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Sasa Springs--Onsen by danke-kitten Sasa Springs--Onsen by danke-kitten
CAN YOU SPOT WAKA? He's spying on Ammy as usual, waiting for the most (in)opportune moment to pop up and start acting like the pretentious prick he is.

When I was getting ready to draw this picture, I thought, "You know, I should really do something big and dramateek, with Amaterasu being godly and majestical and all. That's what a lot of people seem to be doing." But then I realized, Okami isn't all that dramatic, really. Every time it tries to be, Issun manages to derail the mood with one of his boob jokes or Ammy falls asleep. So instead, you get the Sasa Sparrows and their new-and improved Onsen.

Some things happening in the picture:
Ammy is considering whether to actually take a bath. It is a frightening idea.
Chun is wearing a swimming suit, and is enraptured by Issun. Issun wants Ammy to book it any direction away from that crazy Chun character.
The famous self-immolating sparrow appears to be chasing one of the king's servants. For some reason. The king is indifferent, as always.
I couldn't tell what hiragana is supposed to be on the lanterns in the game, so I added my own text instead.
Two Kappas are chilling in the corner. Kappas aren't actually in the game, but THEY SHOULD BE. They're a mythological Japanese water creature. PS. The white thing on the Kappa's head is a towel.

I've got to say that I had so much fun doing this in the Okami style. Oh, and I am the queen of procrastination.

I hope this is submitted right for the contest.
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Ranki-Chee Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student General Artist
I would LOVE to relax in those hot springs :D
XxtheWakavorefanxX Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I see you, Waka, you can't hide from moi!
okami0221 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
eu queria saber... come se passa pela parte que as corujas não te desão passar pela porta ?
resistantDk Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Teehee, look at Jamba in the background XD
NintenHeart Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
J-Delikan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist
This picture is PROPA! And it's good to see Ammy with the Blade Of Kusanagi, my favourite!
witch13888 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dawwwww. :heart: I love the lil' Kappas hangin out on the side of the bath <3333
Pearlpelt-Shadow Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg! I spotted Waka AND Kusanagis Blade 8D And both looks amazing! No ... everything does :iconhappyloveplz:
Wonderful idea!
Shidyk Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is really well done. :D
DarkRenka Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
I don't know the characters or anything, but the image is awesomely fantastic. I love the water and light effects and all the other details within the picture. ^_^
wu1f3n Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Dude I love Okami.
I love those two kappa right there. I don't think there were any in the game but you captured the style quite well.
Ninko-The-Sage Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: :la: SOOOOO CUTE!!
Ginnunga Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Waka, you cheeky little sneak! ;)

fabulous work, you captured that distinct watercolour essence with aplomb! :)
DreamerPony Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful capturing of the sparrow inn. The shading and colors are gorgeous.

Oh! I spotted Waka! You silly half-baked stalker ;>
Sinrixa Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Dude!! I love Okami! Epic pic!
snapthatsmilesback Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
ohhhmygoshhh this is so amazing
its like the best okami style picture ever
you have so much talent
i love your art and style so much
jynxedkeyboard Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just perfect. You capture the mood of the game so well! :DD
Torako96 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
This is so cute. Ammy is lovely looking, when she watch at Chun. I saw Waka in there btw 8D
Very awesime picture ^^
KitsuneSK Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just so lovely! I can stare at it all day! :D
Aonalion Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Student General Artist
hahaha, this really made me smile :)
Mushmallow Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreeably my favorite part in the game. XD
RockLeePWNS Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
ooh this is excellent! You look at this picture and play the sasa sacntuary theme music and boom you are right in the mood! wonderful! :D
RyunoOhi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
....How much more fantastic can Okami art be?

*___* Favorited, & if it were bigger, I'd definitely use it as my wallpaper.

I like your approach to drawing the more mundane scenes of Okami. While the fights & all that are awesome, I love the BACKGROUND & the art style, & you managed to do a great job of portraying everything.
LadyNin-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009   Traditional Artist
Wow this is sooo nice! Amy looks so cute! Beautiful details!
Jay-the-Savior Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It took me about thirty minutes to find Waka D:< That spy...

Great work though. I feel inspired o__o;;
Hikagi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
I love how the lanterns say "Amaterasu" and "Ookami" on them, even though I had to squint at first to read the text. *giggles*
Fiskeh Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Oh man, why haven't I seen this before? This is brilliant. <3
GAVade Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009   Digital Artist
Shadowedgirl14 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
I found Waka(that creeper) LOL

great pic * favs*
Henaru Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Great piece!
*Who's that lurking in the shadows? Ican't make him out fully.*
BTW great man-boobs on th Sparrow King.
nugginss Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This is great, I loved the game, and you've captured their personalities really well. And I see Waka, took me a second to find him, hehe. All the little details in this really make it enjoyable to look at-- there's always something I didn't notice before.
Nice work, I was surprised to find that I haven't faved this before now. (though I'm not sure if I've already commented or not)
SarurunKamui Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist

Stunning piece. Waka looks like he's been locked up in a dungeon... haha.
Lachtaube Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous, and so much fun! :)
I've never played the game (or seen it in action) but regardless I think it is very well done with respect to this magical world and its inhabitants. x)
solareclipse01 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009   General Artist
omg, i can soo see waka doing that!
Insanitywithapencil Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
AMAZING. So reminiscent of the games style but with your own lovely touch. Such a scene and composition! Love it all~ :heart: Especially Waka. ;]
AoKagi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ammy!!! I love this art. The colors are great :D

I can see cheeky XD
elfenliedfan444 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
lol XD i see waka XD stalker :D
naru-a-un-cheri Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008   Digital Artist
best piece of okami fanart i've ever ever ever seen.
PerfectPinkWater Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, cool and fun! The water looks just like it does in the game. :iconlove:
Marikunin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
MissCassidy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
I love this. It's full of life and energy. I want to go to this hotbath! I love the lighting effects, the little lanterns, the whole scenery it feels so peaceful and yet cheery and also safe. Gorgeous work.
Moiqueen Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
Awesome. XD As much as I admit to liking said majestic godly pictures, I love that you captured the real feel of the game that I like-- not too serious.
tigerbyheart Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008   Writer
I SEE WAKA!! you winz ze internet! how pwnsome of you!
Martiya-Khvar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the Kappas!
claudiasutton Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional
Love this!
Caliokami Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
I LOVE OKAMI and u are a very good drawer i envy you
Caliokami Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Furrama Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008   Digital Artist
Huh. Should have won something.
TonomuraBix Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha this is so great!! There's so much going on in the picture but not in a bad way, it's so fun to look at. And I love the kappas, they SHOULD have been in the game! XD In this scene exactly really, haha. Great work!
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