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The River God by Madspeitersen The River God by Madspeitersen
A samurai encounters an ancient River god - Mizu no kamisama.

Here is a link to the description ;)

Suijin, the god of water in Japan: [link]

The Great wave off Kanagawa:
[link]

Contact me on Madspeitersen@gmail.com

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:iconyoulightthesky:
youlightthesky Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am so impressed by your depiction of suijin! wonderful!
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks alot mate. I am happy that you like my artwork ;)
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:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! I love how the river god kind of almost looks like fiery water
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:iconmadspeitersen:
Madspeitersen Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks alot my friends. Yes Thats exactly what i had in mind when i painted it ;)
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:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome, it's beautiful!
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JoePingleton Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Filmographer
Amazing
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:iconmadspeitersen:
Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks alot mate :wave:
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oscar4strelkov Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Great! from the big letter.
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:iconmadspeitersen:
Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks alot my freind. I am glad that you like it ;)
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:iconwade-comics:
Wade-Comics Featured By Owner May 18, 2012   General Artist
very impressed by this, love the textures and colours, why aren't I watching you yet? lol
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:iconmadspeitersen:
Madspeitersen Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much mate :wave: Yeah i like to work in simple shades and shapes like this one. To try and keep everythiung simple and iconic :) Well you can if you want, i promise i will try to come up with more stuff ;)
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Terrajaide Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Very cool! :D
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:iconmadspeitersen:
Madspeitersen Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
many thanks my friend :hug:
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:iconterrajaide:
Terrajaide Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Np. :)
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:iconnsyridian:
NSyridian Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Cool concept ! ^_^
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:iconmadspeitersen:
Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot mate :)
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:iconchigami:
Chigami Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, really cool and inspiring!
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:iconmadspeitersen:
Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi my friend :) Thank you very much. I am glad that you find inspiration ;)
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:iconchigami:
Chigami Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome. :)
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:iconj0g:
J0g Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Wow, that's really good.
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:iconmadspeitersen:
Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi mate :) Thanks alot ;)
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AnnaBelial Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
I like the idea of this picture and the way you've made it :)
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:iconmadspeitersen:
Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks again. Yeah its really just cleverly placed 2d masks. Filled in with color and texturing on top ;) To get this particular style I sometimes paint with the mask. It brings out this iconic 2d look, and forces you to be loose in your painting :) Try it out
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AnnaBelial Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Yeah... I'm not really good in digital art yet but you gave me the good advice!
Nevertheless your "cleverly placed" is really clever :aww:
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bloodySAIN1 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
beautiful work!!!
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:iconmadspeitersen:
Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks alot mate ;)
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Xuruki Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011   Digital Artist
doesnt "Mizu No Kamisama" means God of water'? oO

Pretty Red for a Wate rgod :D
i like the Sumi-E background so much :)
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, thats a god or spirit of water ;) But, that dosnt mean that it has to be a friendly one. Yeah i know, these wash paintings are sooo beatiful :) I can spend hours looking at Sumi-e pictures online
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Xuruki Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011   Digital Artist
Sumi-e pictures doesnt get boring or dont loose any attention the longer you look at ti :) they are like Frozen-impressions :D
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YaZakaria Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nice work :chew:
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:iconmadspeitersen:
Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks alot my friend :bounce:
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Lightfighter1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Nice Work!
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:iconmadspeitersen:
Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx alot my mate :hug:
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louisesaunders Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
amazing
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:iconmadspeitersen:
Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, im glad that you like it ;)
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Nero-tbs Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Great artwork!
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:iconmadspeitersen:
Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx alot mate :hug:
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Nero-tbs Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
You're welcome :-)
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FroggyTM Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Really nice take on the Japanese style! The river god came out very well! A little more life to the samurai and it would have been an A+ ^^

Fedt billede Mads, hilsen Tim/HuggyBear fra Dailyrush :D
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanx alot my friend, yeah i know i want him to be stronger to. But at a point you just gotta let it go and decide its finished ;) Haha those A + and ++ is always exiting

Jada, tak skal du have Tim. Håber du stadig syntes billederne er fede ;)
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Dianabolique Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply beautiful ! I love it :heart:
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx, i wanted to convey this sense of peace. So im glad to hear that ;)
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Iolii Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
absolutely awesome!!!!
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:iconmadspeitersen:
Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx alot my friend :wave:
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Neonila Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Its great! Dying to know though why the choice of red for the river god?
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe good question. First I think if it was blue it would not be as striking to the eye. I wanted the god to be evil and a real treat to the samurai, and so red is clearly a sign of danger and thresshold;) The boiling water is an reaction to the magic, and if it is blood i will leave to your imagination :hug:
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Neonila Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
heh ... yeah I kinda drew up a rough story when i saw it :) Evil river, thousands drowned ... along those lines :P

Nice job!
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hamderhallas Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Good stuff, but the Samurai's intentions are unclear. Scared? Ready to fight? Many differents ways to go about it, you should be able to convey that though. Would make this a great image.
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Madspeitersen Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah i know.. But then again, i like it that its just enough for your mind to wander :) My main intention was to make him settled, ready for a fight. But as usual characters are the one giving me the most trouble ;)
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SCHIMPANSEN Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
good stuff
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