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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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Brettfehr Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Student
Wow!!! There's a lot happening, that would be hard yo do!!! Great job!!
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Hantari Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Coool art!
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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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