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Dragoness Kikuya (kiriban for Miisu) by marurenai Dragoness Kikuya (kiriban for Miisu) by marurenai
This is for Miisu, winner of the 100,000 kiriban prize.
Kikuya is her fascinating oc dragoness, I painted her in the water because in the East dragons are associated with this element. Patterns on her robe features Carps and clouds (on the collar) referring to the old belief about Carps that turns into Dragons.
Her garment is freely inspired to the style of the sengoku period (1467-1573), a kosode with large bodice and short sleeves (the obi is below waterline, being only a narrow strip of fabric).
I hope that Miisu will like my efforts, and of course all of You too!!

a close-up of the face here: fav.me/d5ydv9e

here's Miisu's lovely painting, with her description:
fav.me/d5nx746

entirely painted by myself (patterns on the dress included) with Photoshop CS3 with a tablet Wacom bamboo
 some of my works:
The heaven's pearls-two sides of the soul_comm. by marurenaiSesshomaru by marurenaiKikyo by marurenaiNostalgia of the Night by marurenaiThreads of Tradition by marurenai
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:iconalmaphlox:
AlmaPhlox Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! (✿ ♥‿♥) I love her expression!!!
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EkaFantasy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
She's so Beautiful Animated Love Monkey 
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JanetR2014 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... she's so pretty!
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HelloKpopKitties Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so incredibly lovely.  It's so beautiful, the way you captured her hair and her expression.  Shes very frazzling, the detail you put into your artwork, i very much admire it:) thank you for sharing such charming pieces with us.  Everything about it is delightful, i hope youre extremly proud of yourself.
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Rosa-Lynda Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful design of the character !! :)
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RandyAinsworth Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. :happybounce: 
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:iconmarurenai:
marurenai Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Thanks a lot! :love:
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:iconrandyainsworth:
RandyAinsworth Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome. :) (Smile) 
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PhunkyMnkCreations Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Beautiful Heart  You are an amazing artist :) (Smile) 
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:iconmarurenai:
marurenai Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
:blushes: Thank you so much for your kind words! :heart:
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PhunkyMnkCreations Featured By Owner May 1, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Your welcome sweetie Hug 
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VasilissaBlues Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
she's so beautiful i love love love it
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:iconmarurenai:
marurenai Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Thank you so much!:love:
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XxMeeMe-chanxX Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
ur art is AMAZING PLZ Unlike Comic - Pink Heart 
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:iconmarurenai:
marurenai Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Thank you so much for your kindness! :huggle:
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XxMeeMe-chanxX Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Aaaaw ur welcomehug 
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Such an outstanding job on the fabric - consider me in awe!
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:iconmarurenai:
marurenai Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Thank you so much!!
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:iconnicbish:
Nicbish Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous ♡ ♡
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:iconmarurenai:
marurenai Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Thank you so much!! <333
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CheckerBoardAZN Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I like the color choices! :P
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:iconmarurenai:
marurenai Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Thank you! :love:
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RingRingRingin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omgomgomgomg words cannot describe the beauty of your art!
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:iconmarurenai:
marurenai Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
You are too kind! Thank you so much! <3
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AYMCreations Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Looks pretty!
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:iconmarurenai:
marurenai Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Thanks! <3
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Zumiex Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
I love it! :D
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:iconmarurenai:
marurenai Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconzumiex:
Zumiex Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
You're welcome! Merry Christmas! :hug:
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:iconmarurenai:
marurenai Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Happy New Year! :iconnomglompplz:
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:iconzumiex:
Zumiex Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Thank you, you too! :la:
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maxevry Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Really enchanting! Her gaze is captured so intensely, and the color dynamics really catch one's eye. Great deviation! :)
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:iconmarurenai:
marurenai Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words! :hug:
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Demonfx1 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great artwork
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:iconmarurenai:
marurenai Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Thank you so much!
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Demonfx1 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome keep up the great artwork
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SchwarzWieEbenholZ Featured By Owner May 16, 2013   Photographer
Simply great!
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ArtisticMystic76 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Gorgeous!
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:iconcloeliae:
cloeliae Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh my, look at those details!!!!So precious :wow: Perfect, as always!
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Giappi76 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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VickyInu Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Digital Artist
wow
I love the colors *-*
your style is amazing !!
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:iconmarurenai:
marurenai Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Thank you so much!
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:iconvickyinu:
VickyInu Featured By Owner May 6, 2013   Digital Artist
my pleasure <3
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Featured here: [link] :meow:
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:iconmarurenai:
marurenai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Thank you again!!! :huggle:
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:iconk-koji:
K-Koji Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
This is gorgeous! Lovely, lovely work :la:
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:iconmarurenai:
marurenai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Thank you so much!! :iconiluplz:
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Akemi-Amaya Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
oh my god just perfect
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:iconmarurenai:
marurenai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Thanks a lot for your kind words! <3
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Miisu Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
You're just so amazing, you just don't even know! :iconcraiplz: I'm so glad you thought Kikuya was interesting! I have it as my desktop now, I can't stop just staring at it and every little detail, there are so many details... I admire how much work, effort, and forethought you put into a piece. It truly reflects your dedication and true skill. :love:

I'm honestly just... so grateful! You chose the perfect background, and it adds some mysteriousness to her character! And the kosode... :iconmonkeyloveplz: It's stunning. It appears like real embroidery and you can almost 'feel' the texture of the fabric! Thank you so much sweetheart! This is an all around gorgeous piece and perfection in every aspect! :clap: I appreciate everything!
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