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Demon Lord Ninetails 210 min. by Kiseba Demon Lord Ninetails 210 min. by Kiseba

this picture has crippled me. Trying to get 9 freakin' tails in 3 and a half hours. It's rough stuff.

Anywhoooo, I LOVE how it turned out. Immensly. This is probably my best picture in a long time.

As you can see from the title, this took waaaaay longer than my other pics in the series. However, all that time paid off, so I'm considering to spend lots of time on the next ones. Red kanji should be my name (Jen) and black kanji should be kyuubi (ninetails). I'm not sure if they're right.

Background is courtesy to [link] . I have fallen in love with the textures they have. If anyone likes textures, check them out.

Up next.......Ammy or Shiranui? I dunno which one to do first.

edit: Thanks for all the comments. I noticed a BIG mistake. I forgot to color the pearls on the tails! Let's just pretend that they are knots of the green cloth until I get it fixed.

edit: Problem fixed!
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Saliona93 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woow this is really impressive! :o (Eek)  I like how you drew the body and Ninetails looks realistic, that's awesome! I am a dummy!
The colours are also fantastic!
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
fox-song Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
OH man, she looks amazing!! I love her expression!
LeoKatana Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
so beautiful :love:
NyraWolfDragon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
It looks so freakin amazing!
Love it ;D
SarurunKamui Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen this piece millions of times except on DA until now. XD But... I daresay it's my favorite painting of Ninetails ever. That only slightly exaggerated, cocky posture, perfect expression, beautiful colors... and the details in the body. So much love.
JayAsylum Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
All that hard work paid off. This is marvelous, my jaw dropped when I saw it, tis true. You managed to capture the aggression and grace Ninetales has, along with a little bit of his attitude. The flow with the tails is really nice as well and you kept pretty true to the style of the game art. Great work, I wish that I could compare~

And you're so right about the textures. I'll be sure to try them out myself.
Om-nom-nomnivore Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
looks great!
brightwing Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my...Simply astounding. I have to say I'm envious of how you managed all the tails. I always find that a problem. XD
ColinatorGX Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
It MAY have been rough stuff, but as far I as can tell this is a wonderful drawing that totally deserved that work and is worthy of recognition! Plus I love Ninetails from Okami, and you drew in a style very remiscent of the game.
Great work!
AnimalisticSoulMix Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist
This is clearly the BEST drawn Ninetails I've EVER seen! NO DOUBT *Thumbs UP*
AloofAntares Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Is that some cool shit I see?

Why yes, it seems so.
KyuremGirl Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks almost like it could jump out at any moment!
Lordfell Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
If you like Okami, would you care to join our group? :iconanime-alphas: We specify in quality fanworks like this!
J-Delikan Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist
This pic is killer, congratz! Ninetails is such a badman...
boatdemon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
this is AMAZING
KatanaDante Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Wonderful :D
snarkbait Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome :D I love Ninetails.
JamDebris Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
fantastic artwork
Heyriel Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, Epic! :love:
KyuubiKrazy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
you should do a pic of me in mah human form ;) (haha jk)

i love this picture its really well done i can really tell you toke your time in doing it.
LaydeeParadox Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
I really like how strong the dynamics are, it really shows off the strength of Ninetails. Wonderfully done :D
Medral Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow very beautiful! a wonderful works^^
Wyn-de-Weynilard Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010   Digital Artist
Wow! I love this Demon!! It´s my favourite! *_*
Your drawing is excellent!
burmalloo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
soooo AWESOME!!! :la:
burmalloo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
soo AWESOME!! :love:
Zorrowl Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow. This is amazing. I love Okami art and this is one of the best I have seen.
Caelicorn Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Quite cool! A little difficult to work out the subject of the composition at first - the tails steal my eye more than the fox who explains what all those tails are! :-/ but still very nice!
The-Nightmare-Doctor Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Student General Artist
My God this is amazing :XD:

I struggle with animals a lot so I am so jealous of this! The body angle is my personal favorite. Like how the back curves and hunches and how sort of boney you made him. :clap:
siberiantiger1980 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am in love with this picture! It's just absolutely stunning. :3
Mad-Countess Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Kybi <3 <3
You draw him with so much awesomeness
horseshoe62 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Wow! Is this your character?
Kiseba Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
No, actually. He/She's a boss from the game Okami. I suggest you look it up (especially if you have a Wii or PS2, it's a great game).
horseshoe62 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Haha, I've heard of that game. I don't have a game console, but thanks for telling me!
SouthShuter Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work :D
annathewerewolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
pire awesomness!!
CelestialNocturne Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
*gaze in awe*
Yourou Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Amazing work! Very well done! The time put forth is definitely noticeable! :heart:
Wolf250 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such great fanart :heart:
OkamiTammi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Wow... you have made Ninetails look so amazingly stunning! :jawdrop:
Naragirl007 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.... That's awesome.
NauleRunya Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
this is awesome!
DariokUs Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!! soo cool1!! i love it. Will use it as wallpaper :D Very nice!
CanisLilium Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Gorgeous work here! Ninetails is such a beautiful and awesome character, I haven't gotten to battle her yet on Okami. I'm quite behind in that game, haven't played in in a year O___O

Keep up the awesome work on your Okami fan art!!

Oh and do you happen to take any requests?
Kiseba Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
I might take requests. Depends on what it is.
CanisLilium Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Awesomesauce! If you'd like you could draw my character 'Coonfox'! [link]
seventy2seconds Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing that you could even do it in 3.5 hours.
Mixmatched Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
AHHH this is pretty. *w*
I love Lord Ninetails. 8D

Can I ask what programme you drew this on...?
Kiseba Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Simple old Adobe Photoshop 6.0, using a Wacom Tablet. For coloring, I mainly used the lasso tool, to give it clean edges.
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