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Underwater Red Moon
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Published: May 29, 2014
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something I did for school! I had so much fun imaginating my own yokai I want to make other illustrations like this!! X3

As usual, if you want to see wips, you can check my tumblr : mariposa-nocturna.tumblr.com/


I'm going to open soon the preorders for the mystified project if you're interested: Mystified Cover by mariposa-nocturna

other illustrations: turning mermaid by mariposa-nocturnaSexy Capitaine Hook by mariposa-nocturna
The Final Embrace by mariposa-nocturnaApparition by mariposa-nocturna
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majabj35QM17's avatar
majabj35QM17|Professional Traditional Artist
just beautiful!
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RebellingLemming|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great pic!
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Gwiber49|Hobbyist Filmographer
I am making an OC who rides on a koi!  You are my inspiration!
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zakiaybee122's avatar
beautiful red
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I really appreciate it how you chose a subdued but dark red color when making the giant koi fish and the samurai.  Otherwise if you had used a bright red, it would have looked out of place and awkward.  I like the dark blue/green colors that you used for the water, and how you chose a lighter color for the leaves on top of the water.  You did a very good job at making everything blend together.

It's like I'm out with my grandfather at a very serene and tranquil Japanese garden with a little pond.  It is there that my grandfather tells me a story of a very valiant samurai that went off by himself to go fight a great evil water-demon that was causing havoc and chaos for people.  He rode off on a giant koi fish.  But he never came back.  But soon after things got better.  It's like you made this picture in the middle of when my grandfather was telling me about that legend.

Whatever story is behind it; it's like this picture was done in remembrance of a legendary/ mythical samurai warrior.  It's a very nice picture.  Very nicely colored.  Clap deviantART Clap 
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thankk you very much for the little story! :huggle: It's really what I'm trying to communicate with my illustrations! :D
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Agatha-Macpie|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cette illu est tellement jolie, que je me souviens l'avoir pris deux fois (par inadvertance) à deux moments différents (dans la même journée ! XD) à JE, sur ta carte de visite en me disant "haaaan dis doooonc, elle est tellement belle cette illu !". Pour voir que je l'avais prise deux fois ! Enfin, tout ça pour dire qu'elle accroche très bien l’œil ! :D
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hahaha
j'avais même pas remarqué XD
Merci en tout cas! :heart:
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kawai-hime|Student General Artist
c'est juste magnifique. J'aime beaucoup la couleur <3
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kawai-hime|Student General Artist
de rien :hug:
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Emerson-Fialho|Professional Artist
Wonderful work, dear!
Very well done, congratulations!!
:iconbravoplz:

Cheers! :heart: :hug:
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Emerson-Fialho|Professional Artist
Tender kiss... :heart:
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Kamikatamari|Student Digital Artist
Oh my, this is a very lovely artwork! <3 :batman:
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Danalane|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Difficile d'ajouter un commentaire pertinent à tout ce qui a déjà été écrit!
Tout de cette illustration me charme, c'est sublime :)
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:love: merci encore!!
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Clo-well|Student Filmographer
Heeeey mais j'ai vu ça aux JPO des Ateliers! C'est super cool, comme illu! ^^
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mariposa-nocturna's avatar
hahaha ouiiii
merci!!
mon dieu le monde est petit!!
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Clo-well|Student Filmographer
Ouais, carrément, j'y rentre à la rentrée, en anim'. J'espère que ça a été pour tes concours en tout cas. ^^
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ho supeeeer!!
tu diras bonjour à Catherine de ma part!! 
oui moi ça a été super j'ai eu mon premier choix :D
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