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The character here is a relatively new addition to my regiment. I think she was created in November 2012, as well as this piece.

Katsumiyo, often called 'Sumi' (ink in Japanese) is a young female Kishu. Her nickname comes from the black blotches of pigmented fur in her head and tail area. Traditional Kishus are usually completely white, so this kind of coloration is a bit of an oddity. As an anthro her occupation is Oiran, a japanese high class courtesan slightly similar to Geisha. She's rather quiet and restrained yet very clever and well educated lady and knows how to manipulate others using her beauty and intelligence. She lives in late 19th century and gets well along with Masque.

Staedtler pigment liner, Promarkers.

Character and artwork ©GhoulShoe
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:iconderpyhooves899:
derpyhooves899 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
That fluffy tail :3
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:iconthearttrix:
thearttrix Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student General Artist

petty

 

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:icon666vlcina:
666vlcina Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Very nice character, maybe I'll draw it someday. :3
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:iconmoondustfox:
moondustfox Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
I LOVE THIS!
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:iconkel-del:
Kel-Del Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Im in love with this character.
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:icontherealnightstripes:
TherealNightstripes Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very epic :D
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks C:
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:iconswift-garden-adopt:
Swift-garden-adopt Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Artist
cute :D :dummy:
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcrossdevice:
CrossDevice Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Nice design
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconrilguia:
Rilguia Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
OvO I.LOVE.THIS.CHARACTER!!!
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:iconmochacheetah:
MochaCheetah Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Simply beautiful. I really enjoy this new style; it's so clean and elegant!
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:iconscarabscorner:
ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconscarabscorner:
ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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:iconwitichawolf:
WitichaWolf Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
beautifull :D
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!c:
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:iconterhunelass:
TerhuneLass Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Your design sense is impeccable. I love the variety and uniqueness you have in each and every piece - character and position included. I have a lot to learn!
Beautiful penwork and colors. I am looking forward to seeing more of Sumi.
Would you mind telling me the original dimensions of the piece? Or rather, how big you usually draw/work?
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Gabzilah Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the black area on her head, it kinda makes it look like a hairstyle:D
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha, it was meant to look like a hairstyle :'D Gives her a bit more feminine look~
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:icongabzilah:
Gabzilah Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes it does and an air of confinence and independence:)
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:iconcriminalspirit:
CriminalSpirit Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! I love the style, with the thick line art and few simple colors. Beautiful job! :aww:
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:iconsnowbumbee:
SnowBumbee Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow, what a beautiful character ! I really love the spots shapes, this is a really unique character !
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm so glad you like her X3
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:icondervila:
Dervila Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I really like the style of this. Really reminds me of a Ukiyo-e print.
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student General Artist
That was my intention, haha! Glad you like it c:
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:iconpreciousangelwings:
PreciousAngelWings Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
What a precious character! Love the graphic background :) Nice work!
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:iconkateboat:
Kateboat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She and Masque would look really cool together. Hmm... if you don't draw them soon, then I might have to! ;D
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:iconwooflesart:
WooflesArt Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the stylized background, it goes so well with her.
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:iconomniwitch:
OmniWitch Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Writer
Beautiful! The composition and the stained glass effects compliment each other.
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:iconherra-howlett:
Herra-Howlett Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
very cool, I love her design.
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:iconcoyotees:
coyotees Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Beautiful drawing and character.
The colours go well together c:
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you ;u;
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:iconcaligis:
caligis Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cute! Love the pose and expression
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm glad you like it :>
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:iconkaiyaru:
Kaiyaru Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great :D
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:iconleeismyking3:
leeismyking3 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love the colors and the pose :love:
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks a bunch c:
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:iconbluehunter:
BlueHunter Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Insane picture! Now where I also draw with pigment liners, I realized how difficult it can be to make nice clean lines. And those ornamental waves really add to the "Japanese atmosphere" in the picture, as well to Sumi.
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
It can be quite tricky indeed, but in the end it just takes a lot of time and steady hands. And decent pigment liners, of course. I've tried numerous labels and eventually grown very fond of Staedtlers, I hardly use any other markers for inking nowadays~
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:iconbluehunter:
BlueHunter Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Exactly what I lack - steady hands! But thanks to your suggestion, I'm also trying Staedtlers for some time now and lost my fear of inking at least :')
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:icongamibrii:
Gamibrii Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
The background is very interesting. owo
Great work with the markers!
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much C:
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:iconizapug:
IzaPug Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
whoaaaa
look this details!
just so pretty!!
*__*
amezing ghoul!
^__~
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:iconmorbidcrowkiller:
MorbidCrowkiller Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
oh gosh, such a charming character, Masque has a thing for her, no? :')
beautiful background and marvelous character design.
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:iconzeralex:
ZeRaLeX Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Voi kuinka suloinen : )) Kivat nuo taustavärit.
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:iconcanisalbus:
CanisAlbus Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Kiva kun tykkäilet :D
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:iconzeralex:
ZeRaLeX Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Sun työt o vaan nii upeit, et on pakko vaa tyksii ja ihailla : )
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