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Okami - Painting a Legend by Starcanis Okami - Painting a Legend by Starcanis
Okami is my favorite game ever... :heart: :heart: :heart: so of course I had to make sure I submitted something to the contest! :) Exciting!

Here, Okami Amaterasu appears to paint her story and light onto a darkening world. :3

The style of Okami was... really hard for me. x_x I'm in awe of all the entries that mimic it perfectly! But I was really inspired by the concept art for the game's version of River of the Heavens... so pretty. The entire journey is a truly peaceful, 'feel-good' game.

Realistic Amaterasu doesn't have her reflector because, ah... more people have to believe in her to see it? ^_^;

Now that my front page is basically Okami, I guess it's time to submit something else...
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AEonVicious Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What struck me most about this picture is the use of the two different styles; the ink-drawing itself placed within a more realistic background, yet the flow of the color scheme and content merge them together. Wonderful!
Electrostar636 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Very creative the way Okami's face is half wolf half mountain
Gismome7Nightmary Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Very beautiful :3
ZoldyckHunter-18 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it! :D :highfive:
resistantDk Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible. Mindblowing. Innovative. Inspiring. LOVE IT. :squee:
LunaRaeB Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work :) The River of the Heavens looks very nice. I like that the rock matches up with her face <3
Okamiamaterasu908 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Okami's my favorite game to! Bthe way great picture!
Sunlight-Dog Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
i love your style, truly amazing and beautiful i love the game <3
Almaflora Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing ! i totally love your artwork. Okami is the best game ever!!
Tillydae Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa! Ammy's face is mixed in with the painting!!! that looks amazing!
Lunabird12 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
definitely a 'feel good game. also, i agree, my favorite game ever!<3!! there's just something about the game and its concept and story that brings a sort of inner peace, especially when restoring nature is in the game.
silverspitfire Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
How was this not in my favorites? I love this!
Kisharu Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
I really adore the concept behind this! It's much like a Bev Doolittle painting, with the way Ammy's face blends into the mountains on the inset painting. Beautiful~
Shadow-Kento Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, the combination is soooooo good, I like the way you drew the realistic one behind:) you're so good at drawing wolves
SpiritWolf-Siri Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
this is AMAZING

Love Okami
Ahllydeze Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010   Digital Artist
I think this is the 3rd picture of yours that i have in my favorites. I might as well watch you.
Starcanis Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for that! :) Glad to meet another Okami fan. :)
YonniThe4th Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
COOL love it XD well done
silverlunarwolf Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
VampireNya Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009 Brilliant...amazing :D
BR3ATH3 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Student General Artist
I realised the rock on the painting finishes the other side of her face..This is beautiful =] More unique than most ive seen in a long time.
Wolfpants Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Woah thats really awesome how it looks like part of the mountain is the other half of Okami's face. The I can see the other ear and it looks like the markings and the rest of the nose. This is amazing!
gemboundGoat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Student General Artist
thats really beautiful :D
thesightrules Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
i love this :D the realistic picture of ammy is sort of continued with the okami style painted one. It looks like the otehr half of her face is completed in the rock. Cause i can see the other ear, half of nose and eye :D
BeachBumDunkin Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG that is amazing, love the half and half deal, nicely done!
Ookami-Yokai Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Student Digital Artist
This is an amazing piece! I love how you drew Ammy in the brush style, as well as in a realistic style :D ...It looks to me as if the cliff forms the other half of her face!? Wow, that's really interesting, and a nice way to subtely combine the two pictures :)
jayfoxfire Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow I love the half face of Ammy -- awesome job
Laeliu Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
I really like how you made the other half of Okami's head blend into the moutainside.
You have made a beautiful peice of art that is a wonderful homage to the game.
DeniKitty Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008   Filmographer
Wow, i love this! Great job! The okami style looks awesome and the realistic Amaterasu is just gorgeous! :+favlove:
Umbreon12 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
You should be a wolf artist when you grow up!!! Cause this is so amazing!
verybluebird Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I really don't know what to say to this amazing peice of work! Besides the perfected realism, the central Okami drawing is beautiful as well!!!
Grypwolf Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is gorgeous O_O
Vantsu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Drawing Okami" looks so cute. :heart: Makes me smile when I look at it. And "realistic Okami" looks so mysterious, you really can draw great realistic wolves. Thank you for sharing this one :heart:
Wolf-of-Samhain Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! This is amazing! Wish Ami had that beautiful smile in the game! Great work! =D
vrm1979 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
wonderful :)
Kumo-wolf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
OMG this is both beautiful and epic. FAV!!!!>3
snoopi888 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
It's AMAZING! it me, or the left side of the realistic Ammy's face is completed by the cliff?
Amera31 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that's how it's supposed to be cuz I'm seeing that too
Myst-V Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
Nope, I see it too XD
camilah Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
LanceyTheDog Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
Wow, this is amazing!!! :wow: Very, VERY, good!!!!!!!!
ShpharrWolf Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful xD What did you use to make this, Photoshop..or..?
Neomura Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008   Traditional Artist
Even though you say that the style of Okami was really hard for you, I think you did a pretty good job :D. Art, books, and movies that basically mix stuff is pretty cool to me. Here you mixed a cartoonist style with a realistic style, looks pretty nice to me :D
hanyougirl1234 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful and stunning work!
Salential-Star Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008   Digital Artist
wow i love the way her head continues into the painting......
Kimico-chan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
what program do you use it paint?
day-2-day Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply amazing.

This was very well done for the contest. From a comparison point of view, the style doesn't seem too far off from the game's design. The aging scroll texture you placed for the background in the center picture is especially convincing for the context of this deviation. I'm not sure if it was exactly your intention, but it might be better if you placed that texture into the center's foreground as well.

You made a good excuse for not revealing the reflector. ^_^ Although, I'm not exactly sure if the amount of people who believe in her will reveal more of her godhood. In the beginning, it's true that people can't actually see Ammy's true form, but was her appearance revealed incrementally as the game progressed? I don't recollect since I still need to finish the game.

You have always done fur shading and texture very well and this is no exception. Nicely done and I pray you the best for the next contest.
SueaNoi Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't understand why you didn't win.
I was so sure that you must be the one who would get the Wii.
well,oh ,well.
werewolfluv Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Oh< it is beautiful. I love that game, especially Issun. Hes funny.
Nuova Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
I've been checking in on your work for awhile now... This is one of my favorites! Love the gradation of the red marks in the background Ama. Good luck!
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