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The Sun Rises out of Darkness by technofortomcats The Sun Rises out of Darkness by 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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Lashael Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
so much heart for this. rosary weapon :,D
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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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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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