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Chibiterasu box by Pluffers Chibiterasu box by Pluffers
Something I did over Winter Break. A super late birthday present for :iconmidnightsukioma:. I finished this a long time ago, but because I wanted to keep it as a surprise, I fought back the urge the post this immediately. (it was tough to, by the way)

Anyway, she likes Okami, so it's a wooden box with Chibiterasu (chibi version of Amaterasu) on top playing with the sun... ball... thing...

Acrylic finished with a gloss to make it look lacquered. It took around 5-6 thick layers of gloss to make it so shinyshinydesu on the top.

Download to see the super high quality blurry photos.

Notes about process:
It was something I never did before, I absolutely love the outcome since I never draw Amaterasu, so the result looks pretty good. I must say that painting on wood is less favorable compared to painting on canvas. I would have primed the surface so it wouldn't soak up so much paint, but I wanted that woody effect in the background. I had to keep loading my paint brush in order for the paint to go on evenly and smoothly. D: Also, I had to water down the paints so it was one consistent stroke compared to a dot of paint and a smear. I did have some not smooth painted parts because it made it look more... rustic?
Also, I HATE painting around the lock and hinges of this box. I had to make sure I didn't paint the metal, but also did not leave some unpainted. What's worse was that I had to repeat the process when applying the gloss. I liked adding the gloss on the top because every layer made it shine like crazy. 8D Only bad thing was it was extremely difficult photographing this super shiny surface. I had to actually hold the box in one hand and photograph it with the other. Like, 1 out of 7 photos came out. -_-
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AncientEchidna Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, cute! ^^
scarykurt Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
TokiBuni Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Aww adorable! ^^
Lord-Ackbar Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really awesome! It looks so amazing! :3
LadyDeven Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okami! :la:
Amazing work, this is something i would love to get a hold of, (or something similar)
NauleRunya Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Luan-angel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Just beautiful~<3
slvr-phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
That's similar amazing!!!! You're such a cool friend! LoL!!
slvr-phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Similar? o.O Bad type! I meant to say that's SIMPLY amazing!! ♥
Rosewhistle Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is soo cute! >w<
Jade-Katt Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
PlushPrincess Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
aww so cute ^0^
you did a great job on it ^^ :heart:
Ra-ooo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa dude this is so cool and really cuuuute!! And man it looks exceptional!! You made awesome choices with the way you painted it, keeping the grain visible and stuff. And I like that note on the process, very interesting!
But this is so adorable, Chibiterasu looks so cute and I love the pose, bouncing the sun, haha
Hah Nyte sure is lucky! I hope you didn't make anything for me cuz I didn't get anyone anything orz Except for my family.
If you made me something, I'll buy it from you, haha
But again, man this is fantastic. I smell righteous KK merchandise!
MidnightSukioma Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
; A; ILY SO MUCH. SO MUCH. <333 It's all nicely on display and stuff now.

Also I suggested this to be submitted to two of my group. < u>;;
sashabff Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
This is amazing!! :love:
Pluffers Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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January 6, 2011
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