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Score
4.87 / 5.00

Date
11/28/2013
Category
Illustration
File Info
2200 x 1719 px
JPG
3.2 mb
Tags
gods
fanart
okami
amaterasu
  • Frontpaged November 30, 2013

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Author Comments

The Okami Brush Gods.

I started this piece well over a year ago. I sketched it out and put down the base colours, but then got completely stumped on how to handle the painting! I've never done a piece with this many characters before and I really was intimidated by the complexity.

Fast forward to now and I happened to come across the piece buried at the bottom of my art folder and rose to the challenge of finishing it.

I'm really happy with the lighting, although I didn't use references so there's definitely gonna be some issues in places!!

Reviews


blix982blix982

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Words cannot explain how awe struck I am looking at this beautiful picture! It both both elegantly and fiercely portrays the brush gods! Very well done! OMMMMMGG!



WegraWegra

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Oh my fucking gosh talk about a masterpiece!

I don't think I've ever seen a tribute to Okami this epic before! The watercolor art is amazing. It's well polished and refined my god this is just...wow



DragonicDragonic

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Okami is one of my all-time favorite games, so it's always nice to see some art inspired by it.

I like the sunset background, it gives the picture a very Japanese feel, though personally, I'm not a fan of the lighting. It would also have been nice if you brought the characters out a little more; now they're kind of like just posing, which makes the mood of the picture a bit bland.

Also, I have to nitpick a little here: Hanagami is a TRIO of flora gods... so it's three monkeys, not just one. Tsutagami and Sakigami need some love too!


Louise-Goalby responds:

I am fully aware that there is a trio of flora gods. However, I didn't want the piece to be too crowded, and as they are kinda all linked together, I thought I would chose one of them to represent all three. It was a thought out, concious decision.

In terms of the posing, I agree with you. However I did sketch this practically two years ago, and I was working with what I already had. Still, my anatomy and posing is a major weakpoint of mine and is something I am going to be focusing on!! :)


N1nj4XN1nj4X

Rated 5 / 5 stars

What if Kratos were an animal? It was the first thing that crossed my mind (I have a very unusual imagination).

Anyway, not only quite liked the way it was colorful, but as the shading was done. Since the light in the center, highlighting the whole design, even the most detailed areas, like the scales of the dragon.
I think the only thing missing was a dog there, hah.



TheBlueFoxTheBlueFox

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Whoa, this is awesomesauce! :D