Ohiru Menomuchi no Kami

Posted Sep 2, 2007, 10:09:41 PM

I did this for one of my projects (that I didn't finish due to an issue that I will tell when I'll come back). It had to be religion-related, so I drew my own version of Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess in Shinto.

The letters on the side is written Amaterasu-Okami if I remember, meaning "the Great Goddess" or "the Great Spirit that illuminates Heaven", and it's her full name. The letters on Kusanagi means Ame-no-murakumo-no-tsurugi "Heaven's Cloud-Gathering Sword".... I used Wikipedia, so I'm not sure ^^;.

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References: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e5/Amaterasu_cave.JPG http://www.gearsonline.net/fss/characters/images/amaterasu4.jpg http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/55176782/

Medias: STAEDLER pigment liners, Fabel Castell pens, done in a SCRAPBOOK (yellow papers).

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  • Sep 2, 2007
    Very nice patterns, this is beautiful. ^_^
  • Sep 2, 2007
    This is a masterpiece, very nice detail in the lower sleeve of the dress, and talisman, is she part of some original manga or story?
    • Sep 2, 2007
      Thanks! ^o^

      Hm? Strange... I thought I already wrote the description O_O' ... Anyway, nope she's not part of any manga I guess, unless it's a reference to the original. This is my version of the Sun Goddess in Japanese Shinto mythology, Amaterasu. I will add the description, so you may find more information in it like references I used, etc.

      An example of her being somewhere else is in the PS2 game Okami.
  • Sep 2, 2007
    This is absolutely beautiful.. I love the faint clouds in the background, against the strong, dark lines of the girl and the writing on the left. Her robe's design is just lovely, and the shading on it is very nice... not too much, but not too little, either. Also, the way the fabric is moving in a supposed wind is very nice, it has a good flow to it.
    Her hair is nicely done, busy, but not overwhelming. The smaller free-floating strands are a good touch to keep it looking more realistic.
    Her right arm (on the left) looks a little long... if she were to open that hand, her fingertips would nearly reach her knee, instead of mid-thigh which would be a bit more realistic, I think...
    But all in all, this is just incredibly line work and shading.
    • Sep 2, 2007
      Wow, I haven't had a great and detailed feedback like that for a while O.O! Thank you so much for your time!

      Oh, I think someone mentionned about her arm in deviantART, but thanks for pointing it out ^.^ I appreciate how you give both critiques and compliments!
  • Sep 2, 2007
    very niceBig Smile KUDOS!!!!
    • Sep 2, 2007
      Thank you!! >w<
      • Sep 2, 2007
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  • Sep 3, 2007
    That's great! Fantastic! I've got no other words!
  • Sep 3, 2007
    Awesome ;)
    I really like how you did the shadows, the character is beautiful and the details here are impressive Smile
    • Sep 3, 2007
      Thank you! ^w^

      I am very proud of this piece even with the major errors. I think I will do an Okami (ps2) fan art one day, so there will be two Amaterasu in my gallery XD
  • Sep 6, 2007
    Lovely detail & you have really captured movement through the clothes & hair. ;)
  • Sep 16, 2007
    Ooh, that's pretty! And nice details. ^_^ I especially like how you did the hair.
    >^_^<
    MEOW!
    • Sep 16, 2007
      Thank you very much ^_^

      The hair are oftenly my favorite part to do even if it could also be the longest. I like to use that spaghetti trick XD
  • Sep 16, 2007
    Wow I love this, awesome detail too.
  • Feb 26, 2008
    Really nice, i love the contrast between paper's yellow colour and the black ink. You're really good at traditional media! ^^
    I see that you also like Kaze-hime's art Big Smile