I do NOT encourage download. It is gigantic.
My OKAMI contest entry.
As I could perceive, there are several techniques in Okamis 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 didnt 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 Amaterasus 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.