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SessKag: The Oni Miko by janey-jane SessKag: The Oni Miko by janey-jane
I started this picture *checks date-stamp* - yikes - over two years ago and I was typically overly ambitious, stalled out on it, and it's just been sitting in my WIP folder...moldering.

It was inspired by the thought that surely some of the adventures of Kagome, Inuyasha, etal. would have survived in folklore, and that made me wonder which elements might have made it into the stories (for example, it might have been mentioned that the miko dressed oddly, but the specifics of what that meant would have been lost). Surely the initial battle in the belly of the inutaisho would have made for great folktale material.

Heavily influenced by Yoshitoshi's woodblocks. Also a disclaimer/apology - I speak about three words of Japanese, the translation is courtesy googletranslate and is, I'm sure, not very good. It's really just there for the aesthetic, but apologies all the same for any unintentional linguistic butchery.

also here>>tumblr

*EDIT* July, 30, 2012 - nominated for 'Best overall artwork' in the current round at the Feudal Association!!! [link] /*EDIT
*EDIT* won 2nd for 'best overall artwork'!!! [link]
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lilmoe30 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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Alice0fSpades Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist
This is the coolest thing. I can't stop looking at it.
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love how it mimics ancient Japanese art. I can just picture modern day Kagome coming across this in a museum or temple and freaking out.^^
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SicaTuyet Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
This is amazing. Good Job <3
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Azel-Rah Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Omg I love it I love it I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Its beautiful, and I love the inspiration for it. Favorited
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a-neverending Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel that I sound as repetative as an old record, but your art is so insanely inspiring. Whenever I see your fanart I really want to read a story that tells its tale. And if I can find none I'm always tempted to write them. Than can be a bit of a curse; you have no idea how often I dropped what I was writing when one of your pictures came up as my desktop background and how often I started even two write things for them, only to drop them again because they could never live up to the amazing that is your art. Then again, when I do write in a fandom you created fanart for there is nothing like your art to fuel my muses. On that note I was quite happy when I saw this picture, because I always thought that it kind of ties in with the general idea of the story "Tales from the House of Moon" (which you probably know)(and which is one of my favourite Inu Yasha Fanfictions).
And I would really like to say something usefull about your art here, but I can't. I can onlysay that it looks utterly convincing. I love old japanese art in their style, and I can't believe that you mamaged to create this so well that I wouldn't even blink twice if I were to sea it in some museum. The posture, the anatomy, the colours, the arrangement... everything's just mindblowing. Thank you once again for sharing your genius. <3
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
I do indeed know 'tales from the house of the moon' - it's lovely ♥

and it makes me insanely happy to hear that my art inspires you (even if you don't finish things - finishing things is hard!)
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a-neverending Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is. It might be the bane of my existence, thinking about that now. I only finish about 10% of the pictures or stories I start. But if I ever get bitten my an ink-spider and develop sudden-superwritingpowers and finish something that was inspired by you (as in: any inu yasha piece) I'll let you know :)

(La la la la You reading the same things as a commoner like I do. La la la la )
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
haha, hey! awesome fic is awesome fic! I will literally read ANYTHING if it's well written. That's actually how i've gotten into tons of new ships and fandoms. Someone will link to an awesome fic with a gorgeous piece of fanart or something and even if it's from a show or move i hardly know about, if the story is well-written: BAM! I'm head over heels in love.
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a-neverending Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I know that feeling. I'm a book-whore. I don't think that there's any genre I haven't read yet, though I kind of love fantasy-novels best. But it often happens that a friend brings me a book to try and get me fixed on things so we can chat about it for hours on end. I'm easy to enthral for things, I've been told. Problem is that I often get enthralled a bit too much and for too many things at a time, so that it often overwhelmes me and eats up my time. A friend of mine is currently trying to get me to watch 'Avatar' so I can watch the sequel with her. I'm not sure if I want to get enthralled, as it seems a big thing, but your fanart looks so stunning that I might just give it a go. (Then again, you could make a fly on the wall look mindblowing...) What are you into, most recently?
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
hmm... most recently I've been really into Star Trek, but I'm actually trying to get back into my historic costuming because all of my costumes are getting really ragged and worn out and I'd like to have new ones. I also need to make a dress for my brother's wedding next summer. I'm going to give myself an assignment to get my sewing area organized in January so that I can hopefully tackle all that. I've also been feeling like I want to do a revisit to some of my old fandoms, it's been a while since I've drawn anything for Labyrinth, or some of my anime fandoms. I might do that. But yeah, trying to resist getting pulled into new fandoms. It's difficult. That's why I have so many!
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a-neverending Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, sorry that it took so long to reply. It's february now so - is that sewing area organized? ;) I find that i rarely do the things that I plan to do in january at all. But makinga dress for a wedding sounds like such an awesome task! What do you have in mind? And how long does it take to create a dress, from scratch, if you don't mind me asking? I always wanted to get into sewing, in all honesty, but we don't have a machine and they are quite expensive, i noticed. 
Ah, I feel you there, I constantly promise myself to get back to some old stories I wrote and old fandoms and see if I can rekindle the love. I did that for inu yasha last year, for example. This year it seems I'm just getting sucked into new things. A friend of mine is really into some series that she made me watch with her. Pretty Little Liars, for example, and Sherlock (BBC). And most recently 'Community'. By Labyrinth you mean that movie, I guess? I have to admit that I never watched it, but I've heard rumours about tight pants and fancy dresses and elaborate hair ;)
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siren-mergirl Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
What texture did you use for the old paper look?
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
oh lord.... it's been so long it's just one i have sitting around in my textures folder, but I think its this one: www.deviantart.com/art/Papyrus…
it's definitely a Papyrus texture, I might have picked it up from another site too.
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anime1999 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice
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kenpo4ever Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Wonderful!!!Clap
 
