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Mononoke by ArtfulBeast Mononoke by ArtfulBeast
"Impudent Humans. They always have been spreading their greedy tendrils throughout this land, but to reach even this stretch of forest? This is...unsettling."

"We won't let them do anything to our home. Not our Wolf tribe, we won't!"  The girl knew of Humans, but this was the closest she'd ever been to them. With a brief pause, the girl took another breath and added in a trembling voice, "And yet...it's all the more strange that I share their looks. Why is that?"

The Wolf curved its head ever so slightly towards the girl with precarious eyes. "You already know that is not for me to disclose to you, as Mother Moro wishes. Perhaps you can go ask Her yourself, but I doubt She will tell you now as you are. Wait for some time until you are older, little one." The Wolf then slowly returned its attention to the sea of lights. "For now, heed my warning when I tell you not to ever mingle with or approach these heathens. Without question they are dangerous to our tribe, our home, and our way of living."

"Yeah...," replied the young girl wistfully as she too, gazed down at the haunting lights with inquisitive eyes. "I know."

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Oof. That's the first time I've ever written dialogue for a scene I've drawn. Hopefully it helped add some context to the image, of which I aimed to show a younger San before meeting Ashitaka and learning more about humans! 15-16 hour painting done in Photoshop ^^ You can find a speedpaint video of this piece here !
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EvaEvaArt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
The girl's face is awesome!  
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Werewolf-Wolffire Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2019
Wow that's awesome :)
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Dread-Locksman Featured By Owner Edited Feb 17, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn this was a good origin story to go with an awesome painting!
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ELGAROU Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
That is really some good stylization!!
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AwesomeFoxgirl02 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019   Artisan Crafter
I really think that it is so beautiful and so lovely artwork picture in the whole world 💖.
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:iconlucidpalette:
LucidPalette Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow. This is fantastically pretty.
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Serenit-Y Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2019   Traditional Artist
Breathtaking - one of those pictures you can stare at for a while - Engulfing.
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:icontranki-zieleniack:
tranki-zieleniack Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing:-)
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AkiraGenji Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the way you did it for her eyes and expression... That's really a stunning work. Keep it up ! ~
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cijo123 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Love the colors that you used and especially the light reflections in her face
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Amethyst-Phoenixx Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That is extraordinary :love::love::love:
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incoming-101 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Mononoke Hime is, to me, one of the greatest films ever made. It dwells deep into the character of every side, every faction. Every person has at least some depth. And it's art flows like a river, taking us through a heart-tugging story about fate, choices, pride, prejudice, nature, greed, and hope...

'Life is suffering. It is hard. The world is cursed. But still you find reasons to keep living.'
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Peaaachy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Какая гармоничная цветовая гамма
Прекрасно :з 💞
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:iconjt-designs-123:
jt-designs-123 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful! I love this movie!
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Tnynfox Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018  Student General Artist
Tribe
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JTFlamez Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018
This is absolutely beautiful <3
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JosephCorner Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing! <3
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:iconlunar-nessie:
Lunar-Nessie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! I love the eyes, they're so vibrant
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gispi Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have to watch this just to use as wallpaper, beautiful work :)
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edgardlops Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Student Digital Artist
beautyful color palette !
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TropicalLeopard Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!
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STLOrca Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018
Hot DANG this is good. Wow.
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:iconmsworks:
MSWorks Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a great piece, but I can make a better piece.
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Seiya-Meteorite Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Amazing, great depiction of one of the best anime movies of all time.
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ArtfulBeast Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed on Princess Mononoke being one of the best anime movies ever!
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Chaoswolfstone Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is epic.
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nornierart Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Student Digital Artist
beautiful lighting and style o: !!!
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Gabe1985 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018
Wow great love it :)
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ShaishT Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh this is beautiful
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KyojinAmvs Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Heyho im Kyo or Ben^^ I want to start an Community / Projekt with different Drawers / Animators:D Im 17 and Studying atm so thats first just an try ^^ well Ur actualy good enough for joining so if ur intrested just write me:)

Realy enjoyed ur drawing Sayonara Ben 
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salttea66 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018
What's this movie about it seems like something I would love to watch
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Anon200 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018
It's Princess Mononoke. It comes off as a bit of an eco-parable at first but...not long into it, you realize it's more of a parable about all great hate-based conflicts in history throughout the world in which both sides are right and wrong at the same time. It's one of the few genuinely graphic films Miyazaki has done.
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ArtfulBeast Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Couldn't have summarized it better myself.
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awoool Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love you
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Sushimitzu Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018
You got their personalities very right and we all love that blue/orange contrast. The mask and spear are really well executed; the highlights really pop. It's like you could grab into the picture and move them around to see the reflections in the moonlight change. In fact, they might pop a bit too much because I find myself looking at the objects as much as at the characters. You could steer attention to the characters more by managing the relative sharpness, level of detail, contrast, etc.

Also, is it just me or does San look a bit like the vocalist of Wednesday Campanella in this?
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ArtfulBeast Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone else also pointed out the objects' significance in the image as well! I can very well see now that they pop off more than they should in comparison to the rest of the image, yet I planned for a soft lighting scheme throughout. Thank you for the critique, it's really appreciated!
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Sushimitzu Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018
Well, thank you for producing great art and for taking your time to reply. :)
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inflixer Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018
this is gorgeous, love mononoke!
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Zoe-the-Pink-Ranger Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018
Beautiful work... and would fit very nicely into Werewolf: the Apocalypse :)
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Neita-Draws Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work :D!!Clap 
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Schloogywoog Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible rendering technique! I love that warm glow in their eyes.
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Foxy991 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Student General Artist
One of the best anime movies I’ve ever watched:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: Heart 
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TheforgottenSiren Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
awesome
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gordonphilbin Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018
Amazing drawing of San and the wolf!

:heart:
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kaze26 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018
Gorgeous and spectacular
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bethereason Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018
whoaaaaaaaaa im so in love! catching love Art is love Emote Cuddle Love chasing love Love Bounce 
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durid1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018
Wow, ok. That is going right to my computer wallpaper!
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FirestarterFumei Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018
The colors, the composition, the emotions it evokes... everything is marvelous! I love it!
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ArtfulBeast Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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TJverhagen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018
Beautiful work!
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