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Okami: Crescent by Ahkward Okami: Crescent by Ahkward
I'm sure you all saw this coming a mile away. The game "Okami" was released in 2006 I believe and it was one I have played over and over and over again. Literally HUNDREDS of times and I have needed to clear my memory cards many times to make room to start over. At the time I got the game I wasn't that much of an artist. Okami was cool and had a WOLF and was JAPANESE, so I was totally into it. However once I entered college and switched into animation, and later illustration, I really got focused on the game. I've always loved the paintings of the Tang dynasty and works by Utagawa Hiroshige, then seeing Okami was just icing on cake for me stylistically.

I hear often that the influence from this game shows through in my art and I hope it continues to! I feel it's a great way to pay homage too it and I figured it'd be even better to do some good'ole fanart! I never have time anymore, so I took a night for it. :la:

1. Why the Cresecent? An excuse to draw a moon.
2. I used BOTH Sai and CS6 Photoshop.
3. Time? About 7 hours from sketch to posting.

Enjoy and may the fresh scent of flowers protect you always!

-Ahk
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:iconnicthewerecatqueen:
NictheWerecatqueen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Pretty! ^^
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :la:
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PrismatDragoon Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful on both levels, picture itself and a fanart. I love Ammy's running pose in here and that brush(tail) stroke, Issun always bouncing on her head ^^ So nicely done coloring and lighting/shading. Love it ^v^ Okami and Ammy deserves such beautiful pics.

I see a cursed ground, now, a quick brush stroke to turn it into pretty and fresh flowers.
I am playing Okami HD on Ps3 right now (released in 2012) /but I also have the one on Ps2/
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Konveekou Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Student General Artist
So beautiful *___*
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Eraili Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
this is so perfect <3
I thought you drawing some Okami Fanart would be awesome... because ink <3
But I didn't know you were so much influenced bi it /the dynasty <3
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M-Lee08 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This turned out epic. It was neat watching what I did last night and see what became of it in the end. The struggle was real but worth it.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Definitely worth it! Lol
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Enysta98Death Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My goodness, this is absolutely beautiful!
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MercyLasVegas Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh - this is wonderful -QwQ-
The Ink-look is just awesome, the lightning/shading is super pretty and Amaterasu looks fabulous like always ~
Very well done!! :heart:
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costume-cat Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Student
FFFFF HOLY... Ahk why you so awesome, amazing, and make stunning gorgeous artwork! Oh god I cant wait to see more stuff like this! Instant favorite! 
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ApalrieusCentauri Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Student General Artist
 This is amaze! The references to stuff from the game!! AAFDJILVS!!
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Sakkali Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
//casually features on profile
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Sakkali Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this one on fb and I couldn't comment I was on phone sobs
I FINALLY CAN OBOI OBOI

I LOVE THIS TO BITS I mean I'd fucking buy a print?!
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cianid255 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
beautiful work that simulates traditional painting, reminds me of the game itself and its artistic style..... Bravo!

You have to try to work with this style EVEN more, damn it if i wasn't dead set on a style I would like to emulate or work towards, this would take the cake!
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Celestia-Knight Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is so beautiful... Good work! :D
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SimulacrumLupa Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
wow... awesome
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Ahkward Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! It was just a nice break from work. Lol
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