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Okami and Guardian Sapling by black-dicefish Okami and Guardian Sapling by black-dicefish
It's been a while but I've had work and stuff going on in my life, hadn't had much time to myself. Sigh...

I decided on a whim to do a little environment painting of the Guardian Sapling, but then it just grew and grew from there (exactly like a tree =P) and became this mini wonderland. I love Okami so much, I'm completely enchanted by the game, it's so beautiful <3.

This image took me a long time, a lot of chopping and changing and expansion. Yeeeah....it started off very small and focused on a small area but then it just got bigger and bigger and bigger!

:star: I have prints available! Please don't hesitate to ask.

Okami (c) Capcom
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Given 2011-02-05
Okami and Guardian Sapling by ~black-dicefish

The suggester said: "Words just CANNOT quite describe how lush, how powerful, and how utterly captivating Okami and Guardian Sapling by ~black-dicefish really is!! On the very first minute that I gazed upon this fan-art design, I found it to be simply jaw-droppingly beautiful including such outstanding details as the main white-wolf character resting magnificently amongst a bed of flowers and even that glowing cherry-blossom tree with its petals blowing in the wind in such convincingly first-rate fashion, too. This one truly evokes a phenomenal sense of such great inner peace that we can feel in its overall design and execution, that you could just stare at it for hours and never get tired of it at all! What an incredible homage to our ever-beloved Capcom/Clover Studio game classic indeed; such an amazingly fantastic job!!!"

Also suggested by ~Rosella-of-Daventry and ~Jace-Z

( Suggested by AdigunPolack and Featured by TommyGK )
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Skratch74 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018
Thank you for this amazing painting. Is it possible to obtain this picture in high resolution? Have a good day.
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
Thanks a lot! No sorry, this is the only resolution I'm offering.
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Skratch74 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018
Too bad, I wanted to enlarge it to expose in my living room.
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018
You're more than welcome to buy it as a print. That's the only way you'll be able to have it in your living room. Please send me a note if you're interested.
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Skratch74 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018
Good morning,
Sorry but i live in France and i think it was very difficult to send a print.
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018
I have sent prints all over the world, so I can assure you that France would be absolutely no problem at all :) If you still wish to buy a print, please send me a note and we can discuss it further.
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guilocci Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
I swear to amaterasu that i've made an account here just so i could leave you a comment. This game has a very special place in my heart and few things in this world make me as blissfully happy as playing it.
I came across your art on a tumblr or something, and just had to know where did it came from. This picture almost made me cry, i can't even draw a freakin straight line and you came up with this! It's mindblowing to me.
Anyway congratulations, you are one sharp artist. This is the best okami fanart i've ever seen, and i've seen A LOT.
In the description you said you have prints available, is that so? Because i am seriously consering framing this.
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
Wow!!Thank you so much! Your comment was really awesome and so so sweet! Okami is very special to me too, it transports me to a gorgeous universe every time a play it and no other game (yet) has touched me in the way that this has. I felt so inspired by it that I created this piece and it was sort of therapy for me because the world of Okami is so beautiful.

Thank you for your enthusiasm, your words are really touching. I can hand-on-heart tell you that if you enjoyed this artwork on a screen, it's a hundred times more luscious in real life. Prints are always available if and when you want it. Just drop me a Note if you're interested :)
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Faithfeather Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
this is so beautiful :3 the clover s a nice touch x3
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Thank you very much! Clovers were one of my favourite things to find and dig up :P
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WanderingKalosan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Just wow. Some people can combine their talent and hard work to create some truly amazing art. Okami and Guardian Sapling is one such piece of art.

Anybody can deny their emotions haven't been influenced the moment you have taken look at THIS?

Beautiful, black-dicefish. Please more of this :)
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
Thank you so much, your words are so kind. I hope that it inspires peace and happiness, as it did for me :)
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WanderingKalosan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
It evokes piece of mind. I can totally see myself looking at it while listening to relaxing music. Will help to deal with stress after a hard day at work.
Using it as my desktop background atm.
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Seritoja Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful and stunning artwork for the Okamo Games.
It fits it so well, you jsut want to dive in and snuggle down in the sun.
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016
Thanks a lot! :D
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Rayquaza131 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god... I...

