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4.87 / 5.00

Nov 28, 2013 | 3:15 AM EST
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2200 x 1719 px
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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!!



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!! :)


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.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Whoa, this is awesomesauce! :D


Rated 5 / 5 stars

only bad thing about the pic is that its to big to be my wallpaper T.T


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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I haven't actually played Okami myself, but this is undeniably epic artwork. If the game is as visually stunning as this fanart, then I'll be certain to give it a go.
The attention to outlining for every creature is visibly clean. Perfection on the smoothness side.
Lighting is rather well done too, especially the glowing rays given off from the 'rising sun' in the background. Very reminiscent of Japanese iconography.

Shading is spectacular, one of the most detailed I've ever seen. With the picture resolution, I can make out every circular(?) brush stroke coating each and every spot of the piece. I can actually feel the effort poured into the art.

Though you mention 'issues', I can't actually fault the drawing: if this was drawn by memory or imagination, then it was done brilliantly.

Anyway I'm going to wrap it up since I have an endless river of compliments gushing out after seeing this, which I probably couldn't fit here. I am in awe.

Keep up the art, Louise!

5 / 5

Louise-Goalby responds:

You're extremely kind. Thank you :)