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crying spirit by denkyo crying spirit by denkyo
The character above is my very own version of a Kodama, a little spirit living in trees & plants. They are best known for their appearance in "Princess Mononoke" by Hayao Miyazaki, and they are part of the traditional Japanese Shinto-Religion.


This guy here is crying because of all the environmental damage caused by mankind.

Drawn in Phoshop CS3, no reference
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AartsLotus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Ka wa Ai<3
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denkyo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student Photographer
:giggle:
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Schnette Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
A great one!!
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StephanieLeonheart Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
This made me cry....

Awesome job!
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Marchant01 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
That is pretty frickin' stellar. There is no other way to describe that.
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Arakuto Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very beautiful job, I guess that's what a pro can do with photoshop XD
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:icondenkyo:
denkyo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Student Photographer
nah, I'm not a pro, and when it comes to painting with PS, I'm a total newbie^^;

but thanks^^
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Arakuto Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if this is newbie material then I'd like to see what a pro can do hahaha
and this is from scratch, right?
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:icondenkyo:
denkyo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Student Photographer
lol :D

yep, it is :nod:
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pepey Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009   Digital Artist
beautiful!!
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selina Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Congratulations! You've been featured in the :earth:"Environmental Awareness and Green Living" Art Feature:earth:: [link]

Don't forget to +fav it if you like, to get more exposure :)

Great job and well done! :star:
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LadyBeelze Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's so wonderful! :heart:
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StephArt09 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Student Photographer
I like this kind of treaty.
Love light and colors =)
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alcoraiden Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
Holy crap, that's _so cute._ I just want to hug him and take him home with me. Adorable little flower spirit.

Love the frosted-glass look you have going on here -- what did you do, to get that effect?
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denkyo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Student Photographer
thanks!^^

well... um, it's quite difficult to describe, cos I painted most of it manually (i.e. by mouse). The most important thing to keep in mind is that the whole thing should look rather transparent and has a round, 3dimensional shape. So I worked with gradients here. I created the glass-effect by making the background that shines through the body look "blurred". oh, and the "glow" around the edges is pretty important, i guess.

Hope that helped you...? :D
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Schreient Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
my goddess... thats... wonderful!!! ;_;
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:icondenkyo:
denkyo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Student Photographer
dankeschön! :aww:
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:iconlovepapier:
lovepapier Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
OUHH THATS WHAT U CALLIT?!?! I'll make one too!! >.< I LOVE IT!
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:icondenkyo:
denkyo Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Student Photographer
thank you^^

yeah, it would be cool if you drew one, too! :nod: :)
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lovepapier Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
I will try it hahahaha! Im working soon everything might be busy,
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SharonLeggDigitalArt Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Featured [link]
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:icondenkyo:
denkyo Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Student Photographer
thank you!
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M370dy Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
So CUTE XD
And Beautiful~ =3
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:icondenkyo:
denkyo Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Student Photographer
thx, glad you like it^^
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00alisa00 Featured By Owner May 16, 2009   Digital Artist
Very nice! :)
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:icondenkyo:
denkyo Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Student Photographer
thanks^^
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00alisa00 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009   Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :hug:
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Calaymo Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
your amazing work has been feature in my journal --> [link]
:blowkiss:
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denkyo Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Student Photographer
a very late THANK YOU for the feature! :hug:
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Calaymo Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
you´re most welcome!
:hug:
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Alkven Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I remembered glass flowers from "Stardust"... Ver beautiful
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denkyo Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Student Photographer
thank you^^
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CintiaGonzalvez Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
this is very nice. I love the soft lights on it :)
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denkyo Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Student Photographer
glad u like it^^
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levenroch Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
I love it!
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denkyo Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Student Photographer
:thanks: pleased to hear that!^^
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ElynneCostumes Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I especially love the idea behind it. It's not just a pretty little flower thing, as one would say when not knowing the story. But once you know the reason and the story you see so much more behind it.
The droplets of water are something you notice after reading the background, at least then you know that they're tears. :)
Besides that the black background suits perfectly with the green crystal spirit.
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denkyo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Student Photographer
wow, it seems you're the first one here that really understood this painting in all its details. thanks for the comment^^
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ElynneCostumes Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I am? In that case I'm glad that I was :) You're welcome. :heart:
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BellaU Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
Wow - this is so beautiful and sad. I really love it. Well done! :clap:
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denkyo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Student Photographer
thank you ^^ :bow:
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4u64ica Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful! I really like the title. :rose:
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denkyo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Student Photographer
thank you^^
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Beka-Lyse Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
featured! :aww:
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denkyo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Student Photographer
thanks, but where?
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Beka-Lyse Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
front page
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denkyo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Student Photographer
whoa, what an awesome feature!!! Thank you so much :hug:
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Beka-Lyse Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome :hug:
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Kefka750 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember these from mononoke :) You did an excellent job here, it's adorable!
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denkyo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Student Photographer
great movie, wasn't it? :)

thx, glad u like it
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