This is amazing. Period. I am freakin speechless right now... That is just how beautiful this is.

You, my friend. Are awesome. This definitely deserves daily deviation.
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Thank you so much for your awesome comment! :D
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Rayquaza131 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! oUo I still can't comprehend how beautiful this is. ;o;
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Agent36496 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015   Writer
This looks so lifelike :iconiloveyouplz:
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
Thank you! :)
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nooitzben Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
I was always wondering who the original artist for this drawing was and just found out today. It's an awe inspiring drawing of Ammy and a guardian sapling in it's environment. Thx for creating such beautiful artwork :)
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Hooray for finding me! Dance!  Your words are so lovely and thoughtful, thank you :)
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Wufoo Featured By Owner Edited Jan 27, 2015
Hi there, this is such a beautiful piece! I don't know if you know but I purchased a silk poster of this on AliExpress and only found out it was yours by the watermark on the bottom right, if I had known it wasn't an official bit of art I would have tried to buy it straight from you.
It's very stunning nonetheless.
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
I have to thank you for bringing this to my attention. I have not authorised anyone to sell my work on any third party website. The fact that someone has taken my work without permission and is profitting from it is worry to me. Thank you for your lovely words none the less. In future, please support the artist by buying the artwork directly from them.
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Wufoo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
You're welcome, I figured it was stolen as soon as I got it so I looked you up and found you right here
I hope you can get it sorted, if you need a link to it or something let me know.
I don't worry, I feel really guilty for buying it now (I actually bought 3 and found out one of the other ones was in the same boat black-dicefish.deviantart.com/…) I will always try to buy from the artist, this time was the first I hadn't and I wouldn't have if I had noticed beforehand.
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
I'm glad that you found me, thank you for bringing all this to my attention and for being honest. I can guarantee I would have provided you with a far nicer quality print than this person, but you weren't to know so I guess what's done is done. I've contacted the seller and asked them to remove my artwork from their shop. It would probably be wise on your side to report this person for being a fraudulent/counterfeit seller. Maybe that'll make them think twice about using other peoples hard work for their profits, as I can see from browsing their shop that I'm not the only one they've stolen from. It's a shame really.
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pluvis Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
So many lovely details! It's like a sanctuary, and feel so magical. ^^
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Thank you very much!
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patrick19942 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
come there to find inner peace Panda Emoji-32 (Happy Blush) [V2] 
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Awww it's a nice place :)
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patrick19942 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
sure is
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Ankhmut Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really really beautiful!
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Thank you!
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crazyman1000 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Wow all i can say is wow.  you madam are very good artist  :)
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Aww thanks very much! :)
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crazyman1000 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
you're very welcome
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sae-midori Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014   Digital Artist
Wow! So many intricately beautiful details everywhere I look! I love the glow of the swirling sakura and the calm green color of the water. Such a stunning piece of artwork to match the uniquely lovely atmosphere of the game. Truly magnificent and brilliantly accomplished. :heart:
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Thank you very very much for you lovely words! :D
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sae-midori Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014   Digital Artist
You're most welcome! :hug:
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Sup3rMuffin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is most likely the most amazing Okami picture ever! This picture is stunning!
 
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Aww thank you so much!
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ShishiNoSeirei Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student Artist
the guardian sapling looks amazing <3 I love how it shines in warm and comforting light <3
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Thank you so much! :D
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RekaTheAmazingTaco Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
The inclusion of the four-leaf clover was simply brilliant, you clever bastard. c:

I hope one day I'll be able to do something as amazing as this.
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
How could I not add those clovers? They were everywhere! :D

Awww you flatter, thank you!
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RekaTheAmazingTaco Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Ikr?
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Starry-Night-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautifulClap 
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Thank you! :bow:
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SuperMegaDudeguy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
If the Dictionary were a picture book, this would be next to beauty. Seriously, this is what I think of when the word comes to mind; sparkling water, lush greenery, and a calming atmosphere.
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black-dicefish Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Awww your words are so wonderful, thank you! :blush: Okami has this beautiful tranquil world I think we'd all love to be transported to.
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