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February 17, 2008
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Shiranui by Dezfezable Shiranui by Dezfezable
"You look just like that Shiranui, from the legend!"

I swear, Shiranui is downright gorgeous. I was blown away when you see her and become her in Okami. [aka Okami Amaterasu's true self.] It may not be exactly accurate, as finding decent official images of her is pretty hard... [and I am lazy and didn't dig out my artbook. ^^;] but overall I am very pleased with how this turned out!

Drawn and colored in Painter IX, textures and logo added in Photoshop. [Thank you so much, :iconkarniz: for the texture~! :heart:]

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Artwork is © Dezychan/Myself.
Okami is © Clover Studios/Platinum Games. All Rights Reserved.
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drahonlover Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Shiranui is actually a guy. But i agree: he is pretty!
jadesublime Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
chaoticphantom1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
uh shiranui is a guy and please dont argue this with me and say that hes a girl going by the first game cause if you think about it there gods so one would think there gender could change with each new incarnation at least thats what i think if you think something different thats your opinion.
but aside from all that this is awesome!!!!
thefantasyfreak Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012   Digital Artist
This is so amazing! Really beautiful :D
ShiraiTheWhiteFox Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful painting!!:D
Zensai Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Shiranui is actually a boy wolf. Just saying. ^^; Great job though!
Dezfezable Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
if you go by the original game of Okami, Shiranui is the "fully powered" Amaterasu. it was also the name given by the locals of Kamiki village 100 years prior to the wolf that protected them, who was again, Amaterasu. Since Amaterasu in real myth as well as the game [sans the US version, for some weird reason] portray Amaterasu as female, yeah. I haven't played Okamiden yet myself, but this was done back when Okami was the only game out, so I stick to that canon. News of Shiranui now being a seperate entity that is magically an entirely different gender makes no sense to me, haha.
Zensai Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
You have your story wrong, I'm afraid. That would be like saying Chibiterasu is Amaterasu again only magically tiny for some reason. While in a way that is true, the way incarnations work is that a god/goddess takes a piece of themselves and makes it into a being that has its own free will but carries a piece of it's own spirit. Going by definition and religion, human beings would be an incarnation of God, because they claim He created us in his own image, and Eve would be an incarnation of Adam because she was made from part of his body. So Shiranui was not actually Amaterasu but a piece of her that she sent to earth to save people. In reality the second wolf was an incarnation too, but given the same name as the goddess. Okamiden follows the original Okami perfectly, they didn't "change anything around" with the genders. It doesn't matter if you're "going by the first game" because anything that applies to the second game also applies to the first one.
atharvaveda27 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Your knowledge of theism is in-depth and quite interesting. Do I detect Hindu leanings? I'll admit I was initially annoyed when I read your comment, but subsequent read-throughs definitely lessened that--hard to argue with knowledge, after all. I like the idea of Amaterasu sending only parts of herself down, though I'm not sure what the rest of her is doing; maybe resting on the Celestial Plain after fighting off Yami? It does neatly explain why everything is always new both as Amaterasu and Chibiterasu.

But I have to say that Okamiden does not follow Okami perfectly and did actually have one glaring example of switching the genders around.

In Okami, Isshaku recognized Amaterasu when she first came to Ponc'Tan as "Ammy", which was the name he called Shiranui by. He also used feminine pronouns. Yet in Okamiden, Isshaku calls Shiranui "Shiranui", and also refers to Shiranui as male. Gender sophistry, I know, and while it doesn't really matter since we're debating the finer points of video game gods, it REALLY bugged the heck out of me when I played the game.
Aurorahana Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student
It would be nice if you could play as Shiranui :)
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