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OkamiInugami by Gottschalk OkamiInugami by Gottschalk
I do NOT encourage download. It is gigantic.


My OKAMI contest entry.

As I could perceive, there are several techniques in Okami’s concept illustration, some more detailed (inked in thinner lines) than other (rough lines in sumi-e style)

Notwithstanding the original being a tight pencil shaded draft, I tried to convert it into brush with watery sumi-e tones to make it look more credible, which ended up involving much hand painted splodges. It was all eerie because I was working hard in blurring an intricate design for a change- I believe I succeeded in the effect (it ended up looking much simpler than it should, however)

I decided on a more original approach. While highly influenced by OKAMI, I put it to use together with some of my previous designs, which some of you may recognize.
I didn’t mean to depict an alternative Amaterasu, but maybe more of an inugami from Japanese folklore (although it would be fine considering it as a mischievous form of Amaterasu) Maybe as a shadow foe of her ? I intended to make a couple of scraps explaining the design but lacking in time ive only expressed two fast doodles- [link] - it has 6 tuffs of “fur” like Amaterasu’s “wings”, only they are more like buds of fangs, which are projected to attack. Above it, there is a floating lasso supported by two ghosts (I suppose it would relate to another of its attacks)
I never played Okami. But I would love to : |

Got the composition idea from one of the original Okami works, a picture of a boar balancing on a ball, which only reminded me of an early, original composition featuring Amaterasu and other characters running around the logo. A tad humorous.
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Citron--Vert Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feature your wonderful deviation here fav.me/d6x28o7
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:iconmoondark-crafts:
moondark-crafts Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Absolutely Awesome
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Sushi-Ice-Cream Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Whoa.
This blows me away.
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It's fantastic!
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:iconmovil-pasi:
movil-pasi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
woooow!!!!
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akemi-aimi Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
FU%$^6 amazing now this is wat i call Ookami<3
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Jessyka-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
q lindo *-*
*favorita* vc desenha super bem
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HawkfrostsAvenger Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing beyond words...
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:iconjindouji:
jindouji Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
I love it! The details are so intricate and you know I'm a sucker for high contrast.
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:iconaz2zn:
Az2zn Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
this mgiht be a bit late, but this is amazing!
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:iconhyakamaru:
hyakamaru Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I love ookami

awesome
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:iconfalya-kun:
Falya-kun Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
God that's beautiful.
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madcomputerscientist Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional Artist
Very interesting interpretation there...
The Okami matches the background and general feel of the piece very well.

Speaking of the background, where did you find the background?
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valleyofthewind Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
wow it's like the wolf is the wind blowing.
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:iconamberstoneart:
AmberStoneArt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
Beautiful, beautiful design and shading. Very intricate. Great job.
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:icone-9:
E-9 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
THE most interesting/beautiful Okami fan art ive come across. Bravo. Really slick style.
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:iconfunkinis:
Funkinis Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
TALENT!
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:iconpenguiun:
Penguiun Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
absolutely awesome!

it looks amazing!

all those details

good job~!
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dianimator Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wow such amazing detail. Great work!
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5un-wuk0ng Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
This is spectacular! This design should be in a videogame. It has been said many times, and I will say it again, you have amazing pencil skills. One day with much patience and practice my skill will be as good. Keep it up!
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ukemiokami Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
I dont know how this din win that comp. itwas one of the best
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AKPB-JLJ Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is traditional, yeah? it looks so clean. this is amazing, i couldn't resist downloading just to see every bit of it.
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Gottschalk Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008  Professional
it is mixed. Thank you : )
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:iconehime:
ehime Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
One of my favourite games of all time.
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:iconmegeso:
Megeso Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
Very creepy but very, very well done. It took me a minute to see the mouths. Wonderful work!
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Exirc Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
very cool
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:iconvioleteyes92:
violeteyes92 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Wow, the detail is imense! You are a true inspiration. :)
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GreenSphinx27 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
This is amazing. I love the ethereal feel.
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catzzzrule Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
My goodness.. this is a masterpiece!
You've captured the mythical elegance of Okami so beautifully. The lines, movement, the subtle tints, ahhhh <3 You're so talented!
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MajorasMasks Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
I like the style you used for this and others pictures you did... it's very original, imho. ^^
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:iconevilsherbear:
evilsherbear Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! That is fantastic! Great detail.
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reykoon Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
Amazing work
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Siamcat-Demeter Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
aww he is so cute. i really like your art
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tjnlyn4ev Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
this picture is so good, nice job!
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halfbeast Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm surprised of who the winners are, they pretty much just copied, what was already given... I thought someone with a new take on the artstyle would win, but whatever >_>

I like yours the best so far :)
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Gottschalk Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Professional
There’s some great ones on m’ favourites, should you like to check : )
Well, only now they started referring to it as a FANART contest, which I think was pretty low. I am truly amazed at how dubious they announced it at first.
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halfbeast Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, those contests never seem to make any sense, imho... >_> *is now checking your favorite-list*
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linaeria Featured By Owner May 10, 2008   Photographer
i don't understand how something of this type of quality didn't win..
this is beautiful :)
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Raineko-chi Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. >.< I love how you did the wolf.
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AmbiantNight Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
This piece was added into a da tribute article

[link]
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Gottschalk Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Professional
thank you so much! : )
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AmbiantNight Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
you are very welcome
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DrakoPolari Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
WOW. I'm literally speechless. The detail is amazing! It looks like it's engraved. How long did it take for you to do it?
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Gottschalk Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Professional
cannot really say- added to the sketch whenever i could trough something like 3 days, and the painting took me another two?
we are talking bit by bit, heh. i am easily distracted. : /
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DrakoPolari Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
Oh, I get it now. I also do that on some of my drawings. I'm easily distracted too, but that's mostly because I start stuff that I don't finish :XD:
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SilverLupa Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
It's true, other artists used more of the sumi-e style.
I love how original this looks. Beautifully detailed and still depicting the flowy feel of the original~
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amaguard Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Student General Artist
This is great! I love all the texture and your take on the whole deal is amazing! I'm just sorry an original piece like this didn't win..
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HM-Dragon-Dreamer Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Amasing....
a really beautiful pice of work, keep it on like this
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kinja-blackrose2 Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
A simpley beautiful piece of work! ^^ I think it really deserves to win! It somehow reminds me of the curse zones =D
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BraveBabysitter Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wowez, this is incredible :wow:
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Dragonluver22 Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
U should hav one the Okami contest!!
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