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Enma Ai - Butterfly by aruarian-dancer Enma Ai - Butterfly by aruarian-dancer
"Anma Ai - Butterfly" Friday Doodle Club 04-24-2009. About 6 hours in Corel Painter. :XD:

I was going for the Japanese kiri-e style for the figure and the single butterfly. The background was inspired by the sunset that we see in every episode when someone receives a straw doll. I was originally tempted to do the manjushage flowers, but I decided to go for the butterflies, as seen in the original rough concept sketch. I did manjushage and red & black theme for "Madam Red" not too long ago, so....
The final episode of "Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae" was sad (i cried...), and I still want to do a field of blue manjushage flowers, inspired by the ending.

Did a lot of extra experiements with the butterflies and wasted a lot of time, but it was fun.

The downloadable image is 1024 x 768 small wallpaper size.

闇に惑いし哀れな影よ 人を傷つけ貶めて 罪に溺れし業の魂・・・イッペン、死ンデミル? :mwahaha:

Fanart by Aruarian Dancer.
Jigoku Shoujo ©Aniplex
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Catssyclaws Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
First off the fiery colors here are gorgeous. It's like that last great burst of light and color before night settles in.

Secondly if you did those butterflies one by one lol do you still have a hand?
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
It always seems sunset time in the "other" world in the series, so I was inspired to somewhat recreate the burning sky. :D

Yep, I still have a hand and yeah... I did them one by one. :XD: lol You know me.
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Catssyclaws Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
You certainly pulled that off XD

And man! I envy you so much. lol I love details but I lack the patience, in most cases, to do them lol
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
"Patience" or "tenacity" is my middle name. LOL
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Catssyclaws Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Probably a little of both ;)
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One-Winged-angel-5 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
I can't decide which one is more beautiful I love the two pic of Enma Ai :aww: in this I like the orange colour because is my second favourite colour after green :aww:
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
:D LOL I can't decide which one I like better, either.
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One-Winged-angel-5 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
:D The two are COOL !!!
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!! :hug:
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One-Winged-angel-5 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
:aww: np :)
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Infinite-Ion Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love her reaction to the butterfly and colours of the background. It's like a summer to autumn dream. :D
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Infinite-Ion Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome!
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liralenli Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
MMmm.... red phase... and I like the butterflies very much... and her look and the hair wrapped about her finger, and it's just really nice.
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I like the reds and oranges in this picture even though I'm usually not into oranges. I have this up as my desktop wallpaper. ^_^
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Engexgal255 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
so pretty <3 i love her hair!
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! ^_^
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asoulkat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
I love how this looks! Great job~<333!!
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! ^_^
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ShiraHitsugaya Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
awesome! i actually like the orangeish color u used
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Isn't it funny how it's always sunset time (or is it a "perma-sunset" in that other world? lol) when a client receives his/her straw doll in the series? :XD:
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ShiraHitsugaya Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
lol yes that is true
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Rin8 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Pretty colors! I like how the hair goes around the finger~
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I threw that in there because I always play with my hair around my finger. :XD:
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MissMeggsie Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
BEAUTIFUL :love: I love the colours <3
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!! :)
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