My entry for Deviantart and Capcom's Okami competition.
I'm very interested in Shinto, and sumi-e, and I've inked the lines of my entry with traditional brush. My entry depicts the goddess Amaterasu in human form in front of a heavenly gate/torii. At nighttime, when the lanterns are lit among the trees, these gates feel very spooky, as if the spirits truly are passing underneath them.
Amaterasu wears her symbolic magatama necklace.
The texture covering the image is actually from my personal photographic stock of moss and natural textures... Shinto and Shinto art is all about preserving the raw form of nature, and I hope I did that with the natural texture and raw brush.