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April 29, 2008
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The Dark Lord by wookieinmashoo The Dark Lord by wookieinmashoo
I'm so happy this is finally done....the background is a bit messy (and distracting :paranoid: ) but it's finished. I was starting to worry I wouldn't get it done in time.
I've been itching to draw this character ever since I played the game, and the contest was a good excuse to draw him. And as for the contest...I simply entered for the sake of entering. Some people were saying that "bragging" rights were all they needed for an award... Isn't just the fact that you entered prize enough? It is for me, so I'm already a winner especially since I actually finished this fox. I wouldn't say no to a Wii though...I adore the Wii and I wish I had one.
I wish I could have gotten a photograph of this instead...fixing and cropping something that had to be scanned in more than once is usually a nightmare, but this time it went surprisingly smooth.
I only had three small printed pictures of the fox as reference, so I'm pretty sure i didn't get everything right about him, but i had to deal with it. I came up with something I guess that was a blend of my own style and the one used in Okami.

The process itself also took a lot of time... drawing it on sketch paper, transferring it to tracing paper, rubbing it on to watercolor paper, re-drawing it, tracing it with pen, masking the lighting areas, then staining it with coffee and watching it dry to prevent irregular stains, then finally painting it...
This is one of the few times I'm actually happy with the completed painting or drawing, even with the many mistakes I made on it.
The trip was fun, but I'm glad it's over. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Watercolor, ink, pen, coffee, and acylics

Resubmitted it...the size was messed up and I feel like waiting for the change file thing to work -_-
Now it's not all huge and stuff.

And (c) Clover...I really wish this was my character

I hate you typos! :shakefish:
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TheWritersExperiment Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Artist
This looks great! It must've taken a long time. It paid off though.
Okami-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Wow, this is stunning!
touristism Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
arcane-phoenix Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm appalled that this doesn't have more favorites and comments; you put so much time into it! I can only imagine how tedious the entire process was.

Ninetails was my favorite character from the game, hands down. He was just so awesome! His design is what really got me, though, especially because I'm a sucker for kyuubi. XD; This is a great piece of fanart for him!
wookieinmashoo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
I'm shocked that it has that many comments to begin with :lol:
Ninetails was my favorite character too, then close behind are the cat and the snake :3
I just enjoyed the new take on the critter and made a save slot on my memory card just so I can reference it latter to paint/draw him :D
Thanks for the comment and the fave! :hug:
drose444 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
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serrenady Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my God it is so good! I love the red ink tails. So cute! XO
wookieinmashoo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Thanks, I'm glad you like it :3
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