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February 8, 2011
An extremely beautiful traditional Japanese style drawing. With bright colors and several astonishing details, SW10: Mononoke in Spring by *hakumo gives a wonderful impression of Spring.
Featured by Nyiana-sama
Suggested by Topicality
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SW10: Mononoke in Spring

I am, yet again, an elf for :iconsantas-workshop:

:bulletwhite: Secret Santa #3, OC Haru for *LethalPepsi :bulletwhite:

He yes he is so pretty oAo! i just assumed his name means spring :XD: I feel like I was lured to draw him, because I just finished watching Mononoke couple of weeks before working on this, so the hype is still there (Not Ghibli's Mononoke Hime, but モノノ怪).
I'm trying to capture the unusual feel but still make it appealing... worst part is figuring out how a junihitoe (the kimono he's wearing) works OTL;;; there might be mistakes, so many references in my folder now haha.

Some advertising ahead.
That series, I LOVE IT!!! very much T-T even though I'm not into horror/mystery genre, but the characters, the style, the pattern, the cinematography agh :love: can't say enough!
If you know what I'm talking about, my favourite story arcs are Umibōzu and the initial Bakeneko from Ayakashi (that big first impression). If you feel like checking it out, it's a different kind of anime and might be not for everyone because of its 'mature' story, but it's really worth a try ^^ (or if you're into Takahiro Sakurai's voice LOL he sounds great)

With that all said, it's a fun experience. I hope you like it, and Mononoke if you see it ^_^

pattern from ~gimei
texture from ~akinna-stock [link]

*i'm..very speechless...oAo t-thank you =Topicality and ^Nyiana-Sama for the DD! thank you all of your wonderful comments :happycry:*

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NordicWyrm's avatar
Absolutely beautiful. And I love the indirect inclusion of a certain 'someone'. This anime is so painfully underrated and obscure. I'm glad that your art has helped bring it to light more. :)
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Thank you for the comment!
Utterly gorgeous, and very Mononoke-like... and is that the Medicine Seller's sleeve I see in the top left corner?

Though I am a little confused - why the junihitoe?
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Thank you very much! (It is as you thought in the top left corner~)
The participant in this particular event requested it ^^
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I love Mononoke, but I hate having to add the "not the Ghibli one" disclaimer every time I talk about it....

It's so good to see Mononoke things here. This is a beautiful picture! I love how all your compositions include backgrounds. Your gallery is full of images that look very colorful and complete!
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Thank you very much! It can't be helped people are more familiar with the Ghibli one. But once they see this, it'll be unforgettable xD
Ou-ren's avatar
It is a rather unique flavor of horror :)
Nice composition!
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RollinStar's avatar
OMFG Someone else watches that series! I am so happy! And you captured the striking art style of "Mononoke" so beautifully!

The Medicine Seller would fit right in here. ^_^
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I think it is underrated, well, because of the theme and story of course. But it is without a doubt beautiful and mesmerizing and fresh and, dark yet have that hint of happy ending? I guess xD I love it! :heart:
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lovely, your work is bright and colorful and beautifully well done.
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Thank you so kindly :thanks:
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Such a beautiful work!

I can't say how much I love Mononoke. I barely can't stand call it anime, cuz for me it's a goddamn piece of art. Just like yours. Thanks for bringing this to life. :heart:
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AUUH THANK YOU! You're very kind!!! I have to agree, it is a verry high class anime to be called anime :love:
videmo's avatar
Daily Deviation is not enough for this :) :love:
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Thank you very much for the sweet words :)
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Fantastic!!~ <33
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Thank you so much~
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Featured your beautiful art in my journal: [link]
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ooh thank you for the kind feature!!
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