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Ama no Gawa by CanisAlbus Ama no Gawa by CanisAlbus
Sumi, the 19th century Kishu Oiran.

Staedtler pigment liner, Gimp.
Japanese textures by thethecoco

Artwork, character ©CanisAlbus
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:iconkuddelfreud:
kuddelfreud Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
I love the colors and the anatomy, but what's a "Kishu Oiran?"
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:iconlindblut:
Lindblut Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional 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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Mercuriumis Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great color scheme, can really feel some movement from this piece. 
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:iconorokanakuzuri:
OrokanaKuzuri Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Coolness :)
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:iconhowl-n-hart:
Howl-n-Hart Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Yet again, SO stunning!
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:iconsoulful-purple-wolf:
Soulful-Purple-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This piece is so striking, it would make a lovely print.
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ashbasher22 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Completely gorgeous, love it. :)
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:iconhraphen:
Hraphen Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
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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UnfortunateCorvid Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist 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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PreciousAngelWings Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional 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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:iconhestiasmilodon:
HestiaSmilodon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice. Elegant. Perfect. I love this style.
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:iconkovawolfe:
KovaWolfe Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful, all those colours! And look how elegant she looks, in my opinion this deserves a DD
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:iconyankiidoodles:
yankiidoodles Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Really beautiful and elegant. I love the work that went into the patterns in this.
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:iconrough-luck:
Rough-Luck Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist 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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:iconrookshock:
Rookshock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
omg this is gorgeous @ v @ <3
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:iconfranciscathedragon:
Franciscathedragon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I haven't seen anything like this before! :)
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:iconmarygriffith1743:
marygriffith1743 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Artist
That look's like something off of the game Okami...I miss my Okami game
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Cats-Art-Cavern Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Why does Sumi never have breasts if she is a girl?
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student 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-Cavern Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
That makes sense. Thank you for the insight! :meow:
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:iconblack-fire-tazz:
Black-Fire-Tazz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not all girls have breasts
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:iconcanisp:
Canisp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Oh my GOD the patterns~ :heart:
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:iconcrisishalfprincess:
CrisisHalfPrincess Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
astonishing!!!
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:icongloomy-butt:
Gloomy-Butt Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful design~
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:iconbone4brains:
Bone4Brains Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
This is beautiful work!
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Sabaku-No-Kaze Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Ahh, this is beautiful. Such a lovely character; she looks so calm and composed, exactly like I'd expect these performers to be. The fabric looks so crazy awesome, I don't even know how you do that. I can't be sure, but I think that her torso is a little out of proportion though. Maybe it's just the shoulders? I could be wrong, it looks amazing anyway.
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UmbraCrux Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
How on earth? This looks amazing!
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TheAlbinoCheetah Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning, knocked me off my feet!

And, out of curiosity, what is a Kishun Oiran?
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Glad you like it! ^v^

"Kishu" is a rare, medium-sized dog breed native to Japan, "Oiran" is a traditional Japanese high-class courtesan, slightly similar to Geisha.
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TheAlbinoCheetah Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooooooh okay!

I think I knew what it was, but I had a blank.

And your welcome! Wink/Razz 
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zeraan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014   Digital Artist
I love the way you draw anthros.
The anatomy looks somewhat different from all the other anthro characters I usually see, and it's very graceful and interesting.
Anyway, I love the colours and the textures in this drawing c:
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xcrybaby Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
WOW beautiful!!
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DaakuNemes Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful *^* Japanese-styled no ? ^^
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:iconakimune:
Akimune Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really wonderful piece<3
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:iconfloidiv:
floidiv Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Valloittavat värit tässä *o*
Ihana nähdä jotain näin värikästä pitkästä aikaa~
Ja taas kerran pakko sanoa siitä kuinka onnistut aina saamaan tuon anatomian näyttävän noin hyvältä!!
Kuvassa myös kiva tunnelma ja ...miten sen nyt sanois p: .... u know... expression :'D
Ja kivat textuurit >u<
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LovelyVoila Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
:O
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:iconcro-magna:
Cro-Magna Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your art is always so gorgeous and inspiring. I admire your lines and use of colors... makes me want to draw something cool myself (:
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:iconj-harper:
J-Harper Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Disappointed because no boobs

nah, this looks great haha
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Hah! I was expecting someone to say that!
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 boobs 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.
Thanks nonetheless `v´
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:iconj-harper:
J-Harper Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting take on it. 
I can tell your anthros lean closer towards the animal rather than the human (with the digitigrade legs and this), as opposed to my anthros for example. I keep the body anatomy real close to a human's. 
But hey, you've got yourself an unique concept, I like it. 
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:iconbrittanywillows:
BrittanyWillows Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wow <3 This is beautiful!
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:iconteaveebag:
TeaVeeBag Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Amazing!
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666vlcina Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Gorgeous. Awesome Sumi.
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:iconhuskypawz:
Huskypawz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh. My. This is too gorgeous OuO Beautiful colors and anatomy <33 I love the pattern on the cloth as well! 
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