Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Blossoms in the Wind -Okami- by squidlarkin Blossoms in the Wind -Okami- by squidlarkin
Whew! It's finally done!

My submission for the Okami contest. And let me tell you, it took frickin' forever.

Each person/animal/object was sketched out separately, and then it was all assembled and colored in photoshop. The background (sky) was taken from the resources provided in the contest.

I've never done anything even half as complicated as this in photoshop, and I must say I learned quite a bit. But at the same time, I still have way too much to learn, and if I did this over I'd do a lot differently. But overall I'm pretty happy with it. :D

...If you can think of a better title, tell me. I'm so bad at that kind of thing. ^^;
Add a Comment:
 
:iconshykat:
ShyKat Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Gorgeous!
Reply
:iconmyoko-the-go-go:
Myoko-The-Go-Go Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Awesome :D
Reply
:iconcrimsonwolfsobo:
CrimsonWolfSobo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice. I love the scenery.
Reply
:iconsquidlarkin:
squidlarkin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
Reply
:iconxglide:
xglide Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Student Writer
Ammy looks kinda degraded in quality, but really, GREAT JOB =D
Reply
:iconsquidlarkin:
squidlarkin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, she had some issues because I drew her separately and used a photo for reference, and the photo was taken slightly from above. :dead: But thanks~ :D
Reply
:iconxglide:
xglide Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Student Writer
no prob :meow:, again great job~
Reply
:iconstudioapogeion:
studioAPOGEION Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
:pokeball:

Just lovely
Reply
:iconryoshockwave:
ryoshockwave Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Student Digital Artist
nicely detailed, and great idea.
i like amaterasu's playful pose and how issun is close up in the foreground.
Reply
:iconsquidlarkin:
squidlarkin Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you~! :D
Reply
:iconomiyage:
Omiyage Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
very nice work with colors and love the bg
Reply
:iconsquidlarkin:
squidlarkin Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you~!
I'm glad you like the background. I was a little worried about it. :)
Reply
:icongonememories45:
Gonememories45 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Its beautiful *_*
Reply
:iconsquidlarkin:
squidlarkin Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you~!
Reply
:icongonememories45:
Gonememories45 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
yeah no problem.
Reply
:iconrhapsodia:
Rhapsodia Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
This is so pretty...! All the colours are really perfect. :D
Reply
:iconsquidlarkin:
squidlarkin Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks~! :D
btw, did you ever play more of the game? Just wonderin'... I don't remember. ^^;
Reply
:iconrhapsodia:
Rhapsodia Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
Not really... I got TP and it gobbled me up.
Reply
:iconrhapsodia:
Rhapsodia Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
.... Er, Twilght Princess.

Not toilet paper. >.> <.< >.>
Although I appreciate good two-ply as much as the next person.
Reply
:iconhappyduckcreator:
HappyDuckCreator Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
They're... they're dancin' in the wind. It is truly one of gods most beautiful things...

Sorry to quote Family Guy, but great picture! You've captured okami and made a great picture in your own style!
Reply
:iconsquidlarkin:
squidlarkin Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Thank you! And thanks for the fav too. :D
Reply
:iconhappyduckcreator:
HappyDuckCreator Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No problems! Okami stuff is da bomb when unique...
Reply
:iconspongerat:
spongerat Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
this is made of awesome and hard work! The composition is really strong, and I am really glad you added the petals in the wind, they look excellent.
Reply
:iconsquidlarkin:
squidlarkin Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thanks! Yeah the petals before really weren't working. Thanks for making me get off my lazy ass and fixing it. =p
Reply
:iconenigmaticempress:
EnigmaticEmpress Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely, I like it very much ^^
Reply
:iconsquidlarkin:
squidlarkin Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
Reply
:iconxinom:
Xinom Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no idea HOW did U do that....... it seem like.... hard..
Reply
:iconsquidlarkin:
squidlarkin Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thanks. :) It took way too long. >_>;
Reply
:iconpaladinwillsteel:
paladinwillsteel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
Beautiful!

As for a title, the one you've got is pretty good (maybe better than I know, since I haven't played the game). If you really want some more suggestions, a few that come to mind are "Dance of the Cherry Blossoms", "Dance of the Blossoms", or "Dance of the Gods" (since I remember hearing somewhere that Okami is supposed to be a god or something).
Reply
:iconsquidlarkin:
squidlarkin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah, those are some good ideas.
Thanks for the fav too! :hug:
Reply
:iconpaladinwillsteel:
paladinwillsteel Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
You're welcome!
Reply
:iconhimawariangel:
HimawariAngel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008   Interface Designer
it's pretty, good job! and good luck <3 ^_^
Reply
:iconsquidlarkin:
squidlarkin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you~!
Reply
:iconitakun666:
itakun666 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
this is really good XD its a bit huge on my comp though XD
Reply
:iconsquidlarkin:
squidlarkin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
Yeah I fixed that ^^;
Reply
:iconmiaki:
miaki Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in submitting a piece of work there is an option to have it a certain size and then be able to download the full version via the download button.

beautiful i must say. all the characters look fantastic!
Reply
:iconsquidlarkin:
squidlarkin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>_>_Perhaps that would be a better idea. My brain kinda stopped working today. ^^;

But thanks!
Reply
:iconyosheyoi:
YosheYoi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
wow this is gorgeous, you got some real talent,I hope you win it, I can tell you put a lot of detail and effort into it.
I'am going to add this to my faves :)
Reply
:iconsquidlarkin:
squidlarkin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you~!
And thanks for the fav too. :hug:
Reply
:iconrushifa:
Rushifa Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
wow, yeah, full view is a bit of a headache...

anyway, so pretty! I think it turned out really awesome, all the characters look great! Ammy kinda of looks a bit small, though... But Waka's frickin awesome.
Reply
:iconsquidlarkin:
squidlarkin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ammy's not small! She's just... um... in the background. Yeah. >_>;
lol she was smaller. So it could be worse. ^^;

But thanks~! :D
Reply
:iconrushifa:
Rushifa Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
haha, no worries, it looks awesome!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 3632 × 3300




Details

Submitted on
April 28, 2008
Image Size
6.9 MB
Resolution
3632×3300
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
2,771
Favourites
110 (who?)
Comments
42
Downloads
55
×