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The Sun Rises out of Darkness by technofortomcats The Sun Rises out of Darkness by technofortomcats
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The Sun Rises out of Darknessby technofortomcats

Contests / 2011 / So I Herd U Liek Progress / Visual©2011-2015 technofortomcats
A remake of a contest entry for a contest.
yo dawg

Also; Okami fanart. Because I love that video game so damn much.

This is for the 'I herd U Like Progress' contest running on DA. I do a lot of fanart and I thought it would be fun to enter and look back on some of my older art and rework it!

I chose to re-do and re-visit this artwork here:



I loved the motivation behind me doing this artwork, but the original lacks so much, compared to recent artwork I've done.

In revisiting this art of Amaterasu I really wanted to push what made the original artwork so great in concept:

-Amaterasu is the focal point, while Yamato-no-Orochi is the background, but takes up most of the canvas.
-Orochi's mountain is centre focus, but instead of being in the background, it's in the foreground.
-ALL EIGHT HEADS. In the original I just did not have the skill and patience to draw all eight Orochi heads.
-Fix up the beads. God, the beads in the old artwork are horrible. (Tundra beads)
For the record, I fight with Eighth Wonder most of the time!
-Really focus on chunky rich colouring!

As a result, I am so much more happier with this as an artwork. Whether I win the contest or not, doesn't matter, I learnt a lot in revisiting my artwork and had a ton of fun doing so!

Also; as far as I know, the Japanese lettering is correct for the heads/elements.

I decided NOT to watermark this, due to the original not being watermarked (contest entry) but my policy on re-posting and altering stands:
Please don't do it! Or if you want to tumble/book/tweet this, please link BACK to this page.
And NO altering/chopping or re-drawing any of my work!

The border is from beautiful stock made by :iconqi-lin:

You can read more about the Okami game here

Okami Amaterasu (this concept anyway) (c) CAPCOM
Artwork (c) Kimberley Petrie
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:iconbrettfehr:
Brettfehr Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student
Wow!!! There's a lot happening, that would be hard yo do!!! Great job!!
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:iconhantari:
Hantari Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Coool art!
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:iconlashael:
Lashael Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
so much heart for this. rosary weapon :,D
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:iconlibertades:
Libertades Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic! Just.... Awesome!
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TonberryLives Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Okami is one of my favorite games. This is just incredible.
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Star-Gamer Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:iconsuperepicwinplz: Brilliant! I love the layout and everything! :D
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kdxkoelz Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
nice colour! :)
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Anna-Jaganshi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
8D

I like both the new one and the old one! I like this one more-so though 'cause of more of Orochi's heads. xD This is super detailed and dynamic; awesome job!
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AssassinFoxes Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
wow OKAMI IS THE BEST GAME MADE XD PLUS AMMY LOOKS SO AWESOME HERE
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115darc115 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
most things okami related are cool, but this is on a whole 'nother level of awesome. This piece really deserves do to well in the contest
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner May 27, 2011   General Artist
I think it's really intresting how your style has changed. I wouldn't say that either piece is better or worse, they're just different. I think the focal point isn't as strong in this piece because the mountain below is so bright, but it gives the viewer something to look at in every point in the piece. The symbols in the 2nd one are clearer, but I think the original has a better sense of depth. This one has more of an iconic feel to it, whereas the other has a more minimalist design feel to it. Anyway, I think your art is cool :) Great job on both of those works!
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DunnyCT Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never played the game, but regardless, if this doesn't win I'm suggesting it for a DD for the execution alone. It's really well put together. /jealousmuch Well, we'll know in a bit over a week anyway, expect your DD/Contest-Win in the post!
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:icontechnofortomcats:
technofortomcats Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, it's very sweet the vote of confidence!
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Noktowl Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd happily admit defeat in 'so i herd u liek progress' to something of this level!
I've never played okami before, but the visual of the game (and all the fan arts I see out there) really made me fell in love with it.

As for this piece, I especially like the way you lay out the striking red near the shrine. It really works! :heart:
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rejecttemptation Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
oh man, this version is wicked. theres so much detail. and the composition has improved greatly. the color pallet is beautiful. great work
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Ryuu-Haku Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well done okami and orochi are awesome :D

Fav ^^
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Harlequime Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
OMG,
definitely continue your ookami work. One of my favorite games and story lines! great job!
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:iconjiyulie:
JiYulie Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
total awesomeness XD
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ZGravityWolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
...Just ..simply beautiful.. *u*
Awesome job of organizing the heads together. It's so balanced.
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heartwrench Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Although the newer one is much more detailed and clear, I kinda like the original better. It had a more painted appeal that really fit in with the Japanese mystique. Just my thoughts really.
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tenko72 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
You got much better. I especially like the contrast between those two. The weapon and their heads look so good too.
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:iconrmr34:
rmr34 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, amazing job. :wow:
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Wrathgrape Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it, to be honest your style improved from the last picture, a lot! :D Orochi is more scaly too! More dynamic and symbolic is whole picture :D Good job once again
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:icontechnofortomcats:
technofortomcats Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I drew it over 3 years ago, I would WANT to hope I improved since then!
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JZLobo Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, good to see you've entered the contest! Me too, on the literary side. Glad I decided not to try the art side of things. Now I would really have been screwed. XD
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:icontechnofortomcats:
technofortomcats Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, good thing I didn't enter the literary side, or I would be screwed :D
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JZLobo Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Heh. It's a shame we never got to collaborate on a Mosaic. That would have been the winningest thing. ;)
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:icontechnofortomcats:
technofortomcats Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, It was a shame, but things were getting crazy busy on my end. :D
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I totally understand.
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Silvolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, this looks awesome! Good luck in the contest!!
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PaineCryer Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Stunning art .
I think it would be improved if ammy's left front foot (right as we see it) was stretched forward and -a little down- (visually lower than the right front foot) .
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:icontechnofortomcats:
technofortomcats Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tip, but I'm not gonna rework this. But if I decide to do different weapons, I'll definately revisit the feet.
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PaineCryer Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Yes i understand :]
You are more than welcome dear :]
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:iconfairu:
Fairu Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!
How do you do this lineart? Because it's awesome, it looks so natural and professional, I really like it >O<
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:icontechnofortomcats:
technofortomcats Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just sketch and paint over it!
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:iconfairu:
Fairu Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
=O
I will take this for practice, I like how it looks šOš
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Clerical-Error Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nice to see a rosary instead of the usual reflector.:D Incredible painting, the blue and red color scheme is really striking and creates a lot of contrast.
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technofortomcats Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel the beads aren't represented enough in fanart, so I try to use them as much as I can. :D I like using the Glaive in gameplay and I was half-tempted to due Infinity Judge (blue reflector) for this. I have the version of this that has no instrument, so I may mix and match the weapons later. :D
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MixMediaMaster07 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
epic
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arbusta Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesome, I love how the coloring has changed so so much and it's more gorgeous now!!

Also I love how this new painting is based on the game art style, beautiful!
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Kagomewolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Gaaaah! Makes me want to either go do a lil bit of Okami art myself, or go play the game! I'm really loving the vivid colors and general inspiration that comes from your art! Kudos and awaiting more! <3


Also. Rosary. Most amazing weapon ever.
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Luneos Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fighting with rosary, so epic ! I love it so much ! Where is the stupid dragon's head?
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:iconvisoris:
Visoris Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Stunning!
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ImDoomed Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
its the best game in the world
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:icondeexalis:
Deexalis Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm agree with you ! :love:
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ImDoomed Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
brudah!!
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