I looked in the dog, then I looked at the girls clothing <,< and still can't find him! But Kudos for doing it traditional and making the characters look exactly like they do in the game! :D
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