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Rikuthedragonslayer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow
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Coraline03 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Beautiful :)
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lelynnia Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Artist
It's beautiful!
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acolytepema Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i have never seen anything like this before, but it is so remarkable!!! I love it!!!
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Ikiyouyou Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Love the way you interpreted Inuyasha into a Japanese painting! :D
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
it was fun!
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tallydragon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I don't know why this isn't in my favorites yet, it's just beautiful. :) Amazing work, it looks like it could be in a japanese art museum.
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
thank you so much! I had a lot of fun studying classic japanese prints!
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M65P3 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love ancient asian style you did fof this picture. They look amazing.
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an-chan123 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i like the ancient asian style :D
the way you put shesshomaru and kagome in it looks awesome :heart:
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TripOverFlatSurfaces Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, Kagome~! *dotes* This is great, it really is. Seems pretty authentic as well, which is beyond cool. >3<
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
*bows* thank you kindly!
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Clandescending Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
SUUUUGOOOIIIII!!!!!!!!!
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melanippos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I recently got an original Yoshi-Toshi!!
It's battered and torn but still mine - Seigen haunting the cherry princess.
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
oh my god, that one's BEAUTIFUL. I love her headdress!!!! *flails enviously*
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inuyashaloverr Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Overall cat


Best Overall cat


Your artwork has won an award from the Feudal Association for the July 2012 term!

Founded in 2005 by author/artist, Dark Avenger, the Feudal Association consists of writers, artists, and enthusiasts of the InuYasha fandom. But aside from that, we are also proud to say that we are an awards guild that recognizes fan-fiction and artwork. Several times a year we nominate, vote, and hand out honors to some of the best creations in the fandom.

Our official website can be found here:
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Our Yahoo Group, where the nominating and voting occurs, can be found here:
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This terms' Fiction/Artwork Winners List can be found here:
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Artwork Awards for this term, July 2012, may be found here.
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All awards, past or present, can be found here:
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Please note that each term we actively seek artists that would like to contribute their InuYasha fanart to our group in the making of the awards. If you're interested in donating a piece, please contact us or join the Feudal Association.

**You may receive this notice more than once if you've won multiple awards.

Congratulations and feel free to help us spread the word about our group!

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SakakiFlower Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, such a brilliant idea!! c: I like it very much!
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haius Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist
I love this style and you are amazing. All cartoons should be reinterpreted this way!
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
I wish some animation studio would do an anime in 'traditional' style. There have been anime which have pulled in elements of the traditional woodblocks and such, but none (that I know of) which have jumped in with both feet). I think it would be awesome.
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haius Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist
If they did that, I would watch it even if the plot was "Magical Girl Pretty Sparkle Sunshine Berry and her Gundam/vampire boyfriend watch paint dry". For reals.
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
haha, exactly!
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ObviouslyOblivious Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Words cannot express how amazing this is!! GREAT work!!!
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SageofAges729 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Writer
Whoa! That's awesome!
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SuzakuSama Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh! I love this idea! LOL I can just imagine her Gramps pulling out Family heirlooms and Kagome being like 'Hmmm... That looks awefully familiar..."
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
aww, grandpa how embarassing!
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nonidipriv Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sesshy looks beautiful beyond words
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WhiteRiceLover Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so cool! that is AWESOMW EPICNESS!
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Aurellien Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
This is an amazing ukiyo-e inspired piece. Though i dislike the pairing sesskag, i just had to fav this because it is done so beautifully. Amazing. you really captured the essence of both ukiyo-e and the anime characters.
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
thanks! I actually drew it because I wanted to have a Sess/Kag piece that *wasn't* sess/kag. y'know, cannon compliant where Sess really wants to just melt her into a puddle of human goo and she's like 'HO CRAP WTF GIANT DOG DEMONS WHAT?!?!' - also the bit about wanting the whole Inuyasha story to make it into folklore.etc..
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Aurellien Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Aah i see..YEah, like them just interacting cannon XD It's very good, still!
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jaimed1968 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
This piece has been nominated at the Feudal Association!

Founded in 2005 by author/artist, Dark Avenger, the Feudal Association consists of writers, artists, and enthusiasts of the InuYasha fandom. But aside from that, we are also proud to say that we are an awards guild that recognizes fan-fiction and artwork. Several times a year we nominate, vote, and hand out honors to some of the best creations in the fandom.

Our official website can be found here:
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The current nominations pages are here:
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Check them out to see what you were nominated for!

Our Yahoo Group, where the nominations and voting occurs, can be found here: [link]

**Please note that FA membership is closed during voting.

Congratulations and feel free to join and/or help us spread the word about our group!


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**Please Note: You may receive this notice more than once if you've been nominated for several awards. They will appear as reviews on your nominated works.
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inu-roses Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist
This is probably one of the coolest pictures I've ever seen for Inuyasha!! Good work
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virtualpapercut Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Best SessKag I've ever seen. Beautiful.
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ep462 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
I am soooooo in love with this pic. You don't even know. I think I'm going to have to make a list of things I love about it, actually.
1) The translation of Kagome's "strange" clothes into a more understandable style for artists of the period/place. YES. So good.
2) The way you drew Sesshomaru in dog form is inspired. I love the line work and the coloring...just everything about him.
3) I love how authentic and complete this piece looks. It's marvelous.
4) Lastly, the fact that you wanted to represent the battle between Sesshomaru and Kagome as a folktale/folk art just...got me. I love that sort of thing.

Okay, sorry to ramble, but you made me really excited.
Great job. :)
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