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Sesshomaru by Midorisa Sesshomaru by Midorisa
Edit: I'm sorry I had to add the watermark but people have been stealing my art :(. So it is there at least for now.

A Sesshomaru Fan art from InuYasha. One of the first series I started to watch and read during my long art hiatus. I hadn't drawn for many years and had kind of forgotten my childhood dream of becoming an artist.
This series gave me inspiration to pick my pencil again and I've drawn and practiced since then, as I had found the inspiration to create again. I'm really grateful to all of the great artist around the world working in different fields, comics, animation and painters for the inspiration they have given me during these years. Also, Rumiko Takahashi's mangas were the first ones I ever read as a child.

This was actually an old sketch I found when I was browsing my old paintings from my old PC I found. I decided I would finish this and see how much I had improved in an year or so. Sometimes it fun to finish sketches and ideas you thought you never finish :).

Tools/programs: Paint Tool SAI, some PS CS6. 
For commission work check: Commission info



Edit1 : I was seriously surprised today when I woke up  and noticed that this was awarded a Daily Deviation! And it's the first one I ever received! Thank you so much, I feel so honored and amazed and overwhelmed! I surely couldn't expect that coming so thank you to  MentalCinephile and TsaoShin  who first suggested and featured this! 
 Cry forever Bunny Emoji-87 (Thanks) [V5] 

Edit2: I must write an another one just because I'm so amazed by all the positive feedback and attention I've received suddenly and all the people that decided to watch me after the DD. I'm quite speechless. Thank you!
I'll continue to do my best for you guys!
 happy cry XD 
 
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Daily Deviation

Given 2016-07-11
A piercing stare sets the mood in Sesshomaru by Midorisa. ( Suggested by MentalCinephile and Featured by TsaoShin )
:iconjellophish:
jellophish Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Student Digital Artist
His face looks so striking *O*
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Thank you! I remember that I worked hard on this back then and especially changed his face a lot. So I'm happy you think so! :)
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:iconcolorfullykalene:
ColorfullyKalene Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:D so great!!

Can I share this from here to my Tumblr blog, KagomeForever? It'll credit you and it'll link back here, of course.
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Edited May 10, 2017
Thank you! You can share it through my official tumblr site, here: midorisa.tumblr.com/post/14666…
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:iconcolorfullykalene:
ColorfullyKalene Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I didn't know you have a Tumblr, that's even better. Thank you!
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:icondarianarcisse:
DariaNarcisse Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sessho's face is priceless. Giggle
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:iconmayleth:
Mayleth Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Beautiful work on him! For the special effects, do you prefer to use custom brushes or do you paint them on directly? Like the glowing specks around him and the moon. :)
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Thanks you! With this I remember I painted all by hand with a few different brushes in SAI. But surely using customized brushes would make the process much faster and If I had to work really fast then those would be handy.  It's slow of course making it from the scratch but as my main software is still SAI, I've grown used to it and making the best of it's limited brushes and sometimes i'm just too 'lazy' to switch to photoshop when painting.

I'm trying to learn to become as comfortable as I'm with SAi with photoshop as well though. Here I remember I used some hard basic round brushes (details) , some round 'water tool' for the blur effect and then some glow later with round airbrushes, I adjusted the density levels of the brushes as well and made multiple layers.
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:iconmayleth:
Mayleth Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016
Thanks for the info! It makes sense you created the effect with standard brushes. I think sometimes it's better to start by doing things the 'hard way' so one doesn't rely too much on software without understanding the process and basics. Of course it is faster that way, so if you have deadlines and such or had to create a huge number of them the brushes will be really efficient that way. I use SAI and Photoshop too, so I also try working with both programs. :)
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016
Not at all! And yeah, that's what I think too. You can use custom brushes to make things faster if need be (deadlines), but they
shouldn't be used to compensate your actual painting skills, and you shouldn't trust them 'to paint the artwork for you'
especially if you're still very much learning the basics for example.

There's also a danger of getting a bit too exited with custom brushes and using them way too much.
They're the icing on the cake, not the cake itself, to me at least.
Once you know how to built things from the scratch anyway, there's
no harm in using custom brushes here and there if you want.

One artist said this quite well as he said something like
"it's not about the brushes, a good artist can paint a good picture with almost any brush if need be, it's about 
understanding your craft and how skilled you are". They even demonstrated that statement by painting a piece
with a brush shaped like a mans.. well you know.. 'thing' :D
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:iconmayleth:
Mayleth Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016
LOL That's hilarious :XD: And I agree. I saw some brushes online shaped like an entire solar system and moon shaded in, but usually if you use those kind of brushes they end up looking quite flat and out of place in the picture. I think it's better to use brushes for texture and effects, rather than replacing entire parts of the artwork.
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016
Agreed, they can make your artwork look sort of "artificial" and flat if used badly.
If the custom brush style clashes with your other painting, it will just look out of place.
One way is to use a custom brush as a "raw" base, which you then paint over by hand
to make it more interesting, add some variation/details so that it fits the rest
of your artwork. But personally I like to avoid brushes that for example, would just put a
whole photorealistic moon on the canvas for me and just leave it there. And, you have to
be careful and remember not use those brushes for commercial work, if the brushes license forbids that.

