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Ama no Gawa
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Published: September 7, 2014
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Sumi, the 19th century Kishu Oiran.

Staedtler pigment liner, Gimp.
Japanese textures by thethecoco

Artwork, character ©CanisAlbus
Image size
4455x6926px 42.24 MB
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I love the colors and the anatomy, but what's a "Kishu Oiran?"
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LindblutProfessional Digital Artist
You don't do a lot of colorful stuff usually, but when you do it, you're doing it right!
I really dig the palette and the patterns against the more solid colored parts!
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MercuriumisHobbyist Digital Artist
Great color scheme, can really feel some movement from this piece. 
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OrokanaKuzuriStudent Traditional Artist
Coolness :)
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Yet again, SO stunning!
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Soulful-Purple-WolfHobbyist Traditional Artist
This piece is so striking, it would make a lovely print.
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ashbasher22Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Completely gorgeous, love it. :)
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I love everything about this but something with the neck throws me off in that it makes the head look like a mask and not part of the body.
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UnfortunateCorvidHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I love the colors on this.  The blues and reds really contrast nicely, and those textures work really well to draw the eye to the character!  Lovely composition and overall art piece, as well. :>
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PreciousAngelWingsProfessional General Artist
The more i look at it, the more I love it. The colors, the pose, the composition and motion. The biggest thing I like about this is that  the fabric starts to look like Koi fish the longer I look at it <3 fantastic work :D :+fav:
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HestiaSmilodonStudent General Artist
Nice. Elegant. Perfect. I love this style.
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KovaWolfeHobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful, all those colours! And look how elegant she looks, in my opinion this deserves a DD
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Really beautiful and elegant. I love the work that went into the patterns in this.
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Rough-LuckHobbyist Traditional Artist
Sumi is absolutely one of my favorite characters of yours, I'm in love with the design and elegance! :heart:
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RookshockProfessional Digital Artist
omg this is gorgeous @ v @ <3
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FranciscathedragonStudent Traditional Artist
I haven't seen anything like this before! :)
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marygriffith1743Student Artist
That look's like something off of the game Okami...I miss my Okami game
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Cats-Art-CavernStudent General Artist
Why does Sumi never have breasts if she is a girl?
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CanisAlbusStudent General Artist
The breasts of the human female are unique in the animal world, only few primate species come close of having similar kind of swollen and rounded breasts. My female characters are anthropomorphic canines (not humans or apes), thus they don't have protruding breasts unless they're lactating, they've produced a lot of offspring or they have a high body fat percentage. Sumi here doesn't have kids and she's relatively young and fit, so her chest is flat.
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Cats-Art-CavernStudent General Artist
That makes sense. Thank you for the insight! :meow:
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Black-Fire-TazzHobbyist Digital Artist
Not all girls have breasts
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Oh my GOD the patterns~ :heart:
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CrisisHalfPrincessHobbyist Traditional Artist
astonishing!!!
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Gloomy-ButtStudent Digital Artist
Beautiful design~
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