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Set in an unspecified period of classical Japanese history, Okami combines several Japanese myths, legends and folklore to tell the story of how the land was saved from darkness by the Shinto sun goddess, Amaterasu, who has taken the form of a white wolf.
With her Celestial Brush, Amaterasu paints on the screen,
solving puzzles and battling the evil Orochi.

Considered one of the most visually stunning games of all time, the game environment is set in a woodcut, water-color style, cel-shaded environment, which looks like an animated sumi-e illustration.  This amazing game has finally arrived on the Nintendo Wii!  To find out more information please visit the official Okami site.

You know you've been waiting for this!  The multiple-award winning game Okami is coming to the Nintendo Wii, and Capcom and deviantART have teamed up to give you a chance to take the Celestial Brush to the next level and show your Okami love!  

Want to be inspired?  Check out the over 300 illustrations and fan art gallery at the Art of Okami.

The Contest

Capcom has generously teamed up with deviantART to try and create fan-art for their multi-award winning game Okami for the Nintendo Wii, in celebration of its long awaited release on launch date here WE challenge YOU to create original, mind-blowing, out of this world ART inspired by the beautiful Sumi-e artwork featured by Okami using all the Skills at your disposal, whether you are a Traditional Artist or use Digital Media.  

Are you up for the challenge?


The Rules

Adhere to the guidelines below:

  • Entrants must be 13 years old or older to participate in the Okami Fan Art Contest
  • Entries are to be inspired by the game, Okami, but not derivative of it or other privately owned property;
  • You may submit more than one entry;
  • Online entries only, hardcopies are not accepted;
  • The design must be 100% your work;
  • No copyrighted images can be used in any way except for the creative resources linked below.
  • Minimum resolution requirements: 2550 x 3300, 300 dpi;
  • Residents of Quebec are eligible to compete but are not eligible for prizes
Please see this page for additional terms and conditions.




Resources

Capcom has generously provided the following stock resources for you to use in your work.   Feel free to use as much or some of it in your finished work!

Download Okami Contest Resources












Submission

Submit your entries to:
Submit: Contests & Projects> Contests > 2008 > Okami

Browse current submissions at:
Community Projects > Contests > 2008 > Okami

Submission Deadline The deadline for Submissions is April 30th, 2008 Midnight PST and winners will be announced May 5th, 2008.


Judging

Contest entries will be judged based on technical skill, originality and most creative interpretation of the work by $lolly, $moonbeam13, $ewm, ^damaged927.


Prizes

Grand Prize Winner shall receive:

  • A brand new Nintendo Wii
  • A copy of Okami for the Wii
  • deviantART prize pack consisting of a 1 year deviantART subscription, deviantWEAR t-shirt of their choice, and a deviantWEAR accessory pack
First runner up shall receive:
  • A copy of Okami for the Wii
  • deviantART prize pack consisting of a 6 month   deviantART subscription, deviantWEAR t-shirt of their choice, and a deviantWEAR accessory pack
Second runner up shall receive:
  • deviantART prize pack consisting of a 3 month deviantART subscription, deviantWEAR t-shirt of their choice and a deviantWEAR accessory pack

                   
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Z-A-D-Y Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
god this is old...
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Rizzobaby Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
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2 of my best Okami pieces. :D
I hope they make it on the site!
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:iconz-a-d-y:
Z-A-D-Y Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it ended 4 years ago XD
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Dorrah Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
How remove this journal of the my favorites?
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Dorrah Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
How remove this journal of the my favorites?
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LaceratedAddiction Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
I'm pretty sure they spelled 'Ookami' wrong. ololol. J/s.
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I think you are mistaken [link] :)
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:iconsur-la-pointe:
Sur-la-pointe Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No, it is Ookami.

But it can be spelled Okami as long as there is a line over the o. In Japanese it's a double o sound/spelling.
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KalliahVerkauf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
who won this thing, anyway?
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Gabigal Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
CRAP!!! how could i not know about this contest!? i never do contests but i wold have done this!!! do a contest for okamiden plz!!!!!!
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