But yeah, texture variation is a good thing, and in that field SAI is limited. PS is better
when you want to customize brushes that have different textures, brush shapes and much more settings to tweak. And of course
filters and color correction options are much wider in PS.
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:iconmayleth:
Mayleth Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
I can understand that. Photoshop definitely has superior photo editing capabilities than SAI, and more brush variation. Although I prefer the painting process in SAI, since SAI's software works more like real painting - when you apply a color over another, it sort of 'blends' like traditional painting. I think Corel is like that too. Photoshop tends to 'stamp' colors on top of one another by default. In SAI I do like the bristle brush for painting hair though to give it that texture. :D

It's why I see several artists use Sai (or Corel) for drawing/painting, then Photoshop for touch ups/custom brushes. I have adopted that method for now, too.
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
You can sort of emulate the SAI's blend brush inPS as well, using the mixer brush with different settings and brushes.
That's what I would use to blend if I didn't use SAI, together with airbrush and lowering the opacity of my brushes.

One similar program to SAI is Clip studio paint (or 'manga studio' by it's other name), it also blends like sai. I have it actually, but I still haven't
gotten myself to paint anything big with it. I've also tried Corel painter when it was available for trying purposes for one month.
It isn't the easy or fast to learn to use thought, and I found it's interface a bit confusing. I got the feeling that if I wanted to
produce anything decent with it, I would need to spent weeks just to learn to use the software itself and get comfortable with it.
A versatile and great program for sure, but takes time to learn. I found I still used old and simple Sai when I felt I needed to get
things done fast, with those other programs I spent time just trying what this and that button would do and arranging my work space
panels so that they wouldn't bother me :D.  But as I'm most comfortable with sai and then photoshop, I'll stick to those for now as well.
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DemonQueen17 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, he is gorgeous 
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
Thank you, happy you like it! 
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:iconallura-iwamatsu:
allura-iwamatsu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING!
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
Thank you!
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:iconhimegabi:
HimeGabi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This detailing and the color and the shadows! This is utterly beautiful. Clearly you have a ridiculous amount of talent. 
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
Happy you like it! I'm working hard on my art, so thank you!
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:iconmentalcinephile:
MentalCinephile Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh? I though I'd be watching you since suggesting the DD … :confused: Fixed that! :aww:
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
Thank you, happy to hear that! :)
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:iconchaos-angel5:
chaos-angel5 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You made him look so amazing! I liked the character but wasn't always a fan of how he was drawn, so it's nice to see a rendition that looks like what he should be! 
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Thanks you so much! I tried to give him the appearance that I thought he would look in semi-realistic style.
I'm not completely happy with that, as I feel I could always improve on certain parts, but I'm very happy you feel that
I captured some of his character! :)
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:iconchaos-angel5:
chaos-angel5 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Being the one who drew it I'm sure you may see some things I don't, but to me it is spot on :)
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
Hug 
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:iconmidnightmoon62:
MidnightMoon62 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
Sesshomaru-chan!!!!!!!!!! Yes!! Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
You're welcome :D
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:iconmidnightmoon62:
MidnightMoon62 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
=3
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:iconfkdemetri:
FKDemetri Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
He's beautiful~ wow .w. 
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Congrats
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Thanks!
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:iconpenguintranquilizer:
PenguinTranquilizer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :la:
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Thank you :)
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:iconpenguintranquilizer:
PenguinTranquilizer Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your much deserved DD!
Congrats on DD By Marphilhearts by LindArtz
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Thank you!
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:iconledarkness1:
LeDarkness1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Fantastic job and congrats on the DD! :D :clap:
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Thank you very much!
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:iconspitfire-panda:
spitfire-panda Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome job!  I love Inuyasha.  It has some of the best theme songs ever!
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Thank you! The soundtrack includes some really good and atmospheric theme songs,  I agree!
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done! Congrats on the DD
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Thank you!
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:icondianote:
Dianote Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Beautiful, congrats on the DD :)
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Thank you! I feel honored to have it :).
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:icondianote:
Dianote Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
You're welcome, it is well deserved. :nod:
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Hug 
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:iconsalrac:
Salrac Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's gorgeous! Congrats in the DD. ❤️
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:iconmidorisa:
Midorisa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Thank you, much appreciated!Heart